Best Chakra Healing Crystals For Each Chakra
When your chakras are misaligned or imbalanced, it may adversely affect your body and mind in a physical and emotional way.
Crystal chakra healing has been used for hundreds of years in ancient healing practices as a way to fix imbalances in the mind and human body, as well as boost positive energy.
In this article we look at how to heal chakras with crystals and the best crystals to use to heal each of the chakras.
How do crystals heal chakras?
Crystals have some of the highest frequencies of vibration in the world, and being in the presence of crystals and setting your intentions to tune into their frequency could have a significant impact on your health and wellbeing.
Crystals can positively impact our chakras, by boosting their vibration, ultimately clearing them and making them "spin" at a high speed. This helps to dispel unhelpful energies and support our positive chakra energies.
Each crystal comes with distinct energy properties which means that they can be utilized strategically to heal and enhance the chakras.
In fact, just being able to wear or carry healing crystals that are connected to the chakra you are working with can assist you in aligning that chakra.
How to Use Chakra Healing Crystals
Begin by choosing a crystal that is linked to the chakra you want to work on and then think about how you can incorporate it into your daily life and chakra practice routine. There are several ways to practice crystal chakra healing, you can:
- Place a crystal on your body during meditation practice. Focus on the color and energy of that stone. Visualize the energy penetrating into your body and being delivered to the particular chakra you are working on.
- If you would prefer not to have a crystal touch your body while meditating you can create a crystal grid or circle around yourself instead.
- Hold a crystal while saying affirmations or mantras.
- Wear chakra crystals as jewelry over the chakra locations.
- Light a candle with chakra stones. Our chakra candle collection includes crystals within each chakra candle.
- Keep a chakra crystal in your pocket or in a pouch on your person.
- Add them to your bath water when you're having a peaceful soak.
- Put a chakra crystal under your pillow or just right next to your bed so you absorb the energies as you sleep.
- Place them around your home to support the energy system around your home. They also make great decorations!
However you choose to use chakra healing crystals, it can help to begin by setting your intention for the chakra practice to help focus your mind.
How to Prepare Chakra Crystals
Some people like to cleanse their chakras stones before using them. There are lots of different ways to do this including
- Leaving the crystal in sunlight or moonlight for a few days.
- Cleansing the crystal with sound and vibrations using singing bowls and chanting.
- Leaving the crystal under running water for several minutes.
- Soaking the crystal in salt water.
- Burning incense or sage around the crystal.
Not all these methods are suitable for all stones so make sure you check first!
So what are the best crystals for chakra healing? There are a huge number of crystals for chakra healing, but we're just looking at the 7 major chakras.
Root Chakra Stones
The Root Chakra is located at the base of your spine by the tailbone.
This is your chakra of grounding which gives you an underlying sense of security and assurance that your fundamental needs are being met, which includes physical safety, emotional and financial security.
This chakra is linked with the connection between your physical body and earth. It also has to do with the function of your three vertebrae that are the beginning of your spine, the colon and the bladder.
The Root Chakra is associated with the color red, and here are the healing stones that can support a balanced Root Chakra:
Smoky Quartz is a quartz crystal known for its healing power which sees it draw light energy from the Crown Chakra through the body to the Root Chakra.
Red Jasper is one of the best crystals for Root chakra healing. It is believed to take in negative energy. It symbolises our foundation, and a feeling of being grounded.
Black Tourmaline is associated with independence, stability and truth, making it a perfect match for the Base Chakra.
Garnet is a crystal for cleansing and re-energizing the chakras. It purifies and balances energy, to bring passion and serenity whenever you need it.
Black Obsidian is a healing crystal that is known for its intense association with the earth's energy centers. This crystal can be used to improve relationships, block any negative energy, root your body to earth and improve the blood flow.
Sacral Chakra Stones
The Sacral Chakra is located within the lower abdomen of your body, right beneath your navel. It symbolizes your sense of abundance, well-being, sexuality, creativity and pleasure.
This helps you feel more in control of your body which lays the foundations for you to achieve the balance you need in your life.
A healthy Sacral Chakra provides a balance of the yin-yang in life. This chakra is linked to our reproductive system lymphatic system, as well as other organs located in your pelvic area.
The Sacral Chakra is associated with the color orange and here are the crystals that can help it heal:
Amber is both energizing and calming. It can also be used to manifest desires as well as relieve physical pain, making it one of the best crystals for Sacral Chakra healing.
Carnelian helps restore vitality and energy, as well as boost creativity. It boosts confidence, encourages positive lifestyle choices, removes depression, and inspires achievement.
Tiger’s Eye can attract good luck and prosperity as well as increase your confidence, mental clarity and intuition.
Solar Plexus Stones
The Solar Plexus Chakra is located in the upper abdominal area. This chakra prioritizes your personal power and your ability to remain confident and in complete control of your life and your actions.
It influences your self-esteem and self-confidence. The Solar Plexus Chakra is linked with your digestive system and it helps provide energy to your body and fuel your metabolism.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the color orange. The healing crystals that correspond to this chakra include:
Agate is a stone of protection as well as physical strength, harmony and good luck. Agate can help enhance your creativity and it also strengthens intellect.
Citrine is a stone that can help you with personal manifestation and imagination. It is thought to hold the power of the sun, making it an excellent crystal for dealing with depression, fears and phobias.
Yellow Topaz is a beautiful stone known for its clarity and brightness. Wearing Yellow Topaz is said to enhance your confidence levels, filing you with harmony and serenity while also protecting you.
Yellow Jade has a deep warming color which will fill you with optimism and enthusiasm. Wearing Yellow Jade can help you to feel confident and in control of your life.
Heart Chakra Stones
The Heart Chakra is located in the center of your chest, right above your heart. This chakra is the source of love and connection. It can give us the ability to feel joyful and to have inner peace.
The Heart Chakra is connected with the cardiac system or heart and lungs. For example, if you experience a painful relationship breakup, then it is likely that your Heart Chakra may be suffering and in need of some special attention.
Other signs that your Heart Chakra needs healing are feelings of jealousy, defensiveness, fear of intimacy, and struggling with forgiveness.
The Heart Chakra is associated with the colors green and pink. To heal this chakra, you should have healing crystals such as:
Rose Quartz is a crystal of beauty and love. It can promote compassion, appreciation and can soothe and calm feelings.
Amazonite is a crystal that represents knowledge and divine guidance. It can aid in communication and in keeping your thoughts in line with the words you speak.
Aventurine is a form of green quartz stone. It is believed to diffuse negative emotions and inspire feelings of prosperity, optimism and leadership.
Throat Chakra Stones
The Throat Chakra is located in your throat, which includes your neck, thyroid glands, throat, jaw, tongue and mouth.
This Chakra can help you with your ability to communicate and express yourself. The Throat Chakra is connected with self-expression, knowing your purpose in life and speaking your truth.
The Throat Chakra corresponds with the color blue and the healing crystals that are associated with this chakra include:
Turquoise is a stone of strength and protection. It can help promote mental relaxation, leadership and communication.
Celestite is a crystal of communication and truth. It can also promote inner peace as well as strength and oppression.
Blue Apatite is a chakra crystal that can promote creativity and communication. You can use it to clear any confusion and to achieve your goals.
Aquamarine has been used for hundreds of years as a protective stone due to its ability to shield against negative emotions. It’s believed to soothe the mind and bring mental clarity. It is also often used to soothe sore throats, swollen glands and aid with thyroid conditions.
Third Eye Chakra Stones
The Third Eye Chakra is located in your forehead, right between your eyes.
This Chakra will allow you to focus on and see the bigger picture in life. It is your center of wisdom, intuition, and governs your ability to think clearly and make rational decisions.
Signs that your Third Eye Chakra may need healing energy include problems with your eyes, hair, scalp and spinal cord, as well as experiences with headaches or migraines, nightmares, and neurological and personality disorders.
Sodalite is a blue stone known for its connection to intellect. It can be used to enhance concentration and focus or bring clarity of thought.
Lapis Lazuli is a healing crystal of power, truth, wisdom and good judgment. It can also help promote intuition.
Sapphire is a crystal of insight and happiness. This beautiful stone can help you work through past trauma and issues, enabling you to fulfill your utmost goals and ambitions.
Crown Chakra Stones
The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, where you would put a crown. This is your highest chakra and it represents enlightenment and your connection to the spiritual world.
Your Crown Chakra needs healing when you are feeling down, have a lack of purpose, have feelings of depression or you are mentally exhausted.
The Crown Chakra is associated with the color violet or white and crystals that correspond to it include:
Clear Quartz is full of spiritual energy which can magnify the properties of other stones, making it a particularly useful addition to crystal grids. It can also aid in our ability to synchronize with our soul to achieve enlightenment.
Moonstone is the ultimate stone of fertility. This healing crystal can help you open up your heart so you can be more nurturing and accepting of love from people around you.
Amethyst is a chakra crystal that represents spirituality, royalty and creativity. It can enhance your aura and boost your self-esteem. It can also be used to ease headaches and heal addictions as well as heal all issues related to the Crown Chakra.
Using crystals for chakra healing sessions is an important skill for all energy healing practitioners, and for anyone who wants to achieve optimal health. Crystal chakra healing is simple and easy to do, and can help you address both physical and emotional issues.
Want to learn more about the chakras? Check out our guide here.