For me, this pose is one of the most difficult in my practice. It is not pretty but it is work! It reminds me of the tedious tasks in life that we must do to make us better people and to accomplish our goals. It physically opens my hips up to the point that I feel it is opening my soul. It makes me feel vulnerable and unprotected. However, when I am done I feel stronger and more comfortable with who I am. To me, that’s yoga and I love how it is my therapy!