A Guide to Meditating with Crystals
Meditation is extremely beneficial for every part of our being—our mind, our body and our spirit. It helps us to relax, clears our mind and releases negative energy and unwanted thoughts. Using crystals for meditation is a powerful tool to deepen your meditation, as well as achieve a specific outcome during your meditation. On a spiritual level, meditating with crystals can help to raise your consciousness and awareness, deepening your intuition and bringing insight.
People visit Energy Muse’s store on a daily basis to meditate with different healing stones and crystals to get a feel for their energies. With such a large movement for everyone to incorporate an aspect of meditation into their daily lives, we’re constantly asked which are the best crystals for meditation. Any stone or crystal can be used for meditation. Crystals are the tools to help you start and maintain your meditation practice, connect with a specific intention or goal and move into deeper states of meditation.
However, the more you begin to practice meditating with crystals, the more you’ll want to experience different energies. Use the guidelines below for meditating with crystals.
Must-Have Tools, Crystals and Stones for Meditation
We always recommend everyone have two crystals for meditation—quartz crystal and selenite crystal.
Quartz Crystal: This is one of the best crystals for meditation because it can be programmed with your meditative intention. Quartz Crystals bring clarity of the mind and help you to become more focused and clear about your dreams. They also amplify the energy of any other crystal, making it ideal to have for any meditation.
Selenite: This crystal is beneficial for meditation because as you are clearing your mind and relaxing your body. Selenite healing properties facilitate the release of negative energy and energy blockages to energetically cleanse your body. It also protects your energy field, allowing you to safely practice meditation without over stimulating your energy body or chakras. Selenite harmonizers make it easy to have calm energy flowing through your body.
Incense: Sacred smoke has been used to help induce meditation for centuries. Pick a scent of incense that resonates with you to help you find peace as you enter a meditative state. Frankincense Resin is one of our favorite meditation incenses.
Palm Stones: Palm stones or touchstones are a great tool for beginners or seasoned meditators. They’re stones that are larger than normal tumbled stones, so they fit snuggly in the palm of your hand. As your meditating, you hold one stone in each hand and feel the energy of the stones flowing into your body and calming your mind.
Ways to Use Crystals for Meditation
Meditate with a Crystal for Your Intention
It is beneficial to choose a crystal that contains healing properties or energies that are in line with what you want to achieve out of your meditation. Setting intentions and meditating with your crystal each morning enhances and magnifies your results. When your mind is focused on your intention from the stillness of your meditation and energy of the crystal, you will have better motivation and inspiration for achieving your goals or receiving certain energy.
Create a Crystal Grid Layout for Meditating with Crystals
Laying stones or crystals on your body allows the healing properties of stones to activate that area of your body. Creating a crystal layout on your body can help you meditate and heal simultaneously. We’ve created an entire series about how to use stones for chakra healing. See which chakra you need to heal the most and try meditating with a crystal grid on your body:
- Root Chakra Healing with Crystals
- Sacral Chakra Healing with Crystals
- Solar Plexus Chakra Healing with Crystals
- Heart Chakra Healing with Crystals
- Throat Chakra Healing with Crystals
- Third Eye Chakra Healing with Crystals
- Crown Chakra Healing with Crystals
Invoke Deeper States of Meditation with Crystals
Certain crystals work well to open the higher consciousness of your mind. The most powerful are usually blue gemstones, purple crystals and white stones. These colors are associated with the higher chakras that allow you to clear your mind, live your truth and receive wisdom from the Universe. Some of our favorites include:
Amethyst Stone: Amethyst stones also stimulate the crown chakra and calm your thoughts, making them a wonderful healing gemstone to meditate with. Amethyst healing properties also include bringing clarity of the mind and helping you to become more in tune with your feelings–getting to know yourself on a much deeper level.
Azurite Stone: Known for its ability to clear the mind, Azurite helps you access your inner wisdom. It expands your mind so you can focus and zero in on what is important. When your mind is busy and it’s hard to think straight, meditate with an Azurite stone to get focused.
Celestite Stone: One of the most popular Celestite uses is meditation because it helps smooth the transition into a peaceful state of awareness. Some healers believe it even helps them tap into their psychic and intuitive abilities. Working with the Celestite stone during meditation can encourage you to download messages from the spiritual realm and receive guidance and inspiration.
Lapis Lazuli Stone: A Lapis Lazuli stone is said to help enhance your awareness, insight and truth. It is a healing gemstone that has existed since the beginning of time. Lapis Lazuli stones make wonderful tools to deepen your meditation during your yoga practice.
Labradorite Stone: Labradorite deepens your meditation and raises your consciousness. It stimulates your inner awareness, bringing you closer to discovering your true self. It helps you to unfold your true-life purpose and uncover your destiny.
Lepidolite Stone: A natural anxiety reliever, Lepidolite soothes your thoughts and brings calm to your mind. Lepidolite stones are great for meditating with when you are feeling anxious, worries or stressed as they bring ease to chaotic or overwhelming thoughts and guide you back to your natural state of being.
How to Meditate with Crystals
After you have chosen your crystal, you are ready for your meditation. There is no right or wrong way to meditate—just as there is no right or wrong crystal to use—everyone’s meditations are unique. The best way to utilize your crystals during your meditation is to 1) hold them in your hands while meditating or 2) lay them on your body, ideally so that they touch your skin. If you are new to meditating with crystals, here is a simple daily meditation with crystals to use to help you get started:
- First, find a quiet space where you feel comfortable and relaxed.
- Sit quietly with the healing stones or crystals that you wish to use nearby.
- Close your eyes and quiet your mind, focusing your attention on your breathing
- Pick up the crystals or stones and hold them comfortably in your hands.
- Imagine your awareness spiraling down into the stone, feeling the energy of your crystal.
- Breathe in the highest white light, and let the crystal’s energy fill your mind and permeate your senses.
- Visualize your intention. Your crystals and stones are listening.
- RELAX your mind and your body. Sit with your crystals as long as you need.
- When you are finished, and feel completely relaxed and at peace, complete the grounding process by seeing all aspects of your awareness spiraling back out of the crystal and into your body. Feel yourself connect with the Earth and your body.
- Open your eyes and take a few deep breaths.