What are the common stones and crystals for healing and balancing the 7 chakras. How stones are used to bring emotional balance, health and prosperity?
Chakras, meaning wheel or disk, are centers of energy that run down the center of our body. There are 114 chakras in human body as Sri Amit Ray discovered them in his deep meditation. However, the 7 chakras are very popular. How to activate these chakras?
Each chakra receives energy from heaven (like galaxies and constellations at night and the sun during the day) and earth––as the earth’s rotation gives off energy. If the chakras are balanced, then they will gain and release the right of amount of energy to keep your body, mind, and spirit healthy.
On the other hand, if the chakras are losing too much energy or holding onto too much energy, it can lead to physical illnesses, spiritual instability, and emotional problems. That is why it is important to know how to strengthen chakras. Keep in mind, each chakra is connected to specific area of the body but they also work together. If one chakra is imbalanced then it can affect the others.
The 7 Chakras Healing and Balancing Stones
There are many healing stones and crystals that are wonderful for healing and supporting the chakras.
1. The Root Chakra Stones
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine. This chakra is your sense of security, trust, and feeling grounded. Root chakra underactive, meaning not getting enough energy, can leave you feeling scared, anxious, and extremely insecure. On the other hand, a root chakra overactive will make you feel overly aggressive or easily agitated. Physically the root chakra is connected to immune system, intestines, and sexual reproductive organs. If you feel pain or have problems in these areas, then your root chakra is imbalanced.
The Root Chakra is associated with the color red. The following chakra crystals can help you align it:
Red Jasper: Red Jasper is a strong protection gemstone that is said to absorb negative energy. It represents our foundation and a feeling of being grounded.
Garnet: Garnet is a cleansing chakra crystal that re-energizes the chakras, purifies and balances energy, and brings passion and serenity when you need it.
Hematite: This healing crystal, named after the Greek word for blood, can be used to promote better relationships, block negative energy, root your body to the earth, and also improve blood flow.
2. The Sacral Chakra Stones
The sacral chakra is located below your navel. This chakra is responsible for our physical and creative energy. When sacral chakra is balanced, you will feel passionate, joyful, and friendly. However, problems with sacral chakra include feeling depressed, uninspired, and decrease in sexual desires.
The Sacral Chakra is associated with the color orange. Healing crystals that correspond to this chakra include:
Amber: Amber is both calming and energizing and can be used to manifest desires and to relieve physical pain.
Carnelian: This chakra crystal restores vitality and motivation, and stimulates creativity. It gives courage, promotes positive life choices, dispels apathy, and motivates for success.
3. The Solar Plexus Chakra Stones
The solar plexus chakra is located around your ribcage. This chakra is your wisdom and power energy. Solar plexus chakra is associated with deep emotions including the pit of your stomach feeling. When solar plexus chakra is blocked or overactive, you may have difficulty making decisions. Physically the solar plexus chakra is connected to stomach, digestion, and metabolism. Problems in theses areas means there needs to be an adjustment to recreate balance.
The Solar Plexus Chakra is associated with the color yellow and can be aligned with the following healing crystals:
Agate: a stone of protection, physical strength, harmony and good luck, Agate enhances creativity and strengthens intellect.
Citrine: Citrine is a stone of personal manifestation and imagination.
Tiger’s Eye: this stone attracts good luck and prosperity and increases confidence, intuition and mental clarity.
Yellow Jade: this stone assists with your ability to be confident and in control of your life.
4. The Heart Chakra Stones
The heart chakra is located in the middle of your chest. This chakra is involved in feelings of love, compassion, and healing. When the heart chakra is blocked, you may feel angry, grief, and jealousy. Physical problems that could occur are lung problems like shortness of breath, feeling weak, or chest pains.
The Heart Chakra is associated with the colors green and pink. To align this chakra, you should opt for healing crystals such as:
Rose Quartz: This is a chakra crystal of beauty and love that promotes compassion, appreciation and soothing, calming feelings.
Amazonite: Amazonite represents knowledge and divine guidance. It aids in communication and in synchronizing your thoughts with the words you speak.
Aventurine: This is a stone of prosperity, leadership and optimism.
5. The Throat Chakra Stones
Throat chakra is associated with communication and expression of emotions. If the throat chakra is balanced, then you are able to listen and express yourself clearly. If your throat chakra is overactive or underactive, you may struggle to express yourself, stay focused, or pay attention. Physically you may have a sore throat, neck stiffness, or shoulder tightness.
The Throat Chakra corresponds with the color blue. Healing crystals that are associated with this chakra include:
Turquoise: Turquoise is a stone of protection and strength that promotes leadership, communication and mental relaxation.
Celestite: Celestite is a chakra crystal of communication that promotes inner peace, strength and oppression.
Blue Apatite: This is a stone that promotes creativity and communication. Use it to clear confusion and achieve your goals.
6. The Third Eye Chakra Stones
The third eye chakra is located in between your eyebrows. This chakra is associated with awareness and consciousness. When your third eye chakra is balanced you feel clear minded and alert. If third eye chakra is not functioning properly, you may feel like you cannot remember information or struggle learning new skills. Physically you may have headaches, dizziness, or other brain conditions.
The Third Eye Chakra is associated with the color indigo. This chakra is associated with the following crystals:
Sodalite: This is a chakra crystal of intellect that can be used to enhance clarity of thought, concentration and focus.
Lapis Lazuli: This is a healing stone of power, wisdom, truth and good judgment. It is a chakra crystal to promote intuition.
Sapphire: A stone of insight and happiness, Sapphire helps you resolve issues and fulfill your goals and ambitions.
7. The Crown Chakra Stones
Crown chakra is located at the top of your head. This chakra is all about spirituality and feeling connected to the world around us. If the crown chakra is balanced then you will feel gratitude and thankful for the world and people around you. The symptoms of a imbalanced crown chakra is feeling isolated and alone. Physically you may not feel like yourself and have low energy.
The Crown Chakra is associated with the color violet or white. Chakra crystals that correspond to this chakra include:
Clear Quartz: This healing crystal magnifies the properties of all other stones and it aids in our ability to connect with our soul for enlightenment.
Moonstone: The ultimate stone of fertility, Moonstone opens up your heart to be more nurturing and accepting of love from those around you.
Amethyst: Amethyst is a healing crystal that represents royalty, spirituality and creativity. It enhances the aura and boosts self-esteem, and it can be used to ease headaches and heal addictions – all issues related to the Crown Chakra.
You can become aware of your chakras by paying attention to your mind-body-soul connection. Your body is constantly changing, as are the state of your chakras, and it is up to you to bring awareness to your mind and body to detect any imbalances.
Once you notice an imbalance, or if a particular part of your body doesn’t feel quite right, you can turn to chakra healing crystals to help bring your body and your mind back to perfect balance.