Research has shown that regular meditation can lower stress and anxiety levels, improve concentration and focus, and even reduce blood pressure. With regular practice, meditation can also change the physical structure of your brain, improving the neural connections that are associated with positive emotions and behavior. So, while it may not physically change your body in terms of size or shape, it can certainly affect the way you feel and the way your body functions.
Meditation is a great way to reduce stress, build awareness, and improve your overall wellbeing. Here are some simple meditation exercises that you can try:
Start by taking a few deep breaths. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing, paying attention to each inhale and exhale.
Try a body scan meditation. Start at your head and work your way down to your toes: notice how each part of your body feels, without judgement.
Try a guided meditation. There are many audio and video guided meditations available online that can help you focus and relax.
Try walking meditation. Take a slow, mindful walk and focus on each step. Notice the sensation of your feet touching the ground, and take in your surroundings.
Meditation and crystals are often used together to encourage relaxation and peace of mind. Meditating with crystals can help to clear negative energy, calm the mind, and open up the flow of positive energy. To begin, choose a crystal that resonates with you - it could be a quartz, amethyst, or another crystal.
Place your chosen crystal in front of you, hold it in your hand, or even wear it if you feel it's right. Begin your meditation by focusing on your breath. As you inhale and exhale, feel your body relax and become more and more comfortable. When your body and mind are relaxed, focus on the energy of the crystal. Visualize the energy radiating from the crystal and enveloping your body. Allow yourself to be guided by the crystal's energy, and let it fill your body with peace and tranquility. After a few minutes, thank the crystal for its healing energy and end your meditation.