Yoga also teaches us to breathe through the tough spots and sticky poses (or situations) rather than giving up or quitting. I feel this in deep poses such as pigeon pose. It's a natural reaction to fight the tightness in my hips but as I breathe and stop fighting the resistance, I learn to breathe through it thus allowing myself to open up.
I'm learning to embrace life's experiences, good or bad, as well as the good and bad people that cross my path. I wouldn't trade in any experience or person in my life. I feel blessed to have gone through so much in life; because, of each experience, challenge, and obstacle, I'm able to have a better understanding and appreciation towards life. We can either cling to our fears, holding our breath, while continuously bracing ourselves for the bumps in the road or we can face our fears, breath through the pain, and go through the flow.
Practice the latter and always Believe, Love, Understand, and Empower.