WHY USE CRYSTALS FOR MEDITATION?
Crystals can supercharge the power of your intentions during meditation. Each crystal has its own frequency and metaphysical properties, which help you to vibrate in alignment with it and soak up all its benefits!
The right crystals can help you to access meditative states and heal any particular issues you’re wanting to target. Plus they really don’t add any extra difficulty into your meditation, so for me it’s a no brainer!
HOW TO CHOOSE CRYSTALS FOR MEDITATION
Choose your crystals based on your intuition. This is because your intuition knows what you need more than your headspace does. Trust your gut.
If you find that no singular crystal is calling out to you, that’s okay too. Instead, think about what you feel like you might need in this moment. Could you benefit from more self love, are you wanting to get more in tune with your intuition, or perhaps you want to work on confidence?
THE 6 BEST CRYSTALS FOR MEDITATION
These crystals can be seen as great all rounders and are the perfect crystals to reach for when you’re unsure of what you want to work with!
1. CLEAR QUARTZ
Clear Quartz is, in my opinion, the best meditation stone. This is because it is a stone that has the power to awaken your crown chakra, which is associated with your psychic abilities.
Plus, despite being associated primarily with the crown chakra, clear quartz actually has the ability to balance all of your chakras. It is the ultimate balancing stone, and a great crystal to use to bring your other crystals back into alignment.
If you’re feeling out of balance and like you could benefit from the properties of the “master healer”, clear quartz is the perfect stone for you to meditate with.
Selenite is another powerful crystal associated with the crown chakra. It is particularly beneficial for developing peace, serenity and universal consciousness.
Selenite is the perfect stone to meditate with if you want to clear your mind space and gain clarity. It can help to develop self awareness and make you more in tune with yourself and your surroundings.
Its’ calming properties make it an amazing tool for accessing meditative states.
Amethyst is a form of quartz, which has a purple hue. This is a stone that is connected to the third eye chakra, which is associated with your intuition. For this reason, amethyst is one of the best crystals to enhance your meditation.
Using amethyst during meditation can promote inner peace and healing, relieve stress and enhance spiritual awareness.
If you want to connect more to your intuition, amethyst can be an amazing stone to work with before going to sleep. This is because it aids us in connecting to our subconscious mind during our sleep state!
4. ROSE QUARTZ
Rose quartz can be a very helpful stone to meditate with when you are struggling with self love or not some help opening up and trusting the universe.
It is an incredibly calming stone which can make you feel completely full of love and peace during meditation.
5. SMOKEY QUARTZ
Smokey Quartz is an amazing stone to meditate with if you’re feeling particularly vulnerable to negativity. It helps to dispel negative energy, remove fear and uplift you if you’re suffering from low mood or anxiety.
Smokey quartz is a grounding stone, associated with the root chakra. Meditating with this crystal can make you feel more centered and calm, bringing you back into balance when things feel overwhelming.
6. BLACK TOURMALINE
Black Tourmaline is another crystal that’s helpful for repelling those negative vibes. Reach for this stone if you’re feeling like you need an extra hand when it comes to healing. This stone will help you to shift a negative mindset and is a great tool for meditation.
HOW TO MEDITATE WITH CRYSTALS
1. SET AN INTENTION
I would really recommend always setting an intention before your meditation, especially when using crystals. This is because knowing your intention helps you to choose crystals that will help you align with that intention.
So why are you meditating? What do you want to target today? Ask yourself these questions to reinforce with yourself why you’re engaging in this practice.
For example, you may decide that in today’s practice you really want to focus on self love. This can then help you to not only choose your crystal, but other tools that can help you achieve this intention such as using self love affirmations.
2. CHOOSE YOUR CRYSTAL
Now you have your intention set, it’s time to choose a crystal that will help you align with this intention.
You can pick a crystal from the list above, choose crystals based on a chakra, or google which crystals are helpful for your specific intention.
Try to tune into your intuition with this - which crystal is calling out to you?
3. CLEANSE AND CHARGE YOUR CRYSTAL
It’s important to cleanse your crystal if you’ve just purchased it, because it is likely to have soaked up a lot of different energies that you don’t want to take on!
4. PLACE YOUR CRYSTAL
Sit in the position that you would ordinarily sit in for meditation. The only difference is that you can now place your crystal wherever you want to place it.
A common method is to hold the crystal in the left hand, as this is the receiving hand. Using this hand means that you’re receptive to the energies of the crystal and can receive the benefits during your meditation.
5. FOCUS ON THE CRYSTAL
Begin your meditation practice as you usually would, but direct your focus towards the energies of the crystal and visualize yourself receiving these energies.
Notice how the crystal feels as you meditate - you may be able to sense the energy that radiates from it.
Continue to focus on the crystal throughout your practice, returning your attention to it if your mind starts to wander. Also remember to keep your intention in mind and recenter yourself if you lose sight of it.
There is no right or wrong way to practice this, you'll know what feels right for you.