There are many different crystals that can be beneficial for chakras. Some of the most popular crystals for chakra healing include amethyst, quartz, citrine, and aventurine. Each crystal has its own unique properties that can help to open and energize specific chakras. For example, amethyst is good for purifying and cleansing the aura and can help to calm and relax.
The following list is a breakdown of how each crystal can help heal each chakra:
Root Chakra: garnet, smoky quartz, bloodstone, jet, obsidian
Sacral Chakra: moonstone, rose quartz, carnelian
Solar Plexus Chakra: citrine, amber, yellow topaz
Heart Chakra: emerald, green tourmaline, rose quartz
Throat Chakra: turquoise, blue lace agate
Third Eye Chakra: amethyst, clear quartz, sodalite
Crown Chakra: kyanite, selenite, diamond
While crystals are typically associated with healing, it is important to remember that each person’s energy field will differ. Crystals are known for their various colors and their own metaphysical properties. When choosing crystals it is important to use your intuition and trust your gut as you would when selecting a crystal for prayer beads or anything else. However, if you are having trouble picking out the right stone for you there are many books about chakra stones as well as chakra meditations that can help guide you in your process.
Practice your handwriting while repeating positive affirmations to open and balance your chakras. You can find them here.
Chakras: The Basics:
The word ‘chakra’ actually means ‘wheel of light’. Chakras are believed to be invisible yet powerful energy centers that run from the base of the spine to just above the crown of the head. Each chakra is believed to be associated with a different aspect of life, such as your physical self, emotions, and spiritual connection to the universe.
The Root Chakra:
Also known as ‘Muladhara’, this chakra is located right at the base of the spine and is believed to correspond with the element of earth. This chakra is the foundation for all other chakras and often reflects how you feel about yourself, your connection to the earth, and the physical body.
The Sacral Chakra:
‘Svadhisthana’, this chakra is located in the lower abdomen near the reproductive organs. It generally corresponds with the element of water. This chakra is responsible for your emotions and sexuality.
The Solar Plexus Chakra:
‘Manipura’, this chakra is located in the upper abdomen behind the navel near the stomach. It relates to the element of fire, digestion, and personal power. This chakra rules how you handle stress and anxiety.
The Heart Chakra:
‘Anahata’, this chakra is located in the center of the chest and has a relationship with air, love, and emotions. It rules your heart, lungs, arms, and hands.
The Throat Chakra:
This chakra is known as ‘Vishuddha’ and is located at the base of the throat. It is associated with sound and has a relationship with water and communication. This chakra represents your ability to speak your mind in healthy ways and how you express yourself in general.
The Third Eye Chakra:
‘Ajna’, this chakra is located between the eyebrows in the center of the forehead. This chakra is associated with the element of light, intuition, and psychic abilities. It governs how you see yourself both internally and externally.
The Crown Chakra:
‘Sahasrara’, this chakra is located at the very top of the head in your energy field. Since it has a relationship with sound as well as light, it is associated with both the universe and infinite possibilities. This chakra rules spirituality, imagination, and dreams.
Working with Chakra Crystals
When working with crystals, it is important to keep them in your space for at least an hour. It is also helpful to try charging the crystal before you use it. This can be done by placing the stone under sunlight or moonlight overnight. Visualization is a great way to charge your stones and meditating with chakra stones can be very helpful.
While it is great to carry around your favorite crystals, it is important to cleanse them before you use them, especially if they have been used in the past. Simply hold the crystal under running water or put it on top of selenite for about an hour. You can also smudge your crystals with sage by lighting some up and letting the smoke land on the crystal. Smudging with sage is a great way to cleanse your crystals from any bad emotions or energy that they have been exposed to in the past.
When working with crystals it is best to clear yourself of any emotion or thought that might be associated with your chakra so there is nothing for your stones to pick up. If you are choosing crystals for your home, place the stones in each corner of a room. Place them on your windowsill so they can receive direct sunlight or moonlight throughout the day if possible.
Crystals should be stored in a dry, dark space that is not exposed to much humidity or dust when not being used. Keep them in a cloth bag or wrapped in silk so they are not directly touching each other. Since crystals absorb energy, it is important to cleanse your stones every few months especially if you use the same ones often.
Using Crystals for Chakras
There are many ways to incorporate crystals into your life. You can place them around you when meditating, carry them with you throughout the day, or make your own chakra bracelet. This is a great way to encourage yourself to work with the crystals regularly, especially if you struggle with discipline. It is also recommended that you abstain from caffeine while working with crystals as stimulants can alter your ability to feel energy or access intuition.
When using crystals it is important to know what you are working on and why. This will help clarify the effectiveness of your crystals and the results that you may receive. It is also helpful to keep a journal with your crystals so you can track which ones you have worked with, when, how often, and for what purpose. Working with crystals is a great way to introduce yourself to a deeper understanding of yourself, your energy, and the world around you. Much like meditation or yoga, crystals can be used as a tool for self-discovery. If you feel called to work with them it is important to trust that feeling and know that you will receive results from this endeavor.