One Minute Blog: The Secret and Unexpected Benefit Of A Daily Yoga Practice
If you ask someone to list off the benefits of yoga, they're likely to say something like improved flexibility, stress relief, and core strength.
And while these are all great benefits and good reasons to practise, there's one really cool benefit that most people overlook: Increased Self-Esteem.
Those who do yoga regularly seem to gain a deeper appreciation for their body which helps them value themselves for more than just their appearance.
An excellent way to establish and maintain a regular yoga practice and improve your self-esteem is with the Dailygreatness Yoga Journal. Use discount code INSTA5OFF for 5% off when checking out in our store.
"Al-Huwaider has been a tireless, fierce and at times lonely warrior for women’s rights in Saudi Arabia. As long as women such as Al-Huwaider are fighting, we – that is, everyone who lives outside Saudi Arabia, owe it to them to listen to their demands and amplify them. Neither Al-Huwaider nor Manal Al-Sharif nor any of the women involved in the three waves of driving protests has ever called on anyone to “rescue” her. They fight against unimaginable obscurantism and misogyny, and their fight is proof that Saudi women are not only ready for change, but demanding it.
It is cowardly and shameful to refuse to acknowledge their fight – as U.S. secretary of state John Kerry did when he visited Saudi Arabia shortly after the 2013 driving campaign. When asked about the women’s demands, Kerry said, essentially, that Saudi Arabia had the right to have whatever social order it saw fit. No recognition of the women’s fight or courage. No recognition of the outrageous violations of women’s rights. If any ethnic or religious group were being treated the way Saudi women were treated, such an apartheid would long ago have been condemned, and Saudi Arabia boycotted, by the United States and other Western nations.
Instead, Saudi Arabia buys its way into international organizations such as UN Women, where it is one of two countries guaranteed seats on the organization’s board of emerging donors. Why are countries such as Saudi Arabia eager to join international bodies such as UN women? Because it translates into clout – membership in a powerful new agency – with very few obligations.
The United States and other Western countries successfully fought to keep Iran off the UN Women board, yet they turned a blind eye to Saudi Arabia’s failings with regard to women. This is yet another reminder they will ignore women’s rights whenever it is more convenient to do so. Once again, women are the cheapest bargaining chips… By continually caving into such cultural relativism, international officials side with the regime and with hard-line clerics and fail to support the brave work of local activists who maintain that their country should not be given a licence to discriminate."
Today's edition of #dresslikeagirl is about how the #thriftshop ROCKS MY WORLD. This angle does not do this shirt justice, but it pretty much jumped off the rack into my hands and i didn't even try it on until i got home. And pencil skirts are my jam. What I love about #thrifting is that, for the first time ever, I feel okay about acquiring items just because I love them and not because they necessarily have practical application. I've unblocked a flow! #feminism#risesisterrise#fortyone#goddessesneverage#montreal