Don't just look at the picture, l have an important message....
I listened to @robertsturman
podcast with Kelly Kamm and am dumbfounded on how many Yogi's are frustrated with the way yoga is perceived on social media.
Even well liked Yogi's, as the 2 above, are saying if they don't fit into the mold of fancy poses and few clothes and instead stay true to what they believe is important (improving the world through yoga) they are loosing followers. In turn their income is impacted.
The question is how do we stay true to ourselves and the yoga philosophy while staying authentic?
Or maybe the real question is why is everyone drawn to these beautiful women/men in little clothes? Sex sales? But I hear so many conversations on how shallow that is, yet it continues.
Why can't we be drawn to the authentic self? The beauty and the struggle?
My thought is this....we really truly want to think that the person in the pretty picture has it all together. We want there to be hope that there is a better way to live than the one we are currently living.
BUT the truth is life is hard, we ALL struggle (even if you are still in denial, it's true😉)
If we keep on thinking -if I'm skinnier, prettier, more bendy, than at that time life will be better- we don't accept ourselves for who we are at this moment. We then get anxiety, depression, addiction, lack of self-worth.....all the characteristics that are on the Rise!
I feel like the key is to manage the struggle, comfront the uncomfortable and keep on working toward the best you.
Then you can take any picture on social media and YOU will be happy with the results. How many likes you get from the next post won't matter. And hopefully the authentic you brings in the paycheck. 📸: @livinlifephoto
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My faith has been a light, a saving grace, a teacher, and a rock to stand on for as long as I can remember. When I’m doubtful of myself, my presence, or my purpose, I remember to stop and meditate. And when I forget to meditate, I simply look down and see my Holy reminder tattoo: Hebrews 11:1. How do you stay grounded?
Context: With viral hepatisis becoming as serious health problem as the “big three” communicable diseases — HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis — in the country, the Union Health Ministry is ready to roll out a Rs 500 crore-three-year comprehensive integrated national action plan to check morbidity and mortality due to the disease that inflicts the liver.
The action plan has been developed with the key objective to provide an actionable framework of evidence based, priority interventions to support the national response for prevention, control and management of viral hepatitis in the country.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has already recognised viral hepatitis as a serious public health problem in India which is home to over 52 million people infected with chronic hepatitis. This is placing a huge disease, social and economic burden on the affected families as well as the health system, as per the UN agency.
Latest assessment by WHO shows that in 2016, of the 400 million people infected by viral hepatitis globally, about 13% were Indians. A bigger concern is that most people infected with the virus are unaware and experts points out that with challenges such as awareness, accessibility, compliance and affordability, India can only eradicate hepatitis by 2080 (as against global goal of 2030) if they start acting now
What is viral hepatitis?
Inflammation of liver is usually referred as hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is a widespread infectious disease normally caused by the hepatitis viruses A, B, C, D and E. The condition can progress to liver fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver cancer. It can be caused by any of the known five hepatotropic viruses, namely — hepatitis A, B, C, D and E which are highly divergent in their structure, epidemiology, mode of transmission, incubation period, signs/symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment options.