Chakras are major energy centers within the body. We are energy at the core of our being and chakras are the major hubs of this energy. Chakras hold thoughts and emotions so depending on your state of mind, your chakras can become imbalanced in different areas of life. Using crystals is an easy and affordable way of helping you to balance your chakras.
The easiest way to tell if you are out of balance in a particular chakra is to honestly evaluate your life. Do you have healthy or toxic relationships? Are you holding on to people from the past? Any unhealthy vices or desires? Do you have issues of love or hate? When confronted, do you speak your mind or bite your tongue? Are you independent or, dependent on other people? These are just a few examples. Let’s look at each chakra and give major keywords of what each entail.
Chakra Keywords & Colors
Root Chakra – protection, security, home, grounding; red, black
Sacral Chakra – relationships, desire, creativity, sex; orange
Solar Plexus Chakra – ego, willpower, self esteem, personal power; yellow
Heart Chakra – love, forgiveness, gratitude, compassion; green, pink
Throat Chakra – self expression, communication, choices; blue
Third Eye/Brow Chakra – intuition, discerning truth from illusion, psychic powers; indigo, dark blue
Crown Chakra – Source, connection to ALL, higher self; violet, purple, white
The above keywords for each chakra basically covers every area of life. Now that you know what each chakra entails, you need to know what crystals go with each one. The easiest way to select crystals for each chakra is to get a crystal or stone that is the same color as the chakra. Red stones will work well with the root chakra. Orange stones go with the sacral chakra. Yellow stones vibrate with the solar plexus. And so on, up to the crown.
The following list will give a few ideas of crystals and gemstones that work with each chakra. Select one for each chakra for a total of 7 stones. Check out our store for affordable crystals and our “7 Chakra Crystal Set”.
Crystals & Stones for Each Chakra
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Solar Plexus Chakra – citrine, yellow jasper
Every crystal corresponds to a chakra. Some crystals work well with multiple chakras. I recommend having a good crystal encyclopedia. The one I love to use is Judy Hall’s “Encyclopedia of Crystals”.
Be sure to clean each crystal or stone by letting them sit in sea salt for a few hours. You can also charge them by placing in sunlight for an hour or so.
How to Balance Chakras With Crystals
- Select 7 crystals – one for each chakra (see above for ideas)
- Lay down on your back in a comfortable position. You can place pillow under your head and/or feet to ensure that your back is flat.
- Place your 7 crystals on each major chakra. The root chakra crystal will be directly below your feet. The crown chakra crystal is placed right above your head. Each other crystal can be placed directly on the body (5 chakras). See picture for placement example
- Breathe into each chakra for 3-5 minutes. Focus your mind on each chakra while taking deep breaths. Begin at the root (located in between your anus and genitalia) and work your way up to the crown. You will spend 3-5 minutes breathing deeply and focusing on one chakra at a time. This process will last for 21-35 minutes depending on how long you are at each point.
Balancing chakras with crystals, focused breath, and thought is a powerful and simple technique that anyone can do. You may experience tingles or sensations in a few areas. Pay attention to how you feel. You may do this practice every day or as regularly as you see fit.
Written by S. Ali Myers
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