Truth be told, my favorite part of practice is in the first five minutes. I step onto my mat, and take the first real breath of my day. It's everything, and pretty much the point of yoga, in my opinion. To get present to yourself, and just be in whatever sensation you are experiencing at that moment without expectation. Change will inevitably come from the practice itself, but to be able to move with intention and mindfulness is where the real stuff is. This is what I lose on most days, and each time I am able to get present to what my heart is asking for, I feel a return to my highest self. This is why I step onto my mat. Each and every single time.