Ease Anxiety with Calming Vibes
Crystals and stones are stunning, gorgeous, beautiful…you get the point. I love them. I love to look at them, I love to display them around the house, I love them for anxiety. Certain stones and crystals are particularly healing and soothing for anxiety and stress relief. Many believe calming stones and crystals can help heal you on a spiritual level – mind, body, and soul. Unlike medications used in the modern world, these stones and crystals can help with more than just suppressing emotions, thoughts, and fear. Rather, they actually have the potential heal the mind.
Certain stones and crystals are particularly healing and soothing for anxiety and stress relief. Many believe calming stones and crystals can help heal you on a spiritual level – mind, body, and soul. Unlike medications used in the modern world, these stones and crystals can help with more than just suppressing emotions, thoughts, and fears. Rather, they actually have the potential heal the mind when used in combination with meditation or through other uses.
Energy + Stones + Crystals
Everything around us gives off energy and a lot of that energy is negative and harmful to our minds and bodies. TV, phones, computers, cars, traffic, microwaves, other people all can contribute to your anxiety level. Stones and crystals are small, compact, and gorgeous pieces of healing and positive energy to help combat all that negative. Specific stones are more beneficial for certain feeling and emotions. For instance, reducing fear may have one type of healing stone/crystal while a different stone is better sadness. We will look at some specific stones for specific emotions later in the post.
How to Use Them
You can keep them around the house, in your car, in pockets or purses. No matter where you keep them or how you use them they can have a positive effect on calming anxiety.
Around the House
Choose your favorite anxiety stones and crystals and place them around your house. Arrange them on your nightstand in the bedroom. This is a particularly good spot to keep some as it can help you sleep and keep you calm at night (night time tends to be the worst time for my anxiety. As the day settles down it gives me more time to worry and stress about stupid little things). Amethyst is great for the bedroom!
I also spend a lot of my time in my living room, so I keep some stones on my TV stand (along with a Pink Himalayan Salt Lamp…but that’s another post).
In Your Pocket or Purse
I always have a stone or 2 in my purse, just in case I feel like I need something while I’m out and about. When I’m out and can feel the anxiety start creeping in the crystal/stone is a great physical object to hold. I like to hold it in the palm of my hand, fidget with it, run my thumb along the stones smooth edges. It is soothing and relaxing and it gives your mind something else to focus on other than you anxious thoughts. Try and hold the stone in your palm, close your eyes, and feel its energy go into your hand, feel the calming wave engulfing your body.
If you like to meditate as part of your daily routine, incorporating crystals is an awesome way to elevate its effects. You can hold your favorite anxiety stone in the palm during meditation practice. The stone’s energy is absorbed into your body, helping create even greater feelings of peace and calm.
Best Stones & Crystals for Anxiety
I have quoted descriptions of each stone or crystal from various websites I feel perfectly showcase each one! You can click each link to learn more!
“It has a calming energy that provides a feeling of relief from worries and fears. It’s the best crystal for healing anxiety because it makes you feel nurtured and cared for.” – Energy Healing Info
“Amethyst is also considered a natural tranquilizer. It relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. It’s pretty much the perfect stone for Empaths since it helps to repel bad energy and attract good energy. They also consider it ‘the sober stone’ so it may be a little hard to get tipsy on alcohol while you have it on you.” – The Spirit Science
“Howlite is a wonder stone for calming upset states of mind and emotion. Howlite decreases an overly critical state of mind, selfishness, stress, and anxiety, bringing calm and relaxation. Howlite also can decrease anger originating from within or externally. The wake of such calming can help one be truly comfortable as oneself without the need to pretend to be anything but what you are.” – Crystals and Jewelry
“Lepidolite’s energy is soft and soothing. Even people who aren’t sensitive to stones and crystals can feel the effects of holding or wearing a piece of Lepidolite. It is as though a cloud of calmness surrounds a person when they hold this stone. For acute cases of anxiety and panic attacks, Lepidolite can calm a person down quickly.” – Energy Healing Info
Amazonite is another excellent stone for anxiety. Amazonite is soft and gentle, having a similar energy to rose quartz. It is a harmony crystal. It only takes wearing or holding it for a few minutes before it starts to harmonize a person’s auric field to nurturing, soothing energies…Amazonite is very quick-acting similar to Lepidolite in that you can feel the calming effects and reduction in anxiousness quite quickly just from holding or wearing it.” – Energy Healing Info
Blue Lace Agate
“Blue Lace Agate is a stone of communication, helping those who have difficulty being heard by others, or who’s confidence and articulation to share their truths. It provides clarity of thought and unwavering intent in regards to what matters most. It is not a stone of protection, but rather of encouragement and support. Its circular flowing energy calms, uplifts and elevates.
Since it is also a throat chakra stone, blue lace agate allows you to speak your mind calmly & clearly to get you out of those fear-inducing conflicts or situations. It is a support crystal for all caregivers, calming stress-related situations and overcoming communication difficulties.” – The Spirit Science
So, Give it a Shot!
Even if you are skeptical about this calming technique for anxiety, I’d say give it a shot! What do you have to lose? Coming into new things and experiences with an open mind can work wonders for your anxiety. If your mind and heart are open and you believe it will work, you will begin to feel the effects.
If you try this technique and find it doesn’t work for you, at least you have some beautiful crystals to decorate your house with 🙂 It’s a win-win situation.