There’s no shortage of beauty tips to be found on the web these days. From contouring tricks to weight loss goals, your feed is likely full of people telling you what you need to do to look beautiful. But what about feeling beautiful? How can we harness that magnetic feeling of confidence and being comfortable with ourselves? For many, the practice of yoga does just that. Strength, grace, humility, and enlightenment can all be found within the practice of yoga, and so can your inner beauty.
Finding Inner Beauty
What is inner beauty exactly? Inner beauty is all about who you are as a person. This true beauty has less to do with your physical body and more with your essence. I’m talking about grace, elegance, kindness, bravery, smarts, etc. All those beautiful qualities that make you, you.
Can Yoga Really Make You More Beautiful?
It sure can! While talking about inner beauty, yoga can help with external beauty, toning your gorgeous body and improving your skin’s elasticity.
When it comes to inner beauty, yoga (as well as meditation) has a unique way of bringing out your inner light. Somewhere between focusing on your pranayama and postures, you begin to feel a greater connection to yourself. There’s no greater ecstasy than getting to that place of acceptance and deep love for yourself.
Yoga Practice for Inner Beauty
When you practice yoga, you enter a sacred space just for you. You begin to feel an energetic shift that humbles you as you create space to forgive yourself and all those around you. It’s also a space where you get comfortable with your imperfections. Unlike exercise classes where you’re trying to emulate the person in front of you and trying to reach the same level of exertion, in yoga, you find your way to meeting your body and spirit where it is at that very moment. It’s also scientifically proven to lower your stress, which gives you more space to shine. It’s been studied for its effective treatment of “psychological conditions for monitoring and managing stress and negative emotions, increase positive emotions, and help mental balance.”
Yoga Poses for Inner Beauty
Truly every yoga pose can help you find your inner beauty, but here are two of my favorites:
But that’s just me. Yoga is your practice, and your journey to discover how it can serve you and help you serve those around you.