Congo is one of the deadliest places and experiencing one of the deadliest life experiences. It has had the most deadliest wars on the earth. Till date four million people have lost their lives in this. It feels bad, but are you thinking that what can be done this? Or how can you help these victims? Well you can get a chance.
An organization named ‘Yoga for Congo Women’, is a non-profit organization that helps the affected women in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ann Richmond, once read an article about Women for Women International, in a yoga journal. The article read that they help the survivor women in this war to again start their life. Ann tried to read about Congo and said
“I was stunned, and felt ripped open inside. I had to do something."
She then participated in a Run for Congo Women, inspiration struck, and she said
"I could see how yoga could interweave with knowledge and empowerment in a truly unique and beautiful way. On that day, Yoga for Congo Women was born."
Ann was appointed as the official Ambassador of Women for Women. Since then she has been representing the organization, advocates various programs, works as media liaison and creates awareness.
This from of exercise incorporates the body and mind and the energy released by both. There is a subtle flow of energy in one’s body. This flow, is known as ‘prana’.
Last year in Denver they organized an event. They organized a one hour session that helped in raising money for the victims of Congo. They also had sponsorship programs. Sponsorship directly helps women in Congo thrive. They enter a one-year program through Women for Women International, which includes rights awareness training, literacy and skills training, food, medicine, and clothing, as well as emotional assistance to recover and heal from the atrocities they have experienced. After the training, they receive seed money to begin their own small businesses. After the success of this event they held eight more events.
Ann is happy about it. She said
"I have been humbled at how it has grown already, thanks to the love of many people around the country (most of whom are not yogis in any way), and I truly hope to continue to see the Yoga for Congo Women movement grow and grow.”
Be part of this, learn yoga while you help someone live a life again.