Beauty that Lasts Forever
When we think about the beautiful people we have known, both young and old, we recognise that beauty has many forms of expression. Kindness and understanding, a positive attitude, a healthy appearance, graceful movements, serene wisdom and a strong, loving spiritâ¬"all are aspects of beauty in the broadest sense.
The Essence of Eternal Beauty
Ayurveda, the most ancient medical system in the world, takes the holistic perspective that we are made of body, mind, and soul. We have a physical being, a mental self and a spiritual self. All three aspects work together to create this being that we are. Therefore, the deepest and truest form of beauty is an interaction of all three aspects of our self. The wisdom of Ayurveda provides methods that improve the health and well-being of our body, mind and spirit. Thus producing the deepest, most enduring form of beautyâ¬"eternal beauty.
If we compare the concepts of beauty uncovered by Western science, promoted by the media and beauty industry and found in Ayurveda, we will see, there are fewer agreements and more important differences among these different perspectives. This discussion will help to illuminate the significance of Ayurveda as a positive method for assisting each of us in attaining our own unique, natural, and enduring state of beauty.
Ayurvedic Concept of Beauty
The Western emphasis on outer beauty has been expressed by the well-known saying that beauty is only skin-deep. The Eastern perspective of beauty, now being gradually recognised in the West, is a holistic approach. One of the earliest systems of medicine that held this holistic view is Ayurveda.
When we speak of beauty in the context of Ayurveda, we are not referring to commercial, market-driven ideals. In Ayurveda, beauty of both the inner self and outer being is intimately related. The more we nurture our health and inner qualities, the more radiant our physical appearance becomes, irrespective of our particular body shape or proportions. In keeping with the general orientation of the Eastern philosophy of health and healing, beauty can be viewed as having three aspects: outer, inner and secretâ¬"or physical, psychological and spiritual.google_ad_channel = "7940249670, " + AB_cat_channel + AB_unit_channel; google_language = "en"; google_ad_region = 'test';