We all could benefit from extra focus, endurance and confidence at the gym. There are likely rituals, or things you do, ahead of the gym, to make you feel prepared and improve your state of mind. Such as wearing your House of Peachs’ anti cellulite leggings for your workout; to give you body confidence. Or cleaning and replenishing your favourite water bottle with fresh lemons and ice-cold water.
All of these little things make a big difference to your confidence and performance at the gym.
In addition to the above, as people are becoming more mindful and in tune with their bodies. Gems and crystals are making their way into the hands and purses of athletes and gym-goers. Because more people are seeing the advantages crystals for the gym are bringing to their lives and more specifically, their workouts. (See examples of healing crystals for athletes here). We’ve listed some popular choices for gym healing crystals below:
“We all want to effect change, and crystals are tools that can help us.”- Holly Star. Spiritual healer and Miranda Kerr’s crystal expert.
The number one crystal proposed for athletes is Sodalite. Endurance is of great interest to gym-goers, as the gym isn’t about physical strength and energy alone. The mind needs strength also.
Sodalite is a grounding stone, which supports a person to let go of negativity, especially fear. And instead reroutes the individuals’ energy to help them to maintain focus. For a supplement to help support your physical efforts at the gym, invest in sodalite gems to empower your mind.
This is the ultimate feel-good gem. It makes starting your session that little bit easier and facilitates a bright and perky mood.
Green tourmaline is appreciated most, for its associations with nature. Its abundance of layers, with different hues of green, altogether are viewed as a heart chakra crystal, that allows your mind and spirit to connect deeply with mother nature.
Beyond a happier mood, and a deeper connection with nature, green tourmaline also infuses energy into the body to promote healing, which is essential for building muscle, and soothing aches and pains.
Post-workout anxiety about whether you gave a session your all, or self-doubt over your performance can leave you feeling on edge. Which stops you from doing the most important thing after your HIIT workout, cardio or spin class – resting.
To help you wind down, howlite is renowned for its calming properties. To use it, you hold it in your hands and absorb its soothing qualities.
The best, and perhaps only way, to decipher whether precious crystals work for you at the gym, is to try them. Sodalite is highly recommended, and so, that might be the best gem to start with. Moreover, each crystal’s impact and intensity on each person differs. And so, what works for you may not work as well for someone else.
As western society is becoming more understanding of their health and wellbeing, spiritual self-care practices are increasingly becoming the norm. Such as yoga and meditation. To add a touch of magic to your self-care regime at the gym, why not accentuate your workout by trying one of the above stones?