There are many ways that we can balance the chakras – essential oils, meditation, eating certain foods and through using crystals. This method of unblocking and balancing the chakras has grown more and more popular and there are a wide variety of crystals that you can use to do this.
Additionally, opening the chakras in this way can help us to yield the true benefits that balanced chakras can bring and in this article, we are going to be looking at how and why you should be balancing your chakras with crystals.
Why Is It Important To Balance The Chakras?
The seven main chakras are energy centres that, when functioning correctly provide us with balance and harmony in our lives, including our physical and emotional wellbeing as well as our spiritual health and the things that we manifest in our lives.
For this reason and many more, we must take the time to balance the chakras through the use of crystals and other methods. Doing so regularly can ensure that we see some of the following benefits:
- A general sense of wellbeing and improved health.
- A better ability for the body to naturally heal itself physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
- Improved awareness, memory and focus.
- A more positive outlook on life and a greater understanding of it – a heightened ability to understand the behaviour of others and ourselves as well as a better knowledge of emotional issues.
- Improved creativity.
- Improved perception.
- Increased feelings of self-worth and confidence.
- Better sleep quality.
- Improved levels of patience, understanding and love.
In essence, having a balanced set of chakras means that we are much more easily able to thrive in all aspects of our lives and be healthier and happier.
How To Balance The Chakras With Crystals
The chakras are always operating, just like our physical internal organs, they can become tired and their function affected if they are repeatedly exposed to negative influences. Where the chakras are concerned, these influences come in the form of lower vibrational frequencies from stress, trauma and a lack in our self-care routine.
Crystals are known to have one of the greatest vibrational frequencies on the planet and even the act of being in their presence and tuning into their vibrations can bring about some noticeable effects.
Think about it – these powerful stones are even used in watches thanks to their vibrational frequencies so it would only seem fitting that they could affect us too.
Where the chakras are concerned, crystals have the power to raise the vibrations within the chakra which in turn, cleanses them and frees them from any blockages, therefore allowing them to operate to the best of their ability.
Each crystal possesses its own set of energetic properties, unique to that crystal and this means that different crystals can benefit different chakras.
Different Crystals For Each Chakra
You may be familiar with the notion that each chakra is represented by a different colour and, as such, different coloured crystals may play an essential role for each of these energy wheels.
The root chakra is red and will benefit from working with stones of this colour as well as those that are black. These might include black tourmaline or red jasper.
The sacral chakra is associated with the colour orange and will benefit from any stones that are in this shade. You might choose citrine, amber or carnelian amongst others.
The solar plexus chakra is known to be yellow and will benefit from working with stones such as yellow jasper, calcite and yellow apatite.
Whilst the heart chakra is associated with the colour green, it can also work with stones that are pink in colour. For this reason, you might opt for rose quartz or green aventurine.
Blue is the colour that is linked with the throat chakra and crystals in this tone can be very beneficial to it. You may choose from turquoise, Angelite or aquamarine amongst others.
The third eye chakra is indigo and as such, stones made up from this colour will work best with it. Options could be lapis lazuli, sodalite or Vera Cruz amethyst.
Finally, the crown chakra is frequently associated with the colours violet and white giving you a wide range of choices when it comes to selecting crystals for it. You might choose clear quartz or amethyst.
It is worth noting that, due to its ability to reflect all of the colours of the rainbow, clear quartz can, in theory, be used to unblock and balance any of the chakras. So, if you don’t wish to buy a multitude of stones, getting your hands on a few pieces of clear quartz can deliver equally as good effects.
Where Do I Place The Crystals?
Once you have selected your crystal – and it is important to remember that you will only require one for each chakra, you are ready to begin placing them and reaping the benefits of their intense vibrational frequencies.
Before you begin, it is important that you take the time to cleanse the crystals by running them through some clean water or you may prefer to douse them in incense. This process should also be repeated once the ritual is finished.
What’s great about healing your chakras with crystals is that you can’t go far wrong, provided that you place each crystal on or around the area of the chakra you wish to treat, the vibrations will do all the hard work for you. However, there are certain places on the body that will give you the best results for each chakra.
- The root chakra – place the stones between your thighs as close to the perineum as possible.
- The sacral chakra – the stones should be placed above the internal reproductive organs, between the hip bones.
- The solar plexus chakra – Placing the crystals between the belly button and lower ribs will give the best results.
- The heart chakra – the stones should be located directly on the sternum. Many people may think that they should be placed over the physical heart, a little to the left, but since the heart chakra is located in the centre of the chest, this is the best location for the crystals.
- The throat chakra – crystals can be placed either next to the body, alongside the throat or directly on it.
- The third eye chakra – place the crystal directly onto the third eye, between the brows.
- The crown chakra – Since this chakra is located on the top of the head, it may be difficult to keep the stone in place but lying down and placing the stone next to the chakra will be sufficient.
Many people also find that holding crystals in the hands can help with balancing the chakras since a lot of energy is frequently lost through these extremities.
What Do I Do Once The Crystals Are In Place?
For the most part, you can allow the crystals to realign the chakras and send their vibrational frequencies to them, they do not need much help to do this. However, incorporating this crystal healing into meditation may bring further benefits.
The most important part of this is to allow yourself to find your way into a deeply relaxed state since this will allow your body to be more receptive to the healing practice.
There are many ways in which you can access a relaxed state such as using essential oils, playing soothing music or binaural beats, lighting candles and lowering the light in the room and making sure that the environment is at a comfortable temperature.
As you lie with your eyes closed and the crystals in place, you can also take part in some deep breathing exercises which will further bring you to a deep state of relaxation.
One of the most common worries during practices like this is that the crystals will fall off or move but it is important not to let these thoughts consume your mind.
The time that you spend with the crystals is completely down to your personal preference. If you are pressed for time, you may choose a short, five-minute session but if time isn’t an issue you may lie with the crystals in place for an hour or more.
You should not feel as though you should put a time limit on the practice since any time spent doing this will provide healing and balancing for your chakras – obviously the longer you spend, the deeper and more intense the healing will be.
The chakras are prone to becoming unbalanced and blocked and this can manifest as physical, emotional and spiritual pain or ill health. Whilst this may be unpleasant, there are many ways in which we can balance the chakras – one of the most popular is through crystal healing.
Since crystals possess an intense natural frequency, they are particularly useful when it comes to chakra balancing and, when placed in certain locations on the body, they have the ability to cleanse and rejuvenate our energy centres.
This practice can be done for any period of time and will leave you feeling healthier, more connected with yourself and with an overall greater sense of energetic balance.