Chakra Stones And Chakra Crystals

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Chakra healing stones, also called chakra crystals, are stones that connect to the primary seven chakras in the human body.

Chakra Stones Explained

Chakra is the Sanskrit word for “wheel,” outlining each chakra as a spinning wheel of energy that moves in sync with each other.  The chakra represents an energy center responsible for certain emotions, qualities, and organs in humans.

When these chakras lose balance or become blocked, it directly affects one’s spiritual, physical, and mental health. Healing crystals restore balance and natural energy flow in the chakra system for maximum well-being.

How Chakra Stones and Chakra Crystals Work

Crystals carry healing properties and spiritual energies that connect to each chakra uniquely. They hold vibrational energy that can transfer to the correlating chakra and provide healing powers for the body, mind, and soul.

Gemstones to heal the chakras have a wide range of physical health benefits, including reducing high blood pressure, chronic pain, anxiety, and a lower chance of heart disease. They also heal our internal wounds, heal emotional trauma, release negative thoughts, and combat negative energies.

Signs of Imbalanced Chakras

Identifying chakra imbalances is key to effective chakra healing. Each chakra manifests imbalance differently:

  1. Root Chakra: Feelings of insecurity, fear, and disconnection.

  2. Sacral Chakra: Creative blocks, emotional numbness, or over-sensitivity.

  3. Solar Plexus Chakra: Low self-esteem, control issues, and inability to set or meet goals.

  4. Heart Chakra: Lack of empathy, difficulty in relationships, or over-attachment.

  5. Throat Chakra: Communication challenges, fear of speaking out, or excessive talking.

  6. Third Eye Chakra: Confusion, lack of clarity, or being closed to new ideas.

  7. Crown Chakra: Spiritual disconnection, cynicism, or living in an "intellect-only" mode.

Benefits of Using Chakra Stones

Harnessing the healing properties of chakra stones can lead to a well-balanced life:

  • Emotional Healing: Promotes emotional stability and resilience.

  • Physical Well-being: Aids in alleviating various physical ailments, from headaches to digestive issues.

  • Mental Clarity: Enhances focus, clears mental fog, and supports decision-making.

  • Spiritual Growth: Deepens spiritual connections and self-awareness.

  • Stress Reduction: Offers a calming presence, reducing anxiety and stress levels.

  • Energy Boost: Revitalizes personal energy, aiding in overcoming lethargy.

  • Enhanced Creativity: Unblocks creative energies, encouraging self-expression and innovation.

The First Chakra: Root chakra

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When overly focused on the material world, the Root chakra often becomes out of balance and needs extra attention.

Sanskrit name: Muladhara

Location: The base of the spine

Stone colors: Red, black

Healing qualities: Security, grounding, self-esteem, stability, self-doubt, strength, physical activity, self-confidence, self-worth

Stones: Red jasper, spinel, hematite, zircon, black obsidian, black tourmaline, smoky quartz, red zincite, red garnet

Where to place chakra stones on the body: Groin or feet area

Where to place chakra stones in the house: The center of your home or bedroom for grounding; beside the front door or in the four corners of a house for protection.

Root Chakra Affirmations:

  1. "I am grounded, stable, and standing on a firm foundation."

  2. "I am secure and safe at all times."

  3. "I am deeply connected to the earth and the energy of life."

Yoga Poses to help with Muladhara healing: Uttanasana, Malasana, Vrikshasana

The Second Chakra: Sacral Chakra

sacral chakra stones and crystals

The Sacral chakra may be blocked if a practitioner is out of touch with their creative, sexual, and emotional self.

Sanskrit name: Svadhisthana

Location: Lower abdomen, below the navel

Stone colors: Orange, blue-green

Healing qualities: Sexual energy, intuition, creativity, healing, reproduction, desire

Stones: Vanadinite, copper,  tigers eye, imperial topaz, orange calcite, fluorite, blue-green turquoise, blue-green, carnelian

Where to place chakra stones on the body: Pelvic area

Where to place chakra stones in the house: In the creative center of your home (i.e., your computer room)

Sacral Chakra Affirmations:

  1. "I embrace my creative energy and express it freely."

  2. "My emotions are balanced and in harmony with my energy."

  3. "I am open to experiencing the present moment in its fullness."

Yoga Poses to help with Svadhisthana healing: Utkata Konasana and Supta Baddha Konasana

The Third Chakra: Solar Plexus Chakra

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If a practitioner is experiencing digestive problems, self-esteem issues, or struggling to reach their goals, this may signify that their Solar Plexus chakra is imbalanced.

Sanskrit name: Manipura

Location: The stomach area, below the breastbone

Stone colors: Yellow

Healing qualities: Personal power, protection, ambition, intellect, compassion, responsibility

Stones: Amber, Golden Calcite, Gold Tiger’s Eye, Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Apatite

Where to place chakra stones on the body: On the navel

Where to place chakra stones in the house: Places associated with water (i.e., laundry room, bathroom, pool)

Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations:

  1. "I am empowered and in control of my life."

  2. "My self-esteem is radiant, and I respect myself deeply."

  3. "I am a strong, worthy, and confident individual."

Yoga Poses to help with Manipura healing: Navasana, Virabhadrasana, Dhanurasana

The Fourth Chakra: Heart Chakra

heart chakra stones and crystals

A lack of compassion for oneself and others is often a sign that the Heart chakra needs additional healing support.

Sanskrit name: Anahata

Location: In the center of the chest

Stone colors: Green, pink

Healing qualities: Empathy, love, emotional balance, consciousness, and cosmic awareness through astral travel, inner peace

Stones: Rose quartz, pink and watermelon tourmaline, jade, lepidolite, malachite,  cobaltian calcite, rosasite, green aventurine

Where to place chakra stones on the body: Heart

Where to place chakra stones in the house: Somewhere in your house that is meaningful to you, that you consider the heart of your home. (i.e., the dining room, bedroom)

Heart Chakra Affirmations:

  1. "Love and compassion flow freely from my heart."

  2. "I fully accept and give love unconditionally."

  3. "I am emotionally balanced and live in a state of grace and gratitude."

Yoga Poses to help with Anahata healing: Ustrasana, Salamba Bhujangasana, Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

The Fifth Chakra: Throat Chakra

throat chakra stones and crystals

Issues with speaking, such as talking all the time or struggling to speak up, may mean the practitioner’s Throat chakra is blocked or out of balance.

Sanskrit name: Vishuddha

Location: Above the collar bone at the neck

Stone colors: Blue

Healing qualities: Communication, self-expression, honesty

Stones: Aquamarine, amazonite, blue calcite, sodalite, blue kyanite, chrysocolla, angelite, blue turquoise

Where to place chakra stones on the body: Throat

Where to place chakra stones in the house: In your living room or another space where meaningful communication occurs.

Throat Chakra Affirmations:

  1. "I communicate my truth clearly and confidently."

  2. "I listen with an open heart and speak with kindness."

  3. "My voice is heard, and my words are well-received."

Yoga Poses to help with Vishuddha healing: Matsyasana, Halasana, Salamba Sarvangasana

The Sixth Chakra: Third Eye Chakra

third eye chakra stones and crystals

The Third Eye chakra may need extra attention if one is experiencing brain fog, lack of intuition, and overwhelming thoughts.

Sanskrit name: Ajna

Location: Above the eyebrows, in the center of the forehead

Stone colors: Indigo

Healing qualities: Spirituality, intuition, psychic abilities, higher consciousness

Stones: Tanzanite, lapis lazuli, azurite, blue apatite, selenite

Where to place chakra stones on the body: Forehead

Where to place chakra stones in the house: In your workroom; in a room with spiritual meaning

Third Eye Chakra Affirmations:

  1. "I trust my intuition and inner wisdom."

  2. "I am connected to the deeper truths of life."

  3. "I clearly see and understand the path laid out before me."

Yoga Poses to help with Ajna healing: Adho Mukha Savasana, Balasana, Halasana

The Seventh Chakra: Crown Chakra

crown chakra stones and crystals

Headaches, issues focusing, and a lack of empathy for others are often signs that the highest chakra, the crown chakra, is out of balance.

Sanskrit name: Sahasrara

Location: Hovers above the top of the head

Stone colors: Violet, Purple, white

Healing qualities: Energy, consciousness, enlightenment

Stones: Amethyst, apophyllite, clear quartz, white calcite, white topaz, selenite, herkimer diamond

Where to place chakra stones on the body: Top of the head

Where to place chakra stones in the house: In your spiritual sanctuary or meditation space

Crown Chakra Affirmations:

  1. "I am divinely connected and guided by the universe."

  2. "I am open to the wisdom that transcends earthly concerns."

  3. "I live in the present moment and am aligned with my higher self."

Yoga Poses to help with Sahasrara healing: Padmasana, Salamba Sarvangasana, Supta Baddha Konasana

How to Heal with Chakra Stones and Chakra Crystals

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There are four primary ways one can use healing stones for the seven chakras:

  1. Meditation: As you meditate, place the stone on the body part. Repeat a mantra or the seed sound to bring out the balancing energies further.
  2. Use the stone as home decor: Place the stones around your home to fill your personal space with balancing energy.
  3. Where jewelry: Wrap a stone in wire and wear the stone as a necklace, bracelet, or earring.
  4. Carry them with you: When you need a particular boost of chakra energy, carry the correlating stone with you to manifest this energy while on the go.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How to charge chakra stones?

Using gemstones in practice drains them of their unique energies, and charging your chakra stones with positive energy benefits their healing powers.

There are eight primary methods used to charge chakra stones:

  1. Placing them under the full moon.
  2. Soak them in moon water.
  3. Bury them in the ground.
  4. Give them a sound bath.
  5. Burn incense or herbs over them.
  6. Immerse them in salt.
  7. Use your breath to charge them.
  8. Connect them to your spirit guides.

How to activate chakra stones?

Chakra gemstones activate during crystal healing practices, whether by repeating a mantra, performing asanas, or doing another activity catered to the chakra of focus. As long as they are charged, their activation will happen naturally.

How to cleanse chakra stones?

It is essential to cleanse chakra gemstones of negative energy and ensure they are full of positive energy.

Here are eight ways you can cleanse your chakra stones:

  1. Running water for one minute
  2. Soak in salt water for one minute
  3. Emerge in brown rice for 24 hours
  4. Sit in natural sunlight for 10 to 12 hours
  5. Sage for thirty to sixty seconds
  6. Sound healing for five to ten minutes
  7. Place your chakra stone next to a larger stone for 24 hours (specifically quartz clusters, amethyst geodes, and selenite slabs)
  8. Place your chakra stone next to a smaller stone for 24 hours (specifically carnelian, clear quartz, and hematite)

Which stone opens all chakras?

Clear Quartz is often considered a master healer. It's said to amplify energy and thought, as well as the effects of other crystals. It's believed to open and balance all chakras, making it a versatile stone for holistic chakra healing.

How do you know if chakra stones are real?

To determine the authenticity of chakra stones, examine their temperature, weight, and imperfections. Genuine stones are typically cooler to the touch, heavier, and have natural imperfections, unlike synthetic ones. For a more accurate assessment, consult a reputable gemologist or stone specialist.

How are chakra crystals used?

Chakra crystals are used in various ways: placed on specific body parts during chakra meditation, worn as jewelry, kept in living spaces, or carried as personal talismans. Their placement and use depend on the intention, such as healing a specific chakra or enhancing overall well-being.

What happens when you wear chakra stones?

Wearing chakra stones is believed to offer various benefits like promoting energy balance, brings peace to the mind, keeping emotions in check, and providing physical health improvements. The specific effects depend on the stone used and the individual's intent and openness to the healing process.


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