At a time when I felt completely disconnected with who I was, Yoga helped me to rediscover myself. It's been an incredibly healing practice for me since 2015, and it's improved my physically and mental health ten-fold. I feel deeply fortunate to know that I can lead others into that same space of complete self-acceptance, and a life where the mind, body and soul thrives in union.
My classes are centred around the mantra:
'I am whole, I am honest, I am love'.
I encourage my students to push their physical limits, but also to be gentle and compassionate towards the self. There's a fine balance in knowing when to accept responsibility for pain, and back off, and to understand when to have courage and push through discomfort. It's often in these moments of discomfort that we learn the most about ourselves.
I teach a Vinyasa style of yoga, that uses the breath as a tool to weave the mind and body together. Music also plays an important role in my classes, as I love how sound has the ability to transport us, and facilitate a sense of flow in the body. I also focus on a slightly slower and more considered practice, with attention to perfect alignment. This will not only reduce the risk of injury, but also allow my students to build endurance and strength in the body, while forcing the mind to become more quiet and focussed.
ABOUT THIS LIGHT LIFE
This Light Life is the pop-up yoga studio of Anzel van Biljon. Anzel hosts private yoga lessons in homes around Cape Town, as well as yoga workshops in locations around South Africa.
Coming in 2018, TLL will host a yoga inspired lifestyle blog that provides inspiration and positivity to regular people that want to live healthier, more mindful and happier lives. We do this by crafting uplifting articles that promote balance, kindness and lightness towards the self, others and the planet. We also curate feel-good, sustainable products for our online store that will assist this lifestyle and promote individuality.
This Light Life’s aim is to create a trusted and beautiful platform for inspiration and advice on mindful living. Our promise is to create a sense of connectedness, well-being and energy in every person that practices yoga with us, reads or contributes to our blog or buys from our online store.
We craft content that will educate, entertain, engage, inform and inspire. If you would like to become a writer or suggest a product for the online shop, please email me at email@example.com