The Ultimate Chakra Crystals Guide. What You Need to Know

One of the main ways you can use your healing crystals is to balance and unblock your seven chakras. Almost all crystals have a connection to one, if not more, of the seven chakra points. By placing your crystals on these points, you can improve the natural flow of energy throughout your body.

chakra crystals
chakra crystals

What are chakras?

Chakra refers to the life energy that flows within each of us. The seven chakra points are energy centers within the body. When these energy centers are flowing correctly, you will function to your full potential.

Problems are easier to overcome, and life becomes brighter and more enjoyable. When they are blocked and unbalanced, it can damage your health and wellbeing. Each of the seven chakras within the body controls a particular type of energy. Below is a brief description of each of the chakra points for your understanding.

Base Chakra:

The base, also known as the root chakra, is located at the bottom of the spine. It links to anxiety, instincts, and survival.

Sacral Chakra:

The sacral chakra links to creativity, emotion, and sexuality; it works with the feelings behind actions, passions, and drive.

Navel Chakra:

The navel chakra, also known as the solar plexus chakra, links to your sense of self. This chakra works with confidence, self-esteem, responsibility, and will.

Heart Chakra:

Love in all its forms links to the heart chakra, such as self-love, romance, and spiritual love. It is the center of emotions and feelings.

Throat Chakra:

The throat chakra links to communication and connection. This chakra helps us externalize our thoughts and feelings through words, connect with others and share stories.

Brow Chakra:

The brow chakra, also known as the third-eye chakra, is the center for intuition and spiritual connection to others. It is also the source of creative inspiration.

Crown Chakra:

The crown chakra sits at the top of your head, your crown. This chakra links to the higher consciousness and helps with this connection.

What are chakra crystals?

Chakra crystals are crystals that link to one or more of the body’s chakra points. Most crystals have properties that connect them with one of the seven chakras, and as such, can be used to help restore the flow of energy throughout the body.

Both chakras and crystals work with energy. By placing the associated crystal upon the chakra point, the positive healing vibrations of the crystal can enter the body to help improve overall health and wellbeing.

When used together, the chakras draw upon the healing energies of the crystals. Each crystal has its unique properties that you can use to bring balance, heal, or bring changes to your body, mind, spirit, and emotions.

How many chakra crystals are there?
chakra crystals come in a lot colors and shapes and sizes

How many chakra crystals are there?

Most crystals associate with one or more of the seven chakra points within the body. There are hundreds of crystals to choose from, each with its unique properties and associated chakras.

As you start to explore the realm of chakras and crystals in more detail, you will naturally find your favorites through a mix of research and personal experience. In the meantime, here are a few more popular chakra crystals and their chakra associations.

Obsidian:

  • Works with the base/root chakra.
  • It releases past wounds, fears, and anxieties to allow one to move forward.

Red Jasper:

  • It focuses and gently grounds energy in the base/root chakra.

Smoky Quartz:

  • It energizes the grounding abilities of the base/root chakra.
  • It creates stability within the body.

Carnelian:

  • It links to the sacral chakra.
  • It encourages the natural healing abilities of the body.

Tigers Eye:

Citrine:

  • It links to the navel/solar plexus chakra.
  • It releases stress and tension.
  • It balances the digestive and nervous systems.

Aventurine:

  • It links to the navel/solar plexus and the heart chakras.
  • It cleanses negativity and releases emotional pain.

Rose Quartz:

  • It brings balance to the heart chakra.
  • Releases stress and trauma.

Rhodonite:

  • It brings balance to the heart chakra.

Aquamarine:

  • It links to the throat chakra.
  • It is naturally cleansing.
  • It encourages creative expression and communication.

Celestite:

  • It links to the throat, brow/third eye, and crown chakras.
  • It relieves imbalances.

Lapis Lazuli:

  • Deeply balancing, it works with the throat and brow/third eye chakras.
  • It removes stress and trauma.
  • It is naturally healing.

Sodalite:

  • It works with both the throat and brow/third eye chakras.
  • It balances emotions and thought processes.

Fluorite:

  • It works with the brow/third eye and crown chakras.
  • It focuses energy toward the mind.

Amethyst:

  • It links to both the crown and the brow/third eye chakras.
  • It balances all systems of the body.
  • It calms the mind and sharpens awareness.

Selenite:

  • It links to the crown and sacral chakras.
  • Disperses negativity and removing blocked and stagnant energy.

Clear Quartz:

  • You can place it on all chakra points
  • Restores balanced energy
  • It brings harmony to the body
  • It dissipates any areas of negativity
  • It is a universal healing crystal

Labradorite:

  • Links to all chakra points
  • Enables the chakras to move quickly between states
  • Removes blockages easily
  • Establishes more appropriate behavioral patterns
  • You can use it for energy protection
  • It prevents negativity from attaching to one place
  • Prevents energy drainage

How to use chakra crystals

Crystals are physical, tangible items that you can feel—using them as partners to restore balance to your chakras works because they are easier to relate to and understand.

You can use chakra crystals in many different ways to bring balance. You can either use them to attract something you want into your life or create situations that work better for you.

You can also use them to help dissolve issues and problems in your life, which will strengthen your connection with the chakra crystal more and more as it releases its energy into you.

You may choose a specific chakra crystal to release its energy into your body. Or, you can place crystals around you in whichever room/s that you spend the most time in or are the most affected by.

To use them as necklaces, put a prayer attunement on the crystal—this means to focus intent while setting the crystal necklace or chakra stone pendant above it.

To do this, focus on the crystal. You might want to hold it in your hand and think about how you want its energy to affect you. Focus your intent—what do you want to achieve or bring about? Then set the crystal necklace over the above-mentioned chakra point, making sure that it is aligned with your body’s current energy flow.

This means that if you want to align your heart chakra, you would put the necklace directly above it and thus surround the crystal with your heart chakra’s specific frequency of energy.

When using crystals as necklaces, meditate with them every day. The more attuned you become to them over time, the more in tune you will become with the flow of their energy—if you are not spiritually aware, they may even remind you to meditate at certain times. This is because crystals have many different frequencies, or vibrations, which react to your own chakras’ frequencies or vibrations.

Reiki Healing

Reiki practitioners often use chakra crystals as an accompaniment to their healing rituals. Healing crystals are usually placed near or around the chakra points to aid with the healing process. Healing crystal meaning differs according to each school of thought and may also differ slightly from healer to healer.

Reiki practitioners often regard healing crystals as a link between physical and spiritual energies. The energy of crystals is regarded as similar to the chakras in that both are centered around a certain vibrational frequency, with crystal energy being considered the “higher” form of energy.

As such, chakra stones are supposed to be able to be used as an extension of the reiki practitioner’s hands. However, great care must be taken when handling healing crystals because they can absorb negative energies and substances just as readily as positive ones.

As far as their value for reiki practitioners is concerned, chakra crystals are often believed to bring a reiki practitioner’s energy into alignment with the patient. This is because each type of crystal possesses its own specific vibrational frequency, which resonates with certain chakras. It is thought that placing the healing crystal near or on top of the target area, will help realign and “consolidate” the reiki energy.

Meditation

You can use meditation to focus on a specific chakra point. It involves breathwork, visualization, and the correct placement of the chakra crystal of choice.

You can also use meditation more loosely by holding the crystal of choice and visualizing the chakra point.

Chakra crystal bracelets

Many different pieces of jewelry use chakra crystals. You can choose pieces that incorporate a crystal associated with each of the seven chakras or select a bracelet for each chakra.

Chakra crystal bracelets are helpful to work on balancing the chakras continuously. They are a fantastic reminder and perfect for gentle, indirect healing.

Chakra crystal massages

You can activate chakra crystals through massage. Choosing tumble stones, wands, or crystal eggs, you can gently massage the chakra area. This technique stimulates the crystal’s energy and allows it to seep into the chakra point to heal the body.

Chakra crystal body layout

Laying with the crystals helps ground the body, restore balance, and enables the chakras to open up, harmonize and relax. Additionally, this technique can be quite grounding!

How to cleanse chakra crystals

During their lives, crystals pick up all sorts of negative energies. It is vital to cleanse your crystals after each healing session to clean your crystals of negative energies.

If you are using chakra crystals more casually, such as jewelry, you will not need to cleanse them as often. It is recommended to create a cleansing schedule to be sure your crystals are still cleansed regularly.

Cleansing your crystal ensures the negative energies that it has picked up are removed and enables the crystal to function correctly.

Sage Stick

This method is a fantastic way to cleanse all crystal types.

Light sage, incense, or a smudge stick and wave the smoke over your chakra crystals.

This method, additionally, is excellent for cleansing negative energies within the home.

Natural Light

You can use both sunlight and moonlight to cleanse crystals. Be careful not to place your crystals in direct sunlight, as this can harm their color and structure- for example, Citrine.

Earth

The element of Earth can be used in many ways to cleanse your chakra crystals.

Burying your crystals in soil returns them to the ground, returning the energy to its source. Crystals can be buried in the garden, a pot, or even in rice and sand. Be wary of more veined crystals, as the soil can become permanently stuck in the ridges.

Water

Natural water has many purifying properties. This method cleanses your chakra crystals both on a physical level and a spiritual level.

Running the crystals under natural water is crucial as it avoids harsh chemicals that can harm the crystal. Additionally, a water bowl filled with salt water is also an effective cleansing method.

Again, be wary of which crystals you cleanse using this method, as you should not place soft, brittle, or soluble crystals in water.

How to charge chakra crystals

Once your crystal has been cleansed, you can charge it with fresh, pure energy. Charging crystals is also useful when their energy has dried out, as it replenishes their power. Most of the above cleansing techniques will also naturally charge your crystal should you leave them long enough.

Cleansing your crystal using natural light, for example, will then naturally charge them with the divine energies of the moon when left overnight. Other methods include using other pre-cleansed and charged crystals to charge the new crystal you wish to charge.

Crystal clusters or larger crystals are perfect for this. They often have a stable surface you can lay your chakra crystal upon—for example, a cluster of Quartz, a Carnelian bowl, or a larger Selenite stone. Providing the crystal of choice has previously been cleansed and charged itself, you can use it for this purpose.

Where to place chakra crystals

The placement of your chakra crystals depends on your intention for them.

The crystal’s intention is its job, and it is essential to give your chakra crystal a job to do before placing it.

For example:

  • Will it be used for chakra healing?
  • Will you choose to meditate with it?
  • Will you be wearing it as jewelry?

You can set many more intentions, entirely dependent on both the crystal and chakra, of choice.

First, to provide the crystal with an intention, be sure the crystal has been cleansed of negative energies.

Next, calm your mind and meditate while holding the crystal. Visualize the crystal absorbing your intention for it- or vocalize the intent out loud.

Repeat until you feel the intention has been set.

Now, you are ready to place your crystal.

Crystal Placements

In the section above, “How to use chakra crystals,” this guide dived into a few different ways you can use your chakra crystals.

Here, the focus will be on where to place your chakra crystal once you have chosen your preferred use.

Chakra crystal meditation:

Using chakra crystals alongside meditation can be highly beneficial. The crystals will work to unblock and balance the chakras during the meditative process.

Here is a primary method for meditating with chakra crystals:

  • Lay flat on the floor and place the crystal on the chosen Chakra point.
  • Start with deep breathing.
  • Focus on the crystal – some meditation methods encourage visualization here of a ball of light in the chakra’s color.
  • Feel the energy from the chakra, and the crystal seep into your body, filling it.

Chakra crystal body layout:

  • Place the crystal on the associated chakra points.
  • Lay with gentle music- or silence if preferred- and begin with deep breathing.
  • Allow your awareness to drift to each crystal.
  • With each crystal, inhale and breathe in the energy of that crystal.
  • With your exhale, release any old and negative energy from the body.
  • Lay and bathe in the energy of the crystals, and you may wish to use this opportunity to observe any natural shifts you feel are taking place.

Chakra crystal bracelets:

When wearing chakra crystal bracelets, the placement of these bracelets depends once more on your intent for the crystals.

Wearing your bracelet on your left wrist is internal. You will receive its healing energy throughout your body. Wearing it on your right hand will send this energy outward, affecting what is around you.

Are chakra crystals expensive?

no, not at all. crystals have no ‘value’ attached to them. they are non-sentient objects, so the value is purely subjective and very personal. price for crystals varies based on source, quality (rough vs finished), how you use/channel the crystal’s energy, your intention/ relationship with stone, personality type

Can chakra crystals go in the water?

yes, put crystals under running water for a while if you like, in the bath or pool.

Is this crystal supposed to be face up on my desk?

there is no right way/wrong way. try various positions of your chakra set – see which feels best.

Where should I keep my chakra crystals?

keep them in a place that you feel comfortable with. Keep them in a wooden box in your home (where you spend the most time) where you feel safe and at ease.

Are reiki symbols necessary?

Reiki symbols are not necessary for reiki to work, but you can use them because they serve as tools or aids, something that helps with your concentration and focus. They do have some magical properties, and these correspond to the chakra crystals nicely.

are reiki symbols japanese?

Yes. Reiki symbols are Japanese in origin but they have been popularised worldwide by word of mouth and practicing reiki

Are chakra crystals supposed to be on my bed stand?

A crystal can be placed on your bed stand or on a small table beside the bed if you like.

when to use reiki symbols?

when you want. Or when you feel like it.

Conclusion

Chakra crystals are excellent tools to help provide us with a boost to life. It is essential to care for our health and wellbeing, and taking care of the chakras is part of this process for many people.

There are hundreds of chakra crystals to choose from for a variety of purposes.

Whichever chakra crystals you choose for your chakra work, may they help restore balance, bring joy and good health.

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