Chakra Crystals

Chakra Crystals: What They Do and How to Use Them

Whether you subscribe to chakra healing crystals or not, one thing is for sure – stones have energy.  Yup, crystals, rocks, stones all carry a vibe and radiate energy out to the world.  Maybe I’m biased because I’m a legit rock monger. I just love them! And when I pick up a stone, I can feel its power.  But the relevance of chakra crystals is legit too.  Using stones and crystals to balance or clear chakras has been a practice for thousands of years, and tons of people claim it’s an effective way to achieve emotional and physical harmony.

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What Are Chakras?

Before we dive into how to align the chakras with crystals, let’s have a little refresher on what chakras are.  The word chakra is Sanskrit for wheel, and chakra symbols kinda resemble a wheel or disk.  In Hindu philosophy, there are 7 primary invisible chakras and they are core energy centers. Each chakra governs certain areas of the body, emotion, and spirituality.  Check out the chakra chart above for each prime energy center and how each governs the body, spirit, and mind.

Just like wheels, chakras spin and turn, and their energy fluxes as they spin. A blocked chakra is one that isn’t energized – it’s essentially stuck in a ditch – it’s not spinning at full potential, and so that chakra isn’t giving off a positive or optimal frequency. In other words, a blocked or wonky chakra is like a flat tire, impeding your ability to move forward, live fully, and balance your energy so you can power properly through life.

Chakra symbols
Chakra symbols

How Chakra Crystals Can Help Restore the Body

Your chakras are healing centers of the body. When you begin working with your chakras and balancing them, you can add crystals to the practice. With crystals, you use certain ones designated to the different chakras in order to provide more healing abilities for that area of your body.

The best analogy (in my opinion) to explain how chakra crystals restore the body is to think of crystals as little batteries.  When you hold them in your hand and meditate upon a certain chakra, you facilitate crystal power pushing out to energize and restore chakras.  It’s a sympathetic process in that certain stones play well with certain chakras.  For instance, rosy quartz is a love stone, and it’s used to energize the heart chakra (because the heart chakra, among other things, is associated with love).  You can hold a crystal, feel its power, and visualize how it can energize and restore the body when aligned with the according to chakra.   

Crystals That Pair Well With Different Chakras and How to Use Them

So we’ve talked about what a chakra is, and how it can be used to improve and influence the body, mind, and spirit.  How do you know which crystal chakra to use and in what scenario to use it?  Turns out, I’ve got some ideas for you.  Read through all seven chakras and suggested corresponding crystals for optimal health.

Root Chakra Crystals
Root Chakra Crystals

Root (Muladhara) Chakra Stones

Your root chakra is all about grounding, so stones that remind you of the earth are going to be ideal. Well, it’s true that all stones are babies of the earth, but consider color, weight, and solidity. Think about crystals that are brown and black and have heft and substance.  You can use red stones for the root chakra too, as this is the chakra color for the Muladhara (root) chakra. For example, you might want red crystals like fire agate, bloodstone, and red jasper, or carnelian (my personal favorite) to balance your root chakra.  Or, try brown crystals like smoky quartz, tiger’s eye, and hematite.  Black stones for the root chakra include black tourmaline, black obsidian, and jet.

Areas Root Chakra Crystals Can Help With

Physical: A wonky root chakra may manifest physical imbalances such as bladder issues, constipation, and arthritis or colon disorders.  Root stones can help with these issues when aligned with the Muladhara chakra.

Emotional: The root chakra governs stuff that relates to our safety and security. Work with root chakra stones when you’re feeling insecure and need grounding in your life.

Sacra Chakra Crystals
Sacral Chakra Crystals

Sacral (Svadhisthana) Chakra

Your sacral chakra is next, which is right below your belly button. This energy center is connected with your kidneys and your reproductive organs. You want to choose crystals that help with sexual energy, health, and balance. The color of these crystals is typically orange or peach, though some brown is mixed in as well.  Crystals for the sacral chakra include carnelian, citrine, imperial topaz, moonstone, peach selenite, and fire opal.

Ailments That Sacral Chakra Crystals Can Help With

Physical: A struggling sacral chakra can trigger a sluggish libido (sloth sex drive), impotency, and urinary tract infections.

Emotional: The sacral chakra is an engine that powers creativity, artfulness, passion, and expression. Sacral stones can help boost these areas in your life and help you recharge your energy.

Solar Plexus Chakra Crystals
Solar Plexus Chakra Crystals

Solar Plexus (Manipura ) Chakra Crystals

The solar plexus is right at the top of your belly, with crystals typically used for self-love, confidence, and inner strength. The colors yellow and gold are typically associated with this chakra. Therefore crystals like topaz, citrine, tiger’s eye, golden calcite, and golden quartz are ideal.

Issues Solar Plexus Stones Can Address

Physical: A solar plexus chakra that’s on the fritz might manifest physical ailments such as ulcers, heartburn, indigestion, or eating disorders.

Emotional: If out-of-whack, a solar plexus chakra may trigger feelings of insecurity and self-doubt.  If spinning out of control, it may manifest bossiness, egotistical behaviors or power trips, or overactive control issues.

Heart Chakra Crystals
Heart Chakra Crystals

Heart (Anahata) Chakra Stones

Your heart chakra is not just about love and friendships, though that is a big part of it. This energy is also focused on compassion and being open with your feelings. It is a green chakra, but pink and green together are often used with the crystals. Think about pink and green crystals together like watermelon tourmaline. Some other heart chakra crystals to use include rose quartz, jade, green aventurine, peridot, and emerald.

Ways These Stones Can Help Balance The Heart Chakra

Physical: The heart chakra governs, obviously the heart, and a blocked Anahata may manifest in arrhythmia or other heart conditions. A fidgety heart chakra may result in lung issues such as asthma, as well as thymus gland and breast issues.

Emotional: The Anahata chakra spins through feelings from the heart, so we’re talking about love, compassion, empathy, and a sense of community. So if this chakra is funky, feelings of despair, despondency, disconnectedness, grief, and loneliness could ensue.

Throat Chakra Crystals
Throat Chakra Crystals

Throat (Vishuddha) Chakra

Your throat chakra has the energy of communication, so if you struggle talking about your feelings or have trouble speaking verbally to others, crystals that are light blue or teal are great. The best throat chakra crystals include turquoise and lapis lazuli, but you can also use aquamarine, blue topaz, Angelite, and celestite.

What Throat Chakra Crystals Can Help With

Physical: An improperly balanced throat chakra might kick up bouts of laryngitis, sore throat, and issues with teeth, mouth or gums. It may also stir up trouble with the thyroid, jaw, and neck.

Emotional: If you have problems communicating, or speaking your mind, using crystals to balance your throat chakra may help.  And a properly balanced chakra can help with public speaking, settling disputes effectively, group meetings, expressing true feelings with clarity.

Third Eye Chakra Crystals
Third Eye Chakra Crystals

Third Eye (Ajna) Chakra

Perhaps more than any of the other chakras, my experience with this one and using crystals is the most profound.  No wonder – just poke around this website and you’ll see my 3rd eye is always blinking all over the place! lol.  Anyway, when you want to improve your intuition and perceptive abilities, use crystals meant for the third eye chakra. The color association for this chakra is purple and various shades of violet, with crystals like amethyst, tanzanite, lapis lazuli, iolite, labradorite (feldspar), and blue tourmaline.

How Crystals Can Help the Third Eye Chakra

Physical: I’m real familiar with this one folks – migraines.  Ugh!  I’ve used lapis lazuli & amethyst to balance my third eye chakra to alleviate some hellish migraines and have had some pretty good results. Other physical ailments that crop up from a fussy 3rd eye chakra include regular headaches, vision issues, hearing problems, “foggy brain” and pituitary gland disorders.

Emotional: Crystals are often used to enhance intuition. A properly paired chakra with the right crystal can thus enhance instinct, psychic abilities, “2nd sight” and intuition. As a certified medium (one who can communicate with the so-called dead), I have used a lovely piece of labradorite to connect with the non-physical realms.

Crown Chakra Crystals
Crown Chakra Crystals

Crown (Sahasrara) Chakra

The final chakra in your body is your crown chakra, which is really about your spiritual connection to the universe. This can also be a purple chakra, though often people also use crystals of gold or clear varieties. Therefore, selenite, white moonstone, and white quart are at the top of the list. You might also want to use amethyst, selenite, ametrine, fluorite, sugilite (my favorite), or spirit quartz.

What Crown Crystals Can Help With

Physical: The crown chakra is interconnected to all the physical systems in the body because it is the energy center of the spinal cord (which is linked to all our body bits). A loose cannon crown chakra could manifest brain dysfunction and nervous system ailments.

Emotional: A blocked crown chakra could lead to “muddy mind” (sluggish thought, inability to think clearly). It may also lead to narrow-minded thinking, bullheadedness, or inflexibility to accept new ideas. An out-of-joint crown chakra may also impede your ability to feel connected, spiritually unified, illuminated, or at peace in mind and soul.

About Using Chakra Crystals
About Using Chakra Crystals

Using Chakra Crystals for Balancing and Healing

There are many ways you can incorporate chakra crystals for balancing and wellbeing.  What’s most important to know about practicing chakra healing with crystals is that it’s a very personal ritual and practice. For instance, lots of professionals believe malechite is the perfect stone for heart chakra balancing. Notice I didn’t include it. Why? Because I’ve done my homework, and it’s not always the best option for healing grief and mending the heart. But then again, many practitioners swear by it. All this to say – use your best judgment.

Play around with different stones and crystals and feel around for the best fit for you. The right rock or crystal should hearken to you, and speak to you. You will know when it is working its power upon your chakras – you’ll feel those little stone batteries connecting with your energy. That being said, here are a few ideas about how to incorporate chakra crystals for healing and balance.

Meditate: Hold onto a stone that resonates with a chakra you are trying to adjust.  Meditate upon all the beatitudes and aspects that chakra is responsible for as you feel the power of that chakra crystal radiating from the palm of your hand.  This concentrated focus helps balance the chakra you’re working on.

Try Yoga: Practicing yoga is a stellar way to balance chakras. Incorporating chakra stones in your yoga routine is like a double-dose of balancing power. Place chakra stones at the top of your mat as you practice, and connect with their healing powers as you physically go through your asanas.

Keep it Close: Hey, is that a crystal in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me? LOL – kidding aside, keep your chakra crystal(s) with you at all times when you’re intent on chakra balancing. In your pocket is fine, but having the stone touching the body is better – like wearing a crystal in the form of a necklace or bracelet. 

Do Crystals Really Work to Balance Chakras?

I can only speak from my personal experience, and report what some of my clients say – so for me and those I’ve worked with – the answer is yes, it does work.  However, know that it takes belief, commitment, and concentration.  Just mindlessly wearing an amethyst isn’t going to hurt, but it might not render the results you want immediately.

Why? Because working with crystals takes mindfulness in connecting to the power of the stone and the chakras.  And if you think using crystals is a bunch of baloney – probably not gonna work for you.  However, if you’re open to giving crystals a shot, you might be pleasantly surprised about their effectiveness at restoring order in the mind, soul, and body.  I hope this information helps you on your journey. As always, thanks for reading!

Mighty brightly,

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