“Balance” is a word I never used to have in my vocabulary. Until last year, I didn’t actually understand what a well-rounded, balanced life meant. In a society that is always “on the go,” self-care can be put on the back burner. As many of us do, I have fallen into the habit of putting all of my energy into one area of my life, neglecting others- leaving me irritable, anxious, and even sick.
Learning about the seven chakras has been incredibly helpful for me to understand which part of my life is unbalanced. Chakras are the energy wheels along your spine, each representing an important area of your mind, body, and spirit. When one or more of these energy centers are blocked, it can cause illness, impairing us both physically and emotionally.
I’ve been learning more about crystals and their healing properties as well. Yesterday I took a trip to a healing arts store filled with crystals, cards, candles, and much more. We studied the benefits of the gemstones and let our intuition guide us through the store, leading us to what we “needed.” I realized I didn’t have stones to represent two very important chakras- the root and the throat. After I got home, I laid out all of my crystals and began to read more about how each stone can aid my own healing, energy, and balance.
The root chakra is your foundation- it represents safety, grounding, and life.
Stones for your root chakra include Red Jasper (shown above), Smoky Quartz, Garnet, and Black Onyx.
The sacral chakra is the emotional energy field. It represents creativity, sexuality, and pleasure.
Stones for your sacral chakra include Sunstone (shown above), Tiger Eye, Amber, and Goldstone.
The solar plexus chakra is the center of confidence and self esteem. A balanced solar chakra represents control, integrity, and self-will.
Stones for your solar chakra include Picture Jasper (shown above), Pyrite, Citrine, and Yellow Jasper.
The heart chakra is your ability to love. It opens up feelings of kindness, compassion, and self-acceptance.
Stones for your heart chakra include Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Jade (all shown above), and Emerald.
The throat chakra represents communication. It opens up the ability to speak your truth and connect through words.
Stones for your throat chakra include Unakite (shown above), Angelite, Sodalite, and Aquamarine.
The third eye chakra is the center of your intuition. When this chakra is open, it guides your perception and brings synchronicities, helping us tap into our emotional intelligence, truth, and wisdom.
Stones for your third eye chakra include Iolite, Opalite (both shown above), Lapis Lazuli, and Fluorite.
The crown chakra is the connection to your higher self and the Divine. This is the chakra of enlightenment, awareness, and spirituality.
Stones for your crown chakra include Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Moonstone (all shown above), and Blue Lace Agate.
Each of these stones are powerful tools to assist you in your meditation practice, as well as using in your home, wearing as jewelry, or simply keeping in your pocket to help you through the day. I often sleep with my Clear Quartz under my pillow- it is the Master Healer of all stones and represents all seven chakras!
What crystals do you use for healing and balancing your chakras?