Yoga is like coming home.
Home is a place that we take refuge, a place of peace and relative quiet. A place that you respect, and as such a place that you keep clean and calm. It is a place that people visit from time to time, but only if we invite them in. And when we do, we might clean that place more than we would do for us alone. We realize it feels so much better to have it this way all the time, and so we aspire to upkeep our well groomed home as a place for ourselves- the same way we would want others to see it.
It is a place that is ultimately ours and only ours. A place that we are responsible to upkeep and maintain, a place where we feel most safe, protected and ourselves. It is place that we revere above all others.
When we engage in our yoga practice, notice how it feels like coming home. Begin to clean out the cobwebs of fears and mental restriction. Give reverence for your home as the place that gives refuge. The place where we can most be ourselves, most relaxed, most unihibited. Taking a good look around our home, and see what needs to be rearranged, what needs to be dusted, what needs to be tended to. Lets open the blinds, and let the light shine through, so that others will be inspired to do the same. And then, if we so choose, we may invite eachother in. And when those people leave, and it is just us, we keep it clean and bright and highly respected for us alone. And may we continously maintain this haven through the sacredness of our yoga practice.