Come into a calm state of relaxation with one of these stress and anxiety soothing gemstones.
Crystals are good medicine. They vibrate at healing frequencies that can help shift our moods, energy levels, and emotions.
When it comes to relieving stress and anxiety, crystals help by realigning us with the grounding, steadying, soul-nourishing energy of Mother Earth.
The following 9 crystals are especially helpful for counterbalancing and alleviating stress and anxiety.
1. Peach Moonstone
Peach moonstone relieves stress by softening harsh energy from both internal or external sources. It opens the heart and helps us release our defenses so we can become re-sensitized to the beauty and blessings that surround us. If you have become chronically jaded, pessimistic, anxious, or irritable, peach moonstone can help restore your faith in humanity and hope for the future.
2. Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is among the most valuable of crystal allies as it emanates soft and loving vibrations that help relieve both physical and emotional pain. While much gentler than a pharmaceutical pain reliever, rose quartz shares the benefits of deep relaxation, reduced stress, and improved sleep. If your stress and anxiety are accompanied by insomnia, grief, heartbreak, headaches, or any kind of physical or emotional pain, rose quartz may be the crystal for you.
If you’re looking for a mineralogical sedative, give howlite a try. It relaxes the muscles and alleviates worry, bringing a deep state of relaxation to mind, body, and spirit. Particularly helpful for people you might call high strung or tightly wound, howlite helps take the edge off stress and anxiety by facilitating a deeply serene state. As such, it can also help with sleep.
Sugilite is a stone of perspective. It allows you to step out of the stress of the moment and to connect with the realm of eternity, where you can take refuge in the sure knowledge that everything is perfectly unfolding. In addition to helping you accept what is, sugilite will help you feel empowered to change your current condition in any way you choose.
Kunzite is a beautiful stone that looks like pink ice. Deeply healing to the heart on both physical and emotional levels, kunzite helps bolster courage and nourish vitality. It relieves stress and anxiety by reminding us of what is really important and bringing us back into harmony with ourselves. If your stress and anxiety stem from an overemphasis on external forms of success (at the expense of things like family and fun), spend some quality time with a kunzite.
Like so many crystals that help with stress and anxiety, chrysoprase works at the level of the heart. This is an especially powerful crystal for transforming negative thinking about money, finances, or success. It lifts thought vibrations to assist one in feeling wealthy, healthy, and victorious. It helps remind us to take breaks, and to remember that relaxation actually helps us to be at our best: mentally, physically, and emotionally. Additionally, chrysoprase helps soothe and heal the gastrointestinal tract. So if your stress and anxiety are accompanied by digestive upsets of any kind, chrysoprase would be a good stress relieving crystal for you.
7. Black Tourmaline
Black tourmaline is absolutely amazing at neutralizing frenetic and unhealthy vibrations of all varieties. It soothes the nerves and instills a sense of grounded, finely-calibrated physical and emotional well-being. Simply holding or wearing a tourmaline helps repel and dispel negativity from external sources, making it an excellent stone for empaths, highly sensitive people, and anyone who works in a harsh or challenging environment.
Danburite is a wonderfully ethereal and angelic crystal. It relieves chronic stress and anxiety by attuning us to the celestial realm, lightening us up, and awakening us to magic and miracles. If your stress and anxiety are accompanied by fatigue or stem from feeling overburdened by day-to-day responsibilities (that “Monday morning feeling”), you may need a danburite in your life.
Sodalite is particularly helpful for temporary or situational stress and anxiety. For example, if you’re starting a new job or have recently moved to a new city, sodalite can help you rediscover the confidence and calm that will make your transition as smooth, successful, and enjoyable as possible. Sodalite invigorates the intellect and stimulates the mind, which further helps with transitions by supporting your ability to learn and master new things.
Did you find a crystal you want to work with, but you’re not sure exactly how to do it? Check out The 10 Best Ways to Use Crystals for Healing and Manifestation.
You’ll find that crystals are wonderful allies! Try one of these crystals and experience its stress and anxiety relieving benefits for yourself. (Then come back and let me know how it went in the comments.)