The Healing Powers of Crystals
by Amy Short - Holistic Wellbeing Writer
Crystals are quite underrated and many people are not aware of how beneficial they can be to their wellbeing. Crystals have been used for hundreds of years, not only at home but also for crystal healing on people to support health and wellbeing.
Each crystal has its own unique powerful properties.
Crystals are precious and semi-precious gemstones that can be bought as a separate stone or embedded in jewelry for a person to wear. There are also specific crystal birthstones for each month of the year.
How Do Crystals Work?
Each crystal has its own unique powerful properties, which are emanated from the stone to the atmosphere in the home or to the body of the person who is wearing it. For example, the clear quartz crystal is a cleansing stone that reduces anxiety, worries and stress, bringing clarity to the mind of the wearer. Rose quartz opens the heart chakra, helping the wearer to feel love and emotion and to be able to cope with emotional issues better. The Amethyst crystal calms the mind and protects the wearer from absorbing negative energies; making it an ideal crystal for meditation.
What Are Crystal Healers?
Crystals can releases blockages and help to dispel negative energies.
Crystal healers work with the energy centers of the body, known as the chakras. There are 7 major chakras in the body and sometimes they can become blocked, especially when you are going through rough emotional situations. The healer places the crystals on the corresponding chakras, also focusing on areas that may be in pain. The energy from the crystal releases blockages and helps to dispel negative energies.
Other Uses for Crystals
Crystals can be placed around the home to benefit from their healing energies. If you were having problems sleeping, then a crystal next to your bed or under your pillow at night, may help improve your sleep. Psychics often use crystals during their psychic readings, to help them link psychically to their client to improve the quality of their reading.
Crystals support you in tough emotional situations.
Some people use crystals in certain situations where they may need emotional support or to feel more powerful. You can use the powers of a crystal by simply holding it in your hand or hiding it in a pocket of your clothes.
Crystals for Stress
The American Institute of Stress report that 80% of workers feel stress on the job and half of those people admit to needing help to learn how to manage stress. The study also showed that 42% of people felt their co-workers needed stress management help.
If you’re stressed at work, why not place some crystals on your desk or in your pocket? Any of the quartz crystals help to cope with stress. Amethyst, malachite and turquoise will help you to feel calm and focused. Garnet and citrine are crystals that help to decrease the feeling of stress and anxiety.
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