Holidays and national ‘something months’ come and go. Some are built up for months (read Santa is already in stores), only to have them end in the blink of an eye. Halloween is now behind us *sniff* and September was National Yoga Month, which is also over, sadly. Enter ‘Movember.’ Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal ‘mustache growing’ campaigns around the world to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.
Once registered at www.movember.com, men start Movember 1st clean shaven. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Supported by the women in their lives, Mo Sistas, Movember Mo Bros raise funds by seeking out sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.
Well I say, I’ll see your ‘Movember’ and raise you a ‘Yovember.’ Let’s renew our committment to yoga AND donate to an already amazing cause with or without the ‘stache. If you’re growing a handlebar for the cause, you’re amazing — take that Mo to the mat and do your own body some good too.
If you aren’t looking to sport the best Snidely Whiplash, or can’t grow one (I’m talking to you ladies), celebrate Yovember your own way. Set aside time everyday — without fail — to give yourself the gift of physical and mental health with yoga. Oh, and don’t forget to donate to your favorite Magnum PI or just make a general Movember donation here.
Dedicate your November practice to the men who have lost their lives to prostate cancer, and honor survivors or are the guys going through treatment.
Ready, Set, Yo!
- Your Charmed Mo-gi
P.S. If you’re a mustache superfan, Gaiam has mustache themed yoga mats. Weird.
- When you’re feeling less than charitable
- Yoga Aid: Ask not what your yoga can do for you…
- Selfishly be someone else’s miracle
- Donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation