According to Vedas, beauty is woman’s dharma. I have already written about beauty in different areas of life that every woman can and should maintain to fulfill her divine purpose on earth, her dharma.
There are two types of beauty, if we look at them generally – the one from the inside and the one from the outside. Ideally, each woman should have both of them, as both of them are equally important and vital for her female health. And there is no contradiction in Vedic texts about it. That being said, if we take care of our beauty outside, we literally perform an act of pure virtue towards ourselves.
There are five levels that make the outside beauty which correspond with five basic elements – Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether.
This level is about smell. More precisely, pleasant delicate scent. For a woman, it is very beneficial to surround herself with good smelling things, and essential oils are the best for that. Besides the beautiful scent they deliver, they also cleanse our aura on a subtle energetic level. According to Vedic standards of beauty, it is better to avoid using regular perfumes as they contain alcohol – a substance that is far from something sattvic, or harmonious. The most feminine scents are all floral ones but especially good are rose and jasmine. They are very feminine and very nurturing to our female psyche.
This level is about taste. There are two types of foods that either destroy or nurture woman’s beauty. The best food that nurtures a woman is milk. If you consume it daily for a month, the subtle body will glow with strong feminine energies. Vedas say that cows were sent to us straight from divine planets, and milk of a cow is a real quintessence of love. In India, cows are considered true holy animals that literally cannot be touched or harmed in any way. This is why they walk around the streets freely. Important notice about milk though: Indian cows are different from Europeans, and from the cows in the USA. If you decide to consume milk, start with small doses and use only organic milk. To make it more digestible, it is good to drink it with spices like saffron, shatavari, and cardamom. Other beneficial foods are butter, honey and floral herbal teas. On the opposite, foods that can destroy our beauty are meat, fish, eggs and all animal products that involved death, as well as black tea and coffee.
This level of beauty is about vision. And woman’s beauty on this level is about looking food. She should dress well and her clothes should always be her protection, on subtle energetic level. They should protect main points of energy, like knee area, hips, breast and other parts. I have an article about it, if you would like to know more. Ideally, all woman’s clothes should be long enough and free so that when woman walks, she can gather energy straight from the earth. Beautiful sparkling jewelry also serves as protection, that I have talked about earlier as well. Hairdos and eye make up are also another subtle energetic protection of a woman.
This beauty is about touch. It is extremely important for a woman to be touched, and very often. Hugging, caressing, body therapies like massage and spa procedure are all very beneficial for woman. Vedas recommend one special massage that penetrates all seven tissues of the body and calms us from the inside out – Abhyanga. It is very beneficial for our nervous system and makes all our movements more gentle and smooth. The more touching – the better.
This level is about sound. And this sound is presented in the way woman speaks. She should speak softly, slowly and kindly about everything and everyone. She should not raise her voice too much or too often. Her speech should be beautiful, this is why it is important to communicate with proper people and talk about proper things. Listening to or about something beautiful also contributes to the beauty of her “sound”. Compliments, both giving and receiving them, are one of the best practices to increase this kind of beauty.
May you all be beautiful on all levels. ♥♥♥