Each chakra, or energy center, in our body, is associated with a specific color, sound vibration and an array of stones or crystals that interact with them. Popular chakra healing methods tend to focus on the seven major chakras located along our spine, even though our body’s energy field is comprised of hundreds of smaller energy centers.
How do Chakra crystals work?
Chakra crystals or stones have healing properties thanks to their vibration and interaction with the chakras. The stones are associated with one or more of our energy centers and their color matches the color of the chakra they interact with. Much like healing sounds, colors also give off vibrations with a specific frequency and wavelength, thus interacting with specific parts of the body’s energy field.
In this way, chakra crystals and stones can help activate, balance or create a healing process related to individual chakras. When you are using your imagination to visualize energy during meditation, your chakra crystal can magnify this energy or channel it towards a specific energy center.
Due to the vast number of chakra crystals, it might take you some time to gain experience and the knowledge about the links between certain crystals and the chakras. So, when choosing your first crystal, you can simply let your intuition guide you. Most people initially feel attracted to specific crystals due to their glow or the sensation they create on the skin. As your body unconsciously reacts to vibrations and energies, it might. guide you to the stone you need. After a while, you will be able to choose crystals based on your knowledge and their health benefits.
The seven major chakras and associated crystals
The root chakra at the base of your spine is associated with the color red and the feeling of being grounded. When you are feeling week, tired or have low motivation, chances are that crystals such as bloodstone, red jasper and onyx can be beneficial to balance this chakra.
The sacral chakra is located slightly below your navel and represented by the color orange. It is linked to emotions and creativity. Chakra crystals like dark citrine, carnelian and orange calcite can help magnify or balance the sacral chakra’s energy.
The solar plexus in the upper abdomen represents will, mental capacity and intellect. Its attributed color is yellow and when it is blocked, you probably lack confidence or feel fearful. Chakra crystals that resonate with the solar plexus are citrine, yellow sapphire, and amber.
The heart chakra at the center of the chest represents love, compassion, and acceptance. Its primary color is green, the secondary color is pink. If you are feeling stressed, jealous or anxious, you can use crystals such as emerald, green tourmaline rose quartz or pink tourmaline to balance this chakra.
The throat chakra represents self-expression, communication, and truth. Its color is turquoise and secondary colors are shades of light blue. If you want to feel more expressive and true to yourself, you can use chakra crystals including blue sapphire, aquamarine, lapis lazuli or turquoise to magnify this chakra.
The colors of deep indigo blue and purple are associated with the third eye chakra which is located on your forehead between your brows. It represents inner wisdom, intuition, and understanding. Crystals such as Amethyst, purple fluorite or sodalite can be beneficial to boost this chakra’s energy.
The crown chakra is associated with the colors white and violet, and it is linked to spirituality and consciousness. It is located at the top of your head and interacts with chakra crystals such as clear quartz and light amethyst.
Chakra Crystals Chart
How to use chakra crystals
To use your chakra crystals, you can place them over the associated chakra, hold them in your hands or wear them as chakra necklace or chakra bracelet, preferably in contact with your skin. By focusing your intention on activating its healing powers or by imagining what you want the crystal to do for you, you can implicate the crystal in your practice. It should focus and channel your energy to interact with a specific energy center. In this way, a crystal can participate in or enhance chakra healing.
You can also use crystals and stones in your home, placing them in the rooms of your house so that they serve as a point to focus on during your meditation practice. By fixing it with your eyes, the stones vibration, as well as the color vibration, will resonate with your body. To increase the effect even further, you can also hold the crystal in your hands thus stimulating your sense of touch.
Which crystals to use
When choosing your first crystal, keep in mind that some stones interact with more than one chakra. Clear quartz clusters, in particular, are said to resonate and have an effect on all of our major chakras by sending out vibrations that impact our body’s entire energy field. This crystal can be the perfect starting point when you decide to explore this area of chakra healing techniques. If you have more crystals, clear quartz crystals will also enhance their energy. Due to its action on all the energy centers, it is often considered the ultimate healing stone, stimulating your immune system and balancing your entire body.
Jasper is associated with promoting confidence and courage. It can be the perfect crystal when you are experiencing stressful times as it absorbs negative emotions and empowers you.
Amethysts are said to have several healing qualities. They protect against negative influences, purify or heal your body and mind, improve your sleep and open your mind to further spiritual wisdom. This makes them excellent stones to further meditation skills.
In general, crystals with high vibrations and flecks in them such as agates tend to influence the heart chakra and those above it, whereas the lower chakras interact with darker crystals.
Many shops sell chakra kits that include at least one crystal for each chakra. By purchasing one of them, you can start working on all your chakras and gain basic experience even if your knowledge about chakra crystals is still limited. Make sure that your kit contains a chart explaining how to use the crystals and which chakra they interact with.