Would you believe me if I told you that deep down inside, you already have what it takes to live a life of harmony and balance? Of all of the topics I’ve written about, the chakra stones and system is my all-time favorite for two reasons.
First, most people are clueless about the power of chakras and sharing this important information gives me purpose. Secondly, the solution for solving most energy and emotional issues lies within our chakras.
But what do we do when our chakras aren’t flowing quite like they should? Get your hands on some chakra stones!
What are Chakras?
It has been said that the chakras are the place where cosmic energies flow through your body will ultimately refresh your spirit and empower your life. Deepak Chopra said it this way:
“Spiritual laws govern each of the seven chakras, principles of consciousness that we can use to cultivate greater harmony, happiness, and wellbeing in our lives and in the world.”
I’ll make this definition a little simpler and describe the seven chakras as our body’s energy centers.
These points regulate the body and connect our emotional, physical, and spiritual sides. If you want to know all there is to know about these seven vortexes, our ultimate chakra guide is the place to start. I’ll recap a few of the high points here:
- There are seven universally accepted ‘main’ chakras: root chakra, sacral chakra, solar plexus chakra, heart chakra, throat chakra, third eye chakra, and crown chakra;
- People have known about chakras for thousands of years as the term translates to the term for ‘spinning disk.’
- Each chakra is connected to a specific color, position in the body, emotions, and even disease;
- Chakras influence every part of our body and have even been linked to certain emotions and disease;
- Each chakra has a five-part reach: the feelings, the energy, the physical, the psychological, and the spiritual;
- Blocked are unbalanced chakras can cause physical and emotional problems can appear;
When we are first born, our chakras are usually open and working correctly. This is why young children are so full of life. But as life ‘happens,’ our energy centers can become blocked.
We call this an underactive chakra as energy is no longer able to flow in and out as it should. You can think of it as a blocked artery of the heart. If you know much about blocked arteries, then you’re aware that there are degrees of blockage. The more clogged up a route becomes, the more problems arise.
It is similar with chakras. I’ve found that the longer I let an underactive chakra go ‘unbalanced,’ the more difficult things seem to get. When a particular chakra is out of whack, it can also cause other chakras to work overtime. It’s like that lazy person at your job who refuses to pull their own weight. Everyone else in the office ends up overworked and resentful.
Which leads me into what you can do to clear out your blocked chakras and restore balance. There are tons of different options, many I described in the Chakra Guide. I won’t be going over all of these in this article, but I’ll review one of the very best: using chakra stones as a path to healing.
What are Chakras Stones and How do Healing stones work?
Crystals and gemstones have properties that facilitate healing, and the practice of using them to cure diseases dates back thousands of years. In school, they teach us that stones are abiotic, while humans and animals are known as biotic. In other words, we are alive; they are not.
Although rocks and minerals might not be living, breathing things, they do possess many mystical powers. Not a believer of ‘magic’? Well, although there isn’t solid scientific evidence that backs up the notion that such substances can aid in healing, there is a science-based principle behind the practice. Energy.
I’ll explain a bit about how this works. Like all things, the rocks and minerals that we refer to as ‘chakra stones’ vibrate at their own unique frequency. The same is true of our bodies and the energy centers that lie within. When we come into contact with certain crystals, many powerful things can happen. Here are the highlights:
- The use of chakra stones aka crystal healing is a form of alternative medicine;
- Each stone has been assigned different properties based on what healers have noticed over time. For example, black is one of the colors connected to the root chakra because Black Onyx is said to heal and strengthen this energy center;
- The process is a simple one and involves pressing the stones against your body, allowing them to get rid of emotional blockage and promote clarity;
- Like hundreds of thousands around the world, you can make this practice a personal part of your self-care routine;
The key is making sure that you’ve selected the correct chakra stones for the area that needs healing. I’ve provided some guidance on this below.
How to choose the right Chakra Stones?
I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “don’t reinvent the wheel.’ As a creative person, I’ve always hated this idiom. After all, it is important to find new ways to do things, especially when these new was are more effective or efficient.
But when it comes to chakra stones, I find this cliche to hold true in a sense. Although you are welcome to experiment with various crystals for energy healing, you don’t have to go into this practice blindly. Instead, I recommend relying on the ancient knowledge that has been passed down for thousands of years as a base and then building up from there.
Root Chakra Stones
The root chakra is the ‘survival center,’ so most healing issues at the root deal with fear, doubt, and lack. It isn’t uncommon to see someone feeling ‘spaced out’ or unsafe when the root chakra is blocked. Physically, it can manifest as constipation or fatigue. Anxiety and financial instability might also be present.
If the root chakra is overactive, you might find yourself being cynical or giving into materialism. Chakra stones that can help balance the root chakra are usually red or black in color. Some of my favorites are Black Tourmaline, Hematite, and Red Jasper.
Black tourmaline is the ultimate protection stone. One of the things that cause the root chakra to become unbalanced is negative energy from others. Black tourmaline asks as a shield or force field, blocking all that is unhealthy or unhelpful.
If you have lots of ‘negative nancys’ around you that like to try and steal your shine, I suggest this stone. It also protects against accidents and mishaps. So if you are clumsy or prone to ‘bad luck,’ this stone can help lift your vibration.
Looking for a way to zap negative energy into positivity? Hematite is it. When I was growing up, one of my favorite shows was called Family Matters.
This classic had a character named Steve Urkel. If you’ve never seen the show, just imagine the nerdiest high school kid equipped with glasses, suspenders, and a snort. For years, Steve loved Laura, his neighbor. Sweet, beautiful, and popular, Laura just wasn’t into Steve.
Steve’s solution? He created a machine that transformed him into super handsome and charming Stefan Urkelle. It wasn’t long before Laura was head over heels for Stefan. The show went on for nine seasons, and in the end, Laura falls for the real Steve, and they marry and have a child.
In a way, Hematite reminds me of Steve’s time machine. It is able to calm negative energy, zap away worry, and transform an anxious environment into a tranquil one. Using the magnetic quantities of our internal yin-yang, Hematite stimulates concentration and enhances memory. Many people believe that Hematite helps you be more logical, so if you need a boost in problem-solving skills, use this crystal.
Jasper has been used for healing since ancient times. Known as the Stone as Endurance, Red Jasper, like all other jaspers, connects to the earth and stabilizes the energy of the physical body.
Lethargy, low levels of activity, low enthusiasm, and a need for constant stimulation can all be resolved by using the Red Jasper stone to balance the root chakra. It actually resonates with the lower three chakras, so you can use it for balancing the sacral and solar plexus chakras as well. Other benefits of this stone:
- Improves overall endurance
- Balances emotions
- Helps one recall past lives
- Gives a boost of adrenaline
- Aids in manifesting creativity
The use of Red Jasper in healing practices will help build a stable foundation so that you can set yourself on the path that feels right for you without fear or worry.
Sacral Chakra Stones
The sacral chakra is an ’emotional body’ and is quickly blocked by fear, especially the fear of dying. Because it is represented by water, the sacral center is all about flow and flexibility.
When the sacral chakra is unbalanced, you may feel disconnected with others and yourself. Lower back pain, fertility issues, and kidney problems may also arise. If this area is overactive, you might find yourself dealing with addiction or codependency, lack of creativity, or even low libido. You may struggle with self-confidence and or mood, and disorders like ‘depression’ or ‘bipolar disorder’ can even present when this energy center isn’t properly healed.
Chakra stones that can help balance the root chakra are usually orange in color. This is an area in which I tend to fall out of sync, so I typically keep Orange Carnelian and Tiger’s Eye on hand.
Orange Carnelian is my ‘go to’ for sacral chakra issues since it balances both overactive and underactive chakra centers. It can be hard to determine which is which, so a ‘cure-all’ is a must-have in your crystal and stones collection.
As an ancient stone, the Carnelian was used to protect the dead on their journey to the afterlife, but I see it as a stone of courage. Emotional traumas, fear, and emotional pain are all dispelled by Orange Carnelian as it balances your chakras and family ties are strengthened as well. Want to set out on a new life path? This chakra stone can connect you with the energy force to do so.
As far as physical issues go, Carnelian is used to treat issues with the lower back, arthritis, and depression. It can also accelerate bone healing and improve vitamin absorption. It can also be used to treat root chakra issues, so this is a ‘two-for-one’ buy in a sense.
I’ve always been very visually attracted to the Tiger’s Eye. Long before I realized the power it contained, I liked the look of it and added it to my collection of stones.
The history of the Tiger’s Eye is an interesting one as this golden-brown Quartz has been used for many things. Roman soldiers carved it into amulets and talismans, and the Egyptians used it to make ‘eyes’ for the statues representing their deities since they believed the stone to be all-knowing.
Today, people use it to balance the second chakra and bring sharpness to one’s inner vision and overall focus of the mind. It also stabilizes mood swings and allows us to make decisions without being swayed by fear and anxiety. Willpower and overall life purpose are supported by the use of this stone, as is increased self-confidence and the desire to conquer.
Solar Plexus Chakra Stones
In the Beginner’s Guide to Chakras, I talked about how important the equilibrium of the Solar Plexus is for our overall well being When I was a little girl; I used to get very sick to my stomach every time I got upset.
Back then, I thought very little about how this was related to my energy or why that anxiety would manifest in that core place. Now, I realize that it is all connected.
Many things can block your solar plexus, but usually, it is caused by authoritative parents, spouses, or employers, bullying, or being abused in some way. This includes mental and emotional abuse. These traumas shatter our self-confidence, reduce our personal power, and block this third chakra. The result is low self-esteem, a tendency to procrastinate, or even a stubborn/judgmental attitude. Stomach issues and nerve problems can result as can a need to ‘control everything.’
If you find that you’re always stressed, and your ‘fight or flight’ response is easily activated, you may need to balance this chakra. Tiger’s Eye can be used for this chakra, so if you’re buying it for energy center number two, you can also use it for three. Otherwise, I suggest Yellow Citrine.
This yellow Quartz is a manifestation crystal that can manifest healing in many areas, including relationships. Whatever intention is focused on when using this crystal will quickly appear.
Yellow Citrine is heat-treated Amethyst, so all of the properties contained by that crystal are enhanced in Citrine. It also dispels anger and increases happiness.
So, if you’re dealing with strong emotions, this crystal can help smooth things out. The same is true for digestion problems. The greatest power of all is the visualization and creativity that Yellow Citrine allows when it is being used. It will help you become more confident in your abilities and absorb all negative energy from the body and environment.
Heart Chakra Stones
The Beatles said, ‘all we need is love,’ and when it comes to the heart chakra, this just might be true. For thousands of years, this center has been known as the house of both love and unity. When our heart chakras are open and flowing, love abounds. When they are blocked or overactive, jealousy, self-pity, victimhood, loneliness, neediness, unforgiveness and uncertainty rear their ugly heads. Not surprisingly, this negative energy can cause issues with the heart and one’s circulatory system.
Thankfully, balance is possible. There are many chakra stones and crystals that can be used to get love and joy-wrapped energy flowing. Two of the most magical: Rhodonite and Emerald.
Most of the stones and crystals that are on the same frequency as a healthy heart chakra are green in color. Rhodonite is an exception, but don’t let ita pink and black hue fool you. Rhodonite is best known for its ability to stimulate two strong feelings: unconditional love and forgiveness.
Once these emotions begin to radiate through the body, any blockages have no choice but to disappear. It also helps release fear and other negative emotions that stop us from fully loving others and causes us to sabotage our relationships. If you are having trouble with a loved one, carry Rhodonite on you and watch things change.
Even if you know nothing about gemstones, you’ve surely heard of Emerald. For at least 6,000 years, people have been selling and buying Emeralds and using them for many different purposes.
Emitting green rays of energy, the strong vibration of this stone will open your heart chakra and clear out any blockages. Because it is one of the most valuable chakra stones, Emeralds are more pricey than some of the others, but it’s well worth it. You might consider an Emerald necklace for around the clock heart chakra healing.
Throat Chakra Stones
There are many people who believe that all diseases in the body are caused by negative energy and chakra blockages. This might seem a little far-fetched, but several of my readers have attested to this.
This includes my friend, who had a crown blockage for many years. It developed a tumor on her pituitary gland which is directly connected to this energy center. Her father who always had trouble speaking his truth developed throat cancer in his early 50s. Radiation and other dangerous treatments did nothing, and the cancer returned again and again. It wasn’t until he started meditating and healing his chakras that he was able to stay in remission.
If you are struggling with a 5th chakra blockage, you may be experiencing the inability to speak up for one’s self. This must be balanced quickly, especially if you feel that you aren’t able to communicate freely or lack the ability to express yourself creatively. There are chakra stones and crystals that can help open vortex and help you find your voice again. Azurite and Aquamarine are two of the most popular.
The Aquamarine chakra stone is best known as a beautiful blue color, but it is also a powerful stone and Reiki healing helper.
It’s number one ability is to enhance communication (yay, throat chakra!) but it also brings smooth, calming energy that will help bring all of your energy into alignment. Aquamarine strengthens the lymph nodes and immune symptoms.
So, if you desire to ward off illness while you heal your energy centers, consider this as one of your go-to chakra stones for healing.
Most healers use Azurite to open the third eye chakra, but I have found it a very powerful stone that can breakdown even the most stubborn throat chakra blockages.
If you feel that your communication is blocked or that your progress in life is being halted by something invisible, don’t worry, you’re not cursed. You simply need to channel the healing properties of this beautiful blue stone. Before long, you will be back to your natural state of joy. An added bonus–your intuition will receive a blue boost as well!
THIRD EYE CHAKRA STONES
What do you know about your third eye chakra? Since the focus of this article is how to heal this center using crystals, I’ll assume you know a little bit. The vast majority of people don’t know anything except the few myths they’ve heard over the years.
The truth is, the 6th chakra is your intuition center, and if it’s not clean and clear, there is no way to live a life of your highest potential.
For most people, the third eye chakra is blocked. This explains why we have such trouble remembering our life’s purpose and what really makes us happy. Read that sentence again. I didn’t say that we can’t find our life’s purpose or happiness. Those things already live deep inside us. We simply have to tap into our intuition and rediscover.
There are several chakra stones that can help this. My favorite is the one I described above–Azurite. Using it during a cleansing ritual will heighten your intuition and emotional intelligence quickly. Once this chakra is balanced, you’ll be able to make life-changing decisions with no doubt seek guidance from the spirit world when you need it. Partnering Azurite with Charoite can speed this process up.
A dream stone, Charoite, will help connect the dots between your dreams and reality. Our dreams are connected to our subconscious minds as well as our higher selves.
Placing Charoite under your pillow will not only heal your third eye chakra but also bring about some seriously intuitive dreams. It is also connected to social justice, so if you need the courage to do what is right and true despite what others think, consider wearing this stone as a piece of jewelry.
CROWN CHAKRA STONES
Straighten your crown, my dear! A queen (or king) must wear her (his) headpiece with dignity and grace. If you desire to be connected to a higher power and all that is around you, this chakra space must be both clean and clear.
I find that the crown chakra is the most confusing of all because it isn’t actually connected to your body. This doesn’t mean that it isn’t essential, though. If you are going to grow spiritually, you’ll need to work on opening your crown chakra. Otherwise, you find yourself misunderstood, in constant need of attention and approval, and totally disconnected to your own soul.
Quartz & Howlite
Last but not least, there are Quartz and Howlite. In the chakra FAQ section, I listed Quartz as a cure-all and the most powerful chakra stone of all. This is certainly my belief, although choosing a favorite crystal or healing stone is like choosing a favorite child or pet. Still, Quartz does work wonders. For crown blockages, it is especially useful.
There are so many different types of Quartz, and any can be used to heal. Another great thing about this gemstone is that it will trickle down and help balance the other chakras as well. Howlite is its partner in crime, and I grouped them together for one reason: they are a powerful pair, like Batman and Robin.
Another common comparison of this chakra stone is a bulldozer. As silly as this may sound, Howlite is able to bulldoze all negative thoughts and clear your mind of anything that will block spiritual growth.
Not sure what to do with Howlite or other healing stones and crystals. You can use it as part of a meditation or yoga routine. You can even add it to a bath for an overall healing experience! The possibilities are truly endless.
MY FAVORITE CHAKRA STONES SETS
You can buy chakra stones individually if you need to, but it’s not necessary. There are amazing Chakra stone sets available that include several different crystals and stones.
They also make amazing Christmas gifts if you’re looking for something unique for the person in your life who has it all. My top 3 favorites are outlined below.
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HEALING Chakra Stones IN WOODEN BOXSEE ON AMAZON
Used to boost, regulate, and recalibrate chakras, this gorgeous wooden box contains 11 different healing stones and crystals, including the following:
- Chakra Pendulum Minerals
- Rough Clear Crystal Quartz Point
- Rose Quartz Raw Chunk
- Amethyst Cluster
- Red Jasper (Root)
- Carnelian (Sacral)
- Citrine Crystal (Solar Plexus)
- Green Aventurine (Hearth)
- Sodalite (Throat)
- Amethyst (Third Eye)
- Clear Quartz (Crown)
It also comes with an 82-page ebook (instructional guide) and a high-quality reference poster. These extras will help you learn more about each piece and its healing powers. It’s great for beginners, gift-giving, and those who want to manifest wonderful things in their lives.
What I love most about this premium set (other than the look) is that there are healing crystals and stones for every single chakra. Regardless of which one is out of balance, this set will have you covered. Since a blockage can happen at any point, it’s good to have crystals ‘on stand by.’ Because they are hand-picked for quality, every set is unique.
The seller is known to send free gifts, respond quickly, and even provide guidance on how to use the crystals for healing. The exceptional reviews on this prove what a great product this is, especially for the reasonable price. There’s also a 120-day money-back guarantee, so if you’re not happy with your experience, you can receive a full refund!
Chakra CRYSTALS Full SETSEE ON AMAZON
Looking for quality chakra stones on a budget? Coming in under 30 dollars, this healing crystals gift set is one heck of a deal! Many shops sell individual crystals for the same price as this entire box.
I bought this one for a friend who wants to learn more about crystals but ended up keeping it for myself because it was too gorgeous to give away. I ordered her an identical set, and she was so excited to receive a pendulum, Rose, Quartz Cluster, Selenite stick, Crystal Point, Amethyst Cluster, Geode, and Black Tourmaline. She uses the pieces often during meditation, especially when doing chakra meditations for balance or clearing.
The California white sage and bottle of spray are added bonuses that will help you keep your entire environment free and clear of any negativity while you balance things internally. Good vibe and white light shine clearly through this set. An ebook and refund are available with this purchase, as well.
CHAKRAS Stones and ESSENTIAL OILS SetSEE ON AMAZON
This is my favorite set of all–and for a good reason: it includes stones and essential oils for balancing each energy center. All-natural and chemical-free, these therapeutic oils not only help balance the chakras but also heal physical issues like headaches, anxiety, insomnia, inflammation, and even the common cold.
The of the chakra stones are exceptional, as well. Each one is vibrating on its own healing frequency, hand-engraved, and optimal for any spiritual practice, including reiki. Although it’s more expensive than the other sets I’ve recommended, there is no way you could buy all of these pieces separately for a fraction of the price.
Other perks: the oils are produced in the USA, and the company is held to the highest of standards when it comes to quality. So, if you’re in the states, you won’t need to wait long for shipping. Prime members can get it in as little as 48 hours.
HOW TO USE CHAKRA STONES
There are so many different ways to use chakra stones. Like candles and oils, the possibilities are endless. There isn’t a right or wrong way–I suggest choosing whatever feels right for you. Because at the end of the day, if you don’t believe that the healing ritual you are performing will work, it won’t. Belief, without doubt, is a huge part of manifesting any of your true desires.
Here are three ways that I suggest if you’re just starting out with chakra stones:
1. Laying of the Stones
Choose a stone that has the same vibrational frequency as the chakra you want to balance. Any from the list above or gift box sets will work as long as you ‘match’ them with their correct chakra. Lying down, make sure that your spine is straight.
Place the stone on the part of the body where its corresponding energy center lies. If possible, it is best to do all seven chakra centers, even if you are more focused on one. Allow the stones to sit there for at least 7 seconds (or 7 minutes if you have more time) as this is the number of completion.
I love combining affirmations with suggestion one. This affirmation meditation sets an intention within your body and mind and lets your subconscious mind know precisely what you want. Breathe in and out deeply, and recite one of these affirmations with your eyes closed.
- I feel safe, and I feel secure (root)
- I am deeply rooted and trust myself always (root)
- I love, value, and respect my body (sacral)
- I am loving, and I am passionate (sacral)
- I own my personal power (solar plexus)
- I am the captain of my life ship (solar plexus)
- I am connected to others through love (heart)
- I forgive others, and I forgive myself (heart)
- I will speak my truth always (throat)
- I will live a life of authenticity (throat)
- I am connected to the wisdom of the universe (third eye)
- I am in touch with my own inner wisdom (third eye)
- I live in the present moment (crown)
- I feel at one with all around me (crown)
You can don’t need to speak the words out loud. Instead, do this inside your mind while imagining each one of the centers opening up and energy flowing naturally. Do this for as long as you feel like it, but a 15-20 minute meditation is optimal.
3. Get Your Wear On
If the idea of a healing ritual feels too witchy, there are other ways to obtain balance through the use of crystals without having to meditate. There are tons of options for already-crafted chakra jewelry. Or you can simply take one of the crystals or stones you’ve bought and toss them into your pocket or purse.
Just make sure you set intention with your stone beforehand by holding it, closing your eyes, and telling it exactly what you want it to do. For example, you might say something like, “Protect my heart chakra and help me radiate love everywhere that I go.”
CHAKRA STONES FAQ’S
If you have questions about healing your energy centers, but you don’t have time to read through the entire article, check out the frequently asked questions below.
Since every chakra and stone vibrate at a unique frequency, the answer depends on which chakra you are wanting to heal or balance. Some of my all-time favorite stones are Tiger’s Eye (first three chakras,) Jade (heart chakra), Lapis Lazuli (throat chakra,) and Amethyst (sixth and seventh chakra).
This is a highly personal answer, but the most powerful stone for the chakras isn’t a stone per se but a crystal. Clear Quartz is a master healer and can solve almost any energetic, metaphysical issue. Got a blocked chakra or two? Clear quartz! Need help honing your intuition? Get your hands on some clear quartz.
There isn’t an actual set-up but a specific placement of the stones. You’ll need to place each corresponding stone on your body (over each chakra) as you lie flat. This can be tricky if you’re doing every chakra at once, so you may need the help of a friend.
MY FINAL THOUGHTS
I’m so glad that you took the time to read through this article because I genuinely believe that the use of power-packed chakra stones and crystals can help future-pace your healing. If you have any questions about particular stones, chakras, or how to boost your healing, please feel free to reach out.