Hindustan Times - Brunch - - News - By Deepak Cho­pra and Kim­berly Sny­der 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.

IN THE 21st cen­tury, we all nee a w 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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


The new idea of beauty doesn’t have space for com­par­i­son or com­pe­ti­tion.

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.

Kama Ayurveda fiori d’ aran­cio, 895

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