You may be aware that crystals have some sort of healing power... but how? Do you wear them? Meditate with them? Look at them? It is a topic that may be confusing to many, so we dove in to crystal healing headfirst in order to bring you the most relevant information about this amazing method!
Crystal healing is an ancient practice thought to promote healing through placement of specific crystals on or around the body. Crystals possess different powers based on color, shape, and atomic structure. In addition to being used for healing, they can exert influence on your life through decoration of the home, being worn as jewelry (stylish!), or carried in a pouch.
Various cultures in history are documented to have utilized crystal healing. Egyptians placed crystals at the top of their pyramids to attract power associated with light captured by crystals. American Indians also revered crystals as important symbols of light. The Chinese put faith specifically in microcrystalline jade to provide a wide range of healing powers.
Which crystal you are drawn to can be highly indicative of which Chakra is out of balance (there is a corresponding question on our quiz!). To help balance the Chakras, a related stone is placed on the part of the body where that Chakra is located. For further assistance in balancing the Chakras with crystals, check out our Mindful Health Chakra Essential Oil Blends... each is energized with a corresponding crystal! The following crystals are associated with the 7 Chakras:
Root - ruby, bloodstone, hematite
Sacral - carnelian, tiger’s eye, onyx7
Solar Plexus - topaz, citrine, amber
Heart - rose quartz, diamond, peridot
Throat - turquoise, blue agate, aquamarine
Third Eye - lapis lazuli, tanzanite, sapphire
Crown - amethyst, alexandrite
(check out our Spinning Wheels of Light guide for more)
This list of crystals is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to crystal healing. Crystals and their various forms have an overwhelming variety of uses. In honor of Valentine’s day, we have selected a few with interesting uses related to love, lust, passion, and more!