7 Healing Crystals to Balance and Clear your Chakras
Healing crystals are gemstones that can be used for energy healing purposes. The crystals come from all over the globe, and each one has a unique energy imprint that helps with healing certain physical and/or emotional issues, energy protection and enhancing spirituality/enlightenment. There are thousands (maybe more) of varieties of healing crystals available and thousands (maybe more) of ways you can use them.
The energy of the healing crystals works with a person's individual energy vibration to support and encourage healing, balance energy, protect energy and release negative energy. Learning more about healing crystals and using them as part of your self-care and spiritual practice can help you raise and maintain a higher vibration; making you more of a match to other high vibrating energy like optimal health, joy, peace, love and abundance. A great book to help you get started is "Crystal Therapy" by Doreen Virtue.
Because healing crystals have energy healing qualities, they are an excellent tool for clearing and balancing our energy; this is why many energy healing practitioners work with them. You can use healing crystals with each of your 7 major chakras to clear and balance your own energy on a regular basis.
Chakras are energy points in our bodies, there are hundreds of them. The 7 major chakras run from the base of your spine to the top of your head (root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown). These chakras each have a color that is translucent (the colors of the rainbow starting with the root chakra) and they spin in clockwise harmony when clear and balanced (similar to a ceiling fan when you are looking up at it). Our chakras absorb energy from our environment, other people, our emotions and anything we put in, on or around our bodies (foods, personal care items, household cleaners etc...).
Our chakras can become cloudy and out of balance (literally not spinning in harmony) from negative energy. This is a common occurrence, but if left unchecked over time it can lead to fatigue, anxiety, depression, health issues, and other problems like financial and relationship issues. Healing crystals can help to clear and open chakras and restore balance; doing this on a regular basis (weekly or more often) helps to maintain optimal health and well being. You can simply lay with the corresponding healing crystal stone on each chakra for about 15 minutes while listening a guided meditation of your choosing (Doreen Virtue has an excellent guided meditation for chakra clearing that comes with her "Chakra Balance" book).
Here are the 7 healing crystals to balance and clear your chakras:
Root: Your Root Chakra is located near your tailbone/crotch area. When working optimally, this chakra grounds our energy with a connection to Earth that allows negative energy to flow through us; instead of lingering within us. This chakras helps us manifest our basic needs like food, money, shelter, etc. This Chakra is bright, clear red. Red crystals are usually associated with it such as Ruby, Garnet or Red Jasper. However, Black Tourmaline also helps clear and balance this Chakra.
Sacral: Your Sacral Chakra is located in your abdomen area. It supports reproductive organs and helps manifest intimate connections in our relationships. This Chakra is clear, gleaming orange when clear and balanced. Orange crystals like Carnelian and Orange Calcite work well with this Chakra.
Solar Plexus: You Solar Plexus Chakra is your core, located about two inches up from you belly button. This clear yellow Chakra is your power house, your intuitive guide (gut feelings) and affects all organs in that area (intestines and serotonin levels included, which can contribute to depression). This Chakra manifests your confidence and helps control emotions; when it is clear and balanced, you can manage your emotions much better (without having extreme highs and lows). Yellow crystals like citrine and gold topaz work well with this Chakra.
Heart: Your Heart Chakra is emerald green and located in the middle of your chest about two inches above your breast area. It supports love, compassion and empathy for yourself and others. It also supports all organs in that area including your heart and lungs. When clear, open and balanced, you are more easily able to be trusting, loving and compassionate (avoiding judgmental thinking). Green crystals like Aventurine and Emerald work well with this Chakra, so does Rose Quartz (wearing a Rose Quartz pendant helps with healing from a "broken" heart or any heart or lung health issues).
Throat: Your Throat Chakra is clear, deep blue and located in your lower throat area where your collar bones meet. It supports healthy communication and is vital for healthy relationships. When you have health issues in this area (no matter how minor), you are stuffing your true feelings and closing down communication in some way. When healthy and clear, this Chakra allows you to communicate in loving ways and establish healthy, authentic boundaries for your life. Blue crystals work well with this Chakra like Lapis Lazuli and turquoise.
Third Eye: Your indigo blue Third Eye Chakra is located between your eyes and up about an inch on your forehead. This Chakra is about sight; physical and intuitive. When clear and open, this Chakra connects you to your higher-self and spirit. Opening this Chakra is crucial for heightened intuition and enlightened discernment. Crystals that help open and clear this Chakra are Amethyst and Blue Calcite.
Crown: Your Crown Chakra is the top of your head and is white or royal purple. This Chakra is our connection to the universal oneness, our higher-self and our spirituality. This Chakra gives us claircognizance intuition (clear knowing), allowing us to know what is for our highest good in all situations. The crystals that support this chakra and our optimal brain function are Selenite, or Clear Quartz.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you experience a health issue in a certain area, a sore throat for example, use the corresponding chakra stone on the Chakra for that area of the body to help release negative energy in that area and enhance your healing. You can lay down with the stone on your chakra for a few minutes several times a day until symptoms subside.
WHERE TO BUY: You can find crystals online and in crystal shops. There are many Chakra stone kits available that contain a crystal for each Chakra. I buy many crystals from www.crystal-life.com and www.castastone.com.