If you have been looking for a way to enhance your meditation practice, incorporating crystals could be just the thing for you to try. Whether you are a master meditator or a hopeful newbie, you’ll be able to benefit from this information.
Crystals come in a myriad of forms, each with their own properties. In this complete guide I’ll break down where to start when it comes to selecting them for meditation.
6 Best Meditation Crystals
Amethyst is a fitting place to start. It is common and accessible, and one of my favorites. Amethyst is a great calming and healing crystal. It aids in relaxation, which is great for meditation, because of the mindset shift you go embark on.
How to Use Amethyst for Meditation
If you’d like to use amethyst in your meditations, you have some options. One of the best ways to use it is in a bath. Draw yourself a nice, warm bath, place your amethyst on the ledge of the bathtub, and get into your spiritual journey.
If you like chakra work, it may be beneficial to meditate lying down, while placing the amethyst on your heart chakra or your crown chakra.
Sodalite is another great way to go. It comes in a variety of blue colors, with white speckled in on occasion. Said to increase confidence and boost mental clarity, your brain will thank you for incorporating this crystal.
How to Use Sodalite for Meditation
Because of its connection to the third eye chakra (the one between your eyes), hold the crystal to that spot during your meditation practice. Sodalite is a healing crystal with calming energy, and I often like to combine it with more joyful, uplifting energy crystals to bring balance.
Citrine is one of those aforementioned joyful, uplifting energy crystals. Look at the color and you’ll see what I mean; bright yellows and even sometimes orange and brown.
Citrine also supports manifestation of financial abundance and grounding energy. Use it to balance the energy from your sodalite, or use it on its own to bring a lightness to your meditation.
How to Use Citrine for Meditation
Let’s say you would like to focus your meditation on nourishing your relationship with yourself and others. Wear a piece of citrine on a bracelet or necklace and feel the energy bring you positive feelings.
Quartz is a stone that could do everyone some good. There are so many varieties of this stone that can be used in a crystal meditation: smoky quartz, rose quartz, clear quartz.
Clear quartz looks just as it sounds, and the transparency is a great way to remember the energies associated with it. It is often described as having no specific energy of its own, but the ability to take on and amplify the energy that you give it.
Rose quartz is a stone of self love, and a great addition to a deep meditation focused on loving yourself.
How to Use Quartz for Meditation
Directed intentions and positive energy are a must for this meditation crystal and to achieve the best crystal healing. Like I said, clear quartz will take on the energy of the holder, so the ball is in your court on this one.
Combining clear quartz and rose quartz Use a crystal grid, combining clear quartz with other quartz crystals to focus your intention.
5. Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli is another wonderful addition to your meditation practice. Not only is its beautiful blue and white speckled coloration beautiful to look at, lapis lazuli is the best crystal to use for an intellectual meditation. This crystal can help you find truth, enhance intellectual ability, and even improve memory.
How to Use Lapis Lazuli for Meditation
Though lapis lazuli may not be as much of a healing crystal as the rest in this guide, it is still useful for specific meditation practices.
Use a grid placed near you for a meditation focused on career growth. Even wear it in your workplace to attract prosperity and promotion.
If you’re like me, the biggest challenge meditation brings is the need to clear your head and focus on the present moment. Unfortunately, many of these unwanted thoughts can be negative. Luckily, obsidian is here to save the day.
The underlying issue is that you are not grounded (in the moment, in the space, in your breath). Obsidian’s strong connection to the earth provides a grounding quality perfect for bringing you into the headspace you want to be in.
How to Use Obsidian for Meditation
Choose obsidian that you are instantly attracted to. When using crystals for anything, be sure to pick one that you feel called to emotionally, physically, or whatever it may be.
Meditate with obsidian by holding it in your hand and sitting in a calm room. A great mantra you may want to incorporate is “Attune, Balance, Integrate, Ground.”
What is a good crystal for meditation?
Truly, you could use any crystal for meditation if you were motivated to. The best crystal for everyone will vary based on their meditation style, experience, and goals. A great place to start is quartz because of the many different kinds you can use.
What is the best calming crystal?
Amethyst is the best calming crystal. From the color to the emotional properties it brings to the table, you can’t go wrong selecting amethyst for a relaxing meditation.
What crystal produces the most energy?
Lapis lazuli produces the most energy of the crystals on this list. This is especially because of the specific ways in which it can aid in career growth, intellectual enhancement, and the seeking of truth.
I hope I was able to spark some creativity and inspiration with this guide. There are so many different types of crystals that could be beneficial to you. If you feel overwhelmed, don’t worry. You have to start somewhere, and this guide is just the place. Happy meditating!