It is so painful to lament lost beauty and feel like there is nothing to be done. Beauty is individual and personal and has nothing to do with societal preferences or cultural impositions. It has to do with you. It is how you feel and how you feel about yourself that reflects your beauty.
Beauty is health.
In Ayurveda every one of us is created with a unique combination of the 5 elements. Our mind/body type or Dosha is determined at conception. We cannot change this. Ayurveda teaches us to love our beauty, our unique flaws and perfect imperfections exactly as we were created. And it gives us a guide and the tools so that as we grow, change and age we embrace all of it gracefully.
I will say this, it’s hard to do and aging is challenging. At some point or another we are going to feel like giving up on our beauty. You start to notice lines that weren’t there before, things going a little south, bones aching, joints cracking, mind heavy, emotions out of control, weight appearing as if plastered on overnight.
You start to wonder how you can feel great again and take back those days, weeks, months, years of casually ignoring your body, your beauty, your soul yearning for vitality.
There are certain things you can and others that you cannot take back.
LET’S FOCUS ON THE ‘YOU CAN’.
It takes the equal amount of time to heal something that it does to diminish something in your body. That’s encouraging. It means that consistent action over time at a steady and moderate level can restore you back to your vibrant healthy self. The sooner you begin a daily practice of intentional healing steps, the sooner you will notice the recovery.
One small intentional practice done daily will create lasting positive change over the long run.
4 AREAS OF HEALTH WHERE WE RESTORE OUR BEAUTY.
BODY: How do you feel about your body and your unique beauty?
Where can you restore your physical vitality?
MIND: Do you feel at peace in your mind? Is there clarity, focus, space?
Where can you revitalize your mind?
HEART: What is the measure of your emotional health? Is it joy, bliss, creative expression? Where can you access love?
SPIRIT: Does your spirit feel light, awake, and freely expressed?
Where can you free yourself up?