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Crystals have been used since the beginning of time for their powerful healing properties.  

At PIYOGA, we sell beautiful malas and jewelry that contain some of these powerful crystals. Many people use them to enhance their yoga and meditation practices as well as other mindfulness techniques.
We put together a guide for those of you who are interested in learning more about crystals, gems, and other symbols and their various healing powers.

 

PIYOGA - Crystals - Amethyst - Clear Quartz - Rose Quartz - Healing, Meditation, Malas, Turquoise, Agate

Featured clockwise: Amethyst (Purple), Clear Quartz (Clear), Rose Quartz (Pink)

 

Moonstone: This crystal is used for nourishing passion, guiding your inner-path, promoting innate growth & strength, soothing emotional instability, and is a great stress stabilizer. For moonstone jewelry, see our Full Moon Stone Sterling Silver Ring.

 

Green Turquoise: This crystal helps to balance your emotions, providing calmness. It protects from evil & accidents and can heal stress and help you regain calm feelings. 

 

Amazonite: This soothing stone balances feminine and masculine energies. It is known for healing your emotions, filtering stress, healing traumas, and soothing energies at home or at work. Amazonite calms the nervous system and helps with maintaining optimal health.

 

Turquoise: Best known for its calming properties. This gemstone helps with connection to the divine feminine, wisdom, serenity, emotional balance, good luck, protection, love, and hope. See our jewelry with turquoise such as Turquoise Sea Turtle Bracelet, Raw Turquoise Call of the Wild Ring & Hidden Treasures Ring.

 

Onyx: Enhances confidence and security by stabilizing you both mentally and physically. It is a protective stone and absorbs negative energy if you are feeling drained of personal energy. It also helps with achieving goals and good decision making.

 

Lava Rock: A grounding stone, it strengthens your connection to Mother Earth. It gives you strength and courage through times of change, providing guidance and understanding. This stone is useful in dissipating anger. For Lava Rock, see our Lava Rock & Rudraksha Seed Malas and our Black Lava Rock 7 Chakras Bracelet

 

Clear Quartz: The “Master Healer”, this crystal amplifies energy by absorbing, storing, releasing, and regulating energy. It aids in concentration & memory, stimulates the immune system, balances your body, and helps you reach a higher level of self consciousness through the 3rd eye chakra. Clear quartz is commonly used for aligning the chakras.

 

Rose Quartz: The crystal of universal love. It restores trust & harmony in relationships, encourages unconditional love, and purifies & opens the heart to all levels of love. This crystal is great for enhancing self-love and friendship. This lovely crystal is featured in our Rose Quartz Mala and our Rose Quartz Crystal Bracelet.  

 

Amethyst: A natural tranquilizer- it relieves stress, soothes irritability, balances your mood, and repels anger, fear, and anxiety. It alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negative energy. This crystal enhances inner healing and feelings of peace. It improves circulation and boosts neuron connectivity to accelerate healing. For amethyst, see our Amethyst Mala and our Amethyst Crystal Bracelet

 

Hematite: An activating crystal that contains strong, grounding energy. It has a cool & calming effect and helps with concentration and focus. 

 

Lapis: This rock encourages self-awareness and self-expression. It reveals inner truth, providing quantities of honesty, compassion, and morality. Known for stimulating objectivity, clarity, and creativity. Lapis opens up the throat chakra, helps you speak your truth and inspires confidence.  

 

Howlite: A calming stone that aids with reducing levels of stress and anger, as well as anger that is directed towards you. It absorbs negative energy and has calming qualities that reduce insomnia and relieve an overactive mind. See our Howlite Bracelet

 

Rudraksha Seeds: Commonly used on malas, these seeds contain a powerful vibration that protects against negative energies as well as radiation from modern technologies. They are extremely beneficial for meditation and create a peaceful environment. This sacred seed emits a protective energy that enables you to achieve a greater potential. For these seeds, see our Rudraksha Seed 7 Chakras Bracelet and any of our Malas

 

Green Aventurine: An all-around healing stone that benefits the lungs, liver, sinuses, and heart. It can loosen and release negative energy blockages, including disease. It is also known for increasing intelligence, perception, and creativity. 

 

Silver: Increased perception and helps to regulate emotional and intuitive energies. Silver is able to attract and retain the healing properties of crystals and gems, providing a balancing act by drawing negativity from the body and transferring positive energies from these stones. See all of our Sterling Silver Jewelry.

 

Hamsa: A protective sign, it brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. The word “hamsa” means “five” and represents the fingers of the right hand- each finger connects to an element and chakra. Known as the Hand of Fatima in Islam and Hand of Miriam in Judaism, it's believed to protect against against the evil eye and and all negative energies. It symbolizes chakras, energy flow in the body, the five senses and the mudras.

 

Tree of Life: Represents our personal development, uniqueness, and individual beauty. Everything in our universe is connected. The roots of the Tree of Life go deep into the earth, accepting nourishment from Mother Earth, and the branches reach up into the sky, accepting energy from the sun and the moon. See our Tree of Life Jewelry such as our Tree of Life Gold Ring and our Tree of Life Friendship Bracelet

 

Sacred Geometry: An ancient science, these patterns exist all around us and represent life in the universe. It is said that every natural pattern of growth or movement comes back to one or more geometric shapes. You can find these patterns in everything. Examples: Seed of Life, Flower of Life, Mandalas, etc. See our Seed of Life Friendship Bracelet

 

Lotus: A symbol of purity, enlightenment, self-regeneration, and rebirth. The lotus flower symbolizes growth since they are rooted in the earth deep down through the mud and still bloom on the surface of the water everyday and are quite beautiful. Because of their strong will to live, they make a perfect gift for anyone recovering from an injury or traumatic experience. See our Lotus Jewelry such as our Lotus Love Gold Ring, Lotus Tear Drop Silver Ring, and our Lotus Friendship Bracelets

 

Are you drawn to any of these crystals or symbols in particular? Whether you prefer to wear them, place them around your space or on your yoga mat, carry a few in your bag, or place certain crystals on the body to activate different chakras, they will be sure to bring you good vibes. We hope that you found this guide useful to continue your journey with crystal healing and to help empower your yoga and meditation practice.

Namaste!

PIYOGA - Malas - Crystals - Healing - Mediation - Yoga - KundaliniFeatured: Various malas made by PIYOGA.