5 Healing Crystals Every Yogi Should Have

Danielle McKee
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Crystal healing seems to be all the rage right now. You see beautiful images of crystals on Pinterest and Instagram. You see yogis incorporating them into their practice and wearing them around their necks . . .
 
You get the point. Crystals are IN!
 
The irony about the hype? The healing properties of crystals have been used for thousands of years. Thousands and thousands of years ago, ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Chinese used crystals for their powerful healing.
 
That’s why healing crystals aren’t a trend.
 

Crystals are a miraculous and proven method of healing that has been passed down through generations.

 
There is great doubt among the general public that crystals radiate healing powers. Some roll their eyes and deem it “hippie dippie bullshit,” some joke about witchcraft, and many refer to their use and power as a pseudoscience, or a mere placebo effect.
 
The scientific community takes for granted the heavy spiritual, unseen and immeasurable influence in crystal healing.
 

So . . . How Does Crystal Healing Work?

Due to its frequency, the structure of a crystal is said to have a strong vibratory connection with the human body.
 
When the physical body is imbalanced, the cellular vibration of the body is restricted. Yet through a crystal’s “resonance effect,” the crystal’s vibration aligns with the body so these restrictions can be unblocked. “Resonance” refers to the ability of the crystal to drive the force of another energy and match those frequencies.
 
We learn a lot about resonance in Physics. This is the phenomenon you see when an earthquake or dangerously strong winds make a road or bridge move – oscillating at the same frequency or close to the same frequency as the energy moving it.
 
The spiritual aspect of the crystal healing comes into play with the intent of the person using the crystals. The intention behind the use of these crystals is huge, and REAL.
 
Think about the intention you set for your yoga practice. Your intention affects your thoughts, which in turn affects your actions and experiences.
 
The practice of crystal healing mimics this same concept. Just holding a crystal in your hand is not as powerful as holding the crystal in your hand and actively infusing intention and positive thought into that energy force.
 
With the right intention, you’d be very surprised how helpful a crystal can be.
 

Here are 5 crystals that every yogi should have and use:

 

1. Rose Quartz

Healing properties: Rose quartz is symbolic of love. This crystal is highly renowned due to its connection to such a strong emotion – love. Rose quartz represents unconditional love of all things.
 
How to use it: As we all know, love conquers all, and love is all we need. I personally recommend this crystal for times that you feel down in the dumps, angry or afraid of something.
 
Let the healing power of this crystal resonate with you, use a love mantra (like I breathe in love and exhale negativity) and hold it to your heart chakra, close your eyes and breathe in the feeling of unconditional love.
 

 

2. Amethyst

Healing properties: This is a very soothing, calming crystal. Amethyst is great for those stressful days that threaten our peace and serenity.
 
How to use it: Know that you are going to have a stressful day at work? Feeling overwhelmed or frustrated by something or someone? Put this crystal on a chain around your neck, or slip it into your pocket and meditate on what it stands for.
 
Your intention combined with the calming, soothing power of this crystal will help you through whatever you’re dealing with. This is also a great one to put under your pillow if you’re having nightmares or issues sleeping. Paired with your intention, amethyst will help you feel calm and grounded.
 
 

3. Aventurine

Healing properties: This is the crystal of luck, prosperity and good fortune. Aventurine is the crystal you should carry with you to a job interview, to a meeting you’re nervous about, or any time you need a boost of confidence. Great for starting new ventures or even just keeping at your work desk.
 
How to use it: For the days you’re doubting yourself or your own abilities, keep this crystal on hand. Set an intention to acknowledge your successes and accomplishments while using this crystal.
 
Wear aventurine around your neck, hold it in your hand, or keep it in your pocket or purse. You will be surprised at how this crystal will open your eyes to the successes and treasures that already exist in your life.
 
 

4. Clear Quartz

Healing properties: Clear quartz represents purity and clarity. This is a great one to pair with another crystal to enhance its healing properties. This crystal can be used when you are working through an issue and need more clarity, or if you are confused and feeling unsure.
 
How to use it: Clear quartz is also known for its cleansing properties. You can use this crystal in your home to clear out negative energy. Walk into each room repeating a mantra of your choosing (I bless this home, or Let this home be cleared of negative energy, etc).
 
You can use clear quartz after a fight or a bad break up. Sleep with it under your pillow and go to sleep meditating on the mantra I will wake renewed and pure of negative energy.
 
 

5. Tiger’s Eye

Healing properties: Tiger’s Eye can help you manifest strength, power, and courage. This is a great crystal to have with you when you are feeling unsafe, weak, or powerless.
 
How to use it: If you start feeling powerless in a situation, take Tiger’s Eye with you, use the mantra I am strong, and let the intention of strength and the healing power of the Tiger’s Eye do the rest.
 
 
The popularity of crystals is no coincidence. The existence of controversy tells us that something is happening – a discussion is being had, and further thought is going into the use and practice of these healing properties.
 
Challenge yourself and your belief systems, give these healing crystals a try, set the right intention, and remain open. You will find delight in the fact that you have the power within you to transform your thoughts, your feelings and your outcomes, and the crystals act as an aid in this process.
 

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Danielle McKee

Danielle is a Northern California girl from the Sacramento area. She works at a Legislative Advocacy firm, enjoys yoga, meditation, writing, drinking wine and cooking for the ones she loves. Her yoga ventures have taught her to live more mindfully on and off her mat.

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