Stress can affect everything we do, think or feel. It can also affect our body functions. We can experience and cope with stress differently and the signs can also manifest in different ways:
Stress signs on the physical level: muscle tensions, frequent colds and infections, allergies, diarrhea or constipation, indigestion, ulcers, hyperventilating, palpitations, nausea, high blood pressure, heart problems, sexual problems, menstrual problems.
Stress signs on the psychological level: inability to concentrate or make simple decisions, memory lapses, depression, anxiety, negative thinking, mood swings, frustration, irritability, lack of motivation, confidence and self-esteem.
Behavioral stress signs: increased reliance on coffee, smoking, alcohol, recreational or illegal drugs, workaholic, relationship problems, self-neglect, insomnia, recklessness, aggressive and anger outbursts.
Breathing exercises are the best way to regulate the energy in the body but adding crystals to this kind of practice just amplifies your intentions to shift that energy. Carrying crystals with you all the time can also be a more preventative practice.
*Most stones that are green, blue or pink seem to be the most effective with calming the emotional body. So this can be a long list, I put this list in more of a helpfulness level order for the ones I see helping the most. Find which one works best for you because everyone is different :D which is why I'm listing as many as I can.
Lepidolite: Breathing is KEY when we feel stressed or anxious, and lepidolite helps sooth our anxieties and worries not only with our mind, but also through allowing us to create fuller, deeper breaths. This helps to activate the nervous system to produce feelings of calmness and relaxation.
Aquamarine: Aquamarine can alleviate mental stress and bring about a greater sense of calm, aiding those who are struggling with social or general anxiety. All of this makes social interactions more pleasant and enjoyable, indirectly contributing to healthier interpersonal relationships.
Larimar: Larimar is overflowing with such calming energy. The cooling water like shades, the energy of flow, and the ability to wash away anxious thoughts makes it a popular choice for a worry stone. But Larimar also plays a strong hand when it comes to the power of communication too. It will help clear the upper chakras, strengthen your one true voice, and cut out toxic thinking.
Blue Lace Agate: For those times when you feel like anxiety has a hold on your throat, Blue Lace Agate is a crystal that will help you to speak up. Instilling extreme calm, clarity, deep intent, and unwavering self-confidence. Blue Lace Agate is a spring rain washing fear away.
Sodalite: Sodalite is often referred to as the stone of peace. It can help us calm the mind and ease panic attacks. It is very helpful in preventing us from becoming too emotional. It stimulates self-confidence, self-expression, gives us a sense of calm and helps us to release tensions, anxiety and fears.
Danburite: Danburite is an excellent stone to release stress and worry. Danburite helps release grief, fear, anxiety, resentment, or anger. The calming and soothing energies of Danburite resonates with the Heart Chakra to release anxiety and know that all is well. Danburite creates a sense of joy and a connection with the Divine. Danburite is a stone that does the most with the emotional body!
Kunzite: Regardless of whether you are experiencing mild or severe anxiety, you can always rely on it.
If you are an anxious patient, it will be common for you to feel scared and borderline paranoid most of the time. These feelings might make it tough for you to live your life peacefully or thrive in social settings. Using Kunzite, you can enjoy more control over your inner confidence and build your life with a completely new perspective.
Blue, Green, Pink Fluorite: The rainbow stone brings joy with just a glance. Boasting strong soothing mineral effects, Rainbow Fluorite flushes out tightly wound thoughts leaving you ready to kick back and relax.
Chrysoprase: Chrysoprase is an ideal stone for anyone dealing with emotional illnesses and burdens, such as anxiety, depression, emotional stress, and anything related to them. It can encourage you to revamp how you currently visualize your life and form a positive perspective.
Himalayan Rock Salt: Exposure to negative air ions reduces stress and enhances overall performance. Negative ions increase blood and oxygen supplies to the brain, making Himalayan salt lamps great at improving concentration. They also provide a boost of the neurotransmitter serotonin, which literally creates the feeling of happiness. Himalayan salt lamps are perfect for your safe haven to destress or even an office filled with it.
Peridot: Peridot can be quite influential in making them cool and calm in social situations and enhancing their confidence levels. If you often have to deal with mood swings that can be linked back to your anxiety disorder, Peridot should be a go-to stone. Besides being calm-inducing, it alleviates nervousness, fear, and anger. Even better, you get to enjoy the beauty of the stone alongside its numerous benefits.
Amazonite: Amazonite is well-known for helping to alleviate stress and anxiety. Its calming energy supports a confident and courageous disposition. It is also great for aiding communication, encouraging creativity and bringing prosperity to the wearer. It is also known to protect against electromagnetic pollution.
Rose Quartz: This comforting stone helps us find peace in situations we feel pressure, stress, and anxiety. In times of stress it’s easy to forget about loving and caring for yourself. So rose quartz gives us that sense of love and care we need to push past our overwhelming feelings of doubt.
Kyanite: A symbol of spiritual wellness, Kyanite is almost a quick fix for the soul. Known for aligning all your chakras, the baby blue coloring will instantly calm a quick heart and leave you soft, soothed and ready for whatever the world has to say.
Morganite: Filled to the brim with loving energy, Morganite is nothing but magic. Especially useful for those who suffer from heart palpitations and peaks and troughs in energies, this sweet and gentle stone will instil a Zen-like nature back into your soul.
Pink tourmaline: is known to encourage positivity while tempering depression and obsession. Drawing on the energy of Universal Love, pink tourmaline supports a passion for love and life and heals the emotional heart. This stone also promotes lively & sociable attitude and has protective qualities.
Celestite: Celestite is said to be a crystal sent straight from the heavens. This stone helps us connect to Angelic realms. In doing so this allows a free-flow of Divine frequencies to come and clear all of our meaningless stress away. Celestite helps a lot with social anxiety specifically, and allows us to understand our own personal power so we can feel free to let our true selves flow through.
Green Calcite: Green calcites are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to alleviating negative emotions, anxiety, panic attacks, and more. They are quite famous as mental healers when it comes to creating very calming auras. If you think that you are starting to grow into a person with rigid ideas and beliefs, and would love to get back some peace of mind, this is among the best stone options for you. People with anxiety are often caught up in rigid negative thoughts, which might complicate how easily they can achieve their goals.
Lava Stone: Lava stone is a stone of grounding. So in those moments when we feel detached from our inner truths lava stone helps ground us back to ourselves. This helps channel our inner positivity as well.
Adding essential oils that help reduce stress and worry into your lava stone and wearing it can help on multiple levels.
Howlite: Beautiful, marbled howlite is a best-seller for its gorgeous neutral tones and its soothing, calming energies. Howlite aids relaxation due to stress and anxiety and decreases an overly critical mind, anger & selfishness. Even releasing muscle tension as well as emotional. It is also known for aiding communication and easing confrontations by encouraging subtlety and tact.