Have you ever noticed how Mother Nature constantly tries to achieve stability and balance between chaos and creation? Droughts may cause the grass to die, but it only takes a few days of rain to return it to its lush green, vibrant self.
Our lives reflect this pattern; each day, month, and year has its highs and lows. The lows can throw us off our center and fill us with anxiety as we temporarily forget that with every low, a high must come at some point.
Thankfully, by practicing spiritual grounding, we can reconnect with the present moment, our physical body, and the Earth’s energy. Doing this creates a sense of stability, balance, and inner peace while we ride out that challenging wave.
Many healing stones have superb grounding properties, carrying the power to enhance our connection to mother nature. In this article, I’m sharing the best grounding crystals to work with in times of turmoil and grounding exercises you can combine them with to maximize their potential.
- 1 10 Best Grounding Crystals And Stones
- 2 Why Is Grounding Important?
- 3 Grounding Exercises To Combine With Healing Crystals
- 4 Final Thoughts On Stones For Grounding
10 Best Grounding Crystals And Stones
Here are the ten best grounding crystals and stones to increase connection to the very strong Earth energy. You’ll notice they are primarily black or red stones, the colors associated with the root chakra, the energy center responsible for our sense of grounding.
- Black Tourmaline
- Black Obsidian
- Smoky Quartz
- Red Jasper
- Fire Agate
- Moss Agate
- Tiger’s Eye
Black tourmaline has a strong connection to the root chakra (Muladhara). When you use this stone for healing, expect tension, stress, and negative thoughts to be released.
Black tourmaline helps you feel grounded and safe in your daily life. You may even notice your attitude has become laid-back, and you have a new sense of vitality that helps you think clearly and rationally.
Black tourmaline stones block harmful electromagnetic frequencies emitted from your devices. Wear this crystal as a pendant, with the point down, between you and the device to direct negative energy away from yourself.
Black obsidian helps tether the soul and spiritual energies with the physical, earthly realm. Its strong grounding energy reveals your true self through your subconscious mind. It will bring to surface imbalances and negative energies so you can understand and then release them.
Wearing a protective Obsidian Talisman can support you during change and fend off negativity. While lying down, place this protective stone on your sacral chakra. This helps ground spiritual energy into your physical body and foster the release of emotions.
Smoky quartz is one of the most efficient grounding crystals. It anchors your root chakra to the Earth while simultaneously raising your vibration.
Smoky quartz helps you let go of that which no longer serves you. It emits grounding spiritual energy that gently neutralizes negative vibrations like stress. Wearing this stone may help calm your emotions and even relieve depression.
Hold these grounding crystals in each hand during seated meditation to draw out negative energy. You can also place a small tumbled stone on your lower abdomen with the point facing away to relieve pain, such as menstrual cramps.
Red jasper is a gentle healing stone that brings relief in times of distress. It makes an excellent worry stone or a bead to play with on a bracelet to disperse your anxious energy.
If you’ve felt ungrounded for a long time, you may have energy leaks in your aura. Red jasper cleanses and stabilizes your aura to strengthen your boundaries.
Position this powerful grounding stone at the base chakra for emotional healing. You can also hold your worry stone during meditation to bring any concerns to light before they become too big.
The strong grounding powers of fire agate support you during difficult times. It brings in feelings of safety and security and acts as a shield that sends ill wishes back to the sender. The sender may even recognize the negative energy they sent out and feel remorse for the harm they’ve caused.
This grounding stone awakens a sense of liveliness within you and stimulates both the sacral and the root chakra, igniting sexual endeavors. However, its effects may not be instant, so we recommend wearing fire agate on your body, like this fox pendant necklace, for long periods to awaken its fiery benefits.
Hematite harmonizes your mind, body, and spirit with its grounding and protective energies. Hematite is a powerful stone that protects and grounds your soul into your body during astral travel or out-of-body journeying.
Hematite stones block negative energy from entering your aura, restoring harmony within your body. A balanced aura strengthens your boundaries and helps you avoid mental and physical exhaustion.
We must preserve our energy to focus on what is important to us. Wearing hematite on a pendant necklace will influence you to see challenges as learning experiences.
While it may look different from the other grounding crystals on this list, the beautiful green moss agate is a stabilizing stone with a solid connection to Mother Earth. This grounding crystal increases awareness of the beauty around you and supports rebirth, helping you rise from the ashes like a phoenix.
If you are stuck in a dormant or stagnant period, moss agate may inspire you to reawaken your passion and desires. This is because its Earth energy boosts self-esteem and releases your long-held fears, renewing your soul.
This grounding crystal is most beneficial when placed on the skin. A Green Moss Agate Stretch Bracelet holds the stone in place so you can connect to its strong earth energy all day.
Sometimes it can be challenging to let go of grief from your past or trauma we are carrying from past lives. The positive energy from Onyx supports you in situations like this when life becomes tough or challenging.
Grounding work and onyx crystal therapy may heal the issues affecting you in the present. Traditionally it’s worn around the neck; an onyx pendant necklace like this one will impart healing energies to the wearer.
When you are centered and grounded, Onyx supports your ability to access intuition and guidance from your higher self. Onyx even promotes a clear view of the future and drives you to continue on a path to success regardless of challenges.
When we are not grounded, negative influences can trickle into our lives. Impatience, aggression, and irritability make us vulnerable to more negative feelings. The constant flow of negativity in and out mentally exhausts us.
Bloodstone’s healing energy is an antidote for this, absorbing negativity the moment it enters your auric field. It is a powerful stone that calms the mind and psychologically gives you courage. A bloodstone grounding crystal can rejuvenate your mind if negative energies have influenced you.
Bloodstone has many healing benefits, but it also promotes peaceful sleep. Place tumbled bloodstones in a bowl of water next to your bed to experience more restful sleep.
Tiger’s eye is one of the most powerful grounding crystals. Its light and dark bands integrate the Sun’s and Earth’s energies to raise your vibration and simultaneously ground you.
Place this grounding crystal on your navel to balance the lower chakras. This crystal’s high vibrational effect draws spiritual energy down to the Earth. This energy field helps you clarify your thoughts and ideas so your mind doesn’t feel foggy or detached from your goals.
Wear a bracelet, like this Triple Protection Bracelet, on your right arm for short periods to protect you from negative energy. Tiger’s eye grounding energy will help you manifest your needs and guide you to live with integrity.
Why Is Grounding Important?
Grounding means finding your center amidst life’s challenges. Cultivating a regular grounding practice promotes emotional balance and healing so you can maintain stability and clarity no matter what challenges and obstacles come your way. You’ll be able to handle yourself with grace and resilience through life’s trials.
Many people only realize the importance of grounding once something happens to throw them off their center. However, we can also feel ungrounded even if there has been no drastic change or upheaval in our lives.
If you are experiencing any of the following common symptoms, this is a sign that you need to connect to the healing energy of grounding crystals.
- Always seeking validation and approval from others
- Frequent and severe episodes of anxiety, stress, or depression
- Attempting to escape reality through destructive behaviors or addictions
- Ignoring gut feelings or intuition and only depending on logical thinking
- Lacking purpose in your life with a deep sense of emptiness
- Holding grudges and an inability to forgive yourself and others
- Overly attached to material possessions and placing too much importance on external success
- Slacking on self-care and nourishing your mind, body, and soul
- Resistant to exploring new ideas or perspectives outside your own beliefs
- Disconnected from nature and the connectedness of all things
Feeling ungrounded often relates to a blockage in the root chakra. When the root chakra is healed and aligned, you’ll know you’ve grounded again through the following signs.
- Feeling inner peace and tranquility regardless of external circumstances
- Trusting and following your inner guidance and intuition
- Ability to be fully present in the now
- Building a deep connection with nature and recognizing that all living beings are connected
- Maintaining regular spiritual practice, including meditation, yoga, prayer, or energy work
- Striving for personal growth through self-reflection and self-inquiry
- Showing empathy and kindness towards others, having faith in their goodness
- Finding joy in simple things and embracing gratitude
- Honoring your body and treating it as a temple through self-care and proper nourishment
- Embracing that all things change and letting go of attachment and expectations
- Cultivating a sense of purpose and meaning in your life and aligning your actions with your values and higher purpose
Grounding Exercises To Combine With Healing Crystals
While grounding stones alone can evoke a sense of stability and inner strength, using them in the following grounding exercises will create an unshakable sense of peace.
Meditating In Nature
Both meditation and spending time in nature re-center us. The grounding benefits are magnified when we combine the two with healing crystals.
A secluded beach where you can dig your toes into the sand or under a shady tree are lovely places to meditate in nature. Here’s a short meditation practice you can try in your favorite nature spot.
- With your grounding crystals on or near you, sit on the ground and begin the meditation with a few deep breaths. Consciously let go of any worries, thoughts, or to-do lists you have on your mind.
- Visualize the area between your sit-bones and the base of your spine. Picture an orb of bright red light expanding to fill this space. Continue breathing slowly while you hold your focus on the red orb. With each exhale, release tension from your body.
- When you are ready to bring your awareness back to Earth, take a deep breath, wiggle your toes and fingers, and slowly open your eyes.
If you prefer to be guided through a deep meditation, check out this 10 Minute Root Chakra Guided Meditation.
Walking Meditation & Earthing
Earthing is both a self-care practice and a type of spiritual work where you walk barefoot in nature. By connecting your skin to the ground, the Earth draws in your unwanted energies and negative emotions, allowing you to feel centered and connected to your body and surroundings.
Earthing becomes even more potent when you incorporate mindfulness while doing it. Notice the sights, sounds, and sensations of nature. Imagine your feet are like tree roots planted in the ground. As a tree draws nutrients from the Earth, visualize drawing in Earth’s stabilizing and supportive energy as you walk.
To amplify the powerful grounding effect you experience while earthing and walking in nature:
- Carry or wear a mala made from a grounding stone like black tourmaline, smokey quartz, or obsidian beads to relieve anxious feelings.
- As you touch each bead, repeat a mantra like, “I am connected to the Earth.” Or “I am safe in my body.”
Using Essential Oils
Plants give us access to nature’s ancient wisdom and healing energy. Essential oils don’t just smell nice. They’re derived from specific trees, shrubbery, and greens and carry the concentrated life force of nature.
Our bodies recognize the life-giving components of essential oils. Like with certain crystals, our energy centers are receptive to their powerful grounding energies.
Sandalwood, Black Spruce, Cypress, Patchouli, and Vetiver contain potent earth energy. Including essential oils like the doTERRA Balance Essential Oil Grounding Blend in meditation or yoga practice enhances spiritual grounding benefits.
Before you start a yoga session, rub some essential oil on the underside of your wrists and behind your ears. The oil’s scent will intensify as your body warms up and blood flow increases to these areas. A grounding blend of oils promotes tranquility and balance.
You can also pour a few drops of oils into a warm bath. Placing grounding crystals around you or in the oil-infused water creates an elixir to reduce tension.
Final Thoughts On Stones For Grounding
One of the quickest and easiest ways to combine grounding and crystal healing is by walking barefoot in the grass. Carrying grounding stones like smoky quartz, black tourmaline, and tiger’s eye will help you feel protected and stable as you cast off the negativity holding you back.
When grounded in the powerful Earth energy, your inner strength will help you remain calm amid chaos. Plus, as grounding raises your vibration and enables you to see the inherent goodness in others, you’ll embrace that we’re all one and rest in the peace Mother Earth fills you with.