Stress and anxiety have become more common than the common cold so if you are suffering then you are not alone, although I am sure that doesn’t make you feel any better! If you are looking for alternative ways to support your wellbeing and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety then there are many options available to you; from yoga and meditation to practicing mindfulness and using essential oils, to name a few. The use of healing crystals goes back to ancient times and is another alternative which may be beneficial for you.
Below is a selection of some of the more common ones you can try. Although not a cure, certain crystals can help you feel more grounded and have a calming vibration and are a useful addition to your wellbeing toolkit. When you are feeling stressed and anxious try holding one of these crystals in your hand for a few minutes. If you combine this with taking slow, deep belly breaths for 7-10 counts it can be a powerful tool. Even if you are not a believer in the healing power of crystals just the act of holding one can help re-focus your mind away from worrying and anxious thoughts and make you feel calmer. You can also wear any of these in jewellery or just keep close by you.
Amethyst has many benefits which also include relieving stress and anxiety. It is deeply cleansing and healing, helps you release negativity and helps to clear and settle a worried mind. It is a very calming crystal which brings balance and peace.
Simply holding this crystal will help to raise your vibration and is good for when you feel anxious, overwhelmed or emotionally unbalanced. It is an effective aura cleanser and will help you find inner peace and serenity. It relaxes your mind and body with its soothing energy and can help to ease panic attacks.
Black Tourmalin e
This is a grounding and protective crystal that repels and transmutes negative energy and is good for when you feel overwhelmed and can help you gain emotional balance and stability. It helps to ease tension and anxiety and promote a feeling of peace and relaxation before bed to aid sleep.
Blue Lace Agate
This is one of the better known crystals for stress and anxiety relief. Its soothing gentle vibration brings peace of mind and helps you relax during times of stress. Also helps you overcome communication difficulties. Holding this crystals helps to calm your nerves and reduce feelings of anxiety.
Citrine, sometimes known as the ‘sunshine’ crystal, can help balance your emotions, boost your mood, help you feel more motivated, optimistic and less anxious. It brings positive energy into your aura and absorbs negative energy helping you release worry and tension from your body and mind.
This crystal has powerful relaxation properties and helps you tap into your inner peace and calm. It cleanses and stabilises your aura and can absorb and neutralise negative energy and stress.
Lepidolite helps stabilise mood and is very effective for anxiety as it naturally contains lithium (often used in anti-anxiety medication). Use this crystal for balance during times of stress and chaos or when you feel emotionally overwhelmed. It can also aid sleep.
This is sometimes known as “the rescue crystal”, it supports you when you start to feel stressed and anxious and helps you feel calmer and more secure. It grounds your energy and helps you release anything that no-longer serves you.
Rose Quartz has a loving and supportive energy and helps when you are feeling stressed, anxious and under pressure. It provides comfort and healing with it’s high vibrational frequency.
This ancient crystal has incredible healing and protection qualities and is very powerful for relieving emotional stress and anxiety and also insomnia. It helps to calm your mind and balance your emotions and brings feelings of peace and tranquility. It can also relieve muscle aches and tension often caused by stress and anxiety.
To the ancient Druids this stone was sacred. It keeps you grounded and absorbs negative energies stored in your energy field and transmutes it to the earth allowing you to let go of anything making you anxious. It creates a sense of balance and is a calming and comforting stone good for mental strain.
Helps to clear and calm your mind and allows more rational thinking and is good for anxiety issues. It is sometimes called the stone of peace. It can help prevent you from becoming over emotional and helps reduce tension, anxiety and fear.
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