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Deepak Chopra presents a new concept: Radical Beauty

Presenting: the ‘New Beautiful’

brunch Updated: Feb 20, 2017 09:44 IST
Deepak Chopra and Kimberly Snyder
Deepak Chopra and Kimberly Snyder
Hindustan Times
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Each of us is here to express our highest beauty, which no one else’s beauty can diminish(Getty Images)

In the 21st century, we all need a new concept of real beauty. It’s something we like to call Radical Beauty. What does that mean? Radical Beauty has nothing to do with trendy make-up, fleeting fads or insecure comparisons with other women. It extends beyond the physical, encompassing all parts of your inner and outer being.

For some women, it’ll be a brand new concept to think of beauty as more than the shape of their face, the size of their body, and the colour of their hair and skin, but look around in nature. What do you see? In the natural scheme, every creature and plant has its own pure and unique beauty. Beauty exists in every expression of nature once we allow ourselves to see it. Your uniqueness makes it totally unnecessary to compare yourself with anyone else. When it comes to Radical Beauty, there is no space for comparison or competition. Each of us is here to express our highest beauty, which no one else’s beauty can diminish.

You can achieve Radical Beauty by following these six Radical Beauty Pillars...

Pillar 1: Internal nourishment

Beauty has to emerge from the inside out, so your dietary choices and digestion are a primary influence. Everything you put into your body is used to create the foundation upon which your body, hair, and skin are built.

Pillar 2: External nourishment

Identify the most effective ingredients to apply directly to your skin, as well as the most beneficial Radical Beauty skin-care routines. When done properly, simple daily routines, such as the abhyanga oil massage, can soothe your nervous system and create powerfully rejuvenating effects, including a reduction in the pent-up stress that contributes to wrinkles. Such routines help your organs grow younger and restore the vitality and glow to your skin.

Pillar 3: Peak beauty sleep

Sleep rhythms are an essential component of Radical Beauty. Proper sleep enables your blood to flow more efficiently to your skin, which is important for supporting your skin to heal itself daily. It helps reduce dark under-eye circles and stress. Reduced stress can help improve eating habits and digestion, which leads to clearer skin with fewer breakouts. Optimal sleep enhances your body’s creation of the growth hormone, which boosts your collagen production and is critical for keeping your skin firm and resilient.

Deepak Chopra and Kimberly Snyder

Pillar 4: Primal beauty

Live closer and more in tune with nature to bring out your natural beauty. This pillar also teaches the benefits of simple practices like “earthing”, or physically touching the earth’s surface, which have been shown to help balance your body with negative ions.

Pillar 5: Beautiful movement

Excessive levels of physical exertion can create oxidative stress in your body. When it comes to movement, balance is the key to getting the most visible results for a toned body. Powerful breathing techniques can make a tremendous difference to your beauty, as well as specific yoga poses, appropriate for all levels, can promote vitality and detoxification. Such movements can promote inner healing and rejuvenate everything from your digestion and circulation to your skin and hair health.

Pillar 6: Spiritual beauty

Chronic anger, worry, and fear are as acidic and inflammatory to your body as refined junk food. To avoid toxicity from negative emotions, the practice of meditation is perhaps the most powerful step you can take. When you meditate, you reach the prime source of beauty.

All of the pillars work together to round out the Radical Beauty lifestyle that will allow you to express your highest and most authentic beauty.

Author and speaker Deepak Chopra is an expert on the subject of alternative medicine and mind-body healing. Kimberly Snyder is a celebrity nutritionist and beauty expert.

Reprinted from Radical Beauty. Copyright © 2016 by Deepak Chopra and Kimberly Snyder. Published by Harmony Books, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

From HT Brunch, February 19, 2017

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First Published: Feb 18, 2017 23:19 IST