Thumb stones are smooth, polished gemstones, usually in the shape of an oval with a thumb-sized indentation, used for relaxation or anxiety relief.
They are used by holding the stone between the index finger and thumb and gently moving the thumb back and forth across the stone. This action of moving the thumb back and forth across the stone can reduce stress, and aid relaxation and meditation.
The smoothness of the stone is most often created naturally by running water.
Hematite is linked to its connection to the root chakra, the center of security and survival. By creating a strong sense of energetic stability, this crystal works to align, clear and balance you to ensure you feel centered and secure. Hematite provides a sense of grounded-ness and stability, and can help you to feel energetically protected by guiding you to release any energies that may be destabilizing you.
One of the most powerful ways to connect with the Hematite crystal stone meaning is to meditate with the stone. By connecting you to your foundation, Hematite can guide you to stand your ground in the face of stressful or intense situations, achieving a higher state of being by connecting you with your inner strength and power.