Celebrate #InternationalYogaDay in Camps Bay

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Raise a digital hand if you're tired, stressed or unmotivated. Our modern lifestyle has its advantages. But, even with all the time saved, entertainment enjoyed and medical breakthroughs, it's hard not to feel less than. The solution lies within an ancient Indian practice still in vogue today.

What is yoga?

Yoga combines physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation. The result? Improved control of the mind and body, as well as enhanced well-being.

According to Rolf Gate, international yoga teacher and author, yoga is not a workout but a work-in.

"This is the point of spiritual practice, to make us teachable, to open up our hearts and focus our awareness so that we can know what we already know and be who we already are."

Why practice yoga?

Say namaste to good health! These are some of the proven benefits of yoga:

  • Helps you to de-stress and feel relaxed
  • Improves your heart's health
  • Boosts your quality of life
  • Helps you fight depression
  • Decreases different types of chronic pain
  • Enhances the quality of your sleep
  • Gives you better flexibility and balance
  • Strengthens your breathing
  • Alleviates the symptoms of migraines
  • Encourages healthy eating habits
  • Elevates your strength and endurance

With so many reasons to consider yoga, #InternationalYogaDay is the perfect opportunity to start if you're interested.

What is #InternationalYogaDay?

In recognition of yoga's benefits, #InternationalYogaDay was launched four years ago by the United Nations General Assembly. The day (21 June) encourages people across all walks of life to perform yoga.  

It's interesting to note that yoga is very popular in South Africa. #InternationalYogaDay has trended twice on South African Twitter and there are a number of inspiring yogis in the country.

Where can you do yoga in Camps Bay?

Living in Camps Bay places a number of classes, studios and beautiful locations at your fingertips. Pick a space and slay your yoga goals whether you're a beginner or an expert.  

  • Adi Shakti Yoga Studio

You will experience the healing sights, scents and sounds of the sea at this yoga studio. There are different styles on offer from Hatha yoga, Kundalini yoga to pre and post-natal yoga.

  • Yoga Camps Bay

In the heart of Camps Bay, you'll find this 5-star-reviewed class. Your teacher, Judy Farrah, welcomes you like a close friend. She's taught since 2000 and has travelled to Pune in India several times to study directly under learned yoga gurus.

  • Yogaflow

You have no excuse not to unlock your full potential. Camps Bay-based Yogaflow provides private and group yoga sessions at your home, hotel, office or anywhere in Cape Town. They teach a number of styles and bring the yoga mats and props.

  • GoYogah

Esmé de Wet's alignment practice began with ballet and dance. Her journey led her to the restorative practice of yoga. She loves sharing her knowledge in a class that will help you feel peaceful, joyous, balanced and connected with all of creation.

  • Camps Bay Beach

Sure, the water is a little cold. But, Yoga Life has provided free sessions here and it's not hard to see why. There's plenty of parking, stunning views of Table Mountain and a number of restaurants to grab a smoothie after you're done unwinding.

According to yoga teacher, BKS Iyengar, "Yoga is a light, which once lit, will never dim. The better your practice, the brighter the flame." Camps Bay, with its life-changing sunsets, beautiful weather, soul-stirring beaches and breathtaking mountain range, is the perfect place to find your inner fire.

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Author: Seeff

Submitted 19 Jun 19 / Views 273