Chakras are energy centers inside the body: you can picture them as spinning wheels of light. This system of energy centers is said to influence your overall experience of wellbeing.
There are seven main chakras that make up what most people mean, when they say "the chakras." However, there are actually many, many more smaller, or "minor" chakras. Some of these minor chakras are in your feet and hands, as well as high above your head. Each of these energy centers - or chakras - coordinates with specific areas and organs of the body which are thought to be affected by those energy centers.
The Seven Chakras
The 7 main chakras run from the bottom of your spine all the way up to the crown of your head. Each one is said to influence and regulate a specific area of the body, as well as the organs that reside in that area. Each chakra also relates to how we feel and perceive the world.
By helping support the energy in each of these points, we can help to balance our body system: body, mind, and emotions.
What crystals should you use to support your chakras?
In general, you should choose a crystal in a corresponding color to the chakra you plan to work with (i.e., for the heart chakra, you would choose a green or pink stone). While there are always exceptions and other ways to choose, this is a straightforward method that makes choosing crystals pretty simple.
Below, we have provided a suggested list of crystals that you may wish to try. Again, this is not an exhaustive list, nor is it the authority: if you do not have any of the stones listed, feel free to choose one in a similar color or with similar properties. These are just suggestions, to give you a place to begin.
Crystals for Each Chakra
- Smoky Quartz
- Orange Calcite
- Star Aragonite
- Tangerine quartz
Solar Plexus Chakra
- Tiger's Eye
- Yellow Calcite
- Golden Apatite
- Rose Quartz
- Moss Agate
- Blue Lace Agate
- Blue Quartz
- Blue Apatite
Third Eye Chakra
- Lapis lazuli
Balancing the Chakras with Crystals
Using crystals is one very effective way to balance the chakras. This practice can support overall wellness by promoting relaxation, calm, balance, peace, and energetic alignment. One simple way to balance your chakras using crystals is to use them along with a guided meditation, to help you relax and focus.
We offer a complete chakra kit, which includes an ebook and an exclusive guided meditation, so you can try out chakra balancing at home.
If you'd like to learn even more about the chakras, you can check out our full e-book and course: Crystals for the Chakras: Simple Practices for Full Body Balance.
Or book a distance crystal healing session that focuses specifically on your needs. We'll work together, using my extensive collection of crystals, to support your wellbeing and energetic balance.