Why This Supermodel Swears By Twice-Daily Meditation And Metaphysics

Why This Supermodel Swears By Twice-Daily Meditation And Metaphysics

To hear Angela Lindvall tell it, her long career in modeling was a matter of serendipity. She grew up a tomboy in Kansas City, interested in metaphysics, science, and philosophy. When she was discovered—and invited to New York City for a modeling job—she figured she’d give it a try. She never came home.

Since the ’90s, Lindvall’s face has been everywhere. She’s been a muse for Prada and Chanel; covered Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and pretty much every other magazine you can think of; and hosted Project Runway: All Stars. And while she still models frequently, she calls being a mother her most important job. “I love the selfless love,” she says.

Lindvall starts her days at 6am with prayers of gratitude and a deep meditation, before making her two sons breakfast and sending them off to school. Afterwards, she exercises—either taking a gentle walk in nature, doing pilates or yoga, or hitting the gym. Then she sets to work, jumping on the computer and the phone to work on various philanthropic projects. When her kids come home, she swings back into mom mode, taking them to their sports games and making dinner. The days end the same way they start—with a short meditation and prayer.

“Our feelings manifest the reality in which we experience life, our relationships, and our state of peace within,” she says. “Through each of us caring for ourselves and being aware of the choices we make, we affect the larger whole, as we are all interconnected.” Lindvall shares the products and habits that keep her grounded in this week’s “Shortlisted.”

Power Mantra

Peace Begins in Me.

The concept comes from my appreciation for self-care. If you heal yourself, you can help heal the planet.

Skincare Essential: Sonya Dakar Hoya Oil Nourishing Face Cleanser

Sonya Dakar makes a cleansing oil that I absolutely love—it makes me feel so refreshed. Weleda’s Skin Food moisturizer is great for all skin types. And Weleda’s motto is all about reconnecting with nature to bring everything into balance. Tata Harper’s resurfacing mask is essential.

Can’t-Miss Podcast: Quantum Lifetime

The Quantum Lifetime podcast is all about consciousness and quantum physics, which fascinates me.

Happy-Place Outfit: Pamela Barish Dress

I love my Pamela Barish dresses, both at home and going out. Every time I wear them, I feel comfortable, chic, and feminine. And I love wearing all white—there’s something about it that makes me feel clear and pure.

Currently Reading: The Yoga of Jesus

The Yoga of Jesus: Understanding the Hidden Teachings of the Gospels goes into the science of yoga and talks about the lost years of Jesus as he studied under Rishis in India. Definitely a must read!

Productivity Hack: Lists

My productivity hack is simple: Make a list of what is most important to you. Cut out the things that are not fulfilling. Time is the most precious thing we have. Another productivity hack is maximizing efficiency by buying everything you need at the same time, instead of making multiple trips. Shop online.

Most-Opened App: Sonos

I love music. I try not to be on apps in general, though.

Good Hair Secret Weapon: Dry Shampoo

Klorane dry shampoo is a quick way to give dull hair some body and thickness. I also use Surf Spray—Bumble & Bumble is a great brand. The last thing I swear by is Mauli Rituals’ Grow Strong Hair Oil.

Flats, sneakers, or heels?

Flats! My Chloé Lauren Suede Ballerina Flats are a feminine shoe that look great with a long dress.  Newbark loafers are such great flats that can make a simple outfit chic. My Chanel riding boots are a go-to classic that looks great with pants or dresses.

Self-Care Method Of Choice: Meditation

My number one self-care method of choice is meditation. I’d be a wreck without it!