10 Gemstones to Empower Your Yoga Practice

10 Gemstones to Empower Your Yoga Practice

On 21st June 2024, we will be celebrating International Yoga Day. This day aims to honor yoga, an Indian-origin custom to spread awareness about health, fitness, and overall mental well-being. It brings a chance for everyone to embark on a journey towards mental, emotional, and spiritual balance and equilibrium. This year's yoga day theme, "Yoga for Self and Society," underscores the dual benefits of yoga. It encourages individuals to cultivate inner harmony, peace, and self-awareness through yoga practices while also emphasizing its role in fostering societal well-being and harmony. It promotes a holistic approach where personal transformation contributes positively to the collective good.

If you wish to enhance your yoga practice, incorporating gemstones is an excellent way to deepen your experience. Yoga, rooted in spirituality and mindfulness, can be enriched by using gemstones in free form or point. These stones can amplify the transformative benefits of yoga, aiding in concentration, relaxation, and energy alignment. Whether you choose amethyst for tranquility, rose quartz for compassion, or clear quartz for clarity, each gemstone carries unique properties that complement different aspects of yoga practice. Integrating gemstones into your routine encourages a deeper connection with oneself and the surrounding energies, fostering a more holistic and fulfilling yoga journey.

What is Yoga?

Yoga is an ancient mental, physical and spiritual practice passed on through generations that helps nurture our mind, body, spirit, and surroundings. The word "yoga" comes from a Sanskrit word meaning "union" or "yoke". It encourages creating a union of our being with universal consciousness.

What are the Benefits of Yoga?

Yoga improves flexibility, strength, and balance while providing stress relief and enhancing mental well-being. It aids in reducing inflammation, boosting immunity, and promoting better sleep. Additionally, yoga contributes to building self-esteem and improves overall quality of life. These benefits underscore why people incorporate yoga into their routines, seeking physical, mental, and emotional harmony through this ancient practice.

The Link Between Gemstones & Yoga 

Yoga and gemstones share a profound connection through their focus on energy. In yoga, we harness life's vital energy for health and harmony. Similarly, gemstones resonate with vibrations and healing properties that balance our energy fields. By integrating gemstones into yoga practice, we amplify these benefits, aligning our chakras and enhancing overall well-being. Explore the synergistic potential of gemstones in yoga to deepen spiritual awareness and physical vitality, unlocking a deeper connection to oneself and the universe. Embrace the transformative power of this fusion to enrich your yoga journey and cultivate a balanced, holistic approach to wellness.

Benefits of Using Gemstones in Yoga Practice

It's always advised by gemstone scholars using gemstones in your yoga practice can create spiritual magic! Here's how:

  1. Spiritual Connection: Gems enhance spiritual awareness and deepen your yoga experience.
  2. Emotional and Mental Healing: They aid in healing emotional wounds and calming the mind.
  3. Energy Flow: Gemstones facilitate the smooth flow of energy throughout the body.
  4. Enhanced Focus: They improve concentration and sensory perception during practice.
  5. Negative Energy Cleansing: Crystals absorb and transform negative energies.
  6. Meditation Enhancement: Gems elevate your meditation practice, fostering deeper insights and tranquility.

By incorporating gemstones into yoga, you harness their natural energies to harmonize mind, body, and spirit, fostering a holistic journey of self-discovery and inner peace.

Gemstones to Enhance Yoga Practice 

Bloodstone is a gem of courage, creativity and motivational energy. Through this stone, one can activate their Root Chakra (Muladhar). Using the bloodstone in practice can help eliminate the blocks that keep us stuck and build a sense of security, confidence, etc. It additionally revitalizes our energy and helps create a path forward.

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Tiger's Eye
Tiger's Eye is associated with the Sacral Chakra (Swadhishthana), which means incorporating this into your meditation routine will help you feel grounded. It'll help you become strong, confident, focused and courageous. If you wish to strengthen your Sacral Chakra, this is an ideal stone.

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Moonstone is another gem linked to the Sacral Chakra (Swadhishthana). Using the Moonstone or Chandrakant stone in your yoga can help stimulate intuition, sensitivity, and wisdom on a higher level. If you want to channel the moon's energy, consider including this gem and watch harmony, peace, balance a clear mind, a conscious soul and confidence enter your life.

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Pyrite is your go-to stone if you want to activate your Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura). When this chakra is balanced, the person attains self-worth, confidence, willpower, dedication etc. Pyrite is a stone of manifestation which can help you gain all of these in abundance.

If your Heart Chakra (Anahat) is blocked, you may hold grudges, lack a sense of forgiveness and struggle with self-love and inner peace. Then practicing yoga with Emerald focusing on the heart chakra is best. It'll help you improve your intellectual capacity, reasoning abilities and oration skills.

Columbian Jade
Columbian Jade is another fantastic gem that can help open your Heart Chakra. Using this gemstone in your yoga ritual brings peace, calm and serenity. The gemstone is grounding and enhances fortune and maturity in relationships. Additionally, it can keep the negative energies at bay.

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When our Throat Chakra is blocked, there's trouble expressing ourselves, and we might shy away from public speaking. Integrating into our meditation can help clear the Throat Chakra (Vishudha) blockage. It can also bring inner peace, spiritual growth, and emotional healing.

Lapis Lazuli
Lapis Lazuli can help open your Third Eye Chakra, also called Ajna. Using this gemstone can help invoke psychic, spiritual, divine, intuition, dream, imagination, and wisdom in the yoga practitioner. You can also place the Lapis Lazuli gemstone between your eyebrows when performing the routine.

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Amethyst is another gem that is ideal for balancing the Crown Chakra. It is a stone that signifies peace, patience, clarity, stability, and inner strength. If you wish to open your Sahasrara and eliminate negative thoughts and darkness from your mind, then it is best to promote inner peace and intuition.


Selenite is another gem that one can use to activate their Crown Chakra. It is best to include it in your yoga practice as it makes you realize your life's purpose. It also promotes the connection of the inner self with the universe, which resonates perfectly with the International Yoga Day

How to Use Gemstones in Yoga Practice?

There are numerous ways to use gemstones in your yoga practice. We have attempted to share the simplest method that is easy to follow, even for a beginner. However, you can experiment and find out which methods work best for you. Before starting your meditation, ensure the gems are clean and energized.

Hold the gemstone in your hand or wear your gemstone jewelry.
You can also place the gem on your focused chakra.
Keep the gem and its powers in focus as you begin your practice.
When you hold a yoga pose, concentrate on a single stone, its meaning, and its significance.

Allow the positive energies to follow and be receptive to those energies.
We all wish to gain as much goodness as possible through yoga and meditation. Gemstones are mediums through which we can achieve the peace, tranquility, and chakra balance we all long for. If you're unsure where to start your spiritual journey using gemstones talk to our experts at Shwasam Crystals.

There is a great quote for yoga: "Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees." Similarly, gemstones enter your life when you truly need them, bringing potential for profound change. Visit our website to explore which gemstones resonate with you. For more information and in-depth knowledge about gemstones, follow our blog. Discover how these precious stones can enrich your life spiritually and emotionally, offering insights into their healing properties and holistic benefits.