Entries by Anel Bester

Warrior Smack-Down

If you’re feeling a little tender and teary, close this right now and walk away from this piece. If you enjoy wallowing in misery right now, go eat a tub of ice-cream and get fat so you have more reason to complain about how tough and unfair life is. This piece is not for you. […]

It’s time for a Self-Love Revolution!

I’m not a feminist. Not by any stretch of the imagination. I happen to adore men. I love their often dry sense of humour, wicked and clever. I admire the way their bodies respond to training with bulging muscles and lean corners. I thrive when they allow themselves to be powerful, decisive, clear and to the point. […]

Perfection – the assassin of your dreams and gifts

As I reach my right leg back, feeling the cramp curling into life in my hamstring, I can’t help but think what an ass I look like compared to the gorgeous creature at the front of the class. She makes it look so easy. So effortless. So perfect. Bitch. The emotions that rise inside of me […]

You keep telling yourself that Sunshine

Yoga has been an interesting journey for me. A true gift. It’s been a journey of learning to bend not break. A journey of getting out of my ego and into my heart. A journey of changing my story. A reconnection with silence without the need of creating immense amounts of pain to drown out the […]

Don’t confuse the traveller with the journey

I woke up this morning uneasy. Out of sorts. A little upset. It was one of those dreams that felt so real you have a hard time making the transition between sleep and wakefulness. This has been coming for a while now. I’ve had this repetitive thought of ‘don’t define yourself by the journey Anel’ I was unclear of […]

The gold of your business lies in the details of your life.

In my world, everything matters. Your thoughts. Your beliefs. Your actions. Your business. Your relationships. Your spiritual practice. Your health. Everything is a beautifully woven web forming a dazzling miracle called life. An appreciation which can easily be missed out on when you’re in the thick of things. Let me ask you Darling, have you ever […]

But what if I don’t want easy?

I adore my life. I love the fact that I came out of the ‘perfection’ closet a long time ago and can now freely speak my mind knowing that nothing is set in stone. I love the fact that as I stay open and curious I can question not only what everyone else says, but […]

Just how close are you keeping the enemy?

Oh what an amazing experience we have chosen. What a wonderful adventure. Powerful souls disguised as helpless babies volunteering to forget we’ve co-created galaxies. Because forgetting who you are and what you are capable of seemed like such a fun idea at the time. Reminds me of entering my first IronMan. When you press that button […]

Are your words and your actions aligned?

  I live in a world largely constructed by words. A world in which everything I witness, caress, inhale is created by my thoughts, my written and spoken words. It took me a while to remember this. To remember my true creative abilities. To remember truth. For most of the first half of my life […]