3 Simple Ways to Use Crystals for Anxiety (2022)

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How are your Sunday nights? Are they typically pretty chill and optimistic about the coming week? Or does anxiety slowly begin to build around 4PM, when you realize that the onset of Monday morning is officially here?For me, the answer depends on the week. But it wasn’t always that way. I bring up Sunday evenings because I distinctly remember the anxiety and dread that I would feel every Sunday night, with my work week being imminently upon me.

Reiki has done wonders for my anxiety. If you’re not familiar with reiki, it’s the practice of tuning into the energy that connects us to each other, and to our higher selves. Simply taking the time to breathe deeply, and feel that energy, helps me to stay grounded. And it gives me a go-to action to take when things feel intense.

But, what about those moments when the anxiety is just too strong to sit and breathe? Do you know what I’m talking about? That moment when you feel like your nerves may jump out of your skin? And someone says, “just sit… and meditate...”. And you want to punch them? ;-) Yeah, reiki isn’t usually enough for me in those moments either.This is where crystals come in. I’ve found that natural crystals can help me calm when my emotions feel too strong. It’s a little hard to grasp, but there’s an energy in crystals, just as there is in a plant, or an animal. That energy mixes with ours and has an effect, sometimes subtle and sometimes noticeable.

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If you’re interested, I have a fun experiment for you to try. Find a stone crystal, or a gemstone piece of jewelry. If you don’t have one at home, try this next time you’re in a shop or farmers market that sells crystals.

Hold the crystal/gemstone near your forehead. Take a deep breath, and picture your feet grounded down deep into the earth. Can you feel the energy between you and the crystal? How about if you slowly move it to the right side of your face? Just above your lips? How about near your ears? Or your throat? Try this with two or three different crystals/gemstones. Can you tell a difference between the energy in each of them?

Personally, I can feel some crystals really well, and others I can’t. But I do believe that they cause subtle shifts in my energy when I keep them close.


So let’s talk about three easy ways to connect to crystal energy to help anxiety. My go-to crystals for this are a small set of chakra stones. Chakra stones match to the major chakras in our body. If you’re not familiar with a chakra, it is an energy center. Imagine a vortex where energy circles, moving in and out of the vortex. Our bodies have seven of these major vortexes that process energy, called chakras. You’ll often see them associated with a color from the rainbow.

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  1. The Root Chakra - red - located at the base of the spine and most often associated with security, safety, and grounding
  2. The Sacral Chakra - orange - located below the navel and most often associated with emotion, creativity, and connection to others
  3. The Solar Plexus Chakra - yellow - located above the navel and most often associated with willpower, strength, and determination
  4. The Heart Chakra - green/pink - located in the center of the chest and most often associated with love, hope, and compassion
  5. The Throat Chakra - blue - located at the throat and most often associated with communication and self expression
  6. The Third Eye Chakra - indigo/purple - located in the center of the forehead and most often associated with intuition, inner guidance, and vision
  7. The Crown Chakra - purple/white - located at the very top of the head and most often associated with connection to higher self, divine energy, and wisdom

Chakra crystals often match these colors and vibrate with the energy in that center. I recommend buying this kitofa set of 7 chakra crystals for yourself. We haveonlyethically sourced crystals in our shop.

Idea #1: Place small crystals in clothing pockets for the day

I like to place small crystals in my pockets on days that I feel “off”. I basically trust that if the idea to put a crystal in my pocket pops into my head, it’s my intuition telling me that it will help me that day. If you have a crystal at your house that is speaking to you one morning, try throwing it into a pants pocket, or your purse. I most often place my root crystal (from my chakra set) into my left pocket, and my heart crystal into my right pocket. I personally struggle to balance these two energies in my life: grounding, safety and security versus leading with love, compassion, and hope. I find the simple action of saying a small prayer, placing the crystals in my pockets, and keeping them there throughout the day shifts my energy and helps me to stay balanced.


Idea #2: Meditate with all seven crystals on the corresponding chakras

This is another one of my go-to methods for settling high anxiety. I set aside a block of time to do a meditation, ideally 30 minutes, but 10 minutes will do if that’s all that you have. Ironically I often find myself doing this meditation on days that I feel I couldn’t possibly take the time away to do it. But, when I’m honest with myself, those are also the days that my anxiety is so high that I’m not being productive anyway. If I can pull myself away, the 10 minutes really does make all of the difference in the world.

I do this practice by choosing a song or guided meditation in my phone and queuing it up (along with an alarm just in case I fall to sleep). Keeping my phone at arm’s length, I lay down on my back and place the seven crystals on their seven corresponding major chakras, up the center of my body. Red: even with my tailbone, orange: below my navel, yellow: above my navel, green: center of my chest, blue: on my throat, purple: in the center of my forehead, and white: on the floor behind me at the center of my head. I then carefully grab my phone, push play, and usually reset the stone on the center of my forehead that has fallen off. ;-) I close my eyes and relax.

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Idea #3: Wear a stone in a piece of jewelry or place it various times throughout the day or night

Crystals are known to have healing properties, and I personally have found that they give me comfort when my anxiety has to do with something specific. A nice simple way to tap into crystal energy in this case is to wear it as a piece of jewelry every day. Or, simply lay with the crystal periodically throughout the day, or night.

A personal story as an example... A few years ago, I was experiencing some dangerous thyroid issues, and I was on a lot of medication. I was doing everything I could to stack my chances at getting back to normal, and a friend of mine made me a Blue Agate choker necklace. I wore this necklace everyday, and the blue stone sat on my thyroid. I’m not going to pretend that this cured me, but it was nice to go through the ritual each day of putting it on, and to picture myself sending love to my thyroid through this little gem every time I noticed it in a mirror. I think it’s subtle, but I do think that jewelry shifts our energy.

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How to choose a stone? I’ll share two ways. First, if there’s a specific organ or emotion that you want to nurture, try a stone that matches the color of the nearest chakra. If you have a crystal chakra set, you can use this. If not, you will find many guides online for stones that resonate with various organs, areas of the body, and emotions. A second way to choose a crystal or gemstone for your jewelry is to simply wear what you’re drawn to. I truly believe that our intuition attracts us to what would serve us best. We’re all individuals, and what will help each of us is different.


If you’re someone who struggles with anxiety, I hope that you found comfort in one of the ideas here. I’m always happy to answer questions. Feel free to email me at hello@ForAnimalsForEarth.com any time, or explore the reiki section of our website. Wishing you all the best on your journey with crystals, and comfort from anxiety. ♡


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3 Simple Ways to Use Crystals for Anxiety (5)

FAQs

How do you use crystals for anxiety? ›

Steps to Use Your Anxiety Stone
  1. Choose a stone if one is available. ...
  2. Close your eyes. ...
  3. Next, continue to hold the stone. ...
  4. Now, open your eyes and look at the stone. ...
  5. Finally, bring your attention back to the physical sensation of the stone. ...
  6. Notice what it was like to bring your attention to the stone.
29 Aug 2022

How do you use crystals for the first time? ›

Still, it's important to make crystals a part of your daily routine to reap all the benefits.
  1. Program your crystal with an intention. ...
  2. Wear your crystals. ...
  3. Toss them into your purse or pocket. ...
  4. Meditate with them. ...
  5. Create a crystal layout. ...
  6. Put them in your bath. ...
  7. Sprinkle them throughout your space. ...
  8. Do a ritual with them.
4 Nov 2018

How do you charge crystals? ›

9 crystal charging methods:
  1. Placing them under the full moon. ...
  2. Soak them in moon water. ...
  3. Bury them in the ground. ...
  4. Give them a sound bath. ...
  5. Burn incense or herbs over them. ...
  6. Immerse them in salt. ...
  7. Use your breath to charge them. ...
  8. Connect them to your spirit guides.
15 Jun 2021

Do crystals work for anxiety? ›

Do crystals work for anxiety and depression? Crystals and crystal healing have become increasingly popular in recent years. People who use crystals cite their supposed healing powers and positive energy. However, there is no scientific evidence to support their use in the treatment of anxiety or depression.

What stone is best for anxiety and depression? ›

7. Overcome Depression and Anxiety with Lepidolite. Lepidolite is one of the most effective stones for stress relief. It naturally contains lithium, which is used in anti-anxiety medication.

Is Tiger's Eye good for anxiety? ›

Tiger's eye is a popular choice of gemstone for anxiety, as the texture of the stone combined with the visual lines appearance of the stone and the healing properties make it a powerful tool. Tiger's Eye is a crystal that helps you release fear and anxiety.

Which crystals Cannot go in water? ›

17 Stones your should NEVER Put in your Crystal Water Bottle
  • Actinolite: fibrous form of asbestos.
  • Amazonite: contains copper which is toxic.
  • Angelite: contains lead and sulfur.
  • Azurite: contains copper.
  • Chrysocolla: contains copper.
  • Garnet: contains Aluminium.
  • Hematite: contains iron and will rust when submerged.
27 Aug 2022

What crystals Cannot go in salt? ›

Salt Water Unsafe Crystals
  • Amber.
  • Turquoise.
  • Imperial.
  • Topaz.
  • Red Coral.
  • Fire Opal.
  • Moonstone.
  • Opal.

Can amethyst go in the water? ›

As explained before, amethyst can go in water. People ask this question often, and especially so depending on what they're planning to do with the gemstone. Generally speaking, amethyst is considered a water-safe gemstone because of its 7 rating on the Mohs Hardness Scale.

Can you charge crystals without a full moon? ›

Crystals do not “need” to be charged under moonlight: they have plenty of energy on their own. They don't need to be charged in order to “work" or be “better” or to be “more helpful” or to be “cleansed” (the moon does not “cleanse” crystals - but that's a story for another time ;) ).

Do crystals vibrate? ›

Summary: The vibrational motion of an atom in a crystal propagates to neighboring atoms, which leads to wavelike propagation of the vibrations throughout the crystal. The way in which these natural vibrations travel through the crystalline structure determine fundamental properties of the material.

Is a crystal alive? ›

Scientists typically describe crystals as "growing," even though they are not alive. In subterranean gardens, they branch and bristle as trillions of atoms connect in regular three-dimensional patterns. Each crystal starts small and grows as more atoms are added.

What crystal helps with overthinking? ›

Fluorite. Fluorite is one of the most spiritual crystals for overthinking, as it is associated with meditation and the development of the intuition.

What's the best crystal for stress? ›

10 Best Crystals for Anxiety, Stress & Healing
  • Rose Quartz.
  • Amethyst.
  • Moonstone.
  • Black Tourmaline.
  • Rhodonite.
  • Lepidolite.
  • Citrine.
  • Blue Lace Agate.
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What is Tiger's eye good for? ›

They balance the soul, alleviate anxiety, and restore confidence. This stone is used to increase wealth and vitality. Tiger's Eye brings protection against negative energy and strengthens self-worth.

Can Tigers Eye get wet? ›

Because Tiger's Eye is a hydrothermal quartz, it's considered to be a water-safe crystal. It also has a score of 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness which means it can withstand being soaked in water for long periods of time.

Which gemstone is good for mental health? ›

Turquoise. This blue crystal is said to help heal the mind, body, and soul.

Is selenite good for anxiety? ›

Jayne also suggests using selenite to calm anxiety. To do so, she sometimes places it at the solar plexus. “It brings a calming energy and slows down the chakra if it's spiraling out of control,” she says.

What crystal helps with overthinking? ›

Fluorite. Fluorite is one of the most spiritual crystals for overthinking, as it is associated with meditation and the development of the intuition.

What is crystal therapy used for? ›

The belief behind crystal therapy is that individual stones such as amethyst, rose quartz and jade have the ability to communicate with the energy flow of the human body and help to realign the energy channels that are interrupting the natural flow of the body and help it heal itself.

How does amethyst help with anxiety? ›

Healing Properties

Amethyst has a soft calming energy to ones soul. Because of its calming energy it can be used as a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Amethyst can be used as a natural stress & anxiety reliever.

What is an anxiety bracelet? ›

Each of the colorful beads on this stunning bracelet represents a chakra of the body. When worn, this bracelet claims to “connect the wearer with positive, balancing life energy” so your perspective shifts from one of worry to one of optimism!

Do crystals work for anxiety? ›

Do crystals work for anxiety and depression? Crystals and crystal healing have become increasingly popular in recent years. People who use crystals cite their supposed healing powers and positive energy. However, there is no scientific evidence to support their use in the treatment of anxiety or depression.

What does Tiger Eye do? ›

They balance the soul, alleviate anxiety, and restore confidence. This stone is used to increase wealth and vitality. Tiger's Eye brings protection against negative energy and strengthens self-worth.

Can Amethyst go in the water? ›

As explained before, amethyst can go in water. People ask this question often, and especially so depending on what they're planning to do with the gemstone. Generally speaking, amethyst is considered a water-safe gemstone because of its 7 rating on the Mohs Hardness Scale.

Do crystals vibrate? ›

Summary: The vibrational motion of an atom in a crystal propagates to neighboring atoms, which leads to wavelike propagation of the vibrations throughout the crystal. The way in which these natural vibrations travel through the crystalline structure determine fundamental properties of the material.

Where do you hold Amethyst? ›

Try placing amethyst on your nightstand or under your bed to encourage deeper, more restorative rest. Amethyst can also help you to recall your dreams, so you may want to keep it near your bed with the intention of fostering a greater connection to your dream world.

Does rose quartz help anxiety? ›

One of the best crystals for healing anxiety is the Rose Quartz. This beautiful pink translucent stone radiates unconditional love and can truly help to heal the heart. This stone has a real calming energy that helps to relieve you from stress and worry.

When should you wear amethyst? ›

The Amethyst gemstone can be made into a ring or a pendant with silver only. This ring should be worn on the middle finger of the right hand on a Saturday Evening during Krishna Paksha (descending moon).

What are the reasons for anxiety? ›

Risk factors
  • Trauma. Children who endured abuse or trauma or witnessed traumatic events are at higher risk of developing an anxiety disorder at some point in life. ...
  • Stress due to an illness. ...
  • Stress buildup. ...
  • Personality. ...
  • Other mental health disorders. ...
  • Having blood relatives with an anxiety disorder. ...
  • Drugs or alcohol.

Do Sea Bands help anxiety? ›

Sea-Band – acupressure in action

A recent study in Italy found that morning sickness was reduced in 70% of women who used Sea-Bands and one study conducted by an American midwife showed that women wearing Sea-Bands also reported less anxiety, depression and hostility.

What does rubber bands on wrists mean? ›

Advertisement. Snapping a rubber band is a technique some people use to stop a bad habit, like smoking. You, however, appear to be using it as a way of not dealing with your emotions. The marks on your wrists may be caused because the rubber bands are so tight that they're cutting off your circulation. Advertisement.

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