Beauty and the Dynamic Dance of Great Posture

Originating from the Latin beatus and bellus, the masculine form of the word evolved to beau and its feminine form belle. Eventually the English word “Beautiful” began to be used in the 15th century. Some related terms we confer to beauty are: attractiveness, pulchritude, radiance, vitality, aliveness, blessed, happy, graceful, elegant.

Somehow we develop a relationship to our own beauty by how our light reflects back from the people in our lives. When we, even as children, are welcomed into our families and communities, our own light shines. They welcome us, we welcome the feedback, we again shine our light. Beauty, then, is a positive feedback loop of an energy exchange.

From physics we learn that energy has mass and takes up space. In order for us to create a space or conduit for energy in the body; the body must be open and have flexibility, coordination, balance, strength, and freedom of movement.

Beauty is dynamic and responsive. An attractive man or woman with a self- destructive attitude or habit will detract from their beauty. An attractive person with poor body alignment diminishes their beauty. Clumsiness and rigidity distracts the expression of beauty.

Aesthetically, we can say that a person has a beautiful nose because it is well- shaped and symmetrical. However, a nose by itself can not render beauty until you compare it with other facial features such as the eyes, mouth, and cheekbones. We can see now that beauty can also be a by-product of symmetry, balance, alignment, and movement. Great posture is therefore a vital element of true beauty.

Perhaps we have even witnessed statues which, though inanimate, display symmetry, balance and radiance in color features or posture. Maybe we remember a tree, flower or rock formation that resonates with something inside of us. We feel inspired, comforted, intrigued by this beauty. Nevertheless we are indeed affected in some way.

Again, what appeals to us as beauty has to do with the way light and energy are reflected to the eye of the beholder. The distinguishing human characteristics of beauty are symmetry, movement, character, mind, body and spirit.

Here are some of the indications for great posture and beauty for men and women: Straight toes that have balanced arches. The toes stay straight and centered even through the swing and push-off of a walking stride. The kneecaps are facing forward and the legs are straight (not bowed or knock-knees). The entire pelvis moves in a gyroscopic wave pattern – (Up – Down, Left – Right, Front – Back) to balance the weight of the upper body on its central axis when one is walking. The gyroscopic movement of the pelvis also functions to swing the legs out of each others way during the weight- transfer from Left – to – Right legs and feet.

Special Note Relative To Height and Frame size: A man’s pelvis is narrower Left – to – Right, and taller Top – to – Bottom, than a female pelvis. Hence the visual appearance of normal pelvis movement will be considerably more dramatic on a female. A man with the same gyroscopic movement is more likely to be considered “smooth”, and not “effeminate”. The waist line is perpendicular and level Front – to – Back when viewed from the side, and level Left – to – Right when viewed from the front.

For men and women, the ribcage is open and appears wide at the top, because the arms and shoulders are hanging behind the body’s midline. From the back view, the shoulder blades are about one thumb width away from the spine. The top of the chest and the top of the upper back are level Front – to – Back. Mainly for Women: From the side view, the size and weight of the front of the body, (including the front half of the head, the breasts, torso and thighs) appears to be visually balanced with the weight of the arms and, derriere. Actual size and weight do not matter. The neck appears to lead straight up from the rib cage to balance head evenly Front – to – Back. The jawbone is symmetrical Left – to – Right, in motion

The arms and pelvis swing to balance the body on a dynamic central axis. When this occurs, the head appears to be riding in space, the dynamic dance of great posture is synonymous with what makes a person, male or female, beautiful to watch, radiant with character, charm and personality. Of course, one is attracted to beauty. It is a natural instinct. It is also a natural instinct to be beautiful, feel happy and feel blessed.

Very often, the realities of living, unfortunately, cause us to distort our natural beauty and collapse our posture in order to accommodate the social, cultural and professional expectations of others.

This attitude collapse, or the expectation of it, can even occur on a grand scale. How many times have we seen people who are ethnically similar, yet culturally vastly different? Taiwan, Peoples Republic of China, or Chinese American? Barbados, West Africa or Brooklyn? France, Montreal or New Orleans?

Even in a professional or social environment, we may know someone who must express a different aspect of their personality in order to co-exist in that situation. This is not necessarily good or bad. The point is, when one’s body is flexible and fully expressive, ones inner beauty comes out.

When our family, culture, and professional expectations give us permission to express our true beauty, then our beauty can be an asset to the entire world. When we can know ourselves thoroughly and accept ourselves confidently, we can be beautiful even if only to ourselves. When our body is flexible and responsive to gravity, size, weight and movement we can have great posture.

A truly beautiful person knows and loves themselves and allows their inner beauty to be an asset to the global community, nation, community, their family, and themselves. All this leads to one point: With great posture you energize your light and let it shine wherever you go. With peace of mind you can allow your body to be free of inhibition and self-doubt.

There is something sacred about the symmetry, geometry and movement of great posture. When your chest / ribcage is open, with your shoulders back, your heart and lungs have maximum space for inspiration, and respiration. The word root “spire” of both terms may also suggest expansion of one’s capacity for spirit to enter the body and soul. Natural beauty is the measure of this capacity, created by flexibility, movement, and great posture. Finally, it is well-worth the investment of time, energy and resources to develop and restore ones beauty inside and out.

The Beauty Walk – Nature’s Anti-Depressant

Nature’s Anti-depressant

Have you ever taken a walk in the woods and felt a deep sense of peace and beauty envelop you? Have you ever walked by the ocean and sensed the power and majesty of its beauty filling you with inspiration? Have you ever hiked a mountain and when you reached the top felt awe as the expansive vista before you took your breath away? Nature is a great resource for re-connecting with your beauty. The nature of your nature in nature comes to life as life blooms naturally around you. We are beings of nature; it is our natural state to commune with the elements, to see ourselves as a part of the whole and at one with all that is. Aligning with the beauty of nature is aligning to your own nature, your sense of well-being and natural beauty as well.

When we move our bodies, and our bodies are made for movement, we allow exciting feel good chemicals to course throughout our bodies. Endorphine’s are our bodies natural anti-depressants, they are stimulated by movement and positive emotions, they pick you up and lighten up your mood as you get your inner engines burning. Activating endorphins through physical movement and/or positive emotions and thoughts, can shift your burden of depression in no time at all.

The amazing thing about the Beauty Walk as a means of fighting off depression is this; not only are you releasing the feel good chemicals in your body, you are also infusing your Self with the beauty and magnificence of life around you.

The Beauty Walk

The Beauty Walk is exactly what you imagine it to be, it is walking and moving and breathing in the bounty of life that surrounds you. Becoming one with it all. For the truth of every human being and every particle on this planet is that we are all made of the same rich radiant substance of the Universe. All that is of beauty outside of you is also within you. You can never be separate from your own source of beauty.

With depression we tend to sink into ourselves, shutting off the light within us, and shutting out the light of the world around us. We feel disconnected and dis-engaged. Taking yourself on a beauty walk is a way to reconnect to the abundance of life and re-engage in the world. Just noticing the rustling of the leaves in the tree and thinking of how wonderful that sound is, as if the tree is speaking to you, or watching a bird fly over head, with strength and speed as it soars in the sky, that bird is alive and moving with purpose, take that energy inside of yourself, as if you are drinking up the experience and make it your own. Like the bird, you can move with strength and purpose. The beautiful blue of the sky, the light of the moon, the vibrant colors of flowers, these are all part of nature’s profound beauty and perfection of life, just as you are, just as every human being is. Take in the profound beauty of nature and equate yourself to it, mingle with it, become it and allow it to become you too. This beauty is on the inside.

One of the greatest discoveries of my life, and possibly the greatest thing I do for my self, my body, mind and spirit is to take my ‘Beauty Walks’. The Native American Indian’s have an expression that I have loved since the day I first discovered it, I saw it on a bumper sticker once and I have been looking for that bumper sticker ever since. It said “Walk in Beauty”. How wonderful is that?

I have been a walker for many years, it is my favorite form of exercise, it is the way I meditate and formulate my creative endeavors. It is the way I de-stress and release the garbage that rummages through my mind. Walking is a great way to ground yourself and circulate energy. It is rhythmic and it is the easiest most natural form of exercise. I have a background in natural health and healing, I have studied and practiced the healing arts of color, sound, touch, aromatherapy, nutrition and energy therapies for years. I understand that a healthy mind, body and spirit lead to a greater sense of joy, well-being and peace throughout our lives and I use the tools of these various healing modalities to infuse my own life as well as those of my clients. I have also known that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder”, an expression we all learn as children. To see beauty is to be beauty, this is something we have all heard but how often do we remember it?

I don’t know when it happened exactly, it was a gradual process but at some point, I realized I was combining all these components together and turned my daily walks into what I call ‘Beauty Walks’. I am proud to say it; I actually tell people I am going on my Beauty Walk, as hokey as it may sound, because I know it is an inspired action. I have shared this inspired action with many girls, women and men hoping to inspire them too, offering them a tool to feel more health and wholeness in their daily lives. I share it because I am inspired every time I take my beauty walk and the key element to the whole process is infusing my self with beauty, it is a totally sensual experience. I will add that I believe I am becoming more and more beautiful as a woman and a person inside and out because of these walks.

In my own experience of the Beauty Walk, I will admit that the first ten minutes or so are about decompressing. All the stuff of the day swirls through my head, my issues and disappointments, tasks I need to finish, things I am uncomfortable about etc. All of it surfaces until I get into the rhythm and start noticing what is around me.

When you physically take your Beauty Walk, I invite you to notice the beauty, even in a city, within all things around you wherever you may be. Notice architecture, colors of homes and buildings, see if you can find the beauty in a person walking by you. Open yourself to being a mirror of beauty and be the beauty that you see. You can use this to inspire your own form of exercise or use it as a meditation to ground, center and beautify yourself at anytime.

Elizabeth Stahl B.A., N.H.C., is the creator and facilitator of “My Goddess Party”, Star of Aphrodite Life Coaching, Girls of Power and The Girls and Goddesses Parties – for girls ages 10 and up.

Elizabeth has 16 years of experience in the Natural Health Field specializing in Women’s Health and Wellness. She combines her practice as a Natural Health Consultant (NHC), with her Life Coaching practice, Goddess Parties and Sacred Women’s Circles. Elizabeth infuses Girls and Women with the essence of their divine feminine spirit and encourages their growth towards the women they want to be.

She is available for private sessions, group work, classes and Virtual Goddess Parties.

A Magickal Attraction Primer – The Basics of Beauty Spells

You may have run across them by accident or in your spiritual searches – beauty spells. Spells exist that promise to do everything from clear your complexion to increase your overall sex appeal. While you should be wary of some magickal claims (i.e. a beauty incantation promising to change your eye color is just as unrealistic as a money spell promising to make a huge stack of cash appear in front of you), you should also remember that beauty magick is a very real, powerful addition to an individual’s spiritual arsenal. If you’ve ever wanted the skinny on beauty spells – what they are, how they work, and how to select a good one – this is the place for you.

The history of beauty spells

Typically when we think of ancient magicks we think of curses and enchantments for power. This is facilitated by Hollywood and magick in popular culture, which often depicts individuals seeking an ancient book or magickal recipe designed to bring power, fame, fortune, or disaster. However, beauty spells are historically some of the oldest charms available. Incantations for beauty and attractiveness are found throughout literature from the Middle Ages. Papyri and clay fragments with supernatural attractiveness remedies have been dated to ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. Prayers and rituals for beauty are also found in every major world religion. The need for sex appeal, and the magickal means to get it, seems to have been a facet of human existence for as long as history has been recorded.

What are beauty spells and how do they work?

A beauty spell is, broadly, any charm, incantation, invocation, or glamour that is used to enhance the physical attractiveness of an individual. A spell that increases sex appeal as well as one designed to enhance breast size (yes, these really exist and work) would both be considered beauty spells. Even an invocation cast to increase a person’s social marketability would be considered a beauty spell. The category of attraction-boosting magicks is therefore a broad one, but one that encompasses physical attractiveness and overall appeal. Charms of allure can work in a number of ways. The most direct manipulates the attractiveness of a person, what I’ll call physical beauty charms. Another is a spell that alters the demeanor or appearance of a person, or characteristic beauty spells. Finally, there are perceptive beauty spells, or charms that alter external perceptions of a person. Allow me to cover these in more depth.

Physical beauty spells

As mentioned, physical beauty magick directly changes a person’s physical characteristics. For example, a spell designed to rid a person of acne would be a physical beauty spell. Another example, mentioned above, would be magickal breast enlargement. Spells that lighten skin complexion, cause weight loss, increase facial symmetry, and more are all types of physical attractiveness invocations. The existence of physical beauty spells may seem fanciful to the uninitiated, but they are very real. These spells have a long historical record of success – they have been used by people for centuries upon centuries with strong results. While a physical incantation won’t radically alter your appearance, it will alter it enough to produce beneficial and noticeable changes in the way people approach you. A beauty spell could therefore mean the difference between being ignored or asked out for a date.

Characteristic beauty spells

Characteristic beauty spells are those which change or alter an overall characteristic of the individual. For example, a magickal work that makes a person more pleasant to be around would be a characteristic beauty spell because it is influencing a personality trait. Alternately, a spell that increases the overall sex appeal of an individual would also be a characteristic sex evocation. These spells don’t influence a single physical trait, but work on the person as a whole. As you may have deduced, characteristic beauty spells are the most powerful.

To illustrate this, compare a physical charms, such as clear skin, to a characteristic charmsl, such as high sex appeal. If someone finds you irresistibly sexy, they are probably going to overlook a bad complexion. However, just having clear skin alone isn’t going to make you sexier overall. The broad, pervasive transformation that occurs with characteristic beauty spells makes these some of the most powerful spells in existence. However, this is not a rivalry or competition between spells. Remember that beauty magicks work together. You could combine two beauty spells; let’s use the clear skin and increasing sex appeal examples above. When casting beauty charms, I always recommend that a physical spell and a characteristic spell are combined for the maximum effect.

Perceptive beauty spells

Perceptive beauty spells are unlike the other two types because they don’t actually work on a person to make him or her more beautiful. Rather, perceptive these alter peoples’ perceptions of you. Rather than actually making you more beautiful, perceptive magicks instead make other people perceive you as more beautiful. This has its pros and cons. If you just want to be more attractive to others, this is typically a sound way to go and has the same results as the other types of beauty spells. However, because perceptive magicks don’t actually alter any characteristics about yourself they don’t really make you more beautiful per se. Instead, they just make others see you as more beautiful. In a way, this is a sort of illusion cast not on you, but on the third party perceiving you.

The mechanism behind this makes perceptive beauty spells more difficult to cast, which is arguably a con. However, a pro is that because the charm is not affecting you, but a third party, itl will be more powerful. The third party looking upon you will see you as more beautiful more often, rather than making a judgment based on your physical appearance or physical characteristics. This makes perceptive beauty spells the favorite of people with a specific target, such as an ex-lover. When attempting to make you more attractive to a specific person, perceptive magicks are some of the most powerful options out there.

Natural Beauty Products and Beauty Enhancement

Beauty can defined in a variety of ways; to some it simply means the state of being pleasant to the eyes while to others it is something that brings a feeling of sweetness to the heart. To others still, it could be a sound or touch that soothes the soul however; true beauty in the actual sense encompasses all these and even more, for instance a person can be pleasant in appearance but in speech and action the reverse may be the case surely that person can not be truly described as beautiful, let us say you were asked by the police to describe a thug who just mugged you at gunpoint certainly beautiful will not come up in your description of the thug regardless of how good looking he appears to be.

Now we know what beauty truly is the next step is to establish how we get it or where it comes from. The simple truth is everything was created beautiful, beauty is within us, and it is all around us as nature has bestowed us with so much of it. As a matter of fact our very nature as human beings is beautiful and for some beauty is displayed effortlessly while others need to do a bit to let it show. That not withstanding, everything, everyone is inherently beautiful. Take a piece of diamond for instance until it is cut and polished it could just as well be a piece of rock. Gold and silver have to be refined to bring out their true beauty, it is in us all to be beautiful but to attain true, total and all-encompassing beauty there must be some form of enhancement. This reminds me of the story of Cinderella and her ugly stepsisters. The stepsisters had the best of external adornment but they refused to enhance it with that which come from within hence they were described as ugly, Cinderella on the other hand had beauty within her which made it easy for the fairy godmother to turn her into a real gem. So if we are all inherently beautiful, why then do we need to enhance it? The simple truth is that, it adds value to our being and when this value is added people tend to appreciate us more, people want to love us more and I do not know of any person in this life who does not want to be loved and appreciated. Many manufacturer, advertisers and marketers understand this concept that is why the manufacturer wants to produce the best quality of a product and advertisers and marketers ensure it is well packaged and displayed to the public. How then can we enhance our inherent beauty and attain that true, total and all encompassing beauty?

1. The first key is in our attitudes, we must recognise we are inherently beautiful and let that be reflected in our attitude to life, to people around us, to the world we live in and everything in it. No one could pick up a certain piece of rock and if he does not recognise that if cut and polished that rock is a gem he may just toss it into a pond. In the same vein if we do not realise this beauty is in us there is a tendency that our attitude to life and various issues will be wrong consequently we devalue ourselves in our relationships, work places and all other endeavours. To be truly beautiful we must have the right attitudes, think positively and most importantly recognise the beauty that is in us.

2. The next is a healthy life style, to be truly beautiful we need to live a healthy lifestyle; it is pointless to have a pleasant appearance while we are killing ourselves with our lifestyle. The food we eat, the amount of rest, recreation, exercising and how we socialise are all important factors here. Our lifestyles may be such that we are to busy or we find it too difficult to balance out all these factors, for instance in the case of a balanced diet, we sometimes find this difficult to achieve not because we can not afford it, but because the time and knowledge required to put it together is not there especially in the modern world we live in where there is an abundance of junk food. This can however be remedied with the use of nutritional supplements. One must however, endeavour to maintain a healthy lifestyle and the keyword here is moderation.

3. Finally we look at external adornment, this relates to the clothes, perfumes, cosmetics and accessories we wear to enhance our beauty. In this case there is no one perfect solution, what suits you may not suit me what is important is to be comfortable with what you wear. Avoid coming across as being over dressed or painted up like a doll; make sure whatever you wear adds to your self esteem.

Beauty can be viewed in different ways but in essence to be described as truly beautiful entails a combination of different aspects of beauty. We are all inherently beautiful, but we need to enhance this raw beauty so that we add value to our being. This makes us better appreciated and love. Beauty enhancement can be achieved by recognising our inherent beauty and allow this to reflect in our attitudes; living a healthy lifestyle and with the use of appropriate clothing and accessories. I have heard people say beauty is relative, what is beautiful to one person may not be so to another, this may be correct for physical appearances but with regards to beauty, true beauty I totally disagree. True beauty is absolute it is either you have it or not and it is achieved by enhancing ones inherent beauty.

Beauty – An Essential Ingredient For Choosing A Spouse

Marriage is a long and protracted road. There are many years ahead of the bride and groom after they say, “I do”. Many things are going to happen and much ‘water is going to pass under the bridge’. ” I want to marry a beautiful girl.” This is the heart’s desire of most men. Conversely, many of these wannabe husbands do not know the basics of beauty.

There is one thing that all men look for when choosing a spouse – whether they admit it or not. And that is BEAUTY .Every man wants to marry a beautiful girl. Some people will never admit that the beauty and attractiveness of the young lady were crucial in making their decision. Why? I can’t just tell. Marriage is not something you must endure but something you must enjoy. Therefore, you must go in for your best shot. You must marry somebody who looks nice to you.

Let me now share with you the ABC’s of beauty.

1. Beauty is vain because it will fade. Beauty is really something that is temporary. Though vain, it is however, very important. One reason being that you will look upon her until you die.

2. Women must understand that their beauty is important in getting and keeping their husband’s attention. If you had to look fine and first-rated to get him, then you will have to be extra fine to keep him.

3. Every one is beautiful. Accept what you are, and believe that you are beautiful because God made you.

4. When people tease you because of your looks, they are probably jealous of you. This is because you have something they don’t have and they envy you. Look at yourself in the mirror, and admire yourself. There is no need to change any part of your body.

5. Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Beauty depends on who is looking. Every one must be confident about his or her choice, since it depends on you.

6. Each age comes with its own beauty. At each age, a person possesses a particular beauty. Please do not wish that your wife would be eighteen years old again. Be content with what you have. People usually think that you can only be beautiful when you are very young, but that is not true.

7. Beauty is like a flower. Beauty has a point at which it blooms like a stunning flower. There is that age in a woman’s life we call the flower of her age, or the flower of her beauty. That is when she is most conspicuous. That is when she is most beautiful, and when men propose to her. Please my dear women, let the development of your minds and your maturity correspond to the development of your beauty! Remember that the peak of your beauty is indeed like a flower – it is temporary. A time will come when you will want to marry anything that is wearing trousers.

8.Beauty is very variable. It depends on many factors. A lady’s dress today may make her look outstanding. Her hair style tomorrow may make her loose marks. Even the entire happiness of the lady affects her looks!

9. External beauty depends on inner beauty. If you are beautiful inside it shows on the outside. Look at what is inside in addition to the outward appearance, because it is the two things together that make a person truly beautiful.

10. Beauty is given in portions. Your portion will include some things, while excluding others. For example: You may know a friend’s wife who is very good when visitors come home. You may admire the way she receives, chats and talks with the guests. You may appreciate her confidence and range of knowledge on political issues. But you may find that she is not able to cook jolly well. Her stews may be like soups, and her soups like stews! Ahaahaha!

11. Finally, if you ever have to choose between beauty and spirituality, choose the latter. It is the woman who fears the Lord who will be praised. The spiritual person who knows and fears God will become more and more attractive to you as the years go by.Beauty has very little to offer, apart from what you see!