Crystal healing has been in practice dating back to Ancient Egypt.1 Prior to going over what chakra stones are and some of their healing properties, you first must understand chakras. Chakra refers to the ‘wheels’ of energy that are scattered throughout your body. Those that adhere to the principles believe that different wheels or chakras are placed throughout your body and they align with different body parts. They are essential seven different levels of energy associated with specific locations throughout the body along the spine.2 As mentioned, there are seven distinct chakras that are aligned with the spine starting from the very base of the spine going up to the crown of the head. It is through these wheels that energy is amassed and released. Therefore, having closed chakras can lead to a buildup of negative energy and problems with attracting positive energy.
What Are Chakra Stones?
There are different chakra stones that come in different colors which can help to support in opening and healing damaged chakras. It is said that the chakras in the body have specific colors associated with them and the energy that goes through them. Therefore, when the chakras are damaged or not functioning properly, the colors can change. By using stones, one can help to balance out the chakras and get them functioning optimally once again.
Different Colors Associated With Each Chakra:
- Root Chakra; Red.
- Genital Chakra; Orange.
- Power; Yellow.
- Heart; Green.
- Throat Chakra; Blue.
- Third Eye Chakra; Indigo.
- Crown Chakra; Purple.
Root Chakra Stones
This stone comes with many unique benefits. For one, it can be great to help one remain grounded. It can help to heal the root chakra. Therefore, it is good at helping one deal with emotions and it can be especially good for physical ailments dealing with difficulties with bowel movements and even healing sexual organs.
This is another aligned with the root chakra and it can be used to help purify the body of harmful toxins. Along with this, it can help one deal with obsessions they may have.
This particular stone is aligned with the root chakra as well and it is specifically good at boosting the endocrine system.
This stone is aligned with the genital chakra and it can be effective at boosting creativity, improving one’s thoughts, and helping one overcome difficult tasks. Along with this, it can also be effective at helping one boost physical stamina and energy levels. If you find yourself constantly out of breath or unable to sustain energy, your sacral chakra might be impeded.
This stone can be great for helping one overcome fears. If you find yourself consistent scared to do something, this stone can help you build up the inner courage to do it. Along with this, it can be good for purely building confidence and making one feel powerful and entirely capable.
This stone is good for those that are looking to boost overall intuition and those that are attempting to gain patience. Along with this, it can be a good stone to use if you are struggling to balance out or figure out what your emotions mean.
Solar Plexus Chakra
This stone can be great for helping one deal with an inability to be social. If you are someone that struggles with social anxiety or the ability to embrace confidence, it can help. Along with this, it can also be effective at reducing symptoms of depression and fighting it. It is a very good stone that can help balance out hormones in the body which can promote better emotional and physical health.
Jade is well known for its ability to help promote greater overall physical and mental well-being. Along with this, it can help to not only balance out energy systems in the heart, but also strengthen them. It can even help to open one’s self to new possibilities which can bring good fortune and luck.
This stone is another that is closely aligned with the heart chakra and it can be great for those that are dealing with emotional damage whether from suffering a loss of a close loved one or from an unhealthy relationship. It can be good for those that have suffered from trust issues in the past to help regain the ability to trust again. Along with this, it can help to reduce anxiety and worry. It can be a great healer for the heart if you have suffered from anything that has caused emotional damage in the past.
Throat Chakra Stones
This is a stone that is closely aligned with the throat chakra and because of this, it can be a good stone to use to aid in protection from evil spirits. Along with this, it can be a good stone to use to stimulate the throat and to help with physical healing. It can even help balance our emotions and mood.
Third Eye Chakra Stones
This stone is closely aligned with the third eye chakra. Therefore, it is traditionally used by those that are looking for enlightenment and those that want better clarity. Because of this, it can be effectively used to enhance meditation sessions and to help one learn to achieve spiritual enlightenment. Along with this, it can even help to cure addictive behaviors and even help one learn to better communicate.
This is a stone that can be great for getting rid of negative energies that might be permeating. Along with this, it can be good for grounding and reducing one’s negative emotions they might be experiencing.
This is a stone to use when you might be dealing with a lot of confusion and you are unable to think clearly. It can also be good for those that might be dealing with a lot of polarizing emotions and for those that are feeling emotionally unstable. It does so by helping to balance out brain chemistry and by bringing greater balance to the third eye chakra.
Crown Chakra Stones
This is a stone that can help to stimulate the entire nervous system. Along with this, it can strengthen one’s spiritual awareness and even enhance one’s ability to think and see much more clearly. It can make you much better able to look back on things and have a positive way of thinking about mistakes that you might have made along the way rather than experience regret.
This stone can be used to help activate the crown chakra. It can help to clear out energies that have built up and become congested. It can also be good for those that need a push to move forward with their lives after experiencing something that promoted negative energy. It can work to clear out the auric field.
There are a lot of chakra stones that can be used to interact with the seven different chakras on the body. Whether you are dealing with emotional or physical imbalance, the energy you are getting or not getting will be dictated by your chakras and the health of each one. Chakra stones can end up helping health the body and the mind through transferring negative energies into positive ones. Because you will be able to use the stones to increase positive energy surrounding yourself, it will allow you to experience better overall mental and physical health as a result. The chakras on your body work to form a straight line from the base of your spine directly to your crown. By understanding the purpose and effect of each chakra, you should be able to manipulate the use of stones to better align your chakras and experience greater balance which can lead to emotional and physical harmony. Stones and aromatherapy have a beneficial effect when used together. Try products like MONQ’s Vibrant blend with stones to unlock greater possibilities for your sense of well-being.
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