In modern day society, women face constant societal pressures to be everything to everyone, and are overwhelmed with trying to balance work, family, and friends, all while trying to maintain a sense of identity and youth. An alarming 90% are dissatisfied with their appearances. Yoga helps us to get in tune with our bodies, and has been structured for women at every stage of their lives. There are now classes offered centering around pregnancy, menstruation, menopause, obesity, children, teens, and disease-stricken. Programs such as ‘Off the Mat, and Into The World’, have also used yoga on a global level, and have helped improve rural villages in Africa. Giving back while improving lives, they have built community and birthing centers that will be used for generations to come.
Photos complimentary of Shadow Distribution
“Yogawoman” opens in NYC October 19th, and in LA on October 26th.
Article by Sharon Abella
Editor of www.1worldcinema.com