Since our last blog, have you given meditation a go? If you’re finding it difficult or you just want to elevate your experience, crystals are definitely a great option for you. Because each crystal has its own distinctive metaphysical properties, some crystals are better than others for helping you find that inner peace. We’ve put together a list of 5 of the best crystals for you to use when meditating.
This gemstone is one of the best all-rounder crystals you can find, but it’s particularly good at helping clear the mind. Clear quartz is also great for filtering out distractions - just what you need when you’re meditating! Just remember, clear quartz = clear mind!
Wear it on a pendant around your neck when you’re meditating and your mind will be free to take a much-deserved break!
A wonderfully calming crystal, Amethyst is one of the key tools to have by your side when practicing the art of meditation. They are able to calm your thoughts and bring clarity of mind to help you become more in tune with your inner self and how you feel on a deeper level.
For an everyday mood booster, wear an amethyst around your neck, like this one!
Known for its ethereal quality, selenite is a great gemstone to use if you’re craving those higher vibrations from your practice. Selenite will help you stay at peace throughout your meditation and will bring some great psychic insights.
As with other stones of black colour, black tourmaline is a very protective and soothing crystal. It absorbs negative thoughts, feelings and emotions, and sometimes when things feel a little spacey when you’re meditating, black tourmaline will also help you to stay grounded.
This is possibly more of a lesser known gemstone, but we can vouch for its benefits! A fantastic anxiety and stress reliever, Lepidolite helps you to stay calm and quiet any overwhelming and difficult thoughts and emotions.
So now you know the right crystals to use, how exactly are you meant to use them?
Think of crystals like little vessels, eagerly awaiting your intention. If you want to use one to help you feel calm, let it know. It sounds a little weird, but that’s what they’re made for. Obviously each one has their own strengths and qualities they’re better suited for, but they'll help you with what you need in their own way.
One way to meditate with crystals is to hold them in the palm of your left hand as you settle in. The left hand is the receiving hand, so holding a crystal here will help you receive its energy.
It can help to use your crystal as a focal point too if you find it difficult to stay focused on just your breathing. Think about how it feels in your hand and focus on that and what you’re trying to achieve by meditating, whether that’s stress relief or spiritual enlightenment.
Give it a go and let us know what you think!
We have a wide range of crystals online and in store, but if you’re looking for something in particular, don’t hesitate to ask!