We often get questions about how you should use Crystals, so for your convenience we’ve compiled a list of uses for pocket and worry stones.
1. Hold a crystal during meditation.
One of the simplest ways to connect with crystals is through meditation. Start by holding your crystal in one or both hands as you close your eyes and focus on your breath. You may feel your body sinking deeper into the earth, creating a grounding effect. You may feel a lightness surround you. Or you may not feel anything right away. Sometimes certain crystals don’t resonate, and other times they make the hairs on your skin stand up. Each crystal will feel different, so be patient and keep experimenting.
2. Create a crystal grid.
Arranging a group of crystals into a sacred geometrical grid is thought to help magnify their power. We will be offering some online and in-store Crystal courses and we will provide some basic patterns and instructions on how to create your own grids.
3. Add crystals to your altar.
Adding crystals to your at-home altar or spiritual spaces will give it a beautiful boost of earth energy. A crystal point with one sharp edge can also help magnify the intentions you set in your space. Simply placing some crystals on top of a piece of paper with your intention written on it could be a talisman of good luck.
4. Carry a crystal with you throughout your day.
The more contact you have with a crystal, the more aware you’ll be of its energy. I recommend carrying a crystal with you in your pocket or purse and pulling it out whenever you need to center yourself or bring your attention back to the intention you’re working toward.
5. Place crystals on your body.
Putting crystals on your body has a completely different effect than simply holding them. If you’re working on healing a specific chakra, pick a stone that corresponds to that chakra and place it where that chakra lives in the body. This serves to stir the energy around that chakra and bring up the emotions that you need to heal. For example, you could use smoky quartz to ground yourself to your root chakra or place an aventurine over your heart to open your heart chakra to giving and receiving love. You can place a clear quartz crystal above your head to open your crown chakra for enlightenment and guidance. Keeping a stone over your third eye chakra during this process can help you enter a deeper state of meditation. I employ this technique in my Crystal Reiki sessions and my clients are often surprised by how much their energy shifts with their addition.
6. Use crystals during your yoga practice.
Keeping crystals on your mat helps create a tranquil space for you to practice. You can even place crystals on your body during savasana to encourage a deeper state of meditation.
7. Bring positive energy to your décor.
Crystals have long been a crucial component of yoga and meditation studios, but recently they’ve popped up in several home décor magazines too. And for good reason! Larger crystals, though pricey, make for jaw-dropping statement pieces that work to shift the energy of a space. If you’re not willing to shell out for a larger stone, clusters of small crystals can also bring a sense of ease to every room in your home. See our post about Environmental Crystals for a list of stone recommendations and placement suggestions.
8. Incorporate crystals into your self-care routine.
Crystals can infuse many self-care routines with their properties. For a DIY spa treatment, bring your crystals into the bath with you or let them soak in the water you use to wash your face. Just be sure to check where they fall on the gem hardness scale first to ensure that they are water safe and good for direct contact uses.
As always, we hope you enjoy incorporating your stones into all aspects of your life and we are always available for questions or just to chat about our newest love and current obsession.