An Ancient Beauty Drug

September 17, 2013

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I have heard this said. But beauty is very much realized in our own minds as well. It’s confidence. And I admit, I am not one to preach confidence. I, too, struggle with many insecurities and misconceptions of my own self.file1581252479298

Have you ever sat and wondered how other people perceive you?

If only you could jump into someone else’s consciousness and look at yourself on the outside of your own skin. Would your ears look smaller? Would your skin be clearer? Would your waist look thinner? I imagine it is different than looking at yourself on a video, or at least I would hope.

One thing that balances these chemicals in my brain is exercise.

Yoga provides exercises that benefit many things and I know personal confidence is one of them. Poses that increase blood flow in the brain, like downward facing dog or a headstand make for a healthy brain like a proper breathing routine and meditation help reset your mind and your mood. Taking the time to do something good for your body, will set your attitude for the rest of the day. Taking the time to meditate, and rest your mind will give you the tools of self awareness, reflection, and focus throughout the day.

Exercise, we’ve been doing it since the beginning of time but it is a cheap and easy way to make you feel better about yourself while reaping real benefits on your body, not just your mind.

How has an exercise routine changed your life? Have you ever had to quit for a while and realized how essential it had become to your mind, body, and spirit?