Crystal healing has been used for centuries and is centered around the belief that certain crystals have natural healing qualities that can actively rebalance and move energy around them.
Chakras are each of the seven centres of spiritual power in the human body and sometimes, due to the daily stresses of life, these can become unbalanced. Through chakra stones or crystals, this imbalance can be addressed by magnifying or balancing the energy in a particular energy centre.
Different chakra stones can be used depending on the type of healing that is required. Each chakra in the body is associated with a number of different crystals for you to choose from. We’ll take you through each different chakra and which crystals you can use to bring yourself balance.
Your physical energy is most connected with your root chakra. Not only does it keep you rooted and connected to the earth, but also to others around you. Your survival response is deeply connected to your root chakra. To boost, balance or cleanse your root chakra, you can use the following crystals:
- Tiger’s Eye
- Fire Agate
- Black Tourmaline
This is found just below your navel and is tied to your creativity and emotions. A closed or imbalanced sacral chakra can leave you feeling disconnected from your friends and family or unable to adequately carry out your work. To awaken and open your sacral chakra use:
Solar Plexus chakra
The body’s third chakra is found just above the navel and helps you harness your power from within. An imbalance in your solar plexus chakra can leave you feeling powerless, emotional and with low self-esteem. To rectify that you can use:
Located in the chest, just next to the heart, the heart chakra is associated with healing, love and compassion. A closed heart chakra can leave you feeling disassociated, unbalanced and withdrawn. To harness the healing power to address this, you can use:
- Rose Quartz
- Green Calcite
- Green Tourmaline
The fifth foundational chakra, the throat chakra, is linked to one’s expression and emotion. An imbalance or closed throat chakra can leave you unable to effectively express yourself, whether it’s verbally, emotionally or creatively. These crystals can help:
- Lapis Lazuli
Third eye chakra
As the name suggests, this chakra is closely aligned with your intuition, perception and inner mind’s eye. That sixth sense you have about certain things is controlled by your third eye chakra and if it isn’t aligned properly, it can throw you well off balance, causing you to make wrong decisions and question your judgement. Crystals you can use to help are:
- Purple Fluorite
- Black Obsidian
The final, seventh chakra is the crown chakra located at the top of the head. The crown chakra helps us gain a higher consciousness, hones our levels of perception and connects us to everything around us. To be truly in touch with the universe we need a fully awakened crown chakra. You can achieve this using:
- Clear Quartz
Meditation & healing through the power of crystals is a wonderful way to bring inner peace, balance and prosperity to your life. Complete chakra balance and energy alignment can do wonders for physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.