How to Use Crystals For The Best Chakra Healing
INSIDE: Discover how easy it is to use crystals for chakra healing so you can balance your personal energy field and improve your physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Do you ever feel like no matter what you do, your symptoms just won't go away?
Perhaps you've been dealing with stress, fatigue or moodiness.
Have you been feeling uninspired or unable to connect with your higher self?
Or maybe you're dealing with self-esteem issues, or you just aren't feeling like yourself.
What most people don't realize is that symptoms like these (and many more) are often a result of energy blockages in our personal energy fields.
And until we address those energy blockages, we can try all the supplements, lifestyle changes, and medications we want only to achieve minimal results.
The key is to treat the cause of the issue instead of trying every different kind of band-aid we can find.
And the best way to treat the cause is to remove those energy blocks through chakra healing.
If you think chakra healing sounds difficult and foreign, you'll be happy to know that it's easier than you think, especially when you use crystals!
First, let's gain an understanding of what chakras are and why they need healing...
What Do Chakras Do?
Chakras are spinning wheels of energy within the body that when balanced are open, bright, and spinning freely. When they are out of balance, however, they become slow, sluggish, dirty, and shrunken or swollen, all of which affects how we feel.
Each chakra is an energy center that facilitates and maintains the flow of energy throughout the body, and each one is associated with certain parts of the body. When a chakra is out of balance, it will have physical, mental, and spiritual implications.
Why Chakras Need HealingWhen we have energy blocks, they cause a disruption in the harmony of the body's energy field that leads to disease and illness.
There are many factors that can cause our chakras to become unbalanced or blocked, including:
- Emotional upset
- Fear and stress
- Negative thoughts and beliefs
- Obsessive thoughts
- Pent-up emotions
- Past experiences that we haven't dealt with
Imbalances are a result of a lack or excess of energy flowing through the chakras. You might think of them as battery-operated fans that are running low on battery power, or on the other hand, set too high and spinning out of control.
We subconsciously shut down our chakras as a self-defense mechanism when we don't want to feel the emotions that correspond with certain chakras.
According to Qudra Healing, we go through life with most of our chakras shut down, leading to many of the issues we experience in our adult lives. They explain it as such:
- By the time we are 3 years old, most people shut down the top 3 chakras (crown, third eye, and throat) as a result of our parents' and society's disbelief in the spiritual aspects of life.
- During our teenage years, we shut down the heart chakra due to pain and rejection felt from our parents, schoolmates, and girlfriends/boyfriends.
- At the same time, we may shut down the solar plexus when we feel forced into molds we don't fit into.
- By the time we reach adulthood, most of us have closed down every chakra except the root and sacral chakras, but even those two chakras are left with imbalances that lead to greediness, impatience, feeling stuck, lack of focus, low energy, depression, insecurity, jealousy, and fear.
Thankfully, we can reverse these imbalances and reopen our chakras at any time.
When you understand each chakra's function on the body, you can locate where an imbalance is so that you can work on clearing it. The following infographic provides an at-a-glance view of each chakra's function, and we'll provide more in-depth information below as well.
How Crystals Can Be Used to Balance the Chakras
Crystals are one of the most important tools for chakra healing. They help to promote energy balance in the body that leads to physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
Each crystal has its own vibrational frequency, just as each chakra does. By choosing crystals that resonate at the same frequencies as each of the chakras, you can remove energy blockages in the chakras and cleanse and rejuvenate them.
You might liken this process to piano tuning, in which case a tuning fork is set to a certain length and struck to cause a vibration that creates a specific sound. Then, the piano key can be matched to the same frequency of the tuning fork, bringing the key into balance. When you use healing stones for chakra healing, your chakras are able to come back into resonance with the frequency they are meant to vibrate at just like the keys on the piano.
The easiest way to balance the chakras is to match the color of the stone with the chakra, although there are exceptions, such as rose quartz, which is pink but helps balance the heart chakra, which is green.
4 Ways to Use Crystals for Chakra Healing
There are four highly effective strategies for balancing the chakras with crystals. All of them are extremely simple. The crystals do all the work, and all you really need to do is be in their presence.
1) Place Chakra Stones Directly on the Body in Line With the Chakras
To do this, lie down and arrange the healing stones along your chakras by color and/or meaning to address your intent. Start with the root chakra and work your way up to encourage the flow of energy.
- Place a root chakra stone like red jasper on the body at the base of the spine.
- Place a sacral chakra stone like orange carnelian about two inches below the belly button.
- Place a solar plexus chakra stone like tiger's eye on the belly button.
- Place a heart chakra stone like aquamarine in the center of the chest.
- Place a throat chakra stone like blue sodalite on the throat.
- Place a third eye chakra stone like amethyst between the eyebrows.
- Place a crown chakra stone like clear quartz above the head with the point directing up (if you are using a pointed stone).
When we work on all of the chakras simultaneously like this, we can enjoy a much more powerful outcome than we would if we worked only on one chakra at a time (although, when a certain chakra needs extra attention, giving it special attention is still a good idea).
Use a Chakra Crystals Healing Bag
In our Chakra Crystals Healing Bag, we've specially chosen 7 healing stones that correlate with each of the 7 main chakras. If you want to get to work healing your chakras right away, this convenient chakra kit will help you do it! It also makes a wonderful gift!
2) Rest Near Chakra Crystals
Place healing stones under your pillow while sleeping or next to you as you are resting. In many cases, you will feel their energy impacting your mind, body and spirit just by being in their presence.
3) Meditate With Healing Stones
When we meditate with crystals, we enhance our practice and achieve deeper states of consciousness. You might choose to meditate next to a large amethyst geode or you can simply hold small tumbled stones in your hand or place chakra stones on your body in the corresponding position of each chakra.
While you meditate, envision the color of each healing stone doing its work, opening and rejuvenating each chakra, starting at the root chakra and working your way up.
If there are specific symptoms you are experiencing as a result of your chakras being blocked, or if there are certain outcomes you want to achieve by cleansing each chakra, then envision those intentions as you meditate. This will further enhance your results.
4) Wear Crystals
The more time you spend with your crystals, the more their frequencies will balance your personal energy field to provide chakra healing. That's why wearing them or keeping them with you at all times is suggested.
You can place tumbled stones in your pocket or you can wear crystal jewelry, such as a choker necklace for the throat chakra or a longer necklace for the heart chakra.
Crown Chakra Functions & Crystals
If spiritual growth is important to you, the use of crown chakra crystals to balance the crown chakra is essential as it will advance your spiritual journey considerably.
Color: white and violet
Location: top of the head (where spiritual light enters the body)
Functions: spiritual growth, high consciousness, values, empathy, selflessness, psychic knowing, connection to higher self, intelligence, synchronicity (spirit helping you on your path)
Affiliated Parts of the Body: specific areas of the brain, pineal gland, pituitary gland, nervous system, and all main glands
Symptoms of Imbalance: depression, sensitivity to light and sound, inability to learn, issues with universal knowledge and Divine power, rigid thoughts about spirituality, confusion, prejudices, over-analyzing, fear of alienation
Symptoms of Balance: We are able to live in the present moment, connect with the Divine, and trust our intuition to guide us.
Crown Chakra Crystals: Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Ametrine, Sugilite, Selenite, Serpentinite, Lodolite
Third Eye Chakra Functions & Crystals
You can use third eye chakra stones to balance the third eye and improve the connection with your higher self.
Color: indigo and purple
Location: just above and in the center of the eyebrows.
Functions: spiritual vision, clairvoyance, clairaudience, psychic knowing, intuition and inner guidance, positivity, selflessness, discovering your purpose
Affiliated Parts of the Body: penial gland, pituitary gland, brain, eyes, ears, nose
Symptoms of Imbalance: headaches, hormonal issues, sinus issues, eyestrain and blurred vision, hearing issues, seizures, daydreaming, moodiness, inability to self-reflect or learn from others
Symptoms of Balance: We are in touch with our inner guidance system, and we find it very easy to discover things about ourselves that will improve our personal growth.
Third Eye Crystals: Amethyst, Azurite, Ametrine, Tanzanite, Charoite, Labradorite, Sodalite, Blue Quartz
Throat Chakra Functions & Crystals
You can use throat chakra stones to balance the throat chakra and access your self-expression, thereby improving your ability to speak your truth through verbal and written forms.
Location: throat, just above the collarbone
Functions: communication, hearing, speaking, listening, clairaudience, self-expression, truth, honesty, communication with spirit guides, speaking your truth
Affiliated Parts of the Body: throat, bronchial area, esophagus, nose, ears, mouth, thyroid gland, breasts
Symptoms of Imbalance: sore throat, laryngitis, thyroid issues, ear infections, TMJ, neck and shoulder pain, ulcers, issues with the tongue, lips, cheeks or chin, trouble expressing yourself through spoken or written words, feeling stuck and powerless, lack of willpower
Symptoms of Balance: We are able to express ourselves and communicate effectively, and we can be honest and truthful while getting our point across. We are also able to better listen to others.
Throat Chakra Crystals: Blue Sodalite, Aquamarine, Blue Quartz, Amazonite, Lapis Lazuli, Blue Lace Agate, Larimar, Blue Goldstone, Blue Tiger's Eye, Labradorite
Heart Chakra Functions & Crystals
You can use heart chakra stones to balance the heart chakra and bring more love and peace into your life.
Color: green (and pink)
Location: center of the chest
Functions: love, Divine love, unconditional love, compassion, peace, contentment, desire for happiness, truth, giving and receiving love
Affiliated Parts of the Body: thymus gland, heart
Symptoms of Imbalance: heart conditions, lung disease, asthma, breast issues, arm, wrist, upper back and shoulder pain, lymphatic issues, immune system issues, relationship issues, feeling unworthy or unlovable, jealousy, abandonment issues, fear of loneliness, anger, and bitterness, inability to forgive, give love or accept love
Symptoms of Balance: We feel happy, loving, blessed, and trusting. We are able to forgive and be compassionate.
Heart Chakra Crystals: Aquamarine, Amazonite, Green Aventurine, Rhodonite, Green Quartz, Morganite, Kunzite, Emerald, Rose Quartz
Solar Plexus Chakra Functions & Crystals
You can use solar plexus chakra stones to balance the solar plexus chakra in order to boost your personal power. This has incredible effects on your confidence, courage, and manifestation abilities as well.
Location: stomach, between the breastbone and belly button
Functions: personal power, confidence, self-esteem, courage, personal honor, sense of self, willpower, gut feelings, responsibility, creativity, manifestation of all things (money, health, spirituality, skills, healthy relationships, etc.)
Affiliated Parts of the Body: stomach, spleen, pancreas, liver
Symptoms of Imbalance: digestive issues, liver dysfunction, issues related to the colon, gallbladder and pancreas, high blood pressure, diabetes, stomach ulcers, chronic fatigue, issues related to lack, negativity, lack of control, feeling stuck, issues related to money, loss of personal power and confidence, fear of rejection and criticism
Symptoms of Balance: We feel in control, confident, and are able to tap into our personal power. We respect, love and accept ourselves.
Solar Plexus Crystals: Tiger's Eye, Citrine, Yellow Quartz, Ametrine, Yellow Jasper, Bronzite, Amber, Honey Calcite, Golden Yellow Apatite, Rutilated Quartz
Sacral Chakra Functions & Crystals
You can use sacral chakra stones to balance the sacral chakra and access your creativity and sensuality.
Location: about two inches below the belly button
Functions: emotional stability, fertility, creativity, emotions, sensuality, sexuality, clairsentience (feeling), loyalty
Affiliated Parts of the Body: female reproductive organs, kidneys, bladder, lower back, hormonal system
Symptoms of Imbalance: depression, low self-esteem, insecurity, jealousy, fear, detachment, trouble expressing emotions, lack of creativity, relationship commitment, inability to have pleasurable experiences, urinary issues, kidney dysfunction, issues with sex and fertility, pain in the lower back, hip, or pelvic area
Symptoms of Balance: We feel creative, passionate, outgoing, and sexy. We can take risks and go with the flow. We feel emotionally balanced.
Sacral Chakra Crystals: Orange Carnelian, Smoky Quartz, Jasper, Tiger's Eye, Goldstone, Orange Calcite, Amber, Golden Topaz, Crocoite
Root Chakra Functions & Crystals
You can use root chakra stones to balance the root chakra and provide you with grounding support and contentment.
Color: red (and black)
Location: base of the spine
Functions: ambition, sex drive, pleasure and pain, grounding, support, survival, instincts, protection, vitality, contentment, security
Affiliated Parts of the Body: circulation, genitals, colon, legs, feet, joints, immune system, male reproductive system, prostate
Symptoms of Imbalance: arthritis, knee pain, sciatica, constipation, eating disorders, issues with our needs for survival (shelter, finances, food), impatience, feeling stuck, lack of focus, greediness, low energy
Symptoms of Balance: We feel connected, supported, safe, and grounded.
Root Chakra Crystals: Red Jasper, Garnet, Black Tourmaline, Hematite, Black Jasper, Red Tiger's Eye, Black Onyx
Crystal Chakra Healing Tips
- Always use cleared crystals. When we cleanse healing stones, we remove all negative energy that the stone has absorbed so the stone can effectively assist with chakra healing. Here's a really helpful article about clearing and charging crystals.
- Any stones that have a point should be placed with the point facing up if you want to send the energy up toward the crown chakra.
- Make sure you are purchasing high-quality crystals. Otherwise, you won't get the results you seek. You can learn about how we grade our crystals in this article.
Chakra healing with crystals is one of the best ways to improve your personal energy field, bringing vitality and balance to your mind, body, and spirit.
By balancing our chakras, we can begin to take control of our health and our lives because our bodies and minds can function at optimal levels.
Please comment below with your chakra healing experiences and how you've used crystals to achieve your results.
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