if you are a regular practitioner, this probably resonates with you. if not, i hope it piques your interest, because it's a very truthy truth!
it is the reason i resist getting on the mat (because i will be required to deal with my feelings of weakness, inadequacy, sadness, frustration, ugh!)...AND it's the reason i must get on the mat -- to process those feelings and move past them. yoga brings up what we are resisting and repressing. it pushes our boundaries and our buttons. and it's meant to!
one of my teachers said, "we are not simply exercising ourselves with yoga, we are ExorCISING ourselves!" which can be scary, for sure.
but as we come to practice with an attitude of curiosity (rather than with expectation, resistance and judgment), we allow the emotions and sensations that arise in the mind and body to have their moment in front of our consciousness, and then pass on through.
and then the best part is, we take it off the mat! Bringing an attitude of curiosity with us as we move through the day's activities, responsibilities and events. allowing situations to unfold without judgement and resistance...this is the beginning of cultivating equanimity and peace of mind... :)