Okay – so not everyone is going to want to minimize their clothes. I understand that a lot of people feel this is the key to expressing their personality and expressing what they enjoy in life. Still, it may be worth taking the time to at least explore what it means to minimize your wardrobe.
I am sharing two blog posts. One from a woman, and one from a man, about the experience of minimizing the amount of clothing. What is really incredible to me as I read these is the amount of joy that comes across in the reading. I mean, you can tell they are actually excited to share something that is a new-found creativity for them. I wonder what would happen if more people were so inventive and free of extraneous decision-making in the morning before work.
I would encourage you to take time to at least gloss through both articles. See which one you feel is more likely how you would approach it and why.
Perhaps even if you do not choose to go down to only 10 items in your closet, you may find that you will be able to choose what you love and let the rest go. Make a donation and love what is left.
Yoga is so minimalist in its nature. We need only to be on the ground with bare feet and our breath. Somehow in the simplicity of it, we find ourselves and dream up a new relationship with our own bodies. This new relationship emerges more and more with each consistent time we come to the mat. I hope some of the ideas that we’ve explored this week will translate to off the mat for you. You may discover that you are dreaming a new relationship with your home, your finances, your life. I hope you find joy in this, and find that consistent effort toward steadiness of mind will bring a little yoga to every aspect of your life.
Have a great weekend!
Yoga Pose of the Day: Purvottanasana – Upward Plank Pose
Yogic Concept of the Day: Coming simply to each moment and each aspect of the day can open up a possibility for minimalism and joy.