In yoga we focus on breathing. It seems like it is a physical practice of moving the body in positions. But more than that, I think it is more of a breathing practice. This breath that we take for granted. Most of the times we forget how important it is to breathe. Because it just happens. Breath is an automatic mechanism, we breathe when we sleep, when we eat, when we do our daily mundane things. It just happens. We inhale, we exhale. We do not have to control the muscles for it. It just does it by itself. But when we are faced with uncomfortable situations, we notice that we have difficulties to breathe. We cannot breathe, we cannot think, we cannot function. For without air we die.
I was brought up in a culture that is very accepting. Accepting of fate, accepting of my position of life. My culture told me to stay in the lines, do not ruffle feathers. I was taught to submit, do not engage. Keep your head low, avoid unnecessary encounters. I cannot say this is not right. However somethings you just cannot accept like this, for then you allow it to happen too. I become part of the oppression. I cannot allow that. We are all born equal, I would like to think so. Somehow we aren't.
I have no words. I feel like I do not have the right to talk because I do not know. I just hope everyone can breath. It should be a basic right. I hope I am able to stand up for this.