" Africa has her mysteries, and even a wise man cannot understand them. But a wise man respects them." - Miriam Makeba
Simple, Brave and Kind are amongst the few words to describe kaMablukhwe.
Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing kaMablukhwe.
Uyolo - Please tell the readers about yourself and what you do ?
kaMablukhwe - Greetings, I am a Xhosa woman from a small rural area called Mthwaku, in the small town Keiskammahoek of the Eastern Cape.
I believe in SPIRITUALITY hence I practice Yoga. It allows me to listen and talk to the inner God in my bad and good times. I am currently residing in Cape Town very far from home and when I am faced with adversities Yoga is the only way to calm those storms.
I started practicing Yoga in May of 2016. I am self taught and through determination, consistency and discipline I have made it this far. The motto that has resonated is to not rely on anyone for progress and that it all begins with me.
I don't live nor abide by what society says, I live and do according to what my inner God tells me. I am a simple, free spirited person and that is the way of life I have chosen for myself. Sometimes you got to do what you do for yourself, by yourself, to yourself and let the universe bless you with more.
I am not an organized person so I don't plan or administer around Yoga, I just listen to what my mind, body and soul speaks on a daily basis. I do Yoga anytime, anywhere and anyhow. I just follow my heart and let everything else fall into place.
Being Black is everything so am I - this is what I always tell myself everyday or when in doubt of my capabilities.
Uyolo - Do you teach others Yoga? If yes how must they physically and mentally prepare for it ?
kaMablukhwe - I don't teach not yet at least but close friends and family have tried to practice it with me sometimes. There is no preparation, I just tell them to let the spirit lead, they will know when its time and when they are ready.
Uyolo - Let's play my very own game of ' Come Yoga with me'
If you had to do a session of Yoga with one of these Fallen Greats who would it be?
1. Nelson Mandela
2. Bob Marley
3. Miriam Makeba
kaMablukhwe - It would be Miriam Makeba
Uyolo - Where would you do this Yoga session?
1. At the beach
3. Your apartment
kaMablukhwe - It would have to be in the forest
Uyolo - Well, kaMablukhwe thank you for your time. Lastly before we wrap this up is there anything you would like for us to know ?
kaMablukhwe - Never underestimate the power within.
Please don't forget to follow kaMablukwe on social media
Instagram : @kamablukhwe