Hun dyrker yoga, mens menstruationsblodet flyder – vil slippe menstruationen fri: “Smertefuldt, forfærdeligt & smukt”

At holde sig frisk og sund så længe som muligt er en drøm for de fleste af, og der er utallige måder at forblive så sund som muligt.

På det seneste er yoga blevet en mere og mere populær metode at holde både krop og sind i god form.

Step Gongora, der er mor til fem, er yogaunderviser og har skrevet flere bøger om emnet.

I et forsøg på at opfordre kvinder til at dyrke yoga alle dage i løbet af måneden dyrker Steph yoga i hvidt tøj for at vise, at man absolut ikke skal skamme sig over sin menstruation.

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Vil nedbryde tabu

At tale åbent om sin menstruation er blevet mere almindeligt i et forsøg på at nedbryde det tabu, der omgiver menstruationen, selvom det er noget af det mest naturlige i verden, og uden menstruationscyklussen ville ingen børn blive født.

Amerikanske Steph Gongora har nu sin helt egen metode til at nedbryde tabuet.

“Jeg er kvinde – derfor bløder jeg”

Fembørnsmoren skammer sig ikke over sin menstruation, og er af den overbevisning, at andre kvinder heller ikke bør gøre det.

Derfor lagde hun et kli på Instagram, hvor hun i vanlig stil dyrker yoga som normalt.

Men hun gør det i hvidt tøj, uden tampon eller bind.

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I am a woman, therefore, I bleed. . It's messy, it's painful, it's terrible, & it's beautiful. . And yet, you wouldn't know. Because I hide it. . I bury things at the bottom of the trash. I breathe, ragged and awkward through the cramps, all the while holding onto this tight lipped, painted on smile. . Tampons? Shhh. We don't say those words out loud. Hide them. In the back pocket of your purse, in the corner of the bathroom drawer, at the very bottom of your shopping cart (please let me get a female cashier). . Events or engagements get missed. I'll tell myself it’s the PMS, sure, but it has more to with the risk of being "caught," at what…I'm not quite sure. . And I’m lucky. . Over 100 million young women around the globe miss school or work for lack of adequate menstrual supplies, & fear of what might happen if the world witnesses A NATURAL BODILY FUNCTION. . WHY? . Because hundreds of years of culture have made us embarrassed to bleed. Have left us feeling dirty and ashamed. . STOP PRETENDING. Stop using silly pet names like Aunt Flo because you're too afraid to say "I'm bleeding" or "vagina." Stop wasting so much effort hiding the very thing that gives this species continuity. . START talking about it. Educate your daughters. Make them understand that it can be both an inconvenience and a gift, but NEVER something to be ashamed about. Educate your sons so they don't recoil from the word tampon. So when a girl bleeds through her khaki shorts in third period (pun intended), they don't perpetuate the cycle of shame and intolerance. . This #StartSomethingSunday , I want to highlight @corawomen . . Cora Women is a 100% Organic tampon company. . But that’s not all. They are also breaking barriers. Making it ok to talk about periods, even on social media. Providing personalized, delivered tampon/pad orders right to your door. AND for every box purchased, donating a box of sustainable pads to girls who can't afford menstruation products. . Fuck yeah. That's the kind of stuff I can galvanize behind, NO money OR product needed. Just a mission I support on a topic we should ALL be talking about. . THIS IS JUST A LEAK, NOT FREE BLEEDING ✌🏽

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I indlægget skriver hun blandt andet:

“Jeg er kvinde – derfor bløder jeg. Det er rodet, smertefuldt, forfærdeligt og smukt. Og I har ingen anelse. Fordi jeg skjuler det. Jeg lægger tamponer nederst i skraldespanden, jeg udånder besværet gennem kramperne – alt med et anstrengt smil på læberne. STOP MED AT FOREGIVE. Stop med at bruge udtryk som “russere på besøg”, fordi du skammer dig over, at du bløder ud af din vagina. Stop med at bruge energi på at skjule det, der gør, at menneskeheden faktisk kan leve videre.”

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Kort sagt er Stephs mål, at kvinder stopper med at skamme sig over at have menstruation.

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Please stop… . trying to normalize yourself… . whatever that even means . Stop watering down each little piece Every intricate part That makes you different That makes you unique . Society so often screams at us to blanket anything that stands out. Iron down the wrinkles, balance out both sides. No hair out of place, no mar on the skin. You better not be flat where they want rolling hills or mountainous where the magazines show expansive plains. . But I for one find more beauty in the unusual, my gaze is lovingly drawn to the odd. . Why would I want a face like his or hers, yours or theirs? . This is not to say that you can't change yourself, no. Not at all. . But, but, but… . Fix that crooked tooth because you finally have the money to do something nice for yourself. . Because every time you look in the mirror it reminds you of poor decisions in back alleys, and you're just not that person anymore. . You've moved past that life, you've grown. . Don't straighten your smile just to please an intangible ideal. . Don't water down your personality, don't mute your character just to prove that you belong in some undefinable herd of sheep. . It's true that your body is YOUR temple . Yours to decorate Yours to adorn Yours to burn . But regardless of whether you're hanging up gaudy tapestries or white washing the walls, . Make sure you're really doing it for… . YOU. . 📸 @griff_j #authenticmovements #backbend #heartopener #wheelpose

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