Crystals for Anxiety and Stress Relief
4 Crystals for Anxiety and Stress Relief
By Adrienne Goff, Crystal Healer at Nature's Treasures
If you suffer from anxiety, you are not alone--over 40 million Americans are in the same boat. The modern lifestyle creates a lot of pressure, as the pace of life continues to accelerate in our already over-scheduled realities. When your thoughts and heart are racing, it can be very helpful to slow down, take deep breaths, and grab the right crystal. Just the act of focusing on a crystal can bring you back into your body and into the present moment. Also, certain crystals emit calming and balancing energy that can negate feelings of anxiety, panic, and overwhelm. Keep calm by carrying these four anti-anxiety crystals:
Kunzite is a top-level calming and mood-balancing stone due to its lithium content. Stones that contain lithium naturally produce a soothing energy that can counteract anxiety, stress, panic, fear, and overwhelm. Anxiety can be experienced in the mental body as excess energy or worry due to thoughts you are having, and it is experienced in the emotional body as fear. Kunzite can treat both the mental and emotional sources of anxiety simultaneously, providing a more complete sense of relief. Its striated crystalline structure acts as a wand to channel the higher frequencies of peace and love directly into your bio-system. Kunzite also creates a protective shield around your body, so that you are less affected by outside energy and situations that might provoke anxiety.
Rhodonite is a beautiful pink or rose-colored stone with veins or spots of black Manganese in it. Pink stones have a natural resonance with the heart chakra and emotional healing. The presence of Manganese adds a wonderful grounding and balancing quality for the mind, body, and emotions. That is why Rhodonite is the perfect stone to turn to when you are experiencing erratic, intense, or out of control emotional states—such as anxiety, panic, fear, anger, or over-reactive emotions. It also helps if you are feeling overwhelmed or emotionally burned out. Rhodonite works to calm and balance these feelings, helping you to put them into proper perspective. Regular work with it can help you to build a more stable emotional foundation.
Howlite is a peaceful stone that absorbs and eliminates stress, anxiety, anger, irritation, and negative energy that you are experiencing internally or receiving from others. It calms down your thoughts and feelings when you are in an anxious or panicked state, helping you to take a deep breath before acting, or overreacting. If you are experiencing insomnia due to an overactive mind, Howlite can dispel the excess mental energy and promote sleep. It also brings in more spiritual awareness around unhealed patterns and issues that might be causing your anxiety, while helping to eliminate emotional triggers.
Due to its high lithium content, Lepidolite is another beautiful antidote to anxiety, stress, panic, and mood imbalances. It feels like a soothing balm that relieves frazzled nerves, while helping you to let go of frenzied emotions and repetitive thoughts. Lepidolite promotes deep relaxation and alleviates insomnia. It effectively clears the chakras and meridians of blocked energy and negativity that would subtly affect your mood and well-being. Lepidolite has a filtering effect that is of great benefit to empaths and sensitive souls. It helps you to tune out extraneous energies, feelings, and impressions that you don’t need to absorb. Lepidolite also encourages you to set boundaries so that you stay centered and become less affected by external forces and drama.