Discover the 5 best crystals for meditation, how to use them and why they are perfect for meditation. You’ll also get a fantastic guided meditation, a crystal energy treatment and learn how to charge stones with intent.
- What Are The Best Crystals For Meditation?
- Why Use Crystals In Meditation?
- 5 Best Crystals For Meditation.
- How Do I Choose Crystals For Meditation.
- Best Gemstones For Meditation (Our Other Awesome Suggestions!)
- Your crystal Healing Toolkit.
- Meditation and Crystals.
What Are The Best Crystals For Meditation?
- Clear Quartz,
- Black Tourmaline
Also Included In This Post:
- Why you must always include crystals in your meditation practice!
- Full explanations of each stone and why these are the 5 best crystals for meditation!
- A huge bonus list of other awesome gemstones to build your healing toolkit;
- How to select the right rocks (or actually – how they choose you!)
- A bonus meditation for an incredibly powerful crystalline energy treatment.
Why Use Crystals In Meditation?
Meditation relaxes, revitalizes and reconditions our body to be able to function at peak health.
Clinical research shows that people who included meditation as part of their routine on regular basis, when compared to others who did not participate in meditation, had much improved response to change and stress. They also had better overall health, especially blood pressure and heart rate.
What Are The Benefits Of Meditation With Crystals?
Scientifically meditation has been proven to aid relaxation, clear the mind and assist in the release of negative energies and unwanted thoughts.
Using crystals for meditation enhances our meditative practice. During meditation our physical body enters a truly relaxed state. This makes it much easier to align our chakras energetic vibration with the unique vibrations of crystals.
This alignment of energy provides us with powerful healing for the physical and builds strong connections to our divine spirituality.
Simply placing a crystal within our energetic field, or aura, as we meditate allows the vibrational rhythms and structures of the crystal to re-energize and re-harmonize our subtle body and auric field.
In fact when we use crystals we gain complementary health benefits. The relaxed state we enter during our meditation practice enables easier attunement with the crystal vibration and we also accentuate and improve our meditation because of the crystal energetic properties.
While we meditate we enter a receptive state, a sacred space, meaning our energy is more open to the crystalline vibrations.
How To Use Meditation and Crystals To Amplify Your Intent.
Using healing crystals during meditation is a truly powerful technique. They assist us to deepen our meditation, focus our intent and guide us to achieve a specific outcome, or several specific outcomes, during our meditation.
If we are focused on meditation as a tool to aid spiritual development we can boost this by charging our crystals with intent.
Make sure your crystals are cleansed and cleared and then cup them in your right palm. Now place your left palm over the top, like a lid for the cup. Clear your mind and begin to focus on what it is you are wanting to bring into being, or that you want to achieve.
Focus your mind on your intent. Visualise yourself first achieving your goals, then focus on what it feels like once this is part of your life, feel the warmth and positivity of your success.
Keep your focus on the future, where those goals and dreams are now firmly rooted and are part of your life. Sense the joy that come with your success.
Now focus on the crystals in your palm and visualise energy pouring drawn from the universe, and entering the beautiful gems you cradle. As the energy pours down and into the crystals know that it is the energy needed for achieving your intent that is being absorbed and that is charging your crystalline structures.
You can feel them charging, the divine knowledge and healing power of the universe. This energy is becoming one with the crystal, and also with you. Focus again on your intent and visualise the images of yourself as the you that exists when this intention is an absolute reality.
Your crystals are now charged and will continue to radiate the energies and vibrational qualities needed for you to achieve success and attain your intent. Simply having them in your localised environment will continue to amplify your intent and aid help it manifest into your reality.
When we use meditation and crystals to set intent, we also raise our consciousness and develop our spiritual awareness.
Using crystals within meditation will also help open and sharpen our intuition and bring about greater insight.
How Did We Determine The 5 Best Crystals For Meditation?
The reality is that when it comes to selecting crystals to use in our meditation practice there can be no definitive list.
In fact any of the natural healing crystals can be used in meditation. However some are better than others.
I believe these 5 crystals should be your first choice and included in everyones healing or meditation kit.
These crystals have been chosen because they offer us a multitude of benefits, they aid energetic healing, as well as having properties that optimise emotional wellbeing and promote spiritual development.
So while every possible crystal would be wonderful, I believe these 5 should be your first choice!
5 Best Crystals For Meditation.
Number 1 – Quartz Crystal (Meditation And Crystals.)
It probably comes as no surprise that the Quartz Crystal is at the very top of the list.
In fact, if this post was about the 1 best gemstone for meditation, the Quartz Crystal would be it.
Quartz is one of the best crystals for meditation because it can be programmed and charged with our meditative intent.
Quartz Crystals bring real clarity of mind, help us become more focused and clarify our goals and ambitions.
The best news is that Clear Quartz is able to attune to any vibration making it a master healer. It can therefore be used for every Chakra. Plus it is able to amplify the energy of all other crystals. This makes it perfect to use in meditation.
Number 2 – The Angel Stone Selenite (Meditation and Crystals)
Perfect for spiritual development and mindfulness meditation. Selenite acts as a natural aid to meditation as it helps clear our mind and relax our body.
Selenites healing properties supports our physical and spiritual bodies to release negative energy and any trapped or stored emotional blocks.
Selenite helps to to energetically cleanse our body.
It is also a stone of protection, keeping our energy safe and shielded, allowing us to safely meditate without fear of over stimulating our energetic body or chakras.
Selenite is also known as the angel stone as it enhances communication with spirit. It is also referred to as the harmony crystal because it promotes the flow of calm and harmonious energies throughout our body.
Number 3. Amethyst (Meditation and Crystals.)
Known as an “All Purpose Stone”. Amethyst can be found in various shades and hues of light violet, lilac or vibrant purple.
Due to coloration Amethyst resonates with both higher spiritual Chakras – the Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) and the Third Eye Chakra (Ajna).
Therefore Amethyst is a crystal which can open spiritual channels and help us link to divine consciousness and higher intuition.
Amethyst clears confusion of the mind and helps relieve stress, anxiety, insomnia and mood swings.
It is commonly referred to as the “Traveler’s Stone,” and provides protection while we are on our travels. It is a powerful crystal energy which is ideal for meditation.
Number 4. The Stone Of Luck Aventurine (Best Crystals For Meditation.)
Aventurine, most commonly known for its green coloration, actually comes in a variety of colors such as red, yellow, peach, blue and many others.
It is a wonderful crystal that attracts vibrations associated with true love, lifelong friendships and lasting relationships.
The Aventurine is known as the “Stone of Luck,” and brings forth energies associated with great fortune and desired opportunities.
Aventurine increases confidence, self-esteem and optimizes personal growth. It is also a stone which can be used for heart related ailments and emotional issues.
It is one of the crystals which represents the Anahata the Heart Chakra.
Use Aventurine crystals to help with any allergies and sleep disorders, as well as assisting with immunity and to regulate blood pressure.
Number 5. The Crystal Of Protection – Black Tourmaline.
Black Tourmaline is one of the most protective of all our crystals for meditation.
This crystal shields and protects us and those we love from any form of negative energy.
Simply by placing Black Tourmaline in our house, or workplace, it will protect us from any negative vibrations associated with others.
In fact Black Tourmaline shields and protects us from any potentially harmful intentional energy directed toward us.
We can also add this crystal to areas near our electronic devices and gadgets to protect from EMF frequencies.
One of the best ways to utilize Black Tourmaline is to wear it. It will absorb negativity within the aura and turn it into positivity.
If we ever have difficulty manifesting wishes, we can use Black Tourmaline to focus our intention or thoughts during meditation. The Black Tourmaline helps remove energetic connections linked with negativity or blockages that may be preventing us reaching our goals.
How Do I Choose Crystals For Meditation.
Let Them Choose You!
It’s always beneficial to select healing and meditative crystals that offer properties or vibrational energies that align with what we wish to achieve from our meditation.
Take time to clarify your current needs, wishes and desires. Then choose crystals with these properties. When you meditate with the crystals they will enhance and magnify the results you seek.
Let The Meditation Crystals Tell Their Story.
If you feel drawn to a crystal but you are not sure why, or if you have a crystal and are unsure of its purpose, then meditate with it.
As you meditate let the crystal guide you.
How does your body resonates with the crystal energy?
What do you see and hear?
How does the crystal make you feel?
Let the crystals energy flow throughout your body and guide you in understanding the purpose of the crystal you have chosen.
If you have a number of crystals and you are unsure which one you should choose for a particular meditation simply lay them out in front of you.
Silently gaze at the crystals in front of you. Ensure you focus on the intended purpose of the meditation, or what you would like to achieve or work on in the meditative state.
Once focused with intent the correct crystal, or crystals,will make themselves known. They will “sing to you” or stand out from the crowd.
In every case the healing crystal you choose will be the correct one for the job and has helped you consciously or subconsciously to select it for helping you to achieve your specific purpose and/or goal.
This is your intuition guiding you and what many refer to as developing your psychic abilities.
Best Gemstones For Meditation (Our Other Awesome Suggestions!)
At times you may wish to consider color for the reason you select a crystal for meditation.
Blue Stones are generally calming such as Aquamarine, Turquoise, Kyanite and Lapis Lazuli. Each of these stones help to clear your mind and calm your body.
Purple crystals such as Amethyst and Fluorite and clear/white crystals such as Quartz Crystal and Selenite also aid in helping us to reach a higher state of consciousness.
When I meditate I always incorporate quartz crystals (usually Himalayan) and Selenite. These crystals can be held in your hands or placed on your body at various chakral centers.
Your crystal Healing Toolkit.
Meditation and Crystals work perfectly together, complementing each other and enabling you to harness energies that are needed at that particular moment in time.
Benefits Of Using Crystals In Meditation.
Below is the list of crystals that I believe form the ultimate crystal toolkit for meditation. (the first 5 we already know!)
- Amethyst – calms and centers your mind so that you can expand your consciousness, enhances visualization, facilitates the release of negativity
- Quartz Crystal – brings mental clarity and focus, activates all levels of consciousness, has the ability to hold your intention and can be programmed.
- Selenite – Communication an Spiritual Awareness
- Aventurine – Luck and Prosperity. True love, lifelong friendships and lasting relationships.
- Black Tourmaline – Shields and protects us.
- Aquamarine – supports and quiets your mind, promotes self-awareness
- Carnelian – clears extraneous thoughts in meditation, helps to keep you focused and concentrated, focuses your mind on higher goals
- Dumortierite– activates your third eye, brings patience and inner guidance, increases your mental discipline
- Fluorite – acts like a vacuum cleaner for your mind, clears confusion and negativity, aids concentration, enables your mind to maintain a meditative and centered space
- Jade– brings serenity, soothes your mind, releases negative thoughts
- Picture Jasper – holds a very deep connection to the Earth to help ground you and connect you to its vibration, awakens creativity and initiative
- Labradorite – deepens your meditation and raises your consciousness
- Lapis Lazuli – aids with self-examination and going within yourself, increases concentration
- Moonstone – promotes calmness and peace of mind, enables you to receive direction from your unconscious mind, encourages self reflection
Meditation and Crystals.
Once you have selected your preferred crystal or crystals you are ready to begin using these for your health and spiritual development within your meditation.
If you are new to meditation then please relax and enjoy the experience. Pay no attention to “experts” claiming the one true way to meditate.
Awesome And Effective Energy Meditations.
While there are several types of meditation which have specific purposes and methodologies there is actually no right or wrong way to meditate.
A simple relaxation, or aura color energy meditation can be structured any way, as long as it brings to you self peace and allows inner contemplation.
If you would like some other specific guided energy work then follow the link to my free printable guided meditations which can be downloaded.
For those more experienced with energy work you can also find a technique to awaken Kundalini in 3 easy steps.
Just as there is right or wrong crystal to use there is no right or wrong way to meditate. Everyone’s personal preference for meditation will be different.
How Do You Use Healing Crystals In Meditation?
The best way to use your chosen crystal or crystals during your meditation is to:
- hold them in your hands while meditating or
- lay them on your prone body, ideally they should be in contact with your skin and aligned to your chakras. You can find out more about chakras in the post what are the 7 chakras.
Simple Meditation To Use With Crystals.
Firstly, find a quiet space where you will not be disturbed and the environment is one that you feel comfortable, relaxed and at peace.
Sit or lay prone.
Begin to bring yourself to a quiet silence with the healing stones and crystals that you wish to use. Have them close to your body.
Close your eyes and quiet your mind.
Focus your attention on your breathing. Gently breathe in and out.
Feel your breath filling your lungs, and focus on the sensation as you exhale and empty your lungs. Focus all thought on your breath slowly entering and slowly exiting your lungs.
When you feel relaxed and peaceful pick up the crystals for meditation and hold them comfortably in your hands or place them on your chakra centers if you are laying in a prone position.
Focus again on bringing your thoughts and entire focus into your breathing.
As you slowly inhale, visualize your breath being drawn from the air directly surrounding your crystals.
As you breathe in visualize you are taking in the energy of your chosen crystals. Feel it entering your lungs and spreading out filling your entire body.
As you exhale visualize your breath being charged with your energies, your consciousness.
See your breath travelling from the lungs, up the throat and then spiraling out of your mouth and into your crystals.
Sense that your crystal, or crystals, are being filled with your energy on each exhalation. And know that with each inhalation the crystal energy and vibration is filling you with their healing properties.
Continue your breathing, slowly inhale and exhale, until you are aware that you are filled with the crystals energy and they are charged with yours.
You will intuitively know when this has happened. Don’t think about it.
Just know that when you choose to move on it will be the correct moment.
Now gain focus your thought upon your breath.
This time visualize that as you breathe in you are inhaling the highest and purest of white light, white light flooding from the universe and heavens.
As you exhale, know that you are exhaling any blocked energy, any tapped or stored emotion that no longer serves you.
See this white light fill your body, then when your body is full you see it begin to fill your aura, until you are completely encompassed and enveloped with protective and healing universal light.
Visualize this universal white light cleansing your body and auric fields, notice the sensations in your body as this divine light enhances the energies of the crystals within you.
Each exhalation releases stress, tension and energies no longer serving your higher good.
Each inhalation brings you a greater sense of calm and peace.
Once you sense your cleaning is complete shift your focus to your crystals.
As you inhale visualize the divine white light being absorbed directly into the crystal. Almost as if the crystal/s were breathing in this energy.
Sense that as you breathe in the universal light enters the crystals, charging them and activating them fully for you and your higher good.
As you exhale, visualize the crystal releasing its own super charged energy, as waves of color, or vibrations and filling your body.
As you continue to breathe in and out know that you are open to the crystal energy. Allow this energy to fill your mind, permeate your senses and bring peace, harmony and healing to your physical and energetic bodies.
Continue to see the crystals filling with divine light on each inhalation. And see your body filling with the crystalline energy on each exhalation.
When you are sense you are ready you can begin programming any specific intentions for your crystals.
If you have goals or purposes in mind send this intent to your crystals.
Know that you can manifest any desire you wish. Fill your crystals with your intention. Your crystals and gemstones are listening and waiting to assist.
Now simply relax and focus your mind and your body on nothing more than your breathe. Sit, or lay, with your crystals for as long as you wish.
When you feel that the time has been sufficient and your meditation is finished (trust your intuition to guide you on this – you should feel completely relaxed and at peace) you should complete an earthly grounding process.
Focus again on your breath.
As you breath in see your breath absorbing more energy from your crystal or crystals.
As you exhale sense the energy spiralling downwards, flowing down your body, into the legs and then exiting the soles of your feet. See this energy going deep, deep down into the earth below.
Take a few long deep breaths in and out.
Visualize your breath taking energy from the crystal or crystals. And as you breathe out see the energy spiralling down. It flows down your legs and exits your feet.
See these energies flowing from your feet into the earth. Connecting you to the earth like the strong solid roots of a tree.
Feel yourself connect with Mother Earth. Thank her for the crystals you hold, the stones that are part of her, which came from her, given freely to assist you.
When you sense it is time shift your focus back to the room.
Bring yourself back to consciousness.
Take another few deep breaths and open your eyes.
I hope that enjoyed this article about the best crystals for meditation.
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Was wondering what your method is of cleansing the crystals after use or the storage of them. Thanks.
I’m so sorry to respond so late!!!
I soak them in a clear container filled with water and dissolve rock salt into it…about 100g rock slat in 500ml of water
soak for 6 hours approx. Then I rinse under cold running water, place overnight in a spot which catches moonlight and then charge with intent – basically positive affirmations for what I would like them to manifest or how I would like them to function (for healing)
Hope this helps and I hope you are well
I am just starting to get into or expand my meditation practice. I found this article to be extremely comprehensive and one that I will reference again in the future. I particularly like how you understand there is no one perfect way, that each of us are different and resonate at our own unique frequency. Thank you very much for your efforts here.
Thank you for your comments. Im pleased the post resonated with you. The importance with meditation is to enjoy. Often people get stressed trying to fit into a particular method or trying to remember exact sequences or steps and then the meditation becomes a stressful situation rather than one of peaceful contemplation. If a practice is stressful then it will manifest into an ongoing thought (when I meditate I get stressed) and so people will never find what they wish to achieve. By just allowing yourself to relax and structure the meditation as it happens then people can remove the anxiety and enjoy the benefits. Thanks again for your comments.
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