Before we talk about which crystals are the best for grounding, we should probably tell you a little bit about what grounding is.
Chances are you've probably been working on grounding yourself without even knowing it.
What is Grounding?
You may have heard the terms 'grounding' or 'to ground yourself' used frequently in the spiritual community, but what exactly does it mean to be or feel grounded?
To be grounded is to have achieved balance and stability not only emotionally, but physically and spiritually as well.
Many people will use the energy from grounding crystals to help them feel present and safe within themselves.
Grounding is a process of finding awareness for the state of your being, and to help keep you connected and centered.
The Root Chakra
Crystals that are especially helpful for grounding are crystals aligned with the Root Chakra.
The Root Chakra, or Muladhara, is your first chakra and is linked to how you feel and experience connection. Signs that your Root Chakra is out of alignment are often the same signs as feeling ungrounded. These signs can include feeling an increased sense of being overwhelmed, anxiousness, trouble sleeping, and loneliness.
Grounding is about your conscious connection with yourself, so you should use Root Chakra crystals as a tool to help guide you towards building that body, mind, and spirit connection.
Root Chakra Crystals For Grounding
Obsidian is a crystal that brings the truth to the surface, no matter what.
Sometimes the truth is a scary thing to face, but the energy of Obsidian helps you to work through any fear you may face on your path to enlightenment.
Be gentle with yourself when using Obsidian, this crystal is known for being very powerful and it may release emotions you weren't prepared for!
Allow Obsidian to help you release any feelings of negativity.
2. Smokey Quartz
Smokey Quartz is an incredible stone to use for grounding. As a member of the Quartz family, Smokey Quartz also acts as a natural amplifier of energy.
When you are working on grounding yourself, use Smokey Quartz to amplify your intention to find balance and harmony.
Smokey Quartz is a powerful stress relieving crystal. When you are feeling overwhelmed due to stress you may find that feeling disconnected is easier than experiencing a constant state of chaos.
Smokey Quartz will help you to stay present by releasing stress.
3. Black Tourmaline
Black Tourmaline is one of the most powerful Root Chakra crystals, and is our go-to for protective energy.
Keep Black Tourmaline around you and throughout your space to not only help clear any lingering negative energy, but it will also prevent negative energy from taking up residence.
Black Tourmaline is also known to help purify your body and mind, keeping negative thoughts at bay and breaking cycles of negative thinking.
4. Black Agate
Black Agate can help you to find release from grief, especially during the loss of a loved one or major life changes.
The energy of Black Agate helps you to find your inner strength in order to overcome challenges and navigate trauma.
Black Agate will help you to build (or re-build) a solid foundation for yourself from a place of being in alignment with your truth.
Shungite is a crystal with incredibly high vibrational energy.
Shungite is known to conduct electricity, which helps it to inhibit the effects of EMFs (Electromagnetic Fields). Some people may find that exposure to high levels of EMFs can cause them to feel unfocused and drained.
As a healing and detoxification crystal, Shungite helps to release anything that is considered "bad" from the body and mind.
6. Red Jasper
Red Jasper is a Root Chakra crystal that focuses on inner strength and determination.
Red Jasper is known to be a symbol of life, bringing with it a vibrant energy that encourages growth, motivation and revitalization to the holder.
This crystal helps you to overcome feelings of failure or worthlessness, and to carry on with your head held high.
Hematite is a crystal used to clear away negative emotions and feelings.
Hematite will help support the release of everything that is holding you back from feeling truly at ease.
Hematite will bring you down to Earth and help you to focus on creating balance in your life so that you can may find peace.
8. Tourmalinated Quartz
Tourmalinated Quartz is what we call Clear Quartz that has crystallized with Black Tourmaline throughout it.
Black Tourmaline, as we already know, is a grounding crystal with major protective energy. Clear Quartz is the ultimate crystal for healing and finding clarity.
Together Clear Quartz and Black Tourmaline create the most amazing balance of Yin and Yang of energy.
Tourmalinated Quartz is the perfect balance of light and dark, all wrapped up in one crystal.
That concludes our list for the best 8 crystals to use for grounding.