The Best Crystals for Meditation and How to Use Them

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By Anna Marikar

Many people are aware of the many benefits of meditation. These benefits include stress relief, better sleep, improved immune system, improved productivity, and higher levels of happiness.

But how do Crystals enhance the benefits of meditation, and how do you use crystals to meditate?

In this blog post we will guide you through the practice of Crystal Meditation for beginners – also known as Stone Meditation.

crystals and incense for meditation

Crystals have been used for centuries as a tool for meditation. These stones have been used to ground, focus, and clear the mind of distractions. It is important to choose a stone that resonates with you and your intentions. Meditation with crystals is a powerful way to reconnect with energy and feel more centered.

If you would like to use crystals to heal specific chakras, check out our guide to Crystals for the Chakras which takes you through each one step by step.

Using Crystals for Meditation

During a meditation practice, crystals are used as anchors in most cases. They work as an object to feel energetically linked to and to focus on. This is a powerful tool that can really help you feel grounded in your meditation practise and help you to stay in the zone and reach a deep meditative state.

Using a grounding stone can really help you gain clarity of mind. Try adding crystals to your regular meditation and see how you feel.

You can program a crystal for meditation rituals, or simply use them to help improve your meditating abilities. Crystals also have healing properties.

How to use Meditation Crystals

You can meditate while holding crystals in the palm of your hand.

Energetically, our left hand is our receiving hand while the right hand is the giving hand. This can affect where best to hold your palm stones, depending on what specific outcome you’re hoping to achieve with your meditation.

holding crystal quartz wand in left hand the receiving hand

Find the perfect quiet place, take some deep breaths, and focus your mind.

You can place crystals on different parts of your body, where various chakras are located, or different energy centres. This helps as a powerful way to prompt you to focus on that part of your physical body as well as letting the energy flow to that area. There are so many different ways that crystals can be used for spiritual practises.

Some people also like to use a Crystal Grid to compliment their use of crystals to meditate and manifest, and for crystal healing.

Crystal grids are a way to create an intentional space. They can be used to manifest things, bring balance, and even help with healing. These grids are created by placing crystals in specific locations on a geometric pattern.

If you’re still asking yourself what is a Crystal Grid? Here is a really useful guide explaining the purpose of Crystal Grids and the concept of sacred geometry.

crystal grid

How to Choose the Right Crystals for Meditation

Choosing the best crystals for meditation is a personal choice. There are a lot of different crystals available in the market and choosing one for your meditation session can be confusing if you don’t know what to look for.

Here we will run you through a guide to 5 of the best crystals to use for meditation, and then introduce a few more options for you to look into if you want to expand.

You should consider a couple of things before making a decision: Your intention, and the chakra or energy centre that you want to balance.

Also think about whether you prefer to use raw crystals or polished crystals. The raw unpolished crystals are shown in the pictures here in our blog post, and the polished versions are all much smoother to hold in your hands.

Clear Quartz

clear quartz raw rock crystal

The clear crystals are often recommended for meditation, not only because of their awakening energy, but because they are closely associated with the crown chakra.

When you are meditating, you want crystals that can help you tap into your subconscious, which is what clear quartz will help you to do. It is amazing for enhancing your own psychic abilities and balancing out your crown chakra to become more intuitive and enlightened.

Crystal Quartz is also known as the master healer, partly because clear quartz crystals can amplify the effects of the other crystals

Is Clear Quartz the same as Colorless Quartz? Yes – also known as Crystal Quartz or Quartz Crystal, and Rock Crystal, this is the purest form of Quartz


amethyst geode raw amethyst crystal

Another crystal that is often used during meditation when balancing the chakras, particularly the crown and third eye chakras, is amethyst.

The third eye chakra, also known as Ajna is related to wisdom and insight, and a deepened spiritual connection.

Amethyst has very strong healing energies, helping with physical ailments, emotional turmoil, traumas, and any negative energy you have.

If you are meditating for stress and anxiety, or just to find more harmony and your inner peace, then amethyst is the crystal for you.

The beautiful purple color of the Amethyst geode is gorgeous, making it one of the most popular crystals that many people gravitate towards.

Rose Quartz

raw unpolished rose quartz crystal

Rose quartz is often referred to as the love crystal, where people use it to manifest love and relationships. Rose Quartz is linked to the heart chakra.

While you can definitely use this during meditation if you want to find love, it is also about positive energy and harmony within yourself. The first love always has to be self love and everything else flows from there.

Meditate with rose quartz to boost your self-esteem and learn how to love yourself more harmoniously. 


raw unpolished selenite

Selenite is powerful crystal that also happens to be amazing for meditation. This is a white crystal with healing abilities and is used often by people in the spiritual or energy fields, such as reiki healers.

During meditation, hold a selenite wand in your hand to help gain a deeper connection to your higher self.

Black Tourmaline

black tourmaline raw unpolished

Lastly is black tourmaline, which tends to be an underrated crystal. Black tourmaline is linked to the root chakra and is filled with power.

This crystal can help to absorb any negative energy you have. If you are meditating to help rid yourself of negative feelings or energy that is blocking you, then this is the crystal you want to use.

We all have negative energies that we can work on even if it is for something as simple as developing a more positive mindset as you work on personal growth. 

How To Cleanse & Program Your Crystals For Meditation?

Remember that even when using them for meditation, crystals need to be charged often to release them of negative energies.Ā 

The most important thing to know about cleansing your crystals is that it should be done before you begin using them for meditation. This will allow the energy to be clear and pure throughout your practice. 

You may want to cleanse your new crystals after buying them, remember that they have travelled a long way and been exposed to different energies along the way that may not be aligned with yours. So welcome them home with a good cleanse.

You can find your own crystal cleansing ritual and routine that works best for you. Some of the easiest and simplest ways to cleanse crystals is to wash them with soap and water or put them into a bowl of salt water overnight.

Where To Find Crystals for Meditation?

Whether you are looking to buy stones as a gift for someone else, or for your own meditation practises, there are so many options and places to find beautiful and good quality crystals these days.

Buying your gemstones and minerals from a stone store or market in person gives you the advantage of seeing and handling the specific crystals before you buy, but online stores that specialise in selling crystals usually carry more stock and a wider variety. Etsy is a great place to find Crystal stores online, with a personal service.

You may want to buy a crystal set containing multiple types of crystals, with a mix of larger crystals and smaller stones. It is an easy way to start off your crystal collection. This can be the best way to go if you are still unsure of which specific crystals to select or can’t settle on just one perfect stone.

As well as the crystals we have run through in this guide, there are some other amazing stones you may like to have in your collection like citrine (for the solar plexus chakra), lapis lazuli, smoky quartz, amazonite, or green aventurine.

Each of these stones have a different meaning and purpose. I hope this guide helped to understand some of the best spiritual stones to try, and effective ways to use them.

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Anna is a Wales-based writer and graduate from SOAS University of London.
As the voice behind On Your Journey, she empowers women to embrace holistic well-being and spiritual growth through her expert insights into wellness and symbolism.
When she isn't writing thought-provoking articles, you'll find her busy crafting and raising her 4 children.

15 thoughts on “The Best Crystals for Meditation and How to Use Them”

  1. Thanks for this post. I love to meditate, and I’ve actually been thinking about adding crystals to my practice! I think amethyst would be the best one for me to start with.


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