The belief in chakras has been around for centuries. You've probably heard of chakras if you've ever taken a yoga class, had an energy healing session, or done something similar. Chakras are the body's energy centers, and some people believe crystals can be used to manage the energy that flows through these centers.
There are colors and stones associated with each of the chakras. These stones are believed to shift your vibrational frequencies, which helps heal physical, emotional, or spiritual problems. The vibrations from the crystals are believed to realign your chakras.
If you're interested in learning about chakra stones, you're in the right place. We will go over everything you need to know about chakra stones as a beginner.
What Is the Chakra System?
There are seven main chakras. They start at the base of the spine and end at the top of the head. The age-old belief is that chakras give energy to your organs, spirit, and mind.
The seven chakras are thought to have various vibrations for different purposes. Your chakras can lose their ability to harness spiritual energy, and the stones are used to create a vibration that realigns your energy centers.
Here are the chakras in order from the base of the spine to the top of the head:
- Root (or Base) Chakra
- Sacral Chakra
- Solar Plexus Chakra
- Heart Chakra
- Throat Chakra
- Third Eye Chakra
- Crown Chakra
The order of the chakras starts at the bottom of your spine (the base)and moves upwards to your head (the crown). You can also group the chakras into lower, middle, and upper sections. The lower group includes the root, sacral, and solar plexus chakras. The middle section is just the heart chakra, while the upper chakras include the throat, third eye, and crown.
What Are Chakra Stones?
Common chakra stones include garnet, lace agate, malachite, black obsidian, moonstone, and more.
This guide will go more into the seven chakras and their corresponding stones. We'll also go into how the stones are used for energy healing.
1. Root Chakra
The first chakra is the root (or base) chakra located at the tailbone. In Sanskrit, chakra means "disk" or "wheel," and the word root translates to "Muladhara," which means "root of existence."
The physical aspects of the root chakra center on the parts of your body that provide stability and structure — think bones, legs, and feet. On the emotional side, the root chakra is connected to family, trust, and motivation. It is believed that your root chakra is blocked whenever you feel fearful or frustrated.
Root chakra stones have healing properties that correlate to grounding and stabilizing energy. There are over a dozen stones that are considered root chakra crystals. For example, hematite, black tourmaline, pyrite, and red jasper are all root stones.
2. Sacral Chakra
The next chakra is sacral, or "svadhisthana"in Sanskrit, which means "where the self is established." It is located below the navel and corresponds to self-worth, creativity, and reactive feelings. Physically, this chakra is connected to the tongue, bladder, reproductive organs, and lower back.
It is believed that if this chakra is blocked, you can have problems with emotional attachment. You may be feeling emotions of shame or volatile anger. When the sacral chakra is aligned, you will be able to respect your feelings without losing control.
The sacral chakra stones are mostly orange in color with a few pink, brown, or yellow stones mixed in. The stones healing properties help with emotional balance and creativity. The best crystals you can get for this chakra are the tiger's eye or carnelian. Carnelian promotes self-trust and creativity.
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3. Solar Plexus Chakra
The last chakra of the lower group is the solar plexus, or "Manipura" in Sanskrit, which means "city of jewels." It is located just below the breast bone and represents purpose, personal growth, and self-image.
Your stomach, liver, digestive organs, and upper abdomen are believed to be connected to this chakra. Emotionally, the solar plexus is connected to self-esteem and responsibility. If you're feeling insecure or feeling a loss of control, your chakras may be out of balance.
The solar plexus chakra correlates to the color yellow, and the stones that heal it are also yellow. The stones can also include browns and oranges. The stones are believed to be able to boost self-esteem and bring harmony to your feelings.
Some stones for opening the solar plexus chakra are yellow calcite, yellow jade, yellow jasper, and amber. You can get a yellow jade stone in the Mystic Ginger Spiritual Detox Buffer. The stone will energize your solar plexus chakra, promoting growth, personal power, and control.
4. Heart Chakra
The middle chakra is the heart, or "Anahata" in Sanskrit, which means "unstruck," "unhurt," or "unbeaten." It governs compassion, spirituality, and all forms of love. The heart chakra also brings together feminine and masculine energies.
Physically, the heart, lungs, bloodstream, shoulders, and upper back are connected to this chakra. Emotionally, this chakra corresponds to the ability to love; this includes a willingness to let people care for you. When you're feeling shut off or undeserving of love, your heart chakra may be blocked.
The heart chakra stones are usually green or pink, and they promote love, empathy, and acceptance. Common heart stones are rose quartz, emerald, and green sapphire. Green aventurine is also a heart stone that brings balancing energy.
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5. Throat Chakra
The first chakra in the upper chakra group is the throat chakra. In Sanskrit, it is the "Vishudda" chakra, and it means "very pure" or "purification." The throat chakra relates to purity, truth, and understanding.
This chakra allows you to learn your most profound truths and express them to the world. This chakra represents listening and discovering truths about the world. The physical connections to this chakra include the thyroid, mouth, vocal cords, neck, ears, and throat. The emotional aspects of this chakra are self-awareness and self-acceptance.
When there are blockages in your throat chakra, you may not be able to have an objective perspective of what you're thinking or feeling.
The throat chakra gemstones that bring balance are blue or green-blue. Throat chakra healing stones include lapis lazuli and aquamarine. The lapis lazuli stone is known as the "stone of truth" and connects you to your power of expression. Other stones connected to this chakra are celestite, amazonite, and sodalite.
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6. Third Eye Chakra
The third eye chakra corresponds to the center of your forehead. The Sanskrit word is "Ajna" and means "command" or "perceiving." It represents your intuition, self-intellect, and perception. This chakra helps you see the world more clearly.
The physical aspects of the third eye chakra include your head, eyes, pineal gland, lymphatic system, and endocrine system. The emotional aspects involve trust, intuition, and self-reflection. If you're feeling restless or timid, you may have a third eye blockage.
The third eye chakra crystals include azurite, apatite, labradorite, and amethyst. The amethyst stone helps you tap into your intuition and self-realization. You can get this stone in the Eternal Mint Spiritual Detox Buffer. It will help you reaffirm newfound energy and leave you feeling clean and smelling amazing.
7. Crown Chakra
The last chakra is the crown chakra which is atop your head. The Sanskrit word is "Sahasrāra," meaning "thousand-petaled" after the thousand-petaled lotus symbol. This chakra corresponds to enlightenment and the highest spiritual state.
The crown chakra is connected to your nervous system, brain, and pituitary gland. Emotionally, it impacts self-realization and spiritual peace. When you're feeling confused and disconnected, you may be experiencing a crown chakra blockage.
The most common crown chakra crystals are clear or violet. The stones associated with this chakra include clear quartz, rose quartz, amethyst, and selenite.
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You now have the beginner's guide to healing crystals, and you can clear any negative energy through chakra balancing. When you remove blockages in your chakras, you can gain mental clarity, self-confidence, and the ability to love freely.
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