There is something so magical about mornings. It’s the beginning of a brand new day, a blank page, a clean slate that contains nothing + is filled with possibilities. It’s the perfect time to begin again with clarity, gratitude + presence so that we can navigate our day with intention, ease + joy. Read More
I’m writing this on the last evening of July, ready to welcome a brand new month with an open mind + heart.
With my (30th!) birthday coming up in the first week of August, I’m feeling a strong pull to make positive changes in my life.
I’ve experienced depression throughout my teens and adulthood. Depression to me feels like stagnation, stuck-ness, smallness and isolation. It feels like darkness and heaviness.
I created this short 5-minute yoga practice to ease depression, lift your mood and boost the flow of your energy. Read More
I first fell in love with yoga because it really got me grounded in my body. I was in control of my body, my breath, and my mind. On my mat was the one place I could really move freely and expressively. I began to cultivate a sense of empowerment and confidence. I started to reconnect with my inner fire, my innate power, my inner self.
Eventually, I also began to dive into other types of fitness. I discovered strength-training, cardiovascular exercise, and HIIT (high intensity interval training) and began to combine my love of yoga with these other exercises. The blend of the graceful, fluid, opening yoga movements, with the powerful strength-training and cardio exercises allowed me to cultivate deeper power and endurance.
Every moment and every day, we have to make choices based on one of two things: love or fear.
These two opposing forces have fascinated me for as long as I can remember.
Since I was a child, I have experienced intense fear and anxiety. These experiences pushed me to question if there was a way of living and viewing the world beyond the confines of fear.
I started to observe my fear and I noticed where there was fear, love was absent. When I was taken over by fear, I was not connected to the love within, I did not feel loved, and I viewed the world as completely separate from me.
WELCOME! I’m so glad that you’re here – you’ve come to the right place! I want to give you a closer look into who I am, what Beyoutifulliving is, and how we came to be here now.
I grew up very shy and introverted, always curious about creating things, expressing myself, and forging my own path. Ever since I can remember, I’ve experienced severe anxiety. I always felt different, out of place, and at times paralyzed by fear.
My birth given name is Anjana, the name of a Hindu goddess, and a yoga pose, Anjaneyasana. (Worked out well, huh? 😉 )