10 Crystals That Will Make You Healthier & Happier

For thousands of years, ancient civilizations have used crystals to release mental, physical and spiritual blockages. Since crystals come from the earth, when they’re placed on your body, they help you connect to the planet’s healing energy, leaving you feeling more relaxed and balanced. Each crystal has unique properties and energies to heal different aspects of your life.

Below are ten crystals you can use to improve your health and happiness!

1. Turquoise helps you heal.

Turquoise is the master healer. It is believed to be the energetic bridge between heaven and earth. Since ancient times, it’s been highly regarded for its protective and good-luck-charm properties. It’s believed that when Turquoise is given as a gift, its healing properties are magnified by one hundred! Turquoise is a stone of communication that helps you to speak your truth, from the highest source of love.

2. Bloodstone gives you energy.

In ancient times, Bloodstone was often worn as an amulet to help purify the blood. When our blood and energy is flowing smoothly, our life force remains strong and healthy. This crystal is a powerful energizer, helping you to overcome lethargy, negative thoughts and self-doubt. Bloodstone also helps to boost enthusiasm, increase drive and maintain emotional wellbeing.

3. Smoky quartz helps you let go.

Smoky quartz transmutes negative energy and acts as a protective shield against unwanted energy. It helps you to let go of old patterns and belief systems that are holding you back. It releases all blocked, old and stagnant energy in the body. Once all of your old energy is removed, new energy is able to fill the open space with light and hope.

4. Rose quartz cultivates love.

Rose quartz is a stone of unconditional love that helps to open and heal the energy of the heart. It encourages the forgiveness of others and, most importantly, of yourself. The secret to finding true love is to love yourself. Rose quartz emits vibrations of love, beauty and compassion. It’s a feel-good stone that nurtures, supports and allows you to feel the most powerful energy in the universe: LOVE.

5. Carnelian is good for creativity.

Ancient civilizations believed that carnelian attracted fortune and helped you attract your deepest desires. It removes blocked or stuck creative energy that may be dominating your mind and leaving you feeling burnt out or uninspired. Its vibrant orange color stimulates your passion to move forward and achieve your dreams. Carnelian is an action stone that restores motivation, confidence and joy.

6. Quartz crystal works wonders in clearing the mind.

Quartz crystal is made of silica, the most abundant element on the earth. It also makes up the human body, on a cellular level. When quartz crystal touches your skin, a merging of energy occurs, which is believed to encourage optimal health and healing. Ancient civilizations utilized quartz to balance the body and clear the mind. It’s a powerful crystal that transmutes negativity and amplifies energy to raise your vibration and help you align with light and clarity.

7. Celestite relieves stress.

Celestite’s name is derived from the Latin word caelestis, meaning celestial. By simply gazing upon it, the heavenly blue color of this crystal inspires deep peace and happiness. It’s an ideal crystal to place in your bedroom to bring tranquility and harmonious energy, encouraging restful sleep. When placed directly on your body, celestite brings muscle and stress release to the area on which it is placed.

8. Citrine helps to live in the now.

Citrine is a crystal of light and happiness. It doesn’t hold any negative energy and emits large amounts of positive energy. It serves as a friendly reminder to be present and in the now, because in this moment, you can create miracles. Citrine is a manifestation stone that encourages you to dream big, maintain a positive state of mind and attract everything you want in your life.

9. Aventurine attracts new opportunities.

Aventurine helps you to overcome feelings of self-doubt. It opens up the energy of the heart, attracting new opportunities. It helps to increase confidence, self-worth and optimism. As your mind and energy field open up, you are able to see the infinite abundance and opportunities that surround you.

10. Shungite protects against EMF.

Believed to be millions of years old, Shungite is an ancient crystal that is found in Russia. Scientists are still currently researching the full potential of this magical mineral. It’s utilized as a powerful shield against electrical magnetic energy (EMF). Shungite helps to absorb negative energy and pollutants. Place a piece of Shungite next to computers or wear on your body as an energetic shield.

5 Powerful Ways the Jade Egg Will Change Your Life

The jade egg and the jade egg practice is one of the most powerful feminine tools available to women. It is a wonderful tool to help women become more familiar with and connected to their female anatomy. I call this Yoni Awareness. I’ll discuss the word Yoni below.

The benefits of using the jade egg can range from completely physical to spiritual and energetic, depending on how you use the jade egg.

The jade egg offers many benefits. Especially when you commit to doing deeper jade egg practices. This article introduces you to the jade egg and discusses how, using it, will enhance your life.

The jade egg is to be placed inside your vagina. Originally the jade egg practice was used by courtesans in ancient China. They were considered Taoist sexual practices for women to keep their sexuality and female anatomy resilient for the Emperor. This is ancient eastern wisdom that is now available to you.

I originally was introduced to the jade egg practice by Saida Desilet over 12 years ago. She was one of my teachers when I was doing my Spiritual Sexual Educator certification with the Divine Feminine Institute. I have used the egg ever since she introduced me to it. Jade Egg wisdom has changed my life and I want the same for you.

The Word Yoni in Regards to the Jade Egg
Before I go any further, I would like to introduce you to a word. It may or may not be new to you. This word is important for every woman to know. The word is Yoni. When I refer to a woman’s genitalia I most always use the word Yoni. The Jade Egg is also called the Yoni Egg.

Yoni, translated from Sanskrit means “Sacred Space.” This word is absolutely lovely! It’s neither nasty nor clinical. It sounds normal, natural and most of all the definition of it is honoring to a woman’s genitalia.

This word can be spoken publicly without a negative connotation attached to it, quite the contrary, especially if the meaning is known. I would like to encourage you to use the word Yoni when referring to your female parts. Simply making this one change will help you to honor and love your feminine side.

Over the years of using my Yoni Egg, I have found some powerful things it has done for me.

I would like to share with you 5 benefits from using the Jade Egg.

1. Changes Your Relationship with Your Female Parts
The most wonderful thing I love about having my yoni egg is that she helps me to have a deeper relationship with my female anatomy. Women hold the mysteries and all too often, we hold the mysteries from ourselves.

Women are the Innies
Men are the “outies”, we are the “innies.” A man has his anatomy right there, “sticking out” and it is easy for him to be tuned into that part of his body. For women, it is different. Since we are the “innies”, not as much is “sticking out.” Your Yoni isn’t as readily available to pay attention to. Your egg will help you to pay attention to her. That is what she likes, care and attention.

I have used a Yoni Egg for over 12 years. “She” has been my Yoni’s most long-standing intimate friend over the span of having gone through three intimate relationships and menopause. I have used not only the jade egg but also the rose quartz egg.

The rose quartz is my preference. Though some say it is recommended to start with the traditional jade egg. It is a matter of personal preference. Also, it depends on what crystal qualities you are wanting to work with as I will discuss later.

What I love about my Yoni Egg is that she lets me know what is going on with me and my feminine parts. Sometimes my egg wants to wear her and sometimes she doesn’t. Sometimes she stays in longer than other times.

The Yoni Egg and Your Menstrual Cycle
When I was a cycling woman, my Yoni didn’t want to have the egg in right before my period. It was wonderful to observe and honor that. My Yoni also changed when I was going through menopause. I noticed considerably how she didn’t want to wear the egg as much during that time.

I even had a period where my Yoni didn’t want to wear the egg at all and now she wants to wear her often. Overall my Yoni is so much happier when I am actively using my egg.

Besides wearing the crystal egg you can do deeper practices with the egg. I love when I take the time to do these practices. I cultivate more energy and awareness to that part of my body.

What has happened in working with my yoni egg is that I have a lot more vaginal muscle dexterity.

Not only has my vaginal muscle awareness increased by using the Yoni egg, my awareness of subtle and even spiritual energies in my Yoni have been awakened.
This is a profound experience I would like all women to experience.

Working with the jade egg or rose quartz egg is a powerful way to change the relationship you have with your female parts.

2. The Jade Egg & Rose Quartz Egg Have Healing Properties
Not only will your relationship with your Yoni change, the crystal eggs hold certain healing and energetic cleansing and purifying properties. If you have not worked with crystals I would highly recommend considering more ways you can use crystals to connect to your divine feminine energy.

For me, crystals are truly magical. I use them not only for enhancing my feminine health but also for protection. My car has a crystal in it to keep me safe when I drive. I have crystals in my house and garden.

This is part of the “unseen” powers that you can tap into if you would like to awaken your divine feminine nature. The book Love Is In The Earth goes into more detail about this.

When you work with the jade or rose quartz egg and place it into your vagina what you are doing is putting healing properties into a part of your body that has held cultural shame. Working with the egg helps you to clear this energy that literally weighs your consciousness down keeping you from your full potential.

I always recommend placing your yoni egg in with an intention or prayer. In this way, you are working with your egg spiritually and not just physically. This will awaken the more respectful, reverent and spiritual side of your sexuality.

Both the jade egg and the rose quartz egg have amazing healing properties.

The jade stone has what I would call more masculine energies or qualities and the rose quartz stone has more feminine qualities.

Qualities of Jade
Jade is called the “Dream Stone.” It is considered the stone of longevity, health, and well-being. Jade transmutes negativity and instills resourcefulness. It helps you to balance the needs of self with the needs of others. It instills confidence and self-reliance. These are powerful qualities! Imagine these qualities emanating from the core of your being.

The beauty of the jade egg is you are putting a masculine energy into the most feminine part of you. On an energetic level, there is a magical marriage of the masculine and feminine happening in that part of your body. Something to think about!

Qualities of Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is known as a “stone of gentle love.” It emits a calming energy, gently removing negativity and supporting the gentle forces of self-love. It brings calmness and clarity to emotions. The energy is soft and silky, cultivating a sense gentleness for those that use it. It helps to bring peacefulness and calm to relationships.

Did you know the hips can hold fear? In sexual reflexology (relating different parts of the vagina to different organs and emotions) it is known the opening to the vagina can hold fear.

If you have ever had a fearful or negative sexual experience, chances are, you were left with emotional imprints in your Yoni and in your psyche. Imagine putting such a soft, loving healing energy into that part of you. These eggs, when worked with lovingly and consciously, can be very transformative for you.

3. The Yoni Egg Increases the Connection to Your Femininity
Because working with the egg connects you to your female parts it will automatically get you connected to your femininity. It is all up to you how much you take advantage of the jade egg practice to help you connect to the deeper parts of your femininity.

When I refer to your femininity; I am referring to your receptivity, your divine feminine nature and your ability to nurture yourself. If you treat the egg like a tampon with little regard for the subtle energies your jade egg is awakening in you; you will miss out on the increased connection to your femininity that is possible.

Learning to Slow Down
Part of learning the jade egg practices is learning how to SLOW DOWN. We live in such a masculine-oriented, fast-paced, focused, “get it done” type world. Yoni’s don’t respond well to this type of energy.

The magic of the jade egg practices is it supports you slowing down, taking time for yourself and your Yoni, going into your inner world and cultivating your subtle energy body. These are all feminine qualities.

The Pointer Sisters famous song states a woman wants a man with a slow hand. Your Yoni craves slow energy too. The reason why is because the Yoni loves when her lover is present with her. Then she opens like a beautiful flower. This is the ultimate of connecting deeper to your femininity.

4. The Yoni Egg Brings Youth to Your Face!
Apparently, the internal tone of your vaginal walls is directly related to the collagen production and tone of your face. Can you believe it!

Though I haven’t found any medical proof, YET, to substantiate this statement, it is a motivator for me to keep doing my Yoni Yoga! With all the benefits the jade egg practice already provides, if in addition, it helps me to maintain a youthful face, I am all for it. I don’t need scientific proof.

My teacher is in her 40’s. She has been deeply dedicated to the jade egg practices for many years. She looks absolutely radiant. People have told me I look younger than my age too. I know yoga and Yoni Yoga has definitely kept me looking younger than I otherwise would look.

Naomi Wolf, a Yale graduate and former political advisor to Al Gore and Bill Clinton, wrote in her book titled “Vagina” about the direct connection of the vagina to the brain and even to women’s confidence.

The face is not that far off. The radiance of your face could very well be connected to the health and vitality of your vaginal walls.

5. The Yoni Egg Increases Orgasmic Response
The last wonderful way the jade egg will change your life is that it definitely increases orgasmic pleasure.

This is extremely important for women. Having an orgasm is challenging for many women. Shame is common in this area of the body. The resulting experience of orgasm is what I refer to as a “genital hiccup.”

It is time for you and all women to actualize your pleasure potential. Experiencing more pleasure is the path to empowerment for every woman.

Your Pelvic Floor Muscles and Pelvic Floor Health
The bottom of the body is often referred to as the pelvic floor. The truth is, the bottom of your body is nowhere near flat like a floor. The bottom of your body is more like a hammock type configuration of musculature that holds your internal organs in, including your sex organs. With that said, having pelvic floor health is really important.

Your pelvic muscles play a huge role in your body’s overall structural support. Just like a house needs a foundation, your body needs a strong foundation too. This keeps you feeling stable, centered and relaxed. If you would like to find out more about what is pelvic floor health Dr. Christian Northrup has much to say.

More Orgasmic Pleasure!

The best part is these muscles are the muscles that contract when you have an orgasm. Using the jade egg or crystal egg increases the strength and tone of the muscles directly involved in orgasmic contractions. What this means to you, is way more pleasure! Simply wearing the egg will strengthen the muscles, however, doing the practices will enhance your pleasure even more.

I call these hammock shaped muscles your love muscles. Therefore, you become an amazing, heart-centered, authentically empowered and sensually alive woman when these muscles are relaxed, toned and free from shame.

Remember, your female anatomy is your Yoni or your sacred space. Learn how to take good care of this area of your body. Change the type of relationship you have with “her.” Give her healing energy. Strengthen her so that you can experience more pleasure. And who knows, all the while, become younger looking because of it.

Yoni Yoga Exercises

Defined as: A connection of physical, mental and spiritual exercises while you channel the energy of your yoni through your mind body and spirit. Yoni Yoga is comprised of physical techniques (known as poses) that focus on the pelvic muscles combined with meditative breath work and womb connection. Yoni Yoga is used to strengthen, heal and promote a healthy womb space, as well as, expanding awareness and connecting with feminine energy while surrendering to the moment allowing one to be present with themselves, activating Shakti and pushing through any blocks.

Yoni yoga can be done with or with out a yoni egg. By using a yoni egg during your practice you will get a deeper physical exercise and deeper spiritual work by activating the metaphysical energies. If you choose to use your yoni egg, focus on contracting and releasing your pelvic floor muscles at the same time you breathe within your poses. During each yoga pose, concentrate on deep controlled breathing while making a conscious connection with your womb space.
Follow along our 3 part yoni yoga series from beginner to advanced

Bridge Pose

Start by laying on your back with knees bent and feet on floor. Extend your arms along the floor, palms flat. Inhale as you lift your hips toward the ceiling while doing a kegel contraction. Hold for up to one minute. Relax your pelvic floor and exhale as you slowly come down. Repeat for desired reps.

Wall Pose

Start by lying on your back with legs together pressed flat against the wall. Inhale and let your legs fall out to the sides so they make a “V” shape while doing a kegel contraction. Exhale and bring your legs back together while relaxing your pelvic floor. Repeat for desired reps.

Frog Pose

Start on your hands and knees (table top position). Walk your knees as far apart as they will comfortably go (you should feel a deep stretch in your hips). Inhale and elongate spine and upper body while doing a kegel contraction. Exhale to relax spine and pelvic floor. Repeat for desired reps.

Squat Pose

Start with your legs shoulder width apart. Squat down as far as you can comfortably go. The deeper the squat, the better. Hold this position while contracting and relaxing your pelvic floor muscles. This is also great for practicing vaginal weight lifting. Repeat exercise for desired reps.