Chakra Balancing is a type of alternative healing that focuses on channeling energy into the seven chakras of the human body. When we talk about treating chakras we are referring to treating our energetic bodies that extend beyond our physical wellbeing.
How to determine which stone is best for which chakra?
As you already know there are many many types of healing crystals and choosing which ones work for you may be a daunting task. To make it easier, each chakra has been associated with a color and the general guideline is that the color of the stone should match the color of the chakra. There are exceptions of course, for example, onyx is black in color but associated with the root chakra which is red in color; rose quartz is pink in color and associated with the heart chakra that is green color.
When choosing a stone to work with, we recommend you pay attention to how you feel in that moment with that crystal. Your intuition best guides you to the stone you need for your healing. Remember, there are no bad crystals. All crystals benefit you, some bring calm, add harmonious loving vibes, while some deflect negativity.
Location: the base of your spine.
Stones: Bloodstone, Snowflake Obsidian, Red Jasper, Hematite, Garnet, Smoky Quartz, Black Tourmaline, Onyx, Mahogany Obsidian.
Here are some of the benefits of the root chakra stones:
Bloodstone: Helps ground heart energy and also calms aggression, anger, and impatience. Promotes creative thinking, self-expression and arts. Aids in bringing awareness into everyday life.
Snowflake Obsidian: This stone calms loneliness and soothes you. It helps bring awareness to negative thought patterns. It also promotes centeredness, balance, and purity by cleansing the mind, body and spirit.
Red Jasper: Associated with physical endurance, energy, and life. It's red color also matches with the root chakra color.
Hematite: Helps in grounding energies and providing centeredness. It helps your mind from wandering by bringing it back to the present.
Garnet: Provides emotional stability and helps us satisfy our need for belonging. Garnet stimulates both the base and crown chakras, enabling the free flow of energy.
Smoky Quartz: Helps let go of what doesn’t serve us. Also helps in seeing the path we want to take. Helps dissolve blocks in an emotionally balanced way.
Black Tourmaline: Shields against negative energies. Provides stable and grounding energy.
Onyx: Acts as a protector and sharpens the senses and physical responses. Helps with our need for safety and physical energy.
Mahogany Obsidian: Stone on union that can give feelings of being connected to others and supporting confidence in relationships.
Location: Below the navel
Stone: Carnelian, Topaz, Blue Jasper, Orange Calcite
Here are some of the benefits of the sacral chakra stones:
Carnelian: Helps to calm anger. May also aid in overcoming depression. It is associated with improved analytical abilities and concentration. It also protects against envy and resentment -yours or aimed at you. It may also stimulate creativity and courage. Carnelian promotes acceptance about the cycle of life and death and enhances past life recall.
Topaz: Is known for boosting confidence and raising awareness. It also encourages openness and honesty as well as self-control and realization. Many times it acts as an emotional stabilizer. Helps to attract love, abundance, health and joy.
Sunstone: Often considered to be a leadership stone as it helps instill confidence and keeps you connected to a can-do attitude. This stone brings about enthusiasm and is highly empowering. Sunstone also promotes growth.
Orange Calcite: Helps to nourish you and keeps you energized. It is known for creativity, Also helps eliminate feelings of lethargy, and anything else that is heavy and dragging you down.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Location: Stomach area
Stone: Citrine, Yellow Tiger’s eye, Mookaite (golden), Pyrite, Topaz (yellow), Amber
Here are some of the benefits of the solar plexus chakra stones:
Citrine: Known as the merchant’s stone it attracts abundance and wealth. Citrine also promotes courage, self-confidence and esteem. It can help overcome fears and anger. Citrine enhances concentration and understanding as well. Many believe Citrine aids in manifestation and enhances energy flow while assisting with psychic abilities.
Yellow Tiger’s eye: Aids in balancing yin-yang energies. Tiger’s Eye helps lift moods and can assist with personality disorders, mental disease, and internal conflicts. It supports commitment and also promotes clarity of intentions. Many believe it also enhances psychic abilities and protection.
Pyrite: Generally referred to as ‘Fool's Gold’, Pyrite is actually a valuable stone for healing damage to your Solar Plexus chakra. It can help you to stabilize emotions and keeps extreme mood swings or energy fluctuations at bay.
Topaz (yellow): Yellow Topaz is commonly regarded as one of the most useful stones for healing the hurts caused by Solar Plexus blockages and misalignment.
Amber: Amber is commonly known as the ‘stone of healing’. It largely focuses on the healing of emotional, mental, and physical ailments caused by Solar Plexus chakra imbalance.
Continue your journey in understanding crystal healing for each chakra in the next article "Healing Crystals for each Chakra - Part 2".