Personally, I find that I relax more quickly with crystals than without, but that's not the case for everyone. Some people that I work with report that they are unable to tell the difference with or without them. Others excitedly declare that crystals are a defining part of their meditations.
So, How do I meditate with crystals? Here are a few separate ideas.
1. Select a single crystal. With one crystal only, find a quiet spot to sit down for long enough to get relaxed. No less than 15 minutes starting out. When you hold the crystal allow yourself to become aware of you, aware of your body and energy field. Assess what you feel internally and externally, energetically and physically.
2. Select a crystal for each chakra. Focusing on the 7 primary chakras you can choose based on color or function or both! Color is the simplest for beginners. Choose a red crystal for the Root chakra, orange for the Hara chakra, yellow for the Solar Plexus, green for Heart, blue for Throat, dark blue for Third Eye and clear or violet for the Crown. In a laying position, place the appropriate crystal on the chakras, then relax. Allow yourself to become aware of your body and being.
3. Focus on a Crystal. This is akin to using a candle flame for meditation. Look deeply at a crystal of your choice, clear crystals are ideal or those which are translucent rather than solid color. Try to focus internally rather than solely with your eyes. Relax your eyes and your mind and see what happens. Some people may see something visually or in their mind's eye as they begin to relax.
I'm sure there are countless options you could try for meditating with crystals. If you try or practice something not mentioned here, won't you share it with us in the comments below? Thanks for reading!