Being authentic to your own being is one of the core teachings of yoga. Your essence is a divine gift. You must first accept yourself, at your core, before others are able to.
To be exactly as you are is the greatest way you can honor life.
Knowing yourself at your core is one of the main reasons to practice yoga. The more you "own yourself," the more you authentically can move in this world with power and freedom. Please listen in to my class introduction to find out why it is essential to claim ourselves fully.