“Beauty is not in the face;
Beauty is a light in the heart.”
— Kahlil Gibran
There are beauty secrets that come in a bottle. And then, there are beauty secrets that work inside out, including our beauty thoughts. Secrets that have come down to us through the centuries, through scriptures and that have now been proven by science. These secrets are a way of life.
They help us overcome the challenges of modern living, and when we are able to channel them in a holistic manner, they help give us good health, which then reflects in the way we look. When you feel calm, you radiate a calm glow; when you are rejuvenated, you look vibrant; when your body’s nourished, you look healthy.
At amaiaa, we believe wholesome wellness is a cornerstone of beauty. For what is beauty, if not a healthy, vibrant, glow!
Energy follows thought, it is said. This is why beauty thoughts have an impact on unlocking glowing skin.
When you think positive thoughts and are free of anxiety, stress and negativity, it shows on your face, making you more attractive. It is why those who meditate regularly and are calm exude a quiet, radiant glow.
In Buddhist scriptures, this is called your energy body, or your aura. It is the vibrations you radiate or, more colloquially, the vibes you give off to those around you, influenced by your thoughts.
Discoveries with Beauty Thoughts & Meditation
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), meditation has been associated with improved symptoms in people suffering from anxiety, depression, PTSD, insomnia, chronic pain, IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and even menopause.
It has also been found to improve skin conditions like psoriasis. According to one review, meditation may even reverse the brain and body’s aging process, keeping you agile, alert, and active for many more years, besides keeping you looking younger. It also improves your emotional as well as physiological responses. A word of caution, though: If you suffer from anxiety or depression, do consult with your doctor before starting a meditative practice—deep focus or concentration can sometimes aggravate certain mental health conditions for some.
Meditation for Higher Consciousness
The yogic philosophy of samadhi states that when you meditate, the ultimate goal is to achieve oneness with the universe. However, this heightened sense of awareness and oneness is not only rare but also an improbable feat. But building a higher consciousness is well within your reach.
- All you need is 15 to 20 minutes, three to four times a week.
- Sit in a calm, quiet place, dim the lights, or turn them off completely, just lighting an aromatic candle or two.
- Make yourself comfortable on a rug, floor cushion or even a chair, but keep your back erect and your feet grounded.
There’s a variety of meditation techniques you could try out, such as Deep Relaxation or Yoga Nidra (yogic rest), Visual Imagery, Loving Kindness and Mantra Meditation. You could look for guided meditations online, or simply chant the mantra Aum, which creates positive vibrations that emanate from your gut and move all the way to your crown.
Shutting yourself in a room, turning it all down, and sitting in lotus not for you? That’s OK, too. According to the yogic belief of dhyana, meditation isn’t about quiet and darkness and stillness, but about concentration. Any activity you do with full concentration is a meditative practice. The modern practice of mindfulness meditation is built on this very philosophy. The ancient yogis believed that when you practise yoga, every asana (posture) needs dhyana (concentration)—when you hold the pose, you move your focus from one body part to another, to feel the full impact of the posture on each part, and that in itself, is meditation.
Unlock glowing skin with mindfulness
Living your life with mindfulness or doing just 5 minutes of any meditative practice, in a day, is said to bring down your cortisol levels by as much as 47 percent! When you are calm and stress-free, your body releases a CBI receptor called anandamide, which gets its name from the Sanskrit word ananda, meaning bliss. Meditation also helps your body digest and metabolize nutrients with ease and helps with better oxygenation of your skin, giving you that happy, healthy glow.
And of course, those feel-good endorphins it releases. Just as Audrey Hepburn said, the happiest girls are always the prettiest!
The amaiaa touch
Our skin and brain have the same ectodermal origin, meaning they are affected by the same hormones and neurotransmitters. This is why a massage or even a gentle stroke of a hand on your skin gives your mood a boost. Using the correct oils further enhances this joyful effect, releasing tense skin or those frowns, which can lead to wrinkles. Our saya nighttime facial oil combines the balancing and uplifting properties of grapefruit and Indian jasmine to heal, replenish and restore your skin while calming your mind, making you look great and feel happy.