The Benefits of Grounding Crystals
In our world today, it can often feel as if time is speeding up. We seem to be adding more and more to our plates without gaining anymore time in our days to accomplish them. This results in panic, anxiety, crankiness and the inability to focus. It knocks us off our game and we become unbalanced and ungrounded. This is where the benefits of using and wearing grounding crystals come into play.
Being grounded is all about being centered, balanced and connected with the Earth’s energy. It helps us to remain calm, cool and collected, regardless of what’s going on in the world around us. When we are grounded, we are more authentic, make better decisions, and we own our own power. When we feel ourselves becoming unsettled by life, we put on our grounding crystals and take a moment to recollect ourselves. Being grounded also balances the root chakra.
Our favorite are Hematite, Smoky Quartz and Jasper. These healing crystals are all powerful for grounding your energy, but they have different ways of doing so—they will feel different on your body.
Hematite Stone: Hematite stone is the ultimate grounding gemstone for the body. It holds a very powerful grounding energy that literally feels like you are being sucked down into the Earth. When it touches your skin, you feel a magnetic energy that leaves you feeling more balanced, calm and centered. Hematite stones also eliminate any negative energy within your body or energy field, drawing it from you into itself.
Smoky Quartz Stone: Some people find that the grounding energy of Hematite stones is too overwhelming for their body—the grounding crystals may feel heavy when placed on your body. If this is the case for you, we would suggest choosing a different grounding crystal, such as Smoky Quartz. Smoky Quartz is grounding and stabilizing crystal that brings powerful energies for centering the body. It is one of the most powerful root chakra stones, focusing on cleansing and balancing this chakra so that you feel more grounded and rooted in the Earth. It is very grounding in an uplifting way, having a much more subtle energy than Hematite. Smoky Quartz works to neutralize any negative vibrations, replacing them with light—therefore not feeling as heavy on your body as Hematite may.
Shungite Stone: Shungite stone is the most powerful stone for balancing root chakra issues, which gives you a feeling of being ungrounded.It’s vital to practice root chakra balancing to have a rooted and grounded first chakra to build upon. The effectiveness of the other chakras is based upon the first. Shungite demands that you deal with your emotions, toxic mental thoughts and anything that no longer serves you. It puts all the stuff in your face to deal with, but in return, it gives you the grace and strength to cut the energetic cords that hold you back from your personal truth and magnificence.
Jasper Stone: Since ancient times, Jasper stones have been valued for their healing and grounding energies. These healing crystals carry a very strong Earth energy, helping to deepen your personal connection with the Earth when you wear or meditate with these grounding crystals. There are many, many different types of Jasper stones, yet all carry this powerful Earth energy. Choose the ones that you are most attracted too, as those will be the most beneficial for you. We personally like the grounding energy of Red Jasper stones, as it has a reenergizing and reinvigorating effect on your body.
K2 Stone: A combination of grounding granite and celestial Azurite, the K2 stone balances our earthly experiences with our higher consciousness and connection to the universe and the heavens. Granite holds the grounding earth energy, while azurite represents a celestial experience. It is an extremely powerful way to connect to your intuition and find the balance between your intuition and your daily life.
Prasiolite Stone: Prasiolite Stone is an excellent healing stone to use to ground yourself to the energy of the Earth. Meditating while holding these stones, or simply having them in your space, facilitates a strong connection with Mother Earth, allowing for powerful healing energy to flow up through your feet to your heart. These healing stones help to remove any negative energy within your mind, body and space, replacing it with renewed positive energy.
Energy Muse’s grounding jewelry, like our Grounding bracelet and anklet are made with Hematite. Try wearing the Grounding Anklet every day to keep grounded and balanced. Because it is worn on your ankle, which is close to the Earth, you can really feel the grounding energy all day long! Our Jasper Bracelet also has a profound grounding effect and develops your connection to Mother Earth. We also love wearing an Elite Shungite Necklace, which brings balance to your physical and energetic body. Creating a noticeable shift in your energy field, wearing shungite detoxifies, purifies and heals the physical and energy systems throughout your body. Although it detoxes you physically and emotionally, it provides a stable, strong energy.
Along with your grounding crystals, whenever you are feeling overwhelmed, try this simple grounding exercise that you can do in less than 10 minutes. You can also try a nature walk meditation, which is one of our favorite grounding methods.
- Sit (or stand) in a quiet place–you can do this outside, in nature if you would like.
- Visualize roots streaming from the bottoms of your feet, continuing to grow downwards, connecting the soles of your feet deep into the core of the Earth.
- Breathe in through your mouth and out through your nose.
- Visualize all the negativity, anxiety and stress flowing through the roots and dissolving into Mother Earth.
- Visualize green healing light coming back up the roots through the soles of your feet, running up your legs to your heart and filling you with healing, vibrating energy.
How to Choose the Right Grounding Crystal
You may be thinking to yourself, how do I choose from these grounding crystals? Which one is the right one for me? When choosing which crystal to use, trust your intuition. We cannot stress this enough! Everyone will vibe with different crystals. They will feel different to everyone. If you are shopping for grounding crystals in person, pick up each one and see how it feels in your hand. Choose the one that feels good when you hold it—you will know. If you are shopping for grounding crystals online, choose the one that you are visually attracted to the most. Many times one will stand out to you immediately; this is the one for you!
How to Maximize the Effects of Grounding Crystals
Cleansing and charging your grounding crystals is important because it clears their properties of any previous programming or old energy, making them more open and receptive to working for you and your intention for restoring balance. There are several different cleansing methods you can use to charge your grounding stones, and these are the ones that work the best for us.
The sacred smoke of Sage is a wonderful energy cleaning tool for grounding crystals because it instantly carries away any stagnant energy that may have accumulated over time. It will also cleanse your home and make any room in your house smell amazing. To add an extra layer of cleansing effects or to add variety to your energy clearing routine, Palo Santo is another option. Together, the sweet aroma of Palo Santo combined with the earthiness of Sage allows for a deeper cleansing effect on crystals for grounding and anxiety.
You can also harness the restorative power of nature to cleanse and charge your grounding stones. Place your grounding stones outside under the full sun for 4 hours or longer, allowing the cleansing power of sunlight to burn away old energy and infuse your crystals for grounding and protection with pure vibrations. Another way to boost the benefit of crystals in your collection is to place them under the light of a full moon, which will make them sparkle and bring their energy back to life.
To get the most stone benefits from your crystal healing practice, another cleansing and charging technique that’s easy to do is a Selenite charging plate. One of the most powerful crystals in the mineral kingdom for purifying and cleansing, a key Selenite meaning is that it is the only crystal that doesn’t need to be charged, making it a powerful energy cleansing tool that you can use on its own or in combination with other clearing practices. Simply place your grounding stones on the Selenite plate for at least 4 hours or more and they will be fully charged and ready for programming with your intention for grounding and balance.
Breaking up and releasing stagnant energy can also be done with sound, a clearing technique that emits cleansing vibrations throughout your home. To use this technique, play recordings of the Ohm mantra or the live sounds of Tibetan singing bowls to send purifying vibes to all areas of your space, including the energy of your grounding stones. Other relaxing sounds like classical music are also beneficial for their cleansing effects on the energy of crystals and your environment.
How to Create a Crystal Program for Grounding and Balance
By programming your grounding crystals with a specific intention for healing, you can maximize their unique properties, making them work for you in support of your spiritual goals. When setting intentions for your crystals, think of areas in your life that need improvement, which is a good place to start in getting to the root cause of any unbalanced energy.
- balance & Focus
- Smoky Quartz
Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.