chakra crystalsChakras are energy vortexes located in a vertical direction in different spots along the spine. Depending on what article or piece of information you may be reading at the time you may be introduced to anywhere from 7 to 15 Chakras with thousands of minor chakras located throughout the energy body. There are 7 major chakras that are generally referred to.

Crystals are minerals that contain subtle vibrations and frequencies that can be used for healing and to bring the bodies natural energy state back into balance.

You can use crystals daily for stress relief, to relieve pain or blockages, remove negative energy and because crystals have a vibration attached to them they can be measured and effectively used to realign and heal the body’s chakras.

The seven major chakras each have specific colors that are used to heal them as well as certain sound vibrations.

For the most part, the color of the stone used to heal aligns with the color of the chakra being healed, however there are some exceptions and some stones or crystals are used to heal more than one chakra. For example, agates are stones that have flecks through them and can be used to heal more than one chakra. Mixed color crystals, brown, black as well as clear crystals all work well on various chakras.

Beyond the 7 major chakras that are most often dealt with, there are a few more that are often referred to these days: the Earth Star or Earth Chakra and the Soul Star Chakra are two of them and the Thymus or Higher Heart Chakra is the other.

If one of your chakras is out of balance, weak or blocked a certain colored crystal can be used to realign that chakra back to its natural energetic state.

Not surprising, the lower chakras, the base and earth star chakra (which is below the feet) respond favorably to black and brown crystals. Dark crystals/stones enforce spiritual grounding. Many times stones of a certain color that is a mixture of two chakra colors will work to heal both chakras. An example would be that light yellow-green stones or crystals heal both the solar plexus chakra (due to the yellow tones in the stones) and the heart chakra due to the green in the stones. Perioot and Green Chrysoprase would be good choices.

Clear quartz is on crystal to keep close at hand as you can use this particular crystal on any chakra. Clear quartz has a positive effect on all chakras sending out energy that impacts the entire human energy field.

Starting from the top down:

Crown chakra: This chakra has the highest vibration of the 7 primary chakras. It is our connection to power and helps to bring spirituality into the physical world.  For those seeking a more spiritual connection, the strength of the crown chakra plays an important role.

  • Stones or crystals used for healing: Clear quartz, Selenite, Diamond, Clear Topaz and Howlite

Third eye: When disciplined and strong allows us to focus the mind and control our thoughts. If you have difficulty sleeping or can’t stop your mind from a constant flow of thoughts you may want to strengthen your third eye chakra.

  • Stones or crystals used for healing:Amethyst, Purple Kunzite, Opal and Purple Flourite

Throat Chakra: A strong throat chakra commuicates what to say and is also heard in a clear and open way. Those that know are not afraid to communicate.

  • Stones or crystals used for healing: Blue Lace Agate, Aquamarine, Sapphire, Turquoise, and Sodalite

Heart Chakra: This is the love center. Love without definitions…just allowing the beautiful energy of love to flow. The heart chakra is the center of energy for our bodies so it is an important one to keep strong and healthy.

  • Stones or crystals used for healing: Rose Quartz, Kunzite, Chrysoprase, Green Flourite and Aventurine

Solar Plexas: This is our center of courage is it is strong and if  weak is the center of fear. Staying focused and honoring self keeps this one strong.

  • Stones or crystals used for healing: Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Orange Moonstone, Amber and Herkimer Diamond

Sacral Chakra: This is the sexual center, the center of our sexual energy, nurturing qualities, and fertility.

  • Stones or crystals used for healing: Carnelian, Red Jasper, Rutilated Quartz, Red or Orange Calcite.

Base Chakra: This is the energy that grounds us to Mother Earth and the lowest of the vibrations. Home, job and sexual relations play huge roles and if any of these areas become unbalanced this chakra may be weak.

  • Stones or crystals used for healing: Black Snowflake, Hematite, Black Tourmaline, Tiger Eye, Smokey Quatz.

As your knowledge of what crystals work to heal certain chakras grows and expands, you will eventually be able to take responsibility for your own healing.