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3 August 2018, 15:58 | Updated: 16 January 2019, 15:26
Ever been curious about using crystals to create some calm in your life? Here's your guide to what they do and which celebrities swear by them.
Ever heard people use the term 'healing crystals' and wondered exactly what they are?
Many celebrities including Kate Hudson, Kim Kardashian and Adele use the natural energy of crystals for a variety of different reasons including healing.
If you're a budding crystal healer or a beginner here are all your questions answered...
Crystals are naturally formed from minerals in the earth (although be careful, as you can purchase some man made crystals).
They can be formed in a variety of shapes and sizes such as geodes, pebbles, rocks and are normally shaped or polished before being used.
You can buy crystals for healing in many independent mind, body and soul book shops across the country.
It is said crystals channel the earth's energy in different ways, depending on the stone, and for hundreds of years humans have been harnessing this energy for healing powers.
Some may genuinely believe they can heal in the literal sense, but many use crystals for spiritual healing in relation to meditation and chakras (the 7 energy points of the body).
People use crystals for a variety of reasons depending on culture and beliefs but there are some common reasons some might turn to crystal healing for help.
- Self love
The energy of crystals can also be harnessed in different ways. Some may use them in meditation by placing them on a certain chakra to help them realign their energy.
Some may simply carry them around in their pocket or as jewellery. Many choose to place them around the house to encourage good energy through their home and sometimes people even use them in elixirs.
There are no specific 'beginner' crystals as it is all down to personal use, but there are crystals that serve more common purposes than others.
Below are crystals recommended by the book 'The Little Pocket Book Of Crystal Tips and Cures' by Philip Permutt for the problems mentioned earlier in the article.
- Insomnia - Place lapis lazuli under your pillow.
- Heartbreak - Carry morganite to heal your sense of loss.
- Anxiety - Hold green calcite when you feel panicked.
- Stress - Wear jade to bring you inner peace.
- Self love - Place carnelian around your home to boost self esteem.
Victoria Beckham has admitted she carried crystals around with her and has even incorporated them into her latest VB collection.
Kate Hudson even stores some of her facial products on crystals to infuse them with positive energy before she puts them on her face.
I carry crystals with me all the time and have included them in my #VBPreAW18 collection this season so I’m thrilled to be offering my followers the opportunity to have a complimentary Crystal Reading with @your_emmalucy at my #VBDoverSt store in London this Saturday! There will be limited places available so email my team at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your appointment x VB victoriabeckham.com