Where in your body do you feel anxiety most? Do you tend to carry it in your neck and shoulders? In your chest? Or, if you’re anything like me, you probably catch yourself clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth at night. However you experience anxiety, you’ve probably noticed that it feels like you’re holding something in. I used to literally grit my teeth and hope my anxiety would simply go away. But it doesn’t work like that! As I’ve gotten more in touch with my spirituality, I’ve learned the importance of releasing anxious thoughts.
Without release, anxiety will inevitably take up residence in your body and damage your mental and physical well-being. Fortunately, crystals have incredible healing properties that can help calm anxiety and promote restfulness and relaxation. I’ve found crystals to be immensely valuable in easing my racing thoughts—and I want to share that with you!
Here, we’ll explore how you can use crystals to combat anxiety. Then, I'll recommend a few of the most powerful crystals for calming your mind and finding stillness.
How to Use Crystals for Anxiety
There is no right or wrong way to use healing crystals. Some like to wear these stones as jewelry, while others prefer to scatter them around their spaces at home and work. Incorporating crystals into yoga and meditation is also a common practice. Here’s how you can use crystals in your everyday life to ease your racing thoughts.
On Your Body
If you struggle with anxiety, you may find it helpful to wear a healing crystal around your neck where it can connect directly with the heart chakra. Not only is it helpful for releasing anxiousness, crystals make for a beautiful accessory that compliments any outfit.
In Your Space
You may also find it helpful to keep healing crystals in spaces where you often experience anxiety, such as the car or the home office. If you often deal with pent-up anxiety, it’s nice to have crystals scattered around so you can have a quick check-in with yourself. I love hanging crystals throughout my home—it adds a gorgeous, calming touch to my living areas. I have Fierce Forward Crystal Chakra Hangers in my office, bedroom and living room.
You may also consider incorporating crystals into your meditation practice. Try holding it in your palm and focusing your energy on the feeling of connecting with the crystal. Take note of how it feels in your hand and see if you can feel it pulling your anxiety from your body. Of course, it’s often enough to simply have crystals nearby while meditating.
Favorite Crystals for Calming and Releasing Anxious Thoughts
There are many crystals that can help quiet an anxious mind, and crystals that are powerful for one individual may not have the same effect on another. However, there are a few stones that are universally loved for their calming properties: amethyst, moonstone, and rose quartz.
Amethyst is a beautiful form of quartz with powerful calming and soothing properties. It’s commonly used to combat anxiety and stress, and can even help regulate your sleep patterns. If you struggle to find balance between your inner self and the everyday demands of life, amethyst may be the right crystal for you.
Moonstone is an excellent stabilizing crystal that can be especially helpful for meditation. This stone has gentle soothing and healing properties and can help you get the most out of your meditation practice by helping you connect with your intuition. I love wearing moonstone around my wrist to help me feel more balanced.
Rose quartz is a beautiful stone that harbors powerful anti-anxiety properties. Its ability to quiet the mind and balance the emotions make it excellent for incorporating into your meditation practice, but it’s also an excellent option for everyday wear or as an ornament in the car or home.
Release Your Anxiety with Fierce Forward Stones
Pent-up anxiety can quickly become toxic and manifest itself in strange and unhealthy ways, which is why it’s so crucial to find stillness. If you feel anxiety taking up space in your body and mind, healing crystals can help. Speaking as someone whose anxiety used to rule their everyday life, I can personally attest to the healing power of these beautiful stones. And I know crystals can help you feel much more relaxed and centered, too!
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