International Women's Day
March 8 is International Women's Day #EmbraceEquity
International Women's Day is a day to celebrate women's achievements, increase visibility and bring attention to gender inequality. These International days are recognized in our societies as an opportunity to bring awareness to global achievements, and inspire and educate others to get involved where injustices continue.
On this International Women's Day, you will certainly see some strong, smart, empowering women being highlighted. Women athletes who are breaking barriers in their sports. Women who are challenging the status quo and shattering glass ceilings. Women journalists and writers who show up on the front lines to tell stories that make us want to get involved. All around the world, women prove that we are warriors for justice, freedom, equality, and lifting each other up.
It is important to remember that there is still work to do to ensure gender equality - not just in our community, but extending across the world - free from bias, discriminations, and stereotypes.
As practitioners of yoga, how can we celebrate and make an impact in our world where social and humanitarian injustices exists?
If the purpose of yoga is to have a settled mind ->
and we do this by continually showing up in our meditation practice, giving gratitude, showing compassion, being mindful in every moment ->
then the result will inevitably spread beyond ourselves and into the world.
I am not advocating to sit in meditation repeating "I wish equality for all", unless that is what you need to do, then do it! I am rather suggesting to simply sit. It may seem like you are not doing enough, but drop those expectations and meditate. Yoga is a such a powerful tool when we put it to practice.
The work, this spiritual journey we are on, never ends... Keep showing up.
Check out https://www.internationalwomensday.com to learn more about International Women's Day and for more ways to get involved.