Almost every day when I wake up, I struggle to snap myself out of a groggy just-woke-up irritation that slows me down from starting my day. But instead of using coffee or caffeine shots to snap myself awake—like I used to—I kick off each morning with a twenty-minute meditation session that instigates a transformation in me. It’s a transformation that never fails to amaze me.
It’s dramatic. Within twenty-minutes, I transform from groggy, low-energy, and irritated pre-meditation-Bo into happy, positive, high-energy, motivated, full-of-life, and ready-for-the-world post-meditation-Bo.
Meditation takes me from zero to one hundred—from feeling like I want to go back to sleep to happily making plans for my day and singing in the shower.
My before-and-after-meditation moments of glancing at my mirror never fail to blow my mind. Because after each and every meditation session, I always look and feel younger, happier, more energetic, more full of life, and generally more attractive than before I sat down for the session.
The difference between my before-meditation and after-meditation moments are so dramatic that I’m convinced that meditation is the closest thing that there is to a fountain of youth—a powerful remedy for keeping your youth, beauty, and vitality well into your old age.
It’s a secret for looking and feeling younger, more energetic, happier, and more attractive that many people have raved about. In fact, an article by Dr. Michelle Nielsen for GaimTV titled “Forever Young: How Meditation Can Delay Ageing” points to research that demonstrates that “elderly people who use meditation for a long period of time have superior cognitive abilities to non-meditators.”
Another article by Dana Mrkich at Lifestyle.com describes meditation as a practice that “can make you look and feel 20 years younger” by boosting your physiological and psychological well-being—lowering blood pressure, lowering stress chemicals, reversing memory loss, and building healthy cells.
If the research doesn’t satisfy you and you’re looking for more evidence that meditation makes you look and feel younger and more attractive, just pay attention to the abundance of happy, healthy, and attractive celebrity meditators that are out there. To witness more proof of the power of meditation for keeping your vitality, pay close attention to happy, healthy, wildly successful, and beautiful celebrity meditators like Oprah Winfrey, Eva Mendes, Katy Perry, Madonna, Hugh Jackman, Russell Brand, Kristen Bell, Nicole Kidman, Russell Simmons, Jerry Seinfeld, Gweneth Paltrow, Heather Graham, Naomi Watts, and Lady Gaga.
And if that long list of celebrities doesn’t convince you, head over to the Huffington Post and check out these photos of everyday people before and after meditation sessions. As you’ll see, there is a heightened calmness, positive energy, happiness, vitality, and attractiveness in the after-photos that isn’t there in the before-pictures. In some cases—I know this applies to what I look like before and after my morning sessions—it’s almost like looking at a different person.
Those before-and-after changes can be dramatic. Because sitting in meditation on a regular basis is a practice that consistently instigates a powerful transformation from a low-energy feeling of irritation, agitation, depression, anxiety, or stress into a high-energy feeling of happiness, positivity, calmness, and vitality.
So as you learn how to meditate, start your daily practice, and begin to step out of your twenty-minute sessions each morning, you are going consistently look and feel younger, happier, more energetic, more full of life, and generally more attractive then before you stepped in.
Though this might surprise you, it makes perfect sense that meditation can make boost your attractiveness. Because physical attractiveness is a quality that originates from happiness.
Happiness is the secret to beauty. Happiness is the most appealing, alluring, beautiful, captivating, and charming quality that you can have. Happiness draws people to you, makes people want to spend time with you, and it helps your relationships thrive.
Because who doesn’t want to spend time with someone who is constantly in a positive, happy, and ready-for-the-world type of mood? Happiness the most attractive quality there is.
And daily meditation is a powerful way to stay in touch with pure happiness.
So my question for you is: if you want to look and feel younger and more attractive—and I think we all do—why haven’t you started meditating yet?