Tourmaline is a powerful gemstone that promotes love and positivity. Whether you’re wearing tourmaline for its metaphysical healing properties or simply for its beauty, it is truly one of Earth’s most precious creations.
Tourmaline Healing Properties
Often the line between physical and metaphysical healing properties is blurred. It will continue to be as science continues to uncover what mystics and ancient healing practices have always known – there is no difference.
On the spiritual and emotional level, black tourmaline grounds your energy, opening up the connection between the Earth and your spirit and providing a pathway for light to enter the Earthly plane.
Using black tourmaline in meditation, or carrying it on your person, even sleeping with it in your pillowcase can give you a hefty dose of cleansing in your auric field that carries over into your physical body.
Benefits of Tourmaline:
Tourmaline helps to create a shield around a person or room to prevent negative or unwelcome energies from entering. It is also grounding and helpful to balancing all of the chakras.
There are different types/color of tourmaline that brings different benefits and they include:
Watermelon Tourmaline (heart chakra) promotes feelings of self-worth. It can also be used to balance and cleanse your chakras.
Anxiety And Stress
Black Tourmaline (root chakra) reduces anxiety and stress. It is believed that this stone keeps you grounded.
Pink Tourmaline (heart and crown chakra) is a loving stone that encourages compassion. It also reduces fear and panic.
Green Tourmaline, also known as ‘Verdelite’ (heart chakra) is excellent for overcoming jealousy and promotes stamina.
Overcome Bad Habits
Brown Tourmaline, also known as ‘Dravite’ (root chakra) can help one overcome their bad habits and move forward from their personal weaknesses and/or failures.
Help in Spiritual Growth
Blue Tourmaline (throat and third eye chakra) promotes spiritual growth and intuition.
How to use Tourmaline
4 Ways That You Can Use Black Tourmaline On A Daily Basis:
- During meditation. Get into a comfortable position and focus on your breath, while holding onto your back tourmaline, imagine all tension flowing from your body into the crystal, being transmuted into positive energy.
- In your home. Place black tourmaline near your bed or in the corner of a room, for amplified protection for you and your space.
- Carry it with you in your pocket for extra protection while in public or at work.
- Wear jewelry that has black tourmaline in it, such as a bracelet or necklace.
What is Tourmaline?
The term “tourmaline” refers to a large group of boron silicate minerals. These minerals have a similar crystal structure and physical properties, but their chemical composition varies greatly. Tourmaline occurs in more colors and color combinations than any other mineral group due to the wide range of compositions and color zoning within crystals.
Tourmaline is one of the world’s most popular gemstones.
History of Tourmaline
The stone was first discovered by Dutch traders off the West Coast of Italy in the late 1600’s or early 1700’s. At the time, these green tourmalines were assumed to be emeralds. It wasn’t until the 1800s when scientists realized that these stones were their own species of mineral.
The name tourmaline comes from the Sinhalese term “turmali.” It’s a term Dutch merchants applied to the multicolored, water-worn pebbles that miners found in the gem gravels of Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).