Have you ever thought about using crystals to deepen your yoga practice? If you’ve been to a lot of yoga classes before, you may have seen someone with a crystal or two placed at the front of their mat. The reason people do this is because crystals are believed to hold different healing and energizing properties. Each crystal holds a different frequency. Today we’re going to take a brief look at rose quartz, the healing benefits that it holds, and how you can incorporate it into your yoga practice.
What is Rose Quartz?
Rose quartz is a very common type of crystal. You’ve probably seen it before because it is very common in jewelry. It is a semi-clear crystal and looks just like normal quartz except it has a beautiful pink hue to it.
The Benefits of Rose Quartz
Rose quartz is associated primarily with your heart. Most people associate pink with love and it is the same thing here. Wearing rose quartz or having it near you can help you open your heart a little more. You may want to use it to deepen your love for your significant other, your family, friends, work, or even yourself. A lot of the time, people forget about how important it is to love yourself. If you are one of those people, you might find it extremely helpful to use your rose quartz with yourself specifically in mind. It can create a beautiful and transformative connection for you.
How to Use Rose Quartz in Your Yoga Practice
One of the most common ways that people use rose quartz is by wearing it. You can find many stores selling beautiful rose quartz necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and all other kinds of jewelry. Another common way that people use rose quartz is by placing a little piece of it at the front of their mat. You can place it on your mat or –if the class isn’t too busy– you might be able to place it in front of your mat so that you are free to move however you like without having to worry about laying on it. Another way to use rose quartz is by purchasing a large cluster of it. If you do have a large crystal or cluster of them, it is probably best if it is placed elsewhere in the room. It is not something that you can bring with you into class, but you might be surprised to find that your studio already has one. A lot of studios will already have things like amethyst and pink Himalayan salt lamps; it wouldn’t be a surprise if they have rose quartz as well.
Yoga Poses Associated with Rose Quartz
The yoga poses associated with rose quartz are every heart opener pose. These poses are any pose that creates a stretch or opening in your chest and front part of your body. Backbends are great heart openers, even if it is a very gentle one.
Rose quartz may be just what you need in life right now to bring a little bit of extra love into your life. Whether it is self-love, love of others, or love of the things in your life, give rose quartz a try.