One of the most common questions I get asked is "What are the most effective crystals for stress & anxiety relief?"
Since there are literally hundreds of healing crystals that could fall under this category, I have narrowed it down to a handful of my favorites, and some all time winners that may help you with stress & anxiety relief.
This is a quick read, so please hang in here with me for a moment.
I've included some other tips for relieving stress and anxiety that I find to be super helpful in my own life. You'll find this information just below the crystal list.
Let's dig in and take a look.
If you're short on patience, this is the stone for you!
Howlite is a calming stone helping to teach patience and eliminate rage and uncontrolled anger. It can aid with insomnia caused by an overactive mind and helps calm turbulent emotions and creates opportunity for calm communication.
Connecting with the Third Eye Chakra, Howlite can help you meditate, connect with higher spiritual consciousness and access past lives. It can be used to absorb your own anger and any that is directed toward you.
Howlite heals all Chakras. Wear it each day and place it under your pillow at night to calm your overactive mind. You will feel the gentle calming energy.
Love me, love you, love everyone!
Rose quartz is the stone of love, for others and yourself. It is calming for the mind; assisting us to release worry, fear and past emotional trauma.
It allows us to be more open to receiving and sharing love, compassion and kindness. It provides physical stability and strength to the heart.
Rose Quartz is a very calming, reassuring and an excellent stone to use for trauma, crisis or everyday stress.
This is a loving and calm energy to the body, mind and spirit.
Amethyst helps to facilitates meditation. It opens and clears the Third-Eye and Crown Chakras, which may accelerate the development of intuition and psychic abilities.
It helps to identify root causes behind behaviors and emotional patterns which encourages us to take responsibility for our own reality.
It's extremely beneficial to calming the mind and providing tranquility.
If you have stress that is related to decision-making, Amethyst can assist you in finding a common sense approach, along with spiritual insights, allowing you to find answers using both your heart and mind (how perfect).
Sodalite assists us in understanding where we are on our life's path, helping us with self acceptance and increasing our self esteem.
It can reduce stress and anxiety and allow us to gain perspective on our problems.
It allows us to move beyond the distraction of our concerns and stay focused on the moment.
Sodalite can act as a guide on inner travels such as meditation, lucid dreaming or shamanic journeys. It is a stone of insight, intuition, analysis and pattern recognition.
This is a wonderful stone for bringing emotional balance and may help to reduce panic attacks by calming the mind.
If you're an Over-thinker like me, Lapis is for YOU! (My absolute favorite)
Lapis Lazuli (It's even fun to say) is a stone of reflection and self knowledge. It activates the higher mind (Third Eye Chakra) and psychic abilities and has traditionally been used to assist one in connecting with higher thinking and spiritual attainment.
Lapis helps to create a clearer perspective on one's life and assists with the identification of habits, patterns or lessons that may be blocking ones spiritual progress.
It can uncover the karmic roots of illness and highlight where one might be self sabotaging one's healing.
It is considered the stone of wisdom and truth. This stone is known to enhance memory and communication while relieving anxiety, especially work related stress.
Lapis quickly releases stress, bringing deep peace and incredible serenity.
To learn more about these and other crystals, please visit my Crystal Guide.
Experiencing "some" stress is a normal part of life. Short term stress can actually be good for us and may keep us motivated and energized. It's when we start getting into the chronic, long term stress that can be damaging, both physically and emotionally.
We all experience short term stress and many of us will inevitably encounter long term stress as well. Much of our stress and anxiety is self induced through our own thought patterns and we may not immediately know the exact cause of the stress, but typically, in time, we can usually narrow it down.
We will never rid ourselves completely of stress, but the good news is, there are many things we can do and several options available to help relieve it.
I'll be diving deeper into why some of us are more prone to stress than others, and what you can do about it, in an upcoming blog.
I'd like to share with you a few activities that help me in managing my stress, and perhaps you could get some ideas on better managing your own, if that is what you feel you need.
Most of the stress in my life is brought on by my "overthinking mind." My husband and I like to refer to it as my "monkey mind." What works well in managing this stress and calming my mind and spirit are the following activities:
- Daily Meditation
- Exercise (5 days per week) or walking in nature with my dogs
- Working with crystals
Since stress is so individualized and manifested from different thought patterns, there isn't a "one-size-fits-all" solution that will work for everyone. Experiment with what you are drawn to and what feels right for you.
If you'd like learn more about meditation, don't miss my most recent article "A Better Life In Ten Minutes."
If you'd like to shop (or just take a peak) at some of the crystal healing bracelets that Calmer Spirit offers that may help with stress and anxiety, you can click here.
Custom bracelets are also offered! Just email me to get started.
We're all in this together, so why not learn from each other and support one another in this amazing journey.
I'd love to hear what works for you in managing both everyday stress and long-term stress and anxiety! I'm always looking for new ideas!
Peace & Energy,