Lithotherapy explains to us that each crystal, each stone, each mineral is charged with a vibratory energy that influences our body and mind and helps us to feel better every day. The energy of each one is notably determined by its colour and chemical composition. Crystals and minerals therefore diffuse different energies which will have various influences on our state of mind and behaviour.
The Indian doctrine of “Kundalini Yoga” has divided these energies into 7 main categories corresponding to our 7 main chakras.
Western lithotherapy, which is inspired by this, also gives very specific benefits to each stone. Let’s see here which ones are recommended to us to fight against stress and its symptoms.
Amethyst: the anti-stress stone par excellence.
Leonardo da Vinci wrote about it that amethyst had “the power to dispel bad thoughts”. It is a soothing stone that helps us to get rid of sadness and nervousness. It invites us to calm, meditation and promotes restful sleep.
Amazonite: the joyful stone.
With its elegant gradations of cool, natural colours, amazonite is truly a beautiful stone, but not only that! It is also appreciated for its anti-stress action which spreads joy of life and spontaneity in us. Another appreciable virtue: Amazonite protects us from electromagnetic waves such as those emitted by electronic devices (smartphones, televisions…).
Rose quartz: the stone of love and peace.
If I had to choose two words that sum up rose quartz, I would say softness and harmony. This crystal spreads serenity around it and helps us to overcome painful episodes (separation, death…). A feminine stone par excellence, it is particularly recommended to young mothers to alleviate baby blues.
Jasper: the quiet strength.
Enthusiasts consider it as one of the essential stones of lithotherapy: jasper brings us peace of mind, confidence (in ourselves and in the future) and helps us to let go. There are several varieties of jasper in different colours. To fight against stress, I particularly recommend wood jasper (or “landscape” jasper) which will certainly be the most effective.
The rhodochrosite: to open up to others.
When we feel tenderness and compassion for others, we adopt a more positive, less self-centred attitude, which helps us to put our own worries into perspective and dispel our anxieties. It is precisely this energy that rhodochrosite diffuses, a stone that, by opening us to others, tempers our hyper-emotivity and regulates the emotional overflow.
Stone needle: the anti-stress remedy from Asia.
Little known in the West, the stone needle (or “stone needle”), also called Bianshi (or Bian Shi), is a traditional Chinese medicine remedy still used today in some hospitals. It is a highly magnetic stone to which many curative virtues are attributed, including the ability to promote relaxation and ease the mind.
So here are 6 stones that I advise you to wear to combat stress in your daily life. There are others of course!
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