Crystals, they say can influence the atmosphere in your living room, office, kitchen, bathroom or bedroom.

You can change the energy in any room, they can enhance the atmosphere and improve specific zones.

You can use them to help with disturbed sleeps, to help you focus in your home office, to clear worries from the head and heart.

Putting certain ones in your living room can give you protection, bring joy and happiness and even help you to remember and connect to ancestors.

A crystal centrepiece in the middle of a dining table looks terrific and can bring the focus, energetically and aesthetically, back to food.

A brilliant book all about crystals is Crystal Reiki Healing by Philip Permutt and is available from Amazon and other good book stores.

Leading crystal expert Philip Permutt shows how Reiki healing and crystal therapy can be combined for effective self-healing and improved wellbeing. At the simplest level, you can charge a crystal with Reiki energy and then carry it with you or give it to someone in need of support, but this groundbreaking book goes well beyond that. As well as learning how to select and prepare crystals, you will discover the intricate and effective Crystal Reiki grids that will dissolve blocked and stagnant energy, remove negative energy, such as stress, from the body and boost the body’s natural self-healing for a range of common health conditions. In this comprehensive guide, Philip identifies 101 crystals that work exceptionally well when combined with Reiki energy. Arranged in colour groups, healing and metaphysical properties, chakra associations and Reiki symbol connections are given for each one. There are also in-depth profiles of quartz crystal, amethyst and ruby – three of the most common and effective crystals used by Reiki Masters.