CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY BY LEARNING THE 5 YAMAS OF YOGA
How funny that today is #WCW! I thought today would be the perfect day to celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day while learning about about the 5 Yamas of Yoga. You’ll see why they go together later. But firstly, as a woman, I think that all too often we apologize for our very being, we silence ourselves, we are afraid to ask for what we want in the workplace, our relationships, and in business.
After the Women’s March, I believe that we are banded through various organizations that raise awareness across the country. My hope is that we will continue to feed the movement through our thoughts and actions to create a more equal society. Some women in the present day that I truly admire for their courageousness and ability to speak out are women like Maya Angelou, Viola Davis, Yara Shahidi, Zendaya, Tracy Ellis Ross, etc. My favorite interview of all time is from Grace Jones, her candid view about not labeling herself is so inspiring to me. Women’s History Month celebrates the accomplishments and progress of women throughout history and contemporary society. I am proud that I can call myself a woman because I know I am strong but I also know my rights. I aspire to inspire and to LET GO of the things that hold me back.
Through yoga, I believe it has given me more confidence to love myself and to OWN WHO I AM more and more each day. As I learned the 5 Yamas not long ago, I see just how much this way of life truly creates a situation that empowers us to open the doors of our own soul, to be more creative and to only focus on the things that make us happy. It gives us purpose. I am a woman with PURPOSE.
Throughout time, many times women have been depicted in music, art, film, and literature as submissive, unintelligent, silenced, afraid, and overly-sexualized. But if you really take a closer look, really talk to a woman about her experiences, you will see that society often times missed out on capturing the true beauty and strength of how far we have come. Just take a look around a museum, pick up a book, watch a documentary. You will see just who we are. Today, I ask that you start a conversation with someone and just see where it goes, where it takes you, allow yourself to listen to their experiences and take a walk in her shoes for a moment.