Crystal energy can be of great help in coping with and overcoming stress. Most people have "learned" to live in a constant state of stress or think that it is unavoidable but the truth is that being exposed to stress for long periods leads to serious health issues, mentally and physically. Therefore to keep balance and manage stress is essential, it will help us be more balanced, resilient, and respectful of our needs and worth.

Crystal therapy is quite effective in helping manage the daily stressors of life because each crystal resonates at a certain frequency and its energy can affect our own energy and well-being. Our body has its own energy and is affected by the energy of others and other vibrations, such as crystals. So, when working with crystals we can change how we feel mentally, physically, and emotionally. And we may also affect the crystal energy, that is why we should cleanse crystals from time to time.

The Yellow Tiger Eye is great to release stress, especially because of its color that is associated with the solar plexus chakra that helps us feel in control of our life, therefore less stressed. This stone is great in dealing with excess energy that causes imbalance and stress leading to a spiral out of control. This crystal can be used in many ways, as a piece of jewelry, for meditation, or by placing on the solar plexus chakra and repeating a mantra. Tiger Eye brings out integrity and helps in accomplishing goals all while promoting clarity of intention, which is great for feeling balanced. 

Smoky Quartz is also of great aid for stress reduction, this crystal has the ability to stabilize energy, essential to reach the balance back! This gem is amazing in really stressful situations like when we enter fight or flight mode. I love to carry this crystal around because it is so strong and protective, if you are entering in a spiral down grab your Smoky Quartz and repeat a soothing mantra until you calm down, having a piece of jewelry can be quite handy during stressful times. This crystal amplifies energy and intention and this is why it is so effective. Smoky Quartz helps promote positive and pragmatic thought and can be used to give clear insight. 

Moonstone is the stone of new beginnings and is connected to the moon and to your intuition. Just like the moon reflects the sun the stone is very reflective and reminds us that as the moon travels through its cycles so does our lives and after stress comes stillness. Life is made of ups and downs. The stone's most powerful effect is that it calms the emotions and helps to release stress. It also amplifies intentions so it is great for meditation or mantras. You can also hold your crystal and imagine a beautiful lake with still water, calm and nurturing. 

Aquamarine is the stone of courage. Its calming energies reduce stress and quiet the mind. This stone is excellent at harmonizing its surroundings and does well to protect against pollutants. The stone also has the power to invoke tolerance of others. The stone overcomes judgmentalism and gives excellent support to those who feel overwhelmed by responsibility. It creates a personality that is upright, persistent, and dynamic. Aquamarine also sharpens your intellect, clears the mind, promotes self-exploration, and soothes fears. This stone is another wonderful choice for stress release.

If you are indecisive on which crystal is the best for you, choose the one that speaks to you the most, listen to your intuition. Any of these is a great addition to your collection. Using these crystals combined with mantras, meditation and journaling is a powerful tool for well-being, for feeling more grounded and calm.

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