What are chakras and why do they need balancing? And what are the best crystals for balancing chakras?
You have seven main chakras connected to your physical body.
They are best described as wheels or vortices that spin with chi, or life force energy to keep your physical and emotional self in good condition.
When they are all moving freely, the amount of chi moving around your body is in perfect balance.
Each chakra corresponds to a different area of your body and supports the organs in the vicinity, as well as governing your mental and emotional responses to stimuli.
They need balancing because it is extremely rare to find a chakra system that is always in perfect condition.
One chakra may close down or become restricted, as a result of a physical or emotional condition.
And this means that the other chakras need to work harder to keep the energy flowing.
One by one your chakras can become overworked, or overactive, and your entire system becomes skewed.
The following crystals can be used to cleanse and clear the energies in each of the seven main chakras, leading to better health and well-being.
1. Crown Chakra
Your Crown chakra governs your intellect, and also your connection, through the crown of your head, with your Higher Self and spiritual support teams.
When it is blocked you may suffer from headaches, tension in the scalp and neck, or dizzy spells.
You may also find that your faith in yourself wavers and that your spiritual connections are weak.
Use Clear Quartz, Diamond, Herkimer Diamond, or Lilac Kunzite on your Crown chakra to keep it clear and open.
2. Third Eye Chakra
Your Third Eye is responsible for your intuition and insight. It also governs your psychic abilities and filters your perceptions of the world.
When it is closed or restricted you may find that you cannot make decisions and are too easily swayed by others.
Use Amethyst, Sodalite, or Azurite on your Third Eye chakra to activate and energize it.
Place these crystals between your eyes on your brow.
Close your eyes and direct your “sight” out through the prisms of these stones into the benevolent energies of the cosmos.
Your soul is on a journey on this earth, and its true purpose can sometimes be hidden from you.
Performing this exercise can help you to see the steps you need to take next in order to fulfill your true destiny on this earthly plane.
3. Throat Chakra
Your Throat chakra needs to be open and free from blockages to enable you to speak your truth and to communicate, both verbally and non-verbally, with others.
It is the voice of the body, and the other chakras need to be able to send their messages through your Throat chakra to ensure good overall health.
The throat chakra can be supported by blue stones, such as Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, or Blue Lace Agate.
Wearing a necklace of these stones helps to keep your Throat chakra clear of negative energies and restrictions.
4. Heart Chakra
Your Heart chakra needs to be open at all times and is the one chakra that we do not close down after chakra work or meditation.
We leave it open so that we can both give and receive love in equal measure.
Our Heart chakra also governs our ability to give love to ourselves.
So it is important to keep the energies flowing freely and clearly through this center when we want to take loving care of our physical, emotional, and mental health.
Green and pink stones resonate with the vibrations of the Heart chakra.
Rose Quartz, Green Aventurine., amazonite, Prehnite, and Rhodonite are all excellent support stones for the Heart.
Wear these crystals as pendants to keep their loving vibrations near to your heart or carry small pieces with you to access their powers at any time.
5. Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus chakra is the seat of your personal power.
When it is blocked or out of balance you can feel a lack of confidence or experience feelings of disaffection with those around you.
The Solar Plexus holds both bliss and fear, and, as these two cannot exist alongside one another.
It is important to keep your Solar Plexus clear and clean so that bliss predominates.
Citrine, Yellow Topaz, Amber, and Pyrite resonate with the vibrations of the Solar Plexus.
And they can be held over the area just below your breastbone to ensure that your Solar Plexus is balanced and working in harmony with your other chakras.
6. Sacral Chakra
Your Sacral chakra is located below the navel and just above the pubic bone.
It is the center responsible for your sensual pleasure and for your creativity, drive, and ambition.
When it is restricted, this can lead to a lack of interest in life, especially your sexual life, and feelings of despair and hopelessness.
Orange-colored stones can be used in chakra cleansing and balancing exercises to support, activate and open the Sacral Chakra.
Carnelian is especially effective when clearing this chakra and can be placed in your bathwater to keep it in good condition.
Other crystals that benefit this chakra are Orange Calcite, Garnet, and Amber.
7. Base Chakra
Your Base chakra governs your sense of safety and security in the world.
It is responsible for keeping your energies grounded and anchored into the Earth.
And when it is restricted or blocked you can experience feelings of fear and uncertainty about your material survival.
When the Base chakra is open and energized, and the energies are flowing freely, you will have a profound sense of stability and safety, no matter what is going on around you.
When you fall prey to unfounded fears or dread, try balancing your Base chakra with dark-colored stones such as Black Tourmaline, Hematite, or Black Obsidian.
Place these crystals either on the base of your spine or between your feet and visualize roots growing down from your body, through your legs, and out through your feet into the Earth.
Breathe in the resulting sense of stability as the vibrations from the crystals anchor your emotional and physical bodies firmly to the ground.
Summary: Crystals for Balancing Chakras
Crystal for Balancing the Crown Chakra
- Clear Quartz
- Herkimer Diamond
- Lilac Kunzite
Crystal for Balancing the Third Eye Chakra
Crystal for Balancing the Throat Chakra
- Lapis Lazuli
- Blue Lace Agate
Crystal for Balancing the Heart Chakra
- Rose Quartz
- Green Aventurine
Crystal for Balancing the Plexus Chakra
- Yellow Topaz
Crystal for Balancing the Sacral Chakra
- Orange Calcite
Crystal for Balancing the Base Chakra
- Black Tourmaline
- Black Obsidian