What is Crystal Healing? And why should you be doing it?
Crystal healing is a term that most people associate with a new wave of treatments that can be seen in health spas and homes around the world. In modern healing, the practise is used to influence the positive energies that we bring into our bodies and extract the negative energies to bring balance, happiness, and control into your life. However, this practise is not new, it is a practise that is believed to date back 6,000 years.
Sources state that the use of crystal healing was first used by the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. Ancient Egyptians also used stones such as lapis lazuli, carnelian, and turquoise to ward off negative energies through fear of disease.
Modern healing is heavily influenced by Buddhists or Hindu cultures and their concept of chakras (which are vortices of this life-energy) and from the life-energy concepts from Asia (chi or qi).
Whatever your interpretation of healing and what it can provide for you, our goal is to educate our readers on various ways to bring crystals into your life to affect your moods and behaviors positively.
When it comes to putting crystal healing into practice, there are so many ways to shift, rebalance, and harmonise the mind, body and spirit. It involves creating grids, where crystals are layered on the body with energy centers known as chakras.
There are many more ways in which crystal healing can take place. The most fascinating thing about harnessing positive energies from crystals is this can be done by holding a stone in our hands or using products infused with them.
A huge advantage of using this alternative healing method is it helps to resolve any imbalances energetically and promotes positivity, balance and an overall sense of wellbeing. Their energies are so powerful that their vibrational medical properties can be carried in beauty products’ formulas.
During a pandemic there are many areas of our lives that can seem completely out of sync and these crystals will help you gain back control.
Feeling moody? Why not try out citrine?
Linked with the solar plexus chakra – the centre for a strong sense of self-worth and personal control – this yellow stone is supercharged to help develop these areas. It alleviates anger and mood swings, while bringing about a sense of happiness, while reducing self-destructive tendencies.
Lacking self-love? Rose quartz is your answer.
The light pink hued crystal helps to uplift your spirits and connect you to a sense of unconditional love. It is one of the most powerful stones to activate your heart chakra and it helps radiate positive energies in every aspect of your life, while lowering stress levels.
Need a hit of positivity? Check out amethyst.
Known as ‘one of the master crystals’, amethyst has so many enriching properties, but it really helps us amplify soothing emotions. It takes away fears and doubts, while removing any negative emotions.
Want to feel completely in harmony? It’s all about black obsidian.
It can really help release anything that is imbalanced, whether it has been building up in daily life for a long time, or if it’s a new feeling. Other emotions, such as fear and anger are released from engaging with this crystal.