My twenty-year yoga practice has helped me stay physically limber and mentally agile, despite injuries and life stresses. It is my best tool for coping, but it has certainly evolved over the years. I started with visions of a flexible body and super-calm mind, and I worked hard at the practice, pushing myself beyond what my body was capable of doing (and injuring myself in the process). Brought up to "get it right," I didn't know how to pay attention to the signals my body was sending. My mind kept pressing the "override" button. With growing awareness of movement and connection within my body (known as proprioception), I began to sense what worked for me and what didn't. And my practice changed dramatically from striving to letting go. The pose that made all the difference was Viparita Karani, Legs-up-the-Wall. It was startling to discover that I could do absolutely nothing and feel so relaxed and restored afterwards. Legs-up-the-Wall (and my favorite variation, Legs-over-the Sofa) has been my go-to pose for years. I use it when I'm tired, sick, overwhelmed, wired, or wide awake in the middle of the night (in other words, often!). It's also an effective way to counteract jet lag, something I experience frequently with my trips west to be with family. My husband also enjoys the pose, and our two-year-old grandson is used to seeing his grandparents with their legs up against the wall. In fact, he loves to join us. On my latest visit, he insisted that I come into his bedroom to practice what he calls, "Toes-on-the-wall." Given how exhausting it can be keeping up with his energy, I was delighted to comply.