Anxiety and stress are two of the most common health issues that almost anyone can relate to. It’s no wonder why – we are constantly bombarded with new information through many different types of media and devices. Many are also suffering from the “paradox of choice” where there are so many options presented for every problem that it actually becomes stressful to compare and choose the best option.
This abundance of choice even applies to choosing the right types of remedies for stress relief and anxiety. There are plenty – some founded on Western medicine, and others focusing on alternative healing based on ancient medicine from the East.
In this article, we will focus on one of the methods of alternative healing: Using healing crystals to help with stress relieve and managing anxiety.
Related: healing crystals / mala beads
However, instead of presenting to you ALL the crystals that you can go to, we have distilled the important ones and will only present 4 healing crystals for stress and healing. This way you do not need to stress over comparing, understanding and selecting the best ones for yourself.
For those who prefer more than these top 4 healing crystals, scroll below for other calming crystal options.
4 Best Healing Crystals for Anxiety and Stress Relief
Amethyst (For Clarity and Inner Peace)
If there is only one crystal you should get, that’s Amethyst, one of the most widely known and used healing crystals. It is an all-rounded crystal that helps to improve physical, mental, and emotional issues.
Amethyst connects with the third eye chakra and stimulates spiritual awareness and a higher level of intuition and consciousness. Users can find a greater sense of inner stillness as they increase in mental clarity. With this wisdom, they can be better able to handle any situation in a conscious, logical and mindful manner.
Place an Amethyst crystal in your bedroom or any space you would like more peaceful energy. Otherwise you can also carry around a smaller Amethyst crystal or wear Amethyst necklaces or bracelets on your body.
Rose Quartz perfectly pairs with Amethyst – while Amethyst gives mental peace, Rose Quartz supports the heart chakra. These two healing crystals complement each other to give users mental and emotional balance.
Rose Quartz (For Self-Love and Self-Compassion)
Rose Quartz is one of my staple mala beads I use for almost any situation and intention. It is not only really beautiful, it is believed to calm and heal the heart through its strong vibrations that attract unconditional love whether it’s self-love, friendships, or romantic relationships.
When you are experiencing stress or anxiety, it is really important to remember to practise self-care and self-compassion. Rose Quartz reminds you to do just that.
This healing crystal is especially great for easing issues related to emotions and relationships. It clears toxic attachments and emotions, brings about increased feelings of self-worth, and channels inner confidence in yourself during stressful situations.
Using rose quartz for anxiety is easy. Simply wearing or holding a Rose Quartz healing crystal will release calming energy into your mind, body and soul. You can also wear or place Rose Quartz crystals around you during meditation to boost the calming effects of the practice.
Blue Lace Agate (For Calming)
Just looking at Blue Lace Agate can already make you feel calmer. But the benefits of this crystal on anxiety goes further.
Blue Lace Agate is called the stone of communication. It is a calming, gentle and light blue stone that can be really helpful in stressful situations that are caused by communication issues and misunderstandings. It helps to calm users down so that they can communicate without further tension and frustrations.
This healing crystal also acts against any repression or suppression of feelings caused by past fears and rejections. It dissipates emotional blockages or doubts to allow room for new levels of personal growth and self-expression.
If you find yourself always caught in chaotic situations, misunderstandings or tension, perhaps it is good to carry Blue Lace Agate with you for a daily dose of calm.
Lepidolite (For Balancing and Letting Go)
Lepidolite is a beautiful healing crystal with lilac hues that emits high vibrational energy to balance your third eye chakra (which is the energy center that is most closely related to your thoughts and insights).
The crystal brings awareness to your anxiety triggers, and helps you to learn how to manage yourself during stressful periods when you feel emotionally overwhelmed or worried.
Lepidolite naturally contains lithium, which is used in anti-anxiety meditations, making this a more powerful stone to use for managing stress and anxiety.
Whenever you feel an upcoming anxiety or panic attack, or are troubled by emotional stress, hold Lepidolite crystals in your hands, practise deep breathing for two minutes or maybe even meditate if it is in your practice. As you breathe and sit still with the Lepidolite crystal, feel your anxiety pass.
More calming healing crystals for anxiety and stress relief
The above are the 4 best healing crystals for stress and anxiety that I use in my personal routine. However if you prefer more choices, the below stones are also known for calming and grounding:
Sodalite For Peace and Grounding
Sodalite is usually referred to as the stone of peace. It helps to calm the mind and ease anxiety attacks. This crystal helps to promote self-confidence as we step away from fears and our inner critic. Regain your inner peace and ground yourself with this stone.
Amazonite for Inner Strength
Amazonite helps to boost feelings of confidence, courage, stability and inner peace. It eases emotional distress by calming your mind and helping to balance energies.
Clear Quartz for Mental Clarity
Clear Quartz is known as the “master crystal” due to its most versatile healing powers among all crystals. It can be used for any issues related to the mind, body or emotions. It also helps to increase the efficacy of other crystals. Use Clear Quartz to ground you and provide mental clarity so that you can turn away from irrational fear or unfounded anxiety.
Aquamarine for Calming
Aquamarine has a strong ability to soothe emotional problems and is associated with the calming elements of water due to its pale blue hue. Increase feelings of happiness, love and peace with this stone.
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The YogaMad is founded by Candace, an avid yogini who is passionate about inspiring others to live their best lives while finding mind-body-soul balance. She has a background in business consulting but has left the corporate world in her quest to live out her dreams as a yoga nomad.