What is a chakra? A chakra is an energy center in the body. There are seven major chakras in your body. Each of these chakras has a certain task it needs to do to keep you healthy and balanced. Chakra balancing is one way to help balance the energy in your life.
Here are some ways you can use crystals for chakra balancing. You will need different crystals for each type of chakra. They can be carried in your pocket, worn as jewelry or placed directly over the energy center.
1) Balancing Your Root Chakra (Red/Black)
The root chakra is about physical and financial security. Red can help provide these things for you. Items like, black tourmaline, carnelian or ruby stones and red candle can help you feel more secure in these areas of life. This will bring stability to an anxious mind that wants stability but feels unstable in those areas of life.
2) Balancing Your Sacral Chakra (Orange)
The sacral chakra is associated with creativity, relationships, emotions, and sexuality. It helps bring love and joy into our lives. Its energy can be blocked by feeling fear and insecurity. When one’s sacral chakra is balanced, they find greater peace in their lives. They are better able to form relationships that provide them what they need to feel secure in life. This makes it easier for them to express themselves creatively or sexually without fear of judgement or rejection.
My favorite crystals for the sacral chakra are Carnelian and Orange Calcite.
3) Balancing Your Solar Plexus Chakra (Yellow)
The solar plexus chakra is located in our stomach and is associated with will power, self-worth, and confidence. To change our feelings towards something or to think differently about something, we need to make new connections in our brain. Using yellow can help us get out of an unhealthy pattern by making new connections between what we know and how we feel about it. You can simply place a yellow stone near or around your solar plexus area and focus your intention on positive self image and will-power. Citrine is my favorite for this but you can also use yellow jasper, and yellow quartz.
4) Balancing Your Heart Chakra (Pink/Green)
The heart chakra has to do with relationships, self-love, empathy and change. Keeping in mind that no two people have identical needs within any of those realms, here are some general guidelines on how to work with crystal energy for an issue or concern you might have about relationships:
Are there old feelings from past relationships coming up? Use Pink Opal to gently remove them or Rose Quartz to promote tenderness and compassion. Green Aventurine is great to promote healing of the physical and emotional Heart as well.
5) Balancing Your Throat Chakra (Blue)
The throat chakra’s color is blue and it deals with creative expression, self-expression, trust, communication, speaking our truth and clarity. It also governs our ability to take action in life. Issues in our throat chakra may cause shyness or introversion as well as problems speaking up for ourselves.
Kyanite is a powerful stone for balancing out throat chakra issues. Kyanite dispels negativity and brings about positivity and balance for us on all levels. Get Ready to let the truth bombs fly!
6) Balancing Your Third Eye Chakra (Indigo/Violet)
The third eye chakra is also known as your minds eye as it is associated with your Pineal Gland. This can also be what you know to be your imagination. A fun balancing exercise is done by placing an Amethyst of your favorite indigo/violet crystal between your eyebrows and filling it with all of your worries. Once it’s overflowing, place it in front of you on another indigo/violet crystal and visualize yourself stepping away from it – don’t look back!
7) Balancing Your Crown Chakra (White/Gold)
The Crown Chakra is located at the top of your and can represent who you are, what you believe in and what you stand for. The crown chakra gives us a deeper understanding to life and access to higher states of consciousness. It regulates how we feel about ourselves in relation to other people in our lives (introvert or extrovert). The energy of white will open up possibilities of trusting yourself without having an overly inflated ego.
Healing crystal associated with balancing this Chakra include Clear Quartz, Angelite, Celestite , or Labradorite.