- Chakras can become blocked over time because of stress and negative energy in your life.
- You can use crystals to unblock and balance each chakra in your body (it’s a simple process!)
- Crystals can recalibrate your chakras by aligning your vibration to the crystal.
Chakra balancing with crystals is a very important part of energy healing.
Over time, your aura (and your chakras) can become energetically blocked due to stress, other people’s energy, and just from daily life.
Keeping your aura and chakras cleansed on a regular basis will keep your energy field clear and help you move through life more easily.
It can also help you manifest your dreams and desires more quickly because you aren’t carrying around energy that blocks manifestations!
Using crystals to cleanse and balance your chakras helps realign them to their natural state.
Each of the chakras has its own vibration and is responsible for different aspects of your life.
Crystals help realign your chakras by balancing your energy fields, and aligning them with the vibration of the crystal.
Crystals and Chakras for Beginners: How Chakras Work
The 7 chakras are the energy centers of the body.
Each energy center is associated with aspects of your physical body, your energetic body (aura), your emotional body, and how you interact with the world and others.
The chakras form a line straight up and down your spine, representing how energy flows from the earth, through your body, and up into the outer Universe (and vice-versa.)
When one of the energy centers is blocked, this stops the flow of energy, which can cause energy to get stuck.
Unblocking and balancing your chakra energy means you are able to freely communicate with the earth, the Universe, and other energetic beings.
It also means it’s easier for you to exist in the world because you aren’t energetically stuck.
The way the chakra system relates to the flow of Chi (life force energy) in your body is very similar to the way Chi flows throughout your home in feng shui.
If one of the energy centers of your home is blocked, it stops the flow of energy throughout the rest of your life.
The same is true of the chakra system and your body.
If one of your chakra energy systems is blocked, it affects the flow of energy in your life.
In fact, the two systems are energetically related – your home mirrors your body (and your life) and your body mirrors your home.
Often, when you’re working on the feng shui energy flow in your home, you’re also working through the energy flow in your body, too.
This is why it can be helpful to also know about the chakra system and how to balance your chakras.
Balancing your chakras will reflect the balance of energy in your home, too!
The 7 Chakras
The 7 Chakras start at the crown of the head and go down your spine to the base.
Each of the chakras is associated with a color, as well as different characteristics of your energetic body and your physical body. Let’s go through each one briefly.
Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
Location: crown of the head
Color: violet / white
Physical Body: brain, nervous system, pituitary gland
Responsible for: spiritual wisdom, connection to the Universe, clarity, enlightenment
Unbalanced: spiritual disconnection, inability to connect to others, depression, isolation, loneliness
Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
Location: center of the forehead
Physical Body: eyes, nose, ears, skeletal body, pineal gland
Responsible for: intuition, inner truth, cosmic insight, vision, inspiration, channeling and psychic ability, connecting to the Higher Self
Unbalanced: feeling stuck, lack of vision for life, confusion, brain fob, inability to think clearly
Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
Location: base of the throat
Physical Body: thyroid gland, throat, ears, nose, teeth, mouth, carotid artery
Responsible for: communication (listening, speaking, and writing,) speaking your truth, self-expression
Unbalanced: communication problems, unable to speak your truth, shyness
Heart Chakra (Anahata)
Location: heart / center of the chest
Physical Body: circulatory system (& heart,) respiratory system (& lungs,) arms, hands, shoulders, ribs, breasts, diaphragm
Responsible for: acceptance, compassion for self and others, forgiveness, love for self and others, balance
Unbalanced: no personal boundaries, no compassion for self or others, unable to feel connected or loving towards self and others, inability to feel loved
Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
Location: between the sternum and the navel
Physical Body: nervous system, stomach, gall bladder, liver, pancreas, large intestine
Responsible for: personal power, confidence, life purpose, motivation, responsibility, decision-making, happiness
Unbalanced: Feeling powerless, lack of confidence, inability to follow dreams and ambitions, unable to make decisions, feeling listless and frustrated
Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)
Location: lower abdomen, approximately two inches below the belly button
Physical Body: lymphatic system, circulatory system, kidneys, adrenals, skin, female reproductive organs
Responsible for: emotions, emotional balance, creativity, relationships, sexuality
Unbalanced: insecurity, feeling emotional, low self-esteem, addictive behaviors, trouble in relationships, not feeling excited about anything
Root Chakra (Muladhara)
Location: base of the spine
Physical Body: spine, bladder, blood, legs, feet, male reproductive organs
Responsible for: grounding, stability, security, connection to the earth and physical world, physical needs, survival
Unbalanced: Instability, feeling ungrounded, lack of energy, inability to focus or sit still
Why Balancing the Chakras is Important:
Balancing the chakras is important because it keeps the Chi (life force energy) flowing freely throughout your body and life.
When there are blocks in the chakras, energy gets stuck.
It can cause emotional blocks and imbalances, physical blocks and imbalances, blocks within relationships, and can even block manifestations.
When energy flows freely throughout the chakras, relationships are easier, life flows more easily, and manifestations come quickly and easily. (It is the same with the feng shui energy of your home – when it is balanced, everything in life is made easier!)
Blocks within the chakras can happen because of stress, anxiety, blocks in your home, problems with relationships, problems in your job, eating poorly or poor nutrition, physical ailments or illnesses, and more.
While these things can CAUSE your chakras to be blocked, they can also happen BECAUSE your chakras are blocked!
The key here is that all of life is in relationship with your energetic body, your physical body, your home, and your relationship with everything around you.
When one thing is out of whack, it affects everything else in the system.
Chakra Balancing with Crystals: How it Works
How does chakra balancing with crystals work?
Crystals have their own frequency and vibration that naturally occurs depending on what they’re made of.
Crystals also have associations and meanings that have been attributed to them over time.
These frequencies, vibrations, and meanings can all affect your physical, spiritual, and energetic body.
They can cleanse energy and retune your vibration to their level, resetting your chakras in the process.
You can use specific crystals for specific chakras, helping unblock and balance each one.
Or you can use chakra crystal sets to balance your entire chakra system at the same time.
Chakra Stones & Their Benefits
Each chakra is associated with different crystals, usually because of their color.
Sometimes stones are also aligned with different chakras because of their energetic properties.
The following is a brief list of the most popular crystals associated with each chakra and a short description of their meanings.
Keep in mind that some crystals can balance more than one chakra!
Crown Chakra (Violet and White Crystals)
Amethyst – spiritual awareness, stress reliever, inner peace and healing
Clear Quartz – master healer, clarity, amplifier, can be programmed with any intention
Moonstone – intuition, hope, protection, works with the energy of the moon and Divine feminine
Selenite – purifies and cleanses energy (and other crystals), connects with Universal consciousness, helps with stress and forgiveness
Howlite – enjoying life, releasing unhealthy attachments, enhances memory and patience
For more info, see this post: how to use crown chakra crystals!
Third Eye Chakra (Indigo Crystals)
Amethyst – intuition, assists with decision making, enhances inner wisdom and spiritual connection
Lapis Lazuli – harmony, self-awareness, connects you with Source energy and your spirit guides, reveals inner truth
Sodalite – emotional balance, calms the mind, enhances self-esteem, helps with creative expression
Iolite – encourages inner strength and courage, helps you communicate with your higher self, helps you receive spiritual messages
Purple Fluorite – inner peace and balance, clears the mind, enhances memory and helps with concentration
For more info, see this post: how to use third eye chakra crystals!
Throat Chakra (Blue Crystals)
Blue Apatite – helps with manifestation, increases motivation, increases confidence and self-expression
Amazonite – helps you work through inner conflicts, encourages truth, helps with overcoming fears
Blue Lace Agate – promotes peace and harmony, supports personal growth, increases joy and helps with forgiveness
Turquoise – enhances self-acceptance and serenity, truth stone, can balance all chakras
Blue Tiger’s Eye – increases personal power and self-discipline, creates clarity, attracts good luck and opportunities
Kyanite – balances masculine and feminine energies, helps with manifesting your dreams, can balance all chakras
Blue Fluorite – calms a chaotic mind, helps with mindset and clearing negative thoughts, can help with studying and concentrating
Heart Chakra (Green and Pink Crystals)
Green Aventurine – the stone of opportunity, attracts good luck and good fortune, opens the heart to compassion and awareness
Malachite – enhances intuition and creativity, inspires loyalty and trust in relationships, encourages change
Amazonite – helps you speak the truth of your heart, increases trust in yourself, soothes emotional trauma
Rose Quartz – stone of unconditional love, increases compassion, helps you give and receive love
Rhodochrosite – helps heal trauma, encourages self love, nurtures the inner child
Solar Plexus Chakra (Yellow Crystals)
Yellow Aventurine – increases understanding, encourages inner strength, helps with emotional detox
Yellow Topaz – helps you manifest your intentions, attracts helpful people, encourages faith
Yellow Jasper – boosts self-confidence, helps with friendships and relationships, encourages joy and positivity
Citrine – the merchant’s stone, attracts abundance and wealth, helps with vision and willpower
Yellow Fluorite – cleanses mind, body, and spirit, releases stress and negativity, inspires confidence in your skills
Sacral Chakra (Orange Crystals)
Orange Calcite – energizing, balances emotions, inspires creativity, increases vitality
Carnelian – helps with courage and inner strength, increases physical vitality, aids with confidence and willpower
Orange Aventurine – helps with determination and decision making, calms intense emotions
Tiger’s Eye – helps with self-belief, increases action-taking and willpower, keeps you centered and calm in chaotic environments
Fire Agate – boosts creativity, increases sexual energy, shields you from negative energy, helps you overcome destructive patterns
Root Chakra (Red, Black, and Brown Crystals)
Black Tourmaline – protects from negativity, cleanses lower vibrations, helps you understand yourself and others
Black Onyx – releases negative energy, encourages clear thinking, helps with inner strength and self-control
Black Obsidian – enhances mental clarity and strength, helps with self control and resilience, removes emotional blocks
Smoky Quartz – releases fear and negativity, creates mental clarity and protection, helps with getting your life in order
Red Jasper – grounding, patience, persistence, helps you take action, stabilizes your energy
Garnet – success, passion, joy, increases energy and endurance, purifies and balances emotions
Chakra Healing with Crystals: Step-by-Step
Chakra balancing and healing with crystals is actually a very simple process.
The first step is to prepare your crystals. To do that, you need to cleanse them and then program them with your intention.
To cleanse your crystals, you can smudge them with sage or palo santo, place them out under the full moon to cleanse and charge them, or use salt or sound to cleanse them. For more info, see this post: how to cleanse your crystals.
Cleansing your crystals resets their energy to their original frequency and cleanses any vibrations or programming they’ve absorbed over time.
Once you’ve cleansed them, it’s time to program them!
To program your crystals: hold or touch them.
Since you’re using these crystals to heal and balance your chakras, you can place them in front of you and touch them all in turn.
Take several deep breaths, setting the intention that your crystals are going to clear and balance your chakras.
Feel the feelings of the energy in your body being clear and clean.
Set the intention that your crystals are going to clear any blocks and help the energy flow throughout your body.
It is done! Your crystals are now programmed to balance your chakras!
To use your crystals for chakra balancing:
- If you are working with all of your chakras at once, lay down somewhere quiet.
- Place each crystal on the corresponding chakra area of your body.
- Once you’ve placed the crystals, you can do a chakra balancing meditation or a white light meditation.
For a white light meditation:
Picture a white light radiating from the Universe, down through your crown chakra, through your spine, and then out through the bottom of your feet.
Picture this light moving through all of your chakras, one by one, cleansing and resetting them.
As it passes through each of your chakras, imagine the light also activating your crystals, connecting them to your chakras in turn.
You can practice this meditation for as long as it feels necessary (usually about 20 minutes at a time is best.)
For a chakra meditation, you can either use a guided meditation on Youtube, or play chakra balancing music.
Again, imagine the energy passing from the crystals to each of your chakras, cleansing and resetting them to their original state.
Alternatively, you can work on cleansing and resetting one chakra per day.
You can place the crystal on the corresponding chakra, or hold it in your hands while you meditate.
Set the intention each day for the chakra you are clearing.
While meditating, feel the feelings of that chakra being balance. Breathe in positive energy, breathe out negative energy.
You can repeat an affirmation during your meditation each day that relates to the chakra you’re working with, or just imagine a white light cleansing that chakra.
Other ways to use crystals to balance your chakras:
Wear chakra crystal jewelry.
You can choose a bracelet that has 7 different chakra crystals, or even find chakra jewelry that combines all of the different crystals into a pendant.
Create a chakra crystal grid.
You can create a grid with 7 different crystals, or create a different grid for each chakra. Write down your intention on a slip of paper and place it under the grid.
Create a chakra vision board.
Print out a picture of the 7 chakras. Place your crystals on top of each area. Set the intention that this visual representation of the chakras is balancing and healing your chakras. Place this intention board somewhere in your home’s feng shui health area, which is in the center of your home. (See this post for more info about the feng shui bagua map and how to use it!)
Chakra Balancing with Crystals: Q & A
What does putting crystals on your chakra do?
Putting crystals on your chakras helps align the chakra’s energy with that of the crystal.
Crystals have their own vibrational frequency, and so do each of the chakras.
Placing them close together will cause the blocked or unbalanced chakra to rise to the frequency of the crystal, unblocking it and returning it to its higher vibration state.
What chakra is amethyst good for?
Amethyst works with both the crown chakra and the third eye chakra.
It can help you connect to spiritual wisdom and also see more clearly.
It is also good for stress relief and clearing confusion and frustration!