~ Live a life of wholesomeness and awareness, one breath at a time ~
Angeli Jagota, a mother of three who celebrates motherhood for the gift of transformation it has brought into her life.
Lockdown ~ The upside
Angeli reflects on the closing down of her yoga studio; which was once her dream set up as an entrepreneur as a blessing. She says “it brought me closer to my family. I came back into all my other roles; a wife, a mother and a person for me.” Angeli says stepping into the kitchen with her children was a lot of fun and each experience was filled with so much emotion. Angeli explains this with reference to living a true yogic lifestyle. She says “the yogic lifestyle is all about being present. Earlier, I was doing things as something on a to-do list. Now, I look at each act as something that transforms me.”
Angeli also enjoyed her me time doing things she had been putting on hold; attending courses, reading and having adequate rest. She adds “I didn’t know how much stress I had in me. I took the opportunity to be more curious about stress; to understand my stress personality and what stresses me.”
The flipside ~ Lockdown
Based in Thailand, Angeli shares she was unable to visit parents and family in India. Lockdown placed a limit on physical restrictions and the external experience of being there with loved ones. Travelling was another thing she sees as a flipside of lockdown. Angeli shares “the kids are growing up and this is something we enjoy as a family.”
Listening to the body and nurturing it, rejuvenated spirits
Angeli developed a relationship with herself by tuning in and listening to her body. She shares “I had been fasting for years and with lockdown, I gave fasting a break. I stopped looking at the clock and fed my body with what it needs. It could be a good book, a nice herbal tea, food, sleep.” Angeli also started working out on her own with weight training and biking; both which she enjoys very much. She says, “movement is magical” and encourages everyone to get up and get moving.
What’s the best self-talk you have had or are having with yourself?
“When I am stressed or in stress, it is just my ego playing. By kneading stress with a simple breath, I bring myself back into awareness. Breath and awareness, helps me to understand myself at a deeper level.”
What would you say to the earlier you?
“Pause, process and proceed”
What would you say to the new you?
“Keep it up!”
What’s a new word you will use to describe yourself?
Photographs captured by Hari Jr Harichandran, @thestreetshutter
~Growing in Lockdown: Real Stories by Real Women is an inspirational account of women around the globe who grew in strength, skill, self-belief and spirit; both sensationally and soulfully during the Covid 19 Pandemic lockdown. The messages of these women serve as stimulus for our soul as we step into and beyond the new normal. ~
9 thoughts on “Meet Angeli”
Really Loved it ….wishing U All the Very Best….Love and Hugs Chandi
Thank you ammah darling for your love and blessings.
Excellent write up .. hugs and kisses.. you go girl
Thank you love
Awesome. Fantastic work.
Proud of my cousins Nisha & Hari Jr.
Awesome Nisha & Hari Jr. Fantastic work.
Proud of my cousins.
Love Shantini Arasaratnam
Thank you so much acca for the love and kind words
Amazing story Nisha and fantastic photos by Hari Jr! Congratulations both 🤩
Thank you for the kind words and wishes love