When you are stressed out and full of anxiety, your body and its natural defenses are weakened, which can lead to you getting sick. To begin healing, your stress level must be greatly reduced or eliminated. Sometimes stress has become such a regular part of our life pattern that a little push in the right direction is required to initiate the process. Using healing crystals for stress relief is a great first step in learning how to relieve stress naturally, using the tools that Mother Earth has provided us with.
Crystals carry the energy of the Earth within them. When you place them on your body, you are connecting yourself to the powerful grounding and revitalizing energy that lies within the Earth–which is why using crystals can be so effective. There are many different stress relief techniques that use crystals for stress relief, but we have chosen a simple one that requires just 10 healing crystals. The crystals needed for this Stress Reliever crystal pattern are:
- 4 Quartz Crystals
1 above the head, 1 to either side of your arms and 1 on your abdomen
- 3 Amethyst Crystals
1 on your forehead, and 1 in each hand
- 2 Black Onyx Crystals
1 by the sole of each of your feet
- 1 Rose Quartz Crystal
1 on your abdomen
Amethyst on the brow chakra and in the palms of both your hands not only stabilizes, grounds and calms through the minor chakras in the palms, but encourages the flow of energy to rise to the crown chakra, gush from this light center, and then descend smoothly to rejoin the root chakra. Black Onyx absorbs and releases all negative energies, thus reducing stress and anxiety, while Rose Quartz balances the yin and yang (male and female energies) and rejuvenates. Clear Quartz crystal detoxifies the entire aura and the chakras, at the same time bringing harmony and clarity.
The Stress Reliever sets up two separate triangle areas of energy. The top triangle begins at the crystal above the head, descends to the crystal near the left hand, crosses to the crystal in the right hand and ascends to join the crystal at the head. The lower triangle consists of the Rose Quartz and Quartz Crystal on the abdomen, descends to the Black Onyx by the left foot, crosses to the Black Onyx on the right foot and ascends back to the Rose Quartz. Activate these crystals for stress relief by laying them around and on the body in this particular sequence. With your eyes closed, breathe in and out deeply, releasing all the stress and tension in your body. Try to remain in this deeply relaxed state for 8-10 minutes, or when you feel ready to come out of it.
In addition to using these crystals for stress relief in this particular stress relief technique, you can also carry these crystals with you during your day or use them as “worry stones.” A worry stone is a smooth crystal that you keep with you, and whenever you feel worries, stressed or anxious, you take it out and rub it with your fingers. Blue Lace Agate is another wonderful gemstone to wear to help with stress relief. It is believed to have a positive effect on the emotions, helping to soothe an overactive mind. Blue Lace Agate also helps to relieve any stress and anxiety by helping to calm your nerves. If you are looking for a crystal healing piece to wear everyday, try our Stress Free Wrap, made with Blue Lace Agate and Clear Quartz, in combination with these crystals for stress relief.