I'm not sure what I want to say in this blog, but I know what I definitely don't want to do and that's to perpetuate this mystical, far-out there, dreamy image of it.
In my experience, yoga is contrary to all that. It's practical, easy to do as long as you don't take yourself too seriously, and you don't have to do poses that require your feet behind your head to see and feel the positive effects. In fact, I've seen students become more stable, more flexible and stronger in a remarkably short period. If done in a playful way, you'll most likely want to do it every day -- even if only for a few minutes -- and to do it every day you don't need special clothes or equipment or props. It's yoga in blue jeans or pajamas or anything else.