Ayurveda Gem Therapy And Healing
How is gem therapy used in Ayurveda?
Gem therapy uses the color properties of the gems and the corresponding planets (to balance out their influences) for the healing process. Specific gem stones both “precious” and “semi-precious” can be worn as rings (on the appropriate fingers) or as pendants.
In fact Ayurveda considers all rocks, stones and gems to contain prana or life energy which when tuned into your vibrational energy and used with specific intentions or mantras can be very healing for the the mind, body and emotions.
Gems can also be placed on certain areas of your body during meditation or healing sessions. In addition one can carry a gem or stone in their pocket to help heal certain conditions or create positive conditions and environments.
Gems work well and in relation to Vedic Astrology to reveal a wide vast of characteristics and traits that can help you on your yogic path and journey. In Vedic Astrology one gets their chart done and analyzed by an astrologer to determine what gems are beneficial for them.
In Ayurveda, some gem preparations can be taken internally – only under a complex process and should be recommended by an experienced doctor or Ayurvedic specialist with knowledge of in internal gem therapy.
In relation to both Ayurveda and Vedic astrology, gems are used to treat physical, mental and spiritual disorders. Their main action is on the level of life-force affecting the subtle and mental energies and help to balance all 3 doshas.
Below is a list of some gems that are good for Vata, Pitta and Kapha dosha.
Gems for Pitta dosha. Some good gems for Pitta are blue sapphire, pearl, emerald and diamond. Substitute gems include amethyst, moonstone, peridot or jade, and clear zircon or white sapphire respectively.
Gems for Vata dosha. Ruby (or garnet & sunstone as a substitute), pearl (or moonstone as a substitute), red coral, emerald (or peridot or jade as a substitute), yellow sapphire, blue sapphire, diamond (clear zircon or white sapphire as a substitute), hessonite garnet, cat’s eye and quartz crystal are all good for decreasing and balancing Vata.
Gems for Kapha dosha. Ruby (or garnet & sunstone as a substitute), red coral, yellow sapphire, blue sapphire, hessonite garnet, cat’s eye and quartz crystal are all good for decreasing and balancing Kapha.
It should be noted that stones or gems that are white and clear are extremely healing, nurturing and spiritual nature. They represents purity and they calm the mind and heart. Their peaceful nature soothes the nerves, relieves pain and increase vitality – allowing for one’s energy and prana to flow freely and easily. They mildly cleanses the systems of the body and are Sattvic in nature as they reflect light and give warmth and illumination. Quartz Crytals are among the best and used often in Ayurveda.