Crystals and gemstones can bring a new world of intentions, energies, and powers into your yoga practice. They’re not just exquisite pieces of jewelry, but also embody transformation and contain an abundance of healing powers. So, if you are ready to boost the power of your yoga practice, crystals will be your new best friends!
Healing Powers of Crystals
From creating positive change to unlock potential growth and transformation, to giving you protection and unconditional love – crystals and gemstones can help you to go deeper and enhance your yoga experience. And even if you don’t believe in the healing powers of crystals and gemstones, they can still be used as a symbol of your inner light and your hidden beauty.
The Most Popular Healing Crystals to Take on Your Mat
If you want to benefit from the powers of the gem, it is important that you choose the right stone. As each crystal and gemstone has different powers, you have to figure out which ones you should use when conducting your yoga practice. To help you, I made a list of my favorite stones I love to take on the mat with me for a kick-ass practice. Just place your crystals and gems around your mat as you practice or on an altar in your practice room. Also, you can carry them on you as well as meditate directly on one of your favorite gems.
1. Rose Quartz
This beautiful pink gem is also known as the love crystal. Not only will it help to attract and keep love, but it can also help to heal your heart from disappointment and pain and become more gentle and tolerant. This stone also teaches you to hope and encourages to accept yourself just as you are.
Amethyst resonates with Crown Chakra, as well as Third Eye Chakra, which opens up the gateway to divine consciousness, and higher intuition, and let people connect to their spirituality. It helps to relieve stress and anxiety and can create balance, peace, and patience. Also, this highly spiritual stone increases your inner strength and stabilizes your emotions. It will also help you to harness flexibility and acceptance during difficult times. This makes the Amethyst perfect for your yoga and meditation practice.
3. Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz is translucent and clear and can heal issues at the physical, mental, emotional or soul level. Representing all chakras and bringing them in alignment, clear quartz can be used to assist in any type of healing. It brings in divine white light and connection to higher-self, higher consciousness, higher wisdom, and unconditional pure love. It is also said to increase inspiration and creativity by creating space in the mind. In addition, Clear Quartz is perfect for amplifying the energies of the other stones you use during your practice.
Citrine is a stone that carries the powers of the sun and is as bright as its energy. Everything about this stone emanates optimistic energy and joy and this gem will help to fend off any negative energy that comes your way. Citrine evokes the element of fire, intertwining the first chakra, second chakra, and third chakra. It supports digestion, metabolism, and overall weight loss within the physical body. In addition, this gem will give you inspiration and increase your creativity, energy, and drive. So, if you want to feel joyful and sunny, bring your citrine gem!
5. Black Tourmaline
Black tourmaline is known for activating the first chakra and is deeply rooted to the earth. As such it is famous among healers and shamans for its protective, and grounding qualities. It heals physically, spiritually, and emotionally and repels lower harmful frequencies by creating an electrical force field around your aura. It will absorb negativity and transmute it into positive energy and bring more good into your life. Black Tourmaline can help you to release self-doubt and anxiety and to become more stable and centered.
Aquamarine is a very empowering crystal. While using this crystal, you may start to feel the presence of the divine feminine deep within you. It will strengthen the energies between your heart and throat, which enhances clarity, a better understanding of yourself and your inner truth.
7. Green Jade
The Green Jade attracts and enhances love. The stone is a symbol of serenity, tranquility, and purity and brings good luck, friendship, peace, and harmony. Besides, Green Jade is a protective stone and will ward off negative energies that surround you. It can also show you how you enhance your creativity and how you can be more resourceful. It will encourage you to not listen to your self-imposed limitations and will support you in achieving your goals and manifest your dreams into reality.
8. Black Onyx
Black Onyx healing properties integrate dualities within your inner self and will give you strength and self-mastery. This dark quartz is grounding and stable and turns aggressive energies into physical and mental strength, persistence and endurance. It will keep your mind free of self-doubt and helps you to be master of your own destiny.
Moonstone is a soft, feminine stone that increases intuition, promotes inspiration, success and good fortune. It helps you to unlock the energy of the Moon that resides within you, thereby soothing emotional instability and stress, and stabilizing the emotions, providing calmness.
As soon as you touch a hematite gem, you will feel more grounded and calm. It will remove any negative feelings caused by stress or anxiety and will make you feel calm and centered again. In addition, Hematite can be used to cleanse the blood and supports circulation. The warm and energizing vibes of this stone will jumpstart a slow nervous system and give a boost to your energy centers.
Ready to bring your Crystals?
While yoga aligns your mind, body, and soul, crystals will release energetic blockages translating into physical and emotional barriers. So, by bringing gemstones and crystals to your yoga practice next time, you can really improve your practice and create a more powerful healing experience. It might bring you even one step closer to true fulfillment and bliss in your life. As I already experienced this effect, I hope that this article inspired you to bring your crystals to your yoga mat next time and promote happiness on and off the mat!