1) I don't like Kundalini Yoga because it appears to be everything non-yogis use to make fun of yoga. I dunno. "Fire breathing" doesn't really make me feel like I've accomplished anything in my day, or workout.
2) Yoga by candlelight? Awesome idea right before bed. I fell right asleep without my usual wandering mind, slept soundly up to my alarm, and woke up easily and well rested with good intentions for the day.
3) Do people have good bodies because they do yoga, or do people do yoga because they have good bodies? I mean, even though I sweated and shook the whole time and I'm sore afterwards...did I get a workout? Is this going to work?
4) Apparently, all I needed for motivation was a hot pink yoga mat with lotus flowers. Observe. Why in the world does this pretty thing excite me so?
5) Post yoga, I have the flexibility, durability, capability and desire to sit entirely still and reflect for up to 10 minutes. And I think 10 minutes of Alison-time is easily like 30 of most other peoples'.
But really what I mostly know and like about yoga is that you practice it. Everyone, every time. Whether you've been a yogi for 30 years, or 3 days, you practice yoga. You're not doing yoga, running to yoga, stressing over yoga, working out with yoga, taking care of yoga or any other verb which suggests something difficult is being done. You're just..practicing. So you can't fail. It's almost entirely foolproof, which makes it like a big comfortable hammock, begging for company, ready to sway and surround you. I wish I could practice more things in my life. I wish if I messed up at work I could say "that's ok - just practicing!" or if I accidentally offended someone I could respond "sorry! practicing!" or if (when) I made myself look like an ass I could soothe me with "it's ok! you're only practicing!" Because everyone knows when you're practicing something, you're allowed to make mistakes.
And though it sounds entirely hokey, my other favorite part of yoga is a message I've read many times and ways in the past week - be compassionate with yourself.
(Which I am currently practicing.)