Best Crystals for Anxiety Management & How to Use Them

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Anxiety is a common and challenging experience for many people, affecting both mental and physical well-being. It’s our belief at Barn Life Recovery that at the soul level, anxiety thrives in an environment of fear and resistance and can be helped along by fostering a state of openness, receptiveness and acceptance. While there are many ways to manage anxiety, incorporating crystals into your wellness routine can provide additional support and balance.

Below, we’re sharing some of our favorite crystals for managing anxiety and how to work with them.

What do Crystals do for Anxiety?

Crystals are naturally occurring minerals that emit energy in the form of vibrations, which many believe interact with the body’s energy fields to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual health. All crystals have their unique properties and energy vibrations that make them suitable for various purposes.

Whether you believe in their healing properties or simply enjoy their aesthetic beauty, incorporating crystals into your routine can provide a sense of calm during times of stress and anxiety.

There are many ways crystals can help with anxiety, including:

  • Enhanced intuition, helping to alleviate the feelings of uncertainty and indecision that often contribute to anxiety.
  • Self-care, allowing us to cultivate a deeper sense of self-awareness, self-love, and compassion.
  • Stress reduction, by promoting a sense of calmness and stability.
  • Grounding and Centering, helping us anchor into the present moment and stabilize our emotions.

How to Use Crystals for Anxiety Management

Before working with a new crystal, you’ll want to first cleanse it to remove any lingering external energies it may have absorbed. There are several ways to cleanse crystals, including:

  • Place under running water, imagining any impurities being washed away
  • Submerge in salt water, which is simply a mixture of water and sea salt
  • Burn sage or incense, passing the crystal through the smoke

Once your crystals are clear of other energies, there are several ways to incorporate them into your anxiety management routine, including:

1. Carry Your Crystals With You

Place your crystals in your pocket, in your purse, or wear them as jewelry to keep the energy close to you throughout the day.

2. Place Crystals Around Your Home

Placing crystals around your home or workspace to enhance energy flow. A few great spots to place your crystals include:

  • Entryway

    This can help set the tone for your space and absorb any negative energy about to enter your space.

  • Under Your Bed

    Place the crystal(s) on the floor underneath your pillow to promote restful sleep and lucid dreams.

  • An Altar or Sacred Space

    Create a dedicated space in your home for all of your crystals of meditation tools to amplify your intentions or spiritual practices.

Meditate with Crystals

Hold your crystal in your hands or place it on your body while practicing mindfulness or deep breathing exercises. You can amplify the crystal’s energy by setting an intention before you begin your practice.

The Best Crystals for Anxiety Management

There are a number of crystals commonly associated with anxiety relief, each with its own unique properties that help to soothe the mind and body, including:

1. Amethyst

An amethyst: a purple, translucent stone
Known for its calming and stress-relieving properties, this stone works overtime to promote relaxation and inner peace. It is also believed to clear the mind of negative thoughts and emotions, making it an amazing crystal for reducing anxiety.

2. Rose Quartz

A rose quartz: a pink, translucent stone
As the stone of unconditional love, rose quartz can soothe emotional wounds and promote feelings of self-love and acceptance. It is great for alleviating anxiety related to relationships, self-esteem issues, and matters of the heart.

3. Lepidolite

A lepidolite: a brown and purple jagged stone with white markings
Lepidolite has a high lithium content, a compound often used in prescription medications for mood disorders. This stone calms the nervous system, reduces stress, and promotes emotional balance. It also encourages the release of emotional blockages, allowing for greater mental and emotional clarity.

4. Blue Lace Agate

A blue lace agate: a clear, light blue stone
Blue lace agate gives off a gentle and calming energy, which can ease feelings of anxiety, tension, and nervousness. It’s associated with the throat chakra, which rules our communication and self-expression. Because of this, it can help to promote inner peace, clarity of thought, and effective communication.

Anxiety Treatment in Costa Mesa, CA

If anxiety or panic-related symptoms are affecting your everyday life, we can help! Barn Life Recovery provides holistic, community-based programming for treating anxiety and other mental health conditions. Our facility is a haven for people from all walks of life who are living with these issues. We specialize in non-pharmacological treatment with the goal to help you Love Life Again. Learn more about our anxiety treatment programs to see if we’re a good fit for you.

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