Whether you are meditating with healing crystals, collecting them for your altar, or simply love the way that your mineral lamps look decorating your shelves, tourmaline gemstones are an absolute must! At Purlife, we love tourmaline’s many healing properties. From negative ions to alpha waves, here’s how you can stay grounded with tourmaline gemstones.
What Are Tourmaline Gemstones
Tourmaline gemstones are semi-precious minerals that are used for a multitude of reasons that range from aesthetic decorations to healing practices. Tourmaline gemstones are known to emit a high natural output of negative ions, alpha waves, and far-infrared rays. These beautiful gemstones come in a variety of colors from sea green, teal, black, yellow, brown and just about every color in between.
Tourmaline gemstones are thought to have healing properties due to their unique composition. This miracle mineral has very unique electrical and magnetic properties that make help aid in healing. What is truly amazing are the pyroelectric and piezoelectric properties.
What makes tourmaline so special is that it has both positive and negative electrodes. This allows it to produce far infrared rays, negative ions, and alpha waves.
Negative ions occur naturally in nature but as we move towards urban centers, positive ions take over. These ions are oxygen molecules that have gained or lost a charge, most often by sunlight, breaking water, and radiation. negative ions are to thank for the reason that you feel different when you are deep in nature or standing on the beach as waves break. Tourmaline gemstones also create negative ions. In order to create negative ions, tourmaline must first be heated and charged.
Alpha waves are the dominant waves during calm and meditative states. These waves aid in overall alertness, mental coordination, and calmness. These waves are naturally occurring and can be found in brain waves. Alpha waves created by tourmaline’s electrical charge also aid in falling asleep and improving the body’s ability to heal.
The Health Benefits of Tourmaline Gemstones
Not only can you stay grounded with tourmaline, there are also plenty of other benefits of this stone.
- Other health benefits of tourmaline gemstones include:
- The Health Benefits of Tourmaline Gemstones
- Relieves stress/anxiety and promotes healthier moods
- Increases awareness and perspective
- Helps detoxification (toxic metals, radiation, environmental pollution)
- Improves circulation (athletic, physical, and sexual performance)
- Supports weight loss and reduces water retention
- Supports liver and kidneys
- Treats motion sickness
- Restores luster and shine to hair and nails
So if you’re looking for a natural way to lower your stress, boost your mood, and mental alertness, you may want to add tourmaline gemstones to your meditation process or keep raw tourmaline next to your bedside.