Angela Heverling's Vegan Health Story: Gaining Physical Confidence

I saw this picture of fellow vegan Angela Heverling on Instagram and new I wanted to tell her vegan health story. That's because her confidence in this photo is apparent. although I learned Angela didn't always feel that way.

When it comes to being vegan and yoga, I've learned from my own experience with yoga and yoga teachers, that not all yogi's are vegan, even though it is one of the eight limbs of yoga. And, not all yoga students have the strength and confidence to go on to complete the training to become yoga teachers and then actually teach classes.

Currently age 40, from Washington, D.C., Angela went vegan in 2009 partially for ethical reasons and partially for health reasons, she said.

From vegetarian to vegan

"I had made some lifestyle changes to lose weight and decided to go vegetarian as I had been when I was younger," Angela said.

After she went vegetarian, she began reading more about animal issues and listening to podcasts such as Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's Food for Thought and she learned more about animal agriculture and the dairy industry.

"I decided then that I needed to stop consuming all animal products," Angela said.