A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
We've been there before… we are engaged in a pose with great intensity, maybe shrugging our shoulders, tight at the hips, but mainly, scrunched up in the face. I've heard teachers many times say that the most advanced variation of any pose is just being in it, finding stillness and accentuating it with a smile. This is very true.
If I'm doing it, I'll be talking about it. Yoga chatter & more.