It’s easy to smile and be happy when everything goes your way, but harder to remain peaceful amidst challenging situations. Difficult postures train the mind to be steady in the face of uncertainty. It’s so easy to lash out and fight when we don’t get our way, but harder to surrender and trust the bigger picture. Just think about many times you haven’t gotten what you wanted only to discover that something even better than you imagined was waiting for you. We are all wounded animals with broken hearts. Yoga is a path of redemption, a way for us to heal and reestablish our trust in the basic goodness of the universe, a way for us to finally learn that we are ok just as we are and that we are worthy of all the love we seek.