I often say in class that the hardest pose we practice is being ourselves. Another truth I share is that the body doesn’t lie. When we’re in a pose on our mats, it’s just us standing or sitting there on the mat; there are no excuses to be made or fingers to be pointed. However, we have to acknowledge our true feelings on the mat as there’s no denying who we are and where we are in our individual lives at any given moment. Through the practice of yoga we learn to be self-cognizant and responsible for our feelings and happiness.