Best Gemstones For Yoga - Practice to Empower

Posted on June 17th, 2024 04:04 PM

Gemstones and Crystals have been believed to have healing powers since ancient times. The energies of the stones are powerful and dynamic which will help you in many ways. Using them while practicing Yoga is one way to gain the most benefit. 

Yoga is an art form, practice, and discipline for healthy living, and crystal therapy is also an art form that is used to heal the mind, body, and soul of the person. When you combine these two, you will get the most benefit of your spiritual practices for healthy living.

So, this International Yoga Day (21 June), add healing crystals to your daily yoga sessions and amplify the positive energies in your favor. Here, we have mentioned some of the best gems that you can use while practicing Yoga, along with how to use these healing crystals.

Best Stones For Yoga

Here are some different Gemstones for healthy living which you can use during practicing Yoga in your daily life. These are the most effective crystals that have been used for centuries for healing. 

Amethyst for Hatha Yoga

Amethyst or Jamunia is a purple-colored stone that gives you inner peace. It promotes calmness and helps you overcome grief or sadness. The soothing vibes of an original amethyst stone will instill relaxation and comfort in your life. It is recommended to use during Hatha Yoga.

Critine for Karma Yoga

For spiritual liberation, and manifestation, the Citrine gemstone is used during Karma Yoga. The warm citrine stone helps you overcome depression and gives you hope, liveliness, creation, self-expression, and determination. 

Rose Quartz for Raja Yoga

Rose Quartz stone should be used to achieve a natural state of calmness and love. The gem increases faith in unconditional love for self as well as others. It dissolves fears and stress. 

Emerald for Bhakti Yoga

Channeling your emotions and improving the quality of acceptance, the Emerald stone is used while practicing Bhakti Yoga. A natural Emerald stone activates the heart chakra and enhances the feelings of love and compassion. It strengthens one’s connection with the divine. 

Moonstone for Tantra Yoga

Moonstone, the stone of the Moon, will bring you pleasure, coolness, and emotions. It will promote self-acceptance, give you serenity, and help you regain inner balance and self-healing. It invites a sense of harmony and bliss into your life. 

Fire Agate for Jnana Yoga (Jnanamarga Yoga)

For the path of knowledge and realization, this yoga form is practiced, and fire agate will help you gain composure, maturity, confidence, and stability. The stone helps manifest the guidance of the divine and helps make better decisions. It will also give you the courage to take risks to take a step towards your deepest desires.

Yoga Poses and Gemstones for the 7 Energy Centers

Yoga Poses and Gemstones for the 7 Energy Centers

Our body is affected by both internal and external energies. The major seven Chakras of our body are the energy centers that are often blocked, which is why we lack some emotions or find it hard to balance.

Using the gemstones along with the perfect Yoga posters will align and balance these energies and harmonize the energy flow. Use these Healing crystals for each of your chakra: 

Root Chakra

Root or Mooldhara Chakra is located at the base of your spine. This energy center gives you a sense of security and stability. To open this chakra, you should use an original Ruby gemstone or hessonite. 

Yoga Poses - Child Pose (Balasana), Tree Pose 

Sacral Chakra

Sacral or Svadhisthana chakra is located below our belly button, is represented by orange color and is known to balance our creative energies and sexual drive. It gives sensibility, pleasure, and creativity. To activate this energy center, the healing gemstones are carnelian and sunstone. 

Yoga Poses - Pigeon Pose or Lizard Pose, Bridge Poses

Solar Plexus Chakra 

Solar Plexus, or Manipura Chakra, is located at our stomach and is the chakra for self-confidence and self-esteem. It is the chakra of the fire element, and to unblock it, Yellow sapphire and citrine stones are recommended. 

Yoga Poses - Boat Pose

Heart Chakra 

The heart, or Anahata Chakra, is located near the heart and is represented by the color green, which complements its gemstone hue, the Emerald. Dark green emeralds will open the Anahata chakra and bring you love, compassion, forgiveness, and empathy. 

Yoga Poses - Camel Pose, Wheel Pose, Humble Warrior Pose

Throat Chakra 

The throat, or Vishuddha Chakra, is located at the throat. Represented by blue, this energy center gives you self-expressionable energies and enhances your communication skills. When it opens, its energies are aligned. It will also improve your oratory skills or verbal qualities. Blue Topaz and Lapis Lazuli gemstones are for the throat chakra. 

Yoga Poses - Fish Pose, Plow Pose 

Third Eye Chakra 

The Third Eye chakra, or the Ajna Chakra, is located between the eyes and is the energy center for intuition. This chakra, when activates will expand your imagination and heighten your intuition powers. The gem for opening this chakra is the blue sapphire gemstone

Yoga Poses - Forward Fold or Folded Eagle Pose, Lotus Pose

Crown Chakra

Crown Chakra, or the Sahasrara chakra, is the seventh and top most energy center of our body, located at the top of our head. This chakra connects you to the higher powers and builds spiritual connections. Use an amethyst crystal or stone to activate the crown chakra. 

Yoga Poses - Supported Headstand, Corpse Pose 

How To Use Stones In Yoga?

How to use stones in yoga

Above, we have mentioned the best crystals for Yoga, but how to use these stones. You can use these stone one by one or in group.

As mentioned, use each crystal or gemstone with the pose you are going for. For that, simply keep the stone at the top of your Yoga mat, focus on your energies, and set your intentions. You can also wear the gem while doing the pose in the form of a pendant or ring.

Another way is to create a grid. Arrange the stones in a crystal grid pattern around you. This grid will be very powerful, and small stones will work the best here. Focus on the particular crystal while going for its related pose.

Note - Stay positive during your Yoga session and keep your focus on your postures and energies.

Happy International Yoga Day, Readers! Toodles!

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