Has stress been eating you up lately? Has anxiety been taking its toll?
Taking care of our mental health is essential, especially during these challenging times.
One way that we can help ourselves in this area is by using crystals that are specific to dealing with stress and anxiety. Using crystals for anxiety can bring us greater calm, peace, and tranquility, which likewise reduces our stress levels.
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Crystal Healing for Stress?
Fortunately, there are many metaphysical practices that can ground us and keep us balanced during times of upset and chaos.
Astrology, numerology, Tarot, sage, yoga, and chakra-balancing are all wonderful ways to keep your energies in check. Did you know that crystals are incredibly powerful and effective for cleansing and renewing our energies?
Crystals are ancient gifts from the Universe, harnessing properties that assist us on our earthly journeys. Their gifts are expansive and selfless—they can absorb negative energy, promote physical healing, and send celestial positivity rocketing through your veins.
The Best Crystals for Stress Relief
You can carry them with you, meditate near them, place them around your home or even infuse your water with their heavenly aura —the possibilities are nearly endless! Nearly. Don’t eat them.
Let’s explore the best crystals for anxiety.
Amethyst is a healing stone both physically and emotionally. It is known for bringing clarity to our mind and to do away with feelings associated with stress. This includes the physical symptoms as it can relieve tension in your muscles due to external challenges.
Place this on those concrete, stiff shoulders and feel the releasing energy of this stone melting your muscular rigidity away. Many use this crystal to help with sleep, motivation, and memory so keeping it close to your work desk is another great way to use Amethyst.
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This stone is like a warm, love-infused cup of milk for the mind. Lepidolite’s essence is centered around its ability to soothe and dispel negative energy from the user. If you’re feeling tense or overwhelmed by negativity, using this crystal in everyday practice can be like a breath of fresh air.
When worries have your head trapped in a negative cycle, it becomes increasingly hard to sleep – and just like Amethyst, this crystal can help promote sleep. Place a piece of lepidolite under your pillow or on your nightstand and let the sleepy, relaxing effects take over.
Adventurine could be a synonym of the word calm. This crystal is often used in mala bead bracelets because keeping one with you can bring the helpful energy that you are loved and cared for by the universe.
When meditating, aventurine is an enhancing stone that will promote inner stillness and help you find your footing again, amidst a chaotic world. Place aventurine in your left palm, close your eyes and focus your attention on the peaceful properties pouring into you.
4. Lithium Quartz
Lithium quartz is uniquely helpful for feelings of depression and anxiety. While it should never be used as a ‘cure’ for mental health issues, many people use it as part of their treatment to lessen their anxious tendencies and ground them back in a more relaxed place. This crystal is often used for personal soul-seeking into past lives and into our own trauma.
When using this stone, focus on still imagery like a still pond as you hold it in your hands. Allow a balance of calm energy to wash you over with a sense of content, an appreciation for life, and a feeling of gratitude.
We suggest that you keep this one in your pocket. Selenite is an extremely powerful stone, and it relaxes the senses.
When this crystal is charged and treated properly, people use a simple touch to the stone in order to feel its benefits. It is also quite often used in divination and Tarot to cleanse negative energies and prevent unwanted influences from affecting a reading or talisman.
Selenite is a perfect stone for tension-induced headaches, as it grasps your pain and releases it into the atmosphere as a harmless, neutral substance. It dislodges stagnant energy and leaves you feeling refreshed.
Amazonite has many clarifying uses, but it is best known for blocking geopathic stress and calming aggravation in a chaotic world. This one is also used in crystal healing bracelets often to protect the wearers from evil energies and bring luck and tranquility to them in new situations.
To use this crystal, we suggest finding a way to wear it when you’re feeling stressed to create an aura around you of luck, light, and love.
The Moonstone crystal is a wonderful crystal to help with anxiety because it has tremendous potential to tap into the feminine energy within you. If you feel especially connected to the lunar energies, especially during the time of the Full and New Moons, moonstone can be especially helpful during these periods.
Moonstone helps us to calm down if we feel our emotions are out of control. It helps to relieve stress and tension and enables us to transform our creative energy into something productive so that we feel a sense of fulfillment and purpose.
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8. Peach Dolomite
Peach dolomite is a wonderfully soothing stone that grounds our energies and brings peace and tranquility to us. If we are feeling stress, anxiety, or fiery emotions that are out of control, harnessing the energy of this crystal helps to cool the intensity of these emotions.
This is a nurturing crystal and if you are in need of quick relief from intense emotions, holding this crystal in the palm of your hand can help bring balance back to you within.
9. Rose Quartz
This famous crystal is loving, nurturing, and healing all rolled into one. Rose quartz has tremendous abilities in centering your heart chakra and boosting feelings of self-love.
If you are struggling with feelings of depression or anxiety, or feelings that lead you to berate yourself, rose quartz reminds you that loving yourself is key and that you are worthy of love, just as much as anyone else.
10. Tiger’s Eye
Stress, anxiety, and depression can lead to feelings of hopelessness and lack of self-confidence. Tiger’s eye is a powerful crystal associated with strength and confidence which reminds you of your own personal power.
When you feel low or run-down, or if you feel that you can’t do something or achieve a goal you have set for yourself, the tiger’s eye reminds you that you can do anything you set your mind to – and that includes believing in yourself. Tigers always land on their feet – and the tiger’s eye is a reminder to you that so can you.
A Crystal Ritual for Challenging Times
In times of stress, the feelings that consume us can be so overpowering that sometimes we may even feel like we just want to stay in the negative feelings and give up trying.
This crystal ritual can help pull you out of these troubling emotions and help you find your spark again.
Follow the instruction ritual below whenever you feel stress or anxiety get the better of you.
You will need:
- Any crystal from this article that speaks to you.
- Incense – white sage is especially powerful
1) Pick three crystals from the list in this article.
2) Set yourself a quiet space.
Optional: Light a candle and play soothing meditation music if it helps to set the mood.
3) Sit down and set the crystals directly in front of you, either on your altar or on the floor.
Close your eyes and repeat to yourself:
Fill my mind, body, and soul with peace and calm
Keep repeating this to yourself. Breathe in and out deeply. You can choose to hold one or two of the crystals at the same time as you do this.
4) The energy of the crystals will seep into you as you repeat this mantra to yourself. If unruly thoughts come into your head, just keep repeating your mantra to yourself.
5) Keep holding the crystals and repeating the mantra until you feel the stress and anxiety leave your body.
6) Sage your space with white sage or another incense. Cleanse your crystals so they are ready for another day.
This ritual can be a quick go-to relief whenever stress or anxiety feels particularly overwhelming.
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Harnessing the Power of Crystals for Stress & Anxiety
Remember, taking care of your mental health goes hand-in-hand with taking care of your physical and spiritual health.
Crystals can provide great assistance in helping with these challenging times.
Always have a trusty crystal to hand! In time, you will discover which crystals resonate the most with you. A crystal will come to you when you are ready to seek it.
They will always find you one way or another to help you at the point in your life that you need it and they bring with them a wealth of benefits to help us through even the toughest times.
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