Ramona went for shopping the other day and she came back with empty hands. I asked her what happened, if she couldn’t find anything she liked. ‘I wanted to buy a bra but fashion is just as dishonest as we are just writing in the diary…’ she said. I already started smiling at this point. ‘It is not that they don’t have bras in my size but obviously everybody wants to look two sizes bigger, they only have push-ups and upholstered bras with padding! I mean, this will make me look like this big!’ She pointed it out with a clear gesture and I had to laugh.
But think about it, really, it is right! Whom are you trying to cheat? You want to look good but you know what size your breasts are. If you want to find a partner and this is the body part that he likes about you – because you actually accentuated exactly that area – what would he think as soon as you are getting close enough to find out the effect of the bra?
It was a funny conversation but we also had some more serious thoughts about it. It is true, why does fashion put so much emphasis on creating this illusion? You need to love your body as it is and feel that you are beautiful, no matter what size you are. I feel that it is generally very wrong that the fashion industry and also cosmetics industry create an ideal of beauty that cannot be achieved, not even with many of their products. You will always chase after something that is made by computers and you need to realize that your body is perfect as it is. Love yourself, that includes loving your body as it is.
Yashendu gave a yoga workshop with the topic yoga for the back today in the evening.