I'm Naz, the founder of Anahata jewelry. Anahata is the Sanskrit name of the heart chakra, the energy center in the middle of the chest. This is a collection that comes from my heart, and has always been aligned with my personal spiritual journey, including all the highs and lows.
I've been a yogi since 1992, when I first came across yoga and vedanta philosophy in art school in NY. It resonated deeply within me and I instantly felt like I was home. In 2005 I became a student at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in NYC and regularly studied vedanta philosophy to understand the deeper meanings of our existence. I have been teaching yoga and meditation regularly since 2011, and I love every minute of the journey.
I've also been a product designer since 1994, designing home accessories and furniture for many top brands throughout the world. I transitioned to jewelry design and fell in love with the small scale sculptural creativity that it offered.
Anahata is the union of both of these life long passions. It has been my friend through my own ever unfolding spiritual evolution. It has not been easy work to understand the nature of my own mind, to get through the emotional baggage inherited through a difficult childhood and family life, and to shine the light in all the dark corners of my personality. This journey of getting comfortable in our own skin and understanding our minds is universal I think. As is our desire for spiritual expansion. The jewelry continually serves as a reminder to stay in the light. We all have the light within us and it wants nothing more than to shine and to be expressed in its perfect wholeness through us, just as it is.
My journey is not unique. The details vary from person to person, but learning how to navigate this experience of being human is shared. Anahata holds space for this experience. It goes way beyond jewelry. Its about connected spirits that offer compassion and understanding and help to one another.
Anahata has kept me following my heart, and I hope it inspires you to do the same.
Wishing you all lots of courage in your journeys.
Sending you lots of love, healing and support from my heart.
Please email if you have anything you'd like to share. firstname.lastname@example.org
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