Using Healing Crystals For Beginners
Using healing crystals has recently surged in popularity. More, now than ever, we have new customers coming to us to start their healing journey using crystals. The most common thing we hear among our new customers is that they are unsure of what to do with their crystals.
To start your healing crystal journey, you have to connect with a crystal, cleanse it and set your intention. Once you’ve done that, you can use your crystal daily to tap into its energy and discover the power of crystals. There are many uses for healing crystals. Just like any diet, workout routine or other healing practice, what works for one person may not work for another.
Here a few of our favorite and easiest ways to connect with our stones and crystals. Use these methods as a starting point for your mindfulness practice. Once you’ve worked with the stones in one of these ways, you can also try working with a crystal ritual for a specific crystal.
Hold Crystals or Stones During Meditation
One of the simplest ways to connect with crystals is through meditation. Start by holding your crystal in one or both hands as you close your eyes and focus on your breath. You may feel your body sink deeper into the earth, creating a grounding effect. You may feel a lightness surround you. Or you may not feel anything right away. Sometimes, certain crystals don’t resonate, and other times they make the hairs on your skin stand up. Each crystal will feel different, so be patient and keep experimenting.
Create a Crystal Grid
Crystal grids are used to transform the energy in a space. Pick stones that align with your intention and set them up in a grid by building a symmetrical pattern. The crystals work to manifest an intention, while the sacred geometry of a grid helps accomplish it quicker. I’s recommend using flower of life grid cloths — cloths printed with a sacred geometrical pattern that adds even more energy to a crystal grid. You can also refer to Feng Shui principles to decide what colors of stones to use or where to place your grid in your home for a specific intention.
Design a Peaceful Sacred Space
Sacred spaces have quickly become popular — they’re now crucial components of most yoga and meditation practice spaces. Using crystals in these calming displays adds a beautiful piece of earth energy and brings a peaceful, grounding presence. The crystals also remind you to reconnect with your intention each time you revisit your space
Amethyst is one of the most popular crystals for sacred spaces, because it emits positive energy and fosters a deeper state of meditation. Crystal points can help you set an intention in your space. Simply place one point on top of a piece of paper with your intention written on it, and the point amplifies the intention into the universe.
Carry Crystals in Your Pocket or Purse
The more contact you have with a crystal, the more aware you’ll be of its energy. You can carry a crystal with you in your pocket or purse and pull it out whenever you need to center yourself or bring your attention back to the intention you’re working towards.
Try a Body Layout
Putting crystals on your body has a completely different effect than simply holding them. If you’re working with a specific chakra, pick a stone that corresponds to that chakra and place it on your body. This serves to stir the energy around that chakra and bring up the emotions that you need to heal.
To start, use smoky quartz to give your root chakra grounding energy or place an aventurine over your heart to open your heart chakra to giving and receiving love. You can place a quartz crystal above your head to open your crown chakra for enlightenment and guidance. Keeping a stone over your third eye during this process can help you enter a deeper state of meditation.
Using Healing Crystals During Yoga
Keeping crystals on your yoga mat helps create a tranquil space for you to practice. You can even place crystals on your body during savasana to encourage a deeper state of healing meditation.
Energize Your Home Décor
Healing crystals have been popping up in several home décor magazines, and for good reason. Larger crystals make for jaw-dropping statement pieces that work to shift the energy of a space. Amethyst, for example, dispels negative energy and emits positive vibes — it’s the perfect addition to any room.
Give Yourself a Spa Treatment
Crystals can infuse many self-care routines with healing properties. For a DIY crystal treatment, bring your healing crystals into the bath with you or let them soak in the water you use to wash your face. The crystal energy will have a peaceful and restorative affect on your at-home spa day.
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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.