Crystals have plenty of amazing healing properties, and many are fantastic for helping with stress and anxiety. Here I will discuss my favourites, and the ones I have had the most success with for calming my mind.
In the fast paced environments we live in, it is easy to become stressed and overwhelmed on a daily basis. However, we become so used to the stress that we often don’t even realize the mental state we’re in.
Working with healing crystals is an effective way to tackle the problem on a deep, spiritual level to invoke peace, serenity, and balance into our lives.
Crystals are fantastic because you can do so many different things with them. They can be used in your home, as jewelry, placed in your bra, or meditated with. Some can also be placed in your bath to absorb their energies, although not all crystals can be placed in water.
Finding healing crystals for stress and anxiety is easy; choose ones you are attracted to. If you are in tune with your intuition, you can ask your angels which stone is meant for you, or you can place your hand above the crystals. As a result, you may feel heat or tingling in your hand, and you will know that crystal is the one you should buy.
Here are 11 amazing healing crystals for stress and anxiety.
Crystals for Stress and Anxiety
Amethyst has very calming and relaxing properties, making it one of the best crystals for decreasing stress and anxiety. It balances emotions and identifies the root cause behind negative behaviours, thoughts, and emotions. Amethyst helps to reduce stress and nervous tension, while purifying the mind and improving one’s mood. When feeling particularly on edge, carry amethyst with you as it dispels anger, rage, fear, and anxiety.
Related Chakras: Third Eye & Crown
Meditate: Amethyst is a great tool to use for meditation as it activates spiritual awareness and enhances intuition. Meditate with this stone when you need mental clarity, want to be in tune with your feelings, or need to calm your mind.
Jasper is considered to be the “mother of nurturers” and is a wonderful grounding stone. While there are many types, I particularly love Brecciated Jasper, as it absorbs negative energy and assists in emotional stability when feeling overwhelmed. Carry Jasper with you when you feel you are lacking courage and strength.
Related Chakras: Solar Plexus, Sacral & Root
Meditate: Jasper provides a calm and harmonious energy for meditation. Hold this crystal when you need a boost in confidence or to feel a sense of purpose.
Moonstone is the crystal of “new beginnings“, and promotes inner growth and strength. It balances emotions and brings them under the control of the Higher Will. Moonstone is very calming, allowing daily stresses to wash away. Carry moonstone with you when feeling emotionally unstable.
Related Chakras: Crown
Meditate: Meditate with this crystal when you want to look deep into yourself, or when you are looking for what is missing in your life. Moonstone is also a great tool for past-life regression.
4. Smokey Quartz
I personally love smokey quartz. It is a powerful healing and grounding stone that helps to neutralize negativity. Smokey quartz is very detoxifying and is great for when you need to release negative emotions. It relieves stress and anxiety, replacing those emotions with calmness. Carry smokey quartz with you when you want to ward off negativity and allow positive thoughts and actions into your life.
Related Chakras: Root
Meditate: Use smokey quartz to aid you in letting go of the past and to focus on positive thoughts. Meditating with this crystal helps guide you to a higher state of being.
Shungite is such an amazingly powerful stone and is very effective for protection. It is often called the “miracle stone” and is around 2 billion years old. Shungite shields whoever wears it from negative energies and prohibits others from stealing his/her light or placing harmful psychic energy on the person wearing it. It dissipates stress and anxiety, while also regulating sleep patterns. Wear or carry shungite when in crowds, and especially when you may be exposed to negative energy.
Related Chakras: Root
Meditate: Place a stone in each hand to balance the body, decrease stress, and alleviate anxiety.
Lepidolite is considered the “peace stone” and is very effective for people with anxiety. It naturally has lithium in it, which is frequently found in anti-anxiety medications. Lepidolite is a calming and soothing crystal, bringing balance into one’s life even in the most stressful of times. Carry this stone when you want to invite more peace and happiness into your life.
Related Chakras: Crown & Third Eye
Meditate: Place a stone in each hand to promote harmony. Lepidolite can also be placed on the third eye or crown chakra when meditating to help remove blockages.
Fluorite is an effective crystal for stress and anxiety because it brings peace, calm, and clarity. Fluorite emanates relaxing and rejuvenating vibrations, making it great for mental healing. It neutralizes negativity and helps to clear one’s mindset. Wear or carry this crystal when in need of self-confidence, positivity, and balance.
Related Chakras: Third Eye
Meditate: Hold this crystal when you need a new perspective and want to fully relax into your meditation.
8. Tiger’s Eye
Tiger’s Eye is often considered the “all-seeing” stone and is a highly effective protection stone. It helps to dissipate fear and anxiety, while bringing focus and stability. This crystal helps to clear the mind so one can make decisions from a place of reason rather than emotion. Carry Tiger’s Eye when in need of protection, clarity, or balance.
Related Chakras: Root, Sacral & Solar Plexus
Meditate: Tiger’s Eye helps to ground through meditation, as well as to elevate one to a peaceful, blissful state. If intending to astral travel, meditate with this stone.
Sodalite emits very calming vibrations and is wonderful in balancing emotions. This crystal works well for stress and anxiety because it soothes the mind and helps to ease panic attacks. Sodalite supports rational thoughts and enhances intuition so one is better able to assess his/her situation. It also helps with self expression, so carry this stone with you when nervous about sharing your thoughts and feelings.
Related Chakras: Throat & Third Eye
Meditate: When you are confused or hiding the truth from yourself, meditate with sodalite as it helps to reveal the truth and provide rational thought. It’s also wonderful for meditation due to its calming effects.
10. Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is considered the “communication stone” and is great to have around during tense or stressful situations with others. It has very calming and tranquil properties, making it a great crystal for stress and anxiety. This crystal works well for calming nerves and bringing a sense of relaxation. Keep Blue Lace Agate nearby when you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or need help sleeping.
Related Chakras: Heart, Throat & Third Eye
Meditate: Hold this stone during meditation when you wish to enter a very calm, relaxed state. It is helpful in connecting you to your Higher Power and revealing truth.
11. Black Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline is fantastic for protection and eliminating negative energies. When holding the crystal, ask it to take on all your negative thoughts and emotions, including fear, stress, anxiety, and worry. Black Tourmaline balances emotions and provides stability. Keep this stone around when you want to protect yourself from taking on negative energy or when you wish to rid yourself of negative energy. It is also a wonderful crystal to place in the four corners of your home for protection.
Related Chakras: Root
Meditate: Hold a stone in each hand when meditating to balance your left and right sides and to release tension you are holding in your body.
It is important to clear your crystals after bringing them home from the store and before you use them. It is also crucial to clear them often, as they will take on the energy you are dispelling.
There are many ways to clear crystals, although my favourite approach is to cleanse the crystal with the smoke from burning sage. You can then hold the crystal in your hands and set your intention for that stone. If you do not have a specific intention, you can always ask for it to carry out the healing properties it is meant to have.
Sending you love, light, and healing!
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