Having a Peaceful Mind is the Main Cause for Inner and Outer Beauty

by Cassie Brewer

In a world that sometimes appears to be filled with turmoil, confusion, and conflict, you can use meditation to maintain a sense of peace, even amidst life’s storms.

As it turns out, stress, or rather the inability to handle it, can have a physical impact on your well-being – an impact that can affect your appearance and your state of mind.

Dr. Bank, who wrote Beautiful Skin: Every Woman’s Guide to Looking Her Best at Any Age, said previously that stress can play the role of “beauty burglar.”

He explained that stress can constrict blood vessels, which can rob the hair follicles of vitamins, oxygen, and minerals required for proper growth.

Stress can also make your muscles tense, which rob’s skin of its rosy and vibrant glow as well as creating ripe conditions for the development of wrinkles and fine lines.

If stress is truly the “beauty burglar,” then it makes sense to learn how to cope with it skilfully and learn to develop a peaceful mind.

If you have a positive mindspace, you will be able to avoid some of the beauty-robbing problems caused by improperly handled stress.

Meditation is one of the most effective methods for reducing stress and bringing mindspace

The benefits of meditation include, but are not limited to, the following:

Reduce Stress

If you practice meditation for as little as five minutes daily, you can increase your ability to control stress, lessen anxiety, bolster cardiovascular health, and more.
You can start to reduce how stress controls your emotions and life.

Lifestyle Improvements

Meditation encourages a healthier lifestyle. You will be more likely to eat better – consuming the good stuff and staying away from the bad stuff. As you improve your dietary health, you will experience improvements both to your physical well-being and to your mental well-being.

Natural Beauty Amplifier

Christine Cabell, a dermatologist and Mohs surgeon at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, was cited in the article mentioned above (by Dr Bank) stating that meditation can help to reduce the visible signs of wrinkles, fine lines, and even acne, and it can give your skin a healthy, vibrant glow. You could even see the positive impact of meditation on your hair and skin, not to mention your mental health, in as little, as a couple of weeks.

Increases Self-Awareness

When your start to practice meditation, you will increase your self-awareness.

With a clearer mind, you’ll be able to critically analyze and assess your strengths and weaknesses.

Developing the ability to reflect on how to best cope with any issues you may be experiencing.

When you’re more in tune with your emotions and feelings, you will be more comfortable with who you are as a person.

Changing the way you view yourself, will give you a better self-image.

Boosts Happiness

Studies have demonstrated that meditation can increase the signalling activity in the portion of the brain that is responsible for good emotions, so getting into a routine of meditation will make you a happier and more contented.

Happy people tend to see the glass as half full, rather than half empty.

Having a peaceful mind is the main cause for inner and outer beauty since a positive mindspace is the key to seeing yourself and the world around you from a fresh, new perspective.

In addition to meditation, you might also want to try proven strategies to detox your body and mind. By achieving unity of body and mind, you’ll more easily obtain a peaceful mindset.

As has been shown, meditation can have an impact not only on your mental state, but also on your physical state, bring unity to our body and mind.

So nurture your inner and outer beauty by establishing the habit or routine of achieving a peaceful state of mind, through a regular meditation practice.

Article written by Cassie Brewer, freelance writer and make-up artist, living in Southern California and lover of all things fabulous.

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