Using crystals or gemstones during your practice of yoga or meditation can boost the power that these practices already hold. Crystals have been appreciated for not only their beauty but the healing powers that they possess. Yoga Basics describe crystals as “powerful symbols of our inner light” and gemstones as “representations of our hidden beauty.” There are many different types of crystals and gemstones that are used to enhance practices, but I will list 9 common and powerful options.
Crystal Quartz- Also known as clear quartz is used to assist clarity of mind, inner strength, as well as spiritual growth. This stone increases the energy of other stones and is also used to align the chakras.
Fluorite- This stone is known for its protective powers and is used to stimulate concentration, focus, and grounding. This stone also helps remove flustered and negative thoughts- making it a harmonizing and balancing stone as well.
Amethyst- This crystal is one of peace, stability, clarity, patience, and inner strength. It opens and triggers the crown chakra and cleanses the mind of negative thoughts- removing darkness and boosting inner peace.
Rose Quartz- This stone opens the heart chakra to many forms of love, which raises self-esteem, removes guilt, and balances emotions. It is known as a calming and soothing stone.
Citrine- This gemstone is connected with success, prosperity, abundance, joy, happiness, wisdom, and peace. This gem can inspire optimism and creativity.
Moonstone- This crystal, considered sacred in India, promotes sensitivity, intuition, and wisdom. It also stimulates peace, harmony, and confidence. The moonstone channels the energy of the moon to clear your mind and center your soul.
Hematite- Similar to fluorite, this is another protective stone, but hematite activates your root chakra to help you stay grounded. It can be used to soak up negative energy while reducing stress and worry, enhance confidence, and increase concentration.
Tiger’s eye- This gemstone initiates the solar plexus chakra, bringing power, strength, concentration, confidence, and courage to your practice. This gemstone is also known for having healing powers especially for the digestive system.
Black Tourmaline- This crystal is another protective stone that purifies your energy body by absorbing all negativity. This crystal boosts a positive attitude, physical healing, and releases anxiety.