Chakras are the energy centers that govern various areas of our lives. When they're open and balanced, we are able to live at our highest potential. When they're blocked or unbalanced, it can be hard for us to give and receive love, speak our truth, see what's in front of us, or connect with the divine. Luckily for us, there are many ways to balance our chakras.
And another is using crystals! Each chakra corresponds with a particular crystal that can help us open and balance that chakra so we can start living our best lives ASAP.
Ready to get started? Let's dive in!
The Root Chakra – Red/Black Crystals
The Root Chakra is the first chakra, and it is located at the base of the spine. It connects you to your physical body and the earth. It represents your foundation, your roots, how grounded you feel, security, stability, basic needs and survival instincts.
When the Root Chakra is balanced it will allow you to feel secure and grounded. You’ll have an increased sense of safety and security, you’ll be able to manifest what you need in life and you’ll gain a deep trust that everything always works out for your highest good.
When the Root Chakra is out of balance, you’ll likely feel unsafe or ungrounded, worried about money and survival, easily frustrated or angry and lack manifestation abilities.
Red Crystals are used to balance an under-active Root Chakra or to stimulate an over-active one.
Most Common Root Chakra Crystals: Red Jasper, Hematite, Black Tourmaline
The Sacral Chakra – Orange/Yellow Crystals
The second chakra is called the Sacral Chakra or Svadhishthana (meaning “sweetness” in Sanskrit). It is located just below
Most Common Sacral Chakra Crystals:
The Solar Plexus Chakra – Gold Crystals
Most Common Solar Plexus Chakra Crystals:
The Heart Chakra – Green/Pink Crystals
This is the center of love, compassion and beauty. It’s associated with unconditional love, understanding and forgiveness. Green and pink crystals are good to have around when you’re working on opening your heart chakras.
Most Common Heart Chakra Crystals:
The Throat Chakra – Blue Crystals
This is the center of communication and self-expression. It’s associated with speaking your truth, being honest, being a good listener and having integrity. Blue crystals are good for throat chakra work.
Most Common Throat Chakra Crystals:
The Third Eye Chakra – Indigo/Purple Crystals
This is the center of higher knowledge and thought. It’s associated with clairvoyance, intuition, imagination, visualization and psychic abilities. Indigo crystals are good for third eye chakra work.
Most Common Third Eye Chakra Crystals:
The Crown Chakra – White/Platinum Crystals
This is the center of spirituality and enlightenment. It’s associated with connecting to your higher consciousness, higher self, as well as cosmic consciousness and universal energy. White or platinum crystals are good for crown chakra work
Most Common Crown Chakra Crystals:
As always, be sure to use your own intuition and discernment in choosing crystals.
I'd love to say that this list is complete and final.
The short answer to the most common question we get is that there are 7 chakras, and each of these chakras correspond with certain elements or energies. These elements can then be represented by certain stones, crystals, flowers and other things found in nature. That's my personal take on it.
What's important is that you find something that resonates with you and your own subconscious, that connects with your own chakra system and belief systems. See what makes sense to you personally.