Guest post by Veroniek, founder of Silatha.
Meditation may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of style. Yes it’s in vogue currently. But it can also work wonders for more aspects of your life than you may realise.
Clear your mind, buy better
The benefits of having a quiet mind filter through into all aspects of your life. One is how you consume. When you’re happy with yourself you’ll be content with less. ‘Buying better’ is all the rage these days, but are you finding it hard to put into practice? With a daily meditation practice you’ll find yourself with a clearer mind and are more likely to make smarter buying decisions.
You’ll make less rash purchases, be drawn to quality items and you may even find yourself caring more about what you’re wearing and where it comes from. Everything in the chain is connected. From our minds, to nature, to other people. Meditation can make this link not only more obvious but more relevant.
Silatha's meditation journal
Inner zen = dress with flair
You know that feeling when you feel wonderful? You’ve got a bounce in your step, a beam on your face and you feel like you may just be walking on cloud nine? Have you also noticed when you feel like this everything looks wonderful on you? Rather than track pants and a baggy sweaty you’re more inclined to grab something colourful. A fun pattern, perhaps some cute accessories and of course a little lipstick.
Meditation can and will help you get to this place. When you find happiness within it’s only natural you’ll want to express it. This will come flourishing out with style, flair and your best accessory – a natural grin.
Eat. Pray. Slim.
One of the lesser known benefits of meditation can be weight loss. Not surprisingly, a lot of weight gain is linked to impulsive food choices. Having a clear state of mind keeps these in check. Studies have shown meditators tend to have more will power and higher activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain that controls impulses.
Meditation also helps you to be more mindful. When you eat mindfully you really savour the taste of every morsel. If you eat more slowly, tasting each intricate flavour on your tongue, over time you will find you crave fresher food. Eat, pray, slim. Self love guaranteed.
Happy within & glow from within
Holding onto negative energies ages us as well as emphasises frown lines. Be someone who ages graecfully. It is no surprise that smile lines have positive connotations. With a smile on your face you radiate the innocence of youth.
Stress releases the hormone cortisol, which can accelerate the ageing process. Cortisol has the power to dull the skin, minimise cell rejuvenation, create age spots, and increase wrinkles and lines. Meditation releases neutralising chemicals which minimise stress. It helps us unwind, lowers blood pressure levels, and enhances positive emotions such as joy. Keep your skin glowing, your heart positive and radiate beauty from within. That’s a style that will never go out of fashion.
Silatha makes beautiful jewellery inspired by the ancient Tibetan symbol the Dorje, that incorporates ten different gemstones to choose from. Each is associated with different inner qualities.
The brand has also developed a meditation app, that guides you through the basics: from breathing to posture, to your train of thoughts. The Silatha Necklace or Silatha Bracelet sits against your heartbeat throughout the day helping to keep you balanced.
Silatha is generously giving a discount to Sheer Apparel customers for all Silatha products – the necklace, bracelet or meditation journal. Until the end of November use the discount code SheerSilatha15.