Stress and Its Impact on Our Health
Most of us know that some stress is good, but excessive stress can be detrimental. Many may not be able to manage that fine line between ‘good’ and ‘bad’ stress – it is rather common to find people being consumed and overwhelmed by chronic stress.
However, did you know that long term exposure to stress and anxiety can compromise your emotional, mental and physical health? In fact, stress is known to negatively affect the immune, digestive, cardiovascular, and sleep systems which puts sufferers at risk of diseases and illnesses.
Mortality levels due to stress is pretty shocking. In the UK, almost 180,000 people die each year from some form of stress-related illness. In the US, emotional stress is a major contributing factor to leading causes of death such as cancer and heart disease. 
Using Crystals to Manage Stress
If you think you are in the class of chronic stress sufferers, there are many ways you can try to manage stress. The most effective programs combine some forms of mindfulness methods including meditation, physical activities such as yoga asanas and spiritual practices that help with energy balancing.
In this post, we focus on the use of healing crystals to support your anti-stress program. Healing crystals connect with our energy fields through their unique vibrational frequencies. They amplify what you are trying to manifest by aligning your vibrational energies to your thoughts.
Tuning in to calming healing crystals can help you to focus and manage stress-triggering thoughts before they come. Having a physical object around also provides a sense of connectedness to yourself and the calm you are trying to manifest. Below are 7 of the best healing crystals we know to beat stress and anxiety.
Related: If you want to read more about the science behind healing crystals and how to use them effectively, you can read my post here.
Best Crystals for Stress and Anxiety
Amethyst | Best for Mind-Body-Soul Zen
One of the most popular healing crystals in the world, Amethyst is an all-rounded stone that will benefit you physically, mentally and spiritually. It carries a calming and serene energy to help you sooth out anxious nerves when you are filling jittery or overwhelmed.
Amazonite | Best for Quick Results
Amazonite brings harmonious properties that soothes and nurtures the spirit. It helps to reduce feelings of aggression, worry and fear, including those feeling triggered by social settings. Amazonite stone acts fast to help you gain control of your emotions, especially when you feel a panic or anxiety attack coming.
Blue Lace Agate | Best for Calming the Mind
Blue Lace Agate is visually soothing and is known to calm your mind and help dispel anxious feelings due to fears of rejection or judgement. It possess a circular flowing energy that also uplifts and elevates your spirit and mood. Blue lace agate is associated with the throat chakra and helps those who struggle with speaking out to do so honestly and with kindness.
Lepidolite | Best for Relaxation & Happiness
Lepidolite is one of the most effective crystals for stabilizing your mood, promoting relaxation and instilling a deep sense of happiness. It actually contains a high amount of lithium, which is found often in anti-anxiety medication. Use Lepidolite to remove energy blockages and bring back balance to your mind and spirit during times of stress.
Turquoise| Best for Mental Peace & Strength
Turquoise is one of the most efficient healing stones that benefits overall emotional wellbeing by balancing and inducing a sense of serenity and peace. It dispels negative energies that trigger stress and anxiety, providing strength and confidence to speak in public or speak up for yourself. Turquoise highly benefits those who tend to over-react to situations by calming their nerves and helping them to view the situation from others’ perspectives.
Black tourmaline | Best for Cleansing & Security
Black tourmaline tends to be under the radar as compared to amethyst, rose quartz or tiger eye. It is a highly effective crystal for protecting you from people, thoughts or environments that can negatively affect your stress levels. Once you are able to walk away from these negative energies, you are allowing your soul to make space for clarity and calm.
Rose Quartz | Best for Harmony & Love
Rose Quartz works on the heart chakra to allow you to give and receive unconditional love. It is one of the best stones to use when you are faced with an emotionally troubling situation at home or at work. For those who are suffering from emotional traumas or relationship troubles, Rose Quartz helps you to let go and move on from the situation.
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The YogaMad is founded by Candy, 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.