Don't practice with reward in mind. Just as you cannot meditate thinking of attaining Jivamukti because that defies meditation itself; you cannot practise postures thinking only of attaining a particular form.
Hatha Yoga is not the only path of Yoga. Neither is meditation. There is a path for each person to attain liberation. Yoga means union, and it can be achieved through different paths:
No matter which path a yogi follows, they all lead to the same end: Liberation, Jivamukti, Moksha.
The length of a class
About the importance of breathing
Who am I? - Mani Raman
Mani Raman - Vedanta Part 1
Focus your mind during the practice
How to achieve the Jivamukti state
Have you seen God?
The personality of a Yogi
How to leave the pain behind
Lecture on Karma - Mani Raman