A yogi’s home is a special place to find comfort, peace, and solace in a busy and hectic life. It’s the place where you can fully unwind, be nurtured, and feel protected from all the negative energies of the outside world. The energy and vibe of your home can strongly affect your physical, mental, and emotional bodies. In order to create and cultivate a calm, sattvic and yogic lifestyle, you must mindfully modify your home to remove unwanted energies and to only add objects the promote good vibes. There are many different methods to change and alter the energies of your home, like Fengshui or Vastu, but the quickest and most straightforward technique is to place some crystals and gemstones in strategic areas.
How crystals and gemstones change the energy in your home
Crystals and gemstones are formed from various minerals in conjunction with intense heat and pressure or by water deposits and evaporation. They carry the specific energies of what and how they were formed and work by channeling positive energies outwards, or they can act as a magnet for negative energies. As each type of stone or crystal has a unique energy signature, you can select gems based on their energy and place them in the room where you want this energy to emanate. Thus using different crystals, you can change the energy of different spaces inside your home. Larger crystals can be displayed as a room accent, and smaller gems can be placed in less obvious places. The size and the number of stones used will obviously affect the amount of energetic changes they make to your home.
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There are five main areas of your home where you can easily incorporate stones to enhance or change the energy. Know that these are just our advice and not hard rules that cannot be broken. You are also encouraged to play around with the type, number, and specific ways you incorporate crystals in your home. Many people feel that it is more beneficial to only use a few stones rather than have many gemstones in the same room. For example, try not to put two different gemstones with similar qualities in the same area, or three stones with the same importance in the same room.
- In the Living Space
The living space is where you relax and unwind after a long day. To help clear the room from negative energy, you can use clear Quartz in crystal clusters. These crystal clusters radiant energy in all directions so you can use them as centerpieces on a table or top of a shelf or fireplace.
Amethyst crystal clusters promote the feeling of tranquility and will also purify the energy around the room. Amethyst also gives a welcoming atmosphere, so it’s an excellent piece if you want your visitors to feel relaxed and at home. You can also use Celestite crystal clusters to give off the feeling of serenity and peace. It’s also known to help improve communication among the people living inside the house. If you want your family to feel relaxed while gathering around the living space, you should place the crystal at the center of the room.
- In the Dining Room
The dining area is another room in the house where people gather together. It’s recommended to use a carved or shaped Blue Lapis Lazuli stone as it promotes excellent communication among the members of the household. A Citrine is also a great option as it aids digestion. Dark crystals and stones, like black marble, smoky quartz, and black tourmaline, is also a great option in the dining room. These black stones and crystals help break negative energies that are brought about by heated conversations that happened in the room.
- In the Bedroom
The bedroom is the place in the house where you sleep and relax after a tiring day at work. This being said, it’s essential that the room doesn’t emit negative energy so that you can have good quality sleep. Rose quartz is also a great crystal choice for the bedroom. This crystal rids negative energy by promoting calmness around the room.
Crystal Scolecite is another good choice at it helps promote deep and relaxing sleep. If you have insomnia, you should place Howlite on top of your nightstand. It’s also a good idea to place Selenite lamps inside your bedroom. These high vibration crystals radiate a gentle glow and have cleansing properties that rid your bedroom of unwanted energies.
- In the Bathroom
The bathroom is another place in the house where you can privately relax. The bathroom is also the place where you clean yourself, making it a great way to place crystals that helps cleanse your aura and disposition. Feng shui also believes that the bathroom is the place where energy drains from a home. Cleansing crystals, like Amethysts and Rose Quartz, are good choices to keep a calming environment. Adding grounding river rocks will also keep positive energy around the area.
- The Entryway
Some crystals protect your home from negative energy or bad intentions. Placing crystals around the entrance of your home will help you get rid of any bad energies you acquired outside. Crystals also help visitors feel welcomed and relaxed once they enter your house.
Blue stones, like Celestite, is an excellent choice for your home’s entrance as it brings comfort and peace to anyone who goes inside. Lapis will provide a welcoming and calming feeling for your guests. Selenite lamps are also great additions along the entryway as it produces high vibrational energy that brightens the mood of anyone that sees it. Additionally, Selenite keeps negative feelings, like anxiety, anger, and fear from entering the house with you.
- In the Office or Workspace
If you have an office or personal workspace inside your home, you can use crystals to get rid of bad energy that causes you to be unproductive or lose focus when you work. With its dark and enticing color, Pyrite crystals are productivity crystals and are an excellent addition to any workplace. The crystal also attracts positive energy, abundance, and good luck.
Pyrite is an excellent crystal choice for the office or workplace because it emits strong positive energy that can affect the way you work or think. It has the ability to show you behaviors that hold you back from succeeding. Lastly, the crystal emits energy that elevates your consciousness and awareness so that you’ll be focused on the critical things you need to do.
Buying crystals and gemstones
While you might find crystals and gemstones in random shops, there are several options to look for one or more crystals for your home.
- Local metaphysical store or gemstone shop. If you live in a city or large town, chances are there is a shop nearby where you can see crystals in person. This allows you to have a better feel of the stone’s energetic effects.
- Amazon.com. The online behemoth will undoubtedly have the best prices and a surprisingly good selection of stones. It is unlikely that any crystals you purchase will be handled with the mindfulness and care of a sacred item. While there are some excellent values to be found, you may also end up receiving a lower quality stone than you could purchase elsewhere.
- Specially eCommerce companies. Online shops like Conscious Items offer a wide selection of crystals and gemstones that are designed and sourced to be used in your home. We recommend you shop around to find the store that best resonates with you and has the selection of stones that you are seeking.
Cleansing crystals and gemstones
After you acquire one or more stones, it is advised to physically and energetically cleanse them before placing them in your home. When cleansing your crystals and gemstones, it is best to rinse them with pure water and let them dry. Regular energetic cleansing is recommended, and there are many different ways to do this. The simplest methods are to mist your stones with holy water or an essential oil hydrosol, place your stones by a window to bathe overnight in moonlight during a full moon, or hold your gems over some burning incense or sage.