An interview with yoga teacher and retreat leader, Deb Cook, about how a daily practice of yoga can build a sense of safety inside. Deb describes how turning the attention inward on a regular basis creates a feeling of a home inside that one can always return to. She reports that yoga classes with a focus on different postures or asanas, gradually help us develop a “witness consciousness” that helps us observe ourselves without judgement. She tells the story of grieving her father’s death and how yoga helped her be present to her grief. Deb also explains that developing a home practice does not have to look like a class, that it can be as simple as taking five minutes to light a candle, bring the awareness inside, noticing your breathing, and sensations, and emotions. It doesn’t even have to involve movement…but it can also include gentle stretching and a few postures that feel good to your body.