I make my bed every day, unless I’m
on vacation. As a kid, with pretty laid-back parents, it was a rare occasion for
any of us to make the bed. In college,
my roommates and I reveled in the mayhem of our dorm room; making the bed
would’ve just been wrong. But after I
moved into my first apartment without
roommates, it started.
Our homes are an extension of our-
selves and usually reflect our lives: How
wealthy we are, how healthy we are, how
organized, how happy, how content, how
bed upon awakening, and Yoga is not
simply physical. It is a complete system,
or tool, for transformation and change,
If you create good habits and routinely
do them, it becomes a practice.
chaotic, how inspired. Coming home
from work to wrinkled sheets on the bed
in the middle of a disaster is like coming
home to the arms of a bum.
The bed looks better after it’s made,
and it feels better to see it made.
Unless Ms. Stiles’ video suggestion has
taken off, most Yoga is practiced out
of bed. Yoga is not simply stretching in
In the Yoga sutras, abhyasa is the San-
skrit word for constant, repeated effort,
over a period of time. This is not a quick
fix. Abhyasa is an essential means for
controlling (or calming) the mind, which
is, some believe, the whole objective of
Yoga. It is through practice that we initi-
ate and create change. Authentic, organ-
ic change comes not from our conscious
mind deciding to change but from the
deep source of our unconscious mind.