Chakra Healing

There are numerous choices of crystals to use for these chakras...

There are numerous choices of crystals to use for these chakras, for example: Red Jasper for the Root Chakra, Orange Aventurine for the Sacral Chakra,Yellow Aventurine for the Solar Plexus Chakra, Green Aventurine for the Heart Chakra, Blue Aventurine for the Throat Chakra,Amethyst for the Third Eye Chakra, and Clear Quartz for the Crown Chakra.Chakra_Healing_1

The Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
The Crown Chakra is one of seven main energy centers located in our body. Located at the top (or crown) of the head, it governs your spiritual progress. Consequently, when you have a desire to learn more about spirituality, destiny, meditation, energy work, or other subjects along those lines, opening your Crown Chakra will enhance your experience and open you up to more possibilities than previously thought possible. It broadens your way of thinking and can really shift how you view the world and your place in it.

Crystals are an excellent tool to use when working with your Crown Chakra. Whether your knowledge about chakras is beginner or advanced, the following crystals can support and guide you in your journey towards spiritual enlightenment.


Amethyst
This crystal is probably the best known for aiding the Crown Chakra. It not only opens and purifies this chakra, but protects against the influence of negative energies and enhances spiritual awareness.


Crystals for the Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
By: Rachel Niemczyk
The Third Eye Chakra is one of seven major energy centers in our body. Located on your forehead between both eyes, it is also commonly referred to as the Brow Chakra. This chakra tends to receive more attention than most because it is where the third eye, or psychic eye, resides in the body. Often people work on this chakra hoping to almost magically become a psychic, medium, or tarot reader. At the risk of giving false hope to viewers I have to inform you that opening up your Third Eye Chakra does not guarantee you will become a psychic, medium, or tarot reader. It may not bring about any overt or obvious change at all.

Charkraa_Healing_2What opening up your Brow Chakra will do is broaden your perceptions so you can more easily see the truth. Suddenly an association with a family member, friend, business associate, or new person in your life will seem “off” for seemingly no explanation. Or, you could be traveling on a highway towards your house and have a strange “feeling” that you should get off sooner and take the backroads home. What is actually happening in these types of situations is that your third eye is perceiving what the five human senses of touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound cannot; that you are not receiving the full truth of the situation. Perhaps that person is hiding something from you, or you will be caught in traffic if you continue to take the highway home. Your Third Eye can act as an alarm and warn you of these situations and more if you tune into it and exercise it regularly. This is what using your intuition is all about: using not medically recognized senses to help you throughout your daily life.

For those more psychically and spiritually inclined, working on the Brow Chakra opens up your third eye to sights beyond this realm to recognizing the sight of energy in our world, higher dimensions, spiritual beings, past lives, guided meditations, and more. When you broaden your third eye with psychic or spiritual intent you are opening yourself up to learning more about the universe and your place in it. Sometimes this means helping others as a psychic, medium, tarot reader, etc. More often, it is a means to help yourself with your soul’s own spiritual growth. This path should not be traveled lightly because it will change your understanding of the world and bring up truths you may not want to face.


Lapis Lazuli
A very calming stone, Lapis enables you to relax because it harmonizes the bond between the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Its balancing effect on yin/yang energies only emphasizes the soothing effect of acting in agreement with your inner truth.


The  Throat Chakra (Visshuda)
The Throat Chakra is the communication center in our energy bodies. Recognized by its pale blue color it is located over the physical throat; for most people this means working on the Throat Chakra will aide with verbal communication. Indeed, it does help with this. Finding the right words to express your thoughts, opinions, wants, needs, or desires can be extremely difficult, especially if you are shy or have trouble finding the right words to describe what you are trying to express. It becomes even more challenging when you consider the impact of tone and inflection; trying to communicate clearly so that you are not misunderstood or do not accidentally hurt someone can be very difficult.
However, verbal communication alone is a very limiting view of the Throat Chakra. The Throat Chakra governs our ability to communicate on a variety of levels; not just the physical, but mental, emotional, and spiritual as well. Communication is between two or more parties so it involves a certain degree of observation and listening (this is why the Throat Chakra also covers the physical ears). Additionally, communication can come in the forms of body language, written words, and symbolism. It is more than possible to communicate without spoken words as written language, Deaf culture, spiritual communication, and animal communication all prove.
The crystals below will gently aid your communications in whatever form you choose.


Blue Lace Agate
Quite possibly the best known crystal for the Throat Chakra, Blue Lace Agate improves communication on all levels (physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual). Its gentle energy balances the Throat Chakra so you communicate to your best ability when you need it.


The Heart Chakra (Anahita)
The Heart Chakra, located in the center of the chest, is the emotional energy center of our bodies. Emotions are complicated. They are intensely private and personal, yet most of the time they are responses to relationships and circumstances outside of us. The Heart Chakra is a perfect reflection of this.  As much as the Heart Chakra tells us about ourselves and our own willingness to open up to the world or hide from it, its energy also lets the people around us know, on an energetic level, how much we are willing to give or receive. The state of a person’s Heart Chakra can inform you of how receptive they are to emotional interactions.

Energetically speaking, the Heart Chakra is the bridge between the lower chakras (Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus) and upper chakras (Throat, Third-Eye, Crown).  This means it is the balance between our physical and spiritual selves; the human being residing in this world and the spiritual being aware of planes beyond our understanding. The more open your Heart Chakra is, the more capable you are of recognizing the spiritual in everyday circumstances (i.e., synchronicities, deep appreciation for the beauty of a flower, or messages from spiritual guides).


Amazonite
Known as a “feel better stone”, Amazonite is so effective because it aligns the Heart Chakra on the physical and astral planes. The recognition of this unity on a soul level is inherently soothing and fills the Heart Chakra with positive energy.


Aventurine
Aventurine is a wonderful stone for enhancing leadership qualities. It reduces stress and promotes relaxation, but also motivates and encourages decisions to be made from the heart.


Rhodochrosite
Rhodochrosite is fantastic for connecting you to your inner child. It brings love and compassion for yourself, courage, and creativity so you can experience the wonders and mystery of the world as children do.


Rose Quartz
Rose Quartz has some of the gentlest energy for Heart Chakras. It enhances love on all levels (self, familial, romantic, and platonic) and diminishes the effect of negative emotions, especially towards yourself.

FOR SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA (Manipura)


AMBER
Although technically not a crystal, Amber is one of the best minerals to use for the Solar Plexus. Its powers of purification easily help physical, mental, emotional and spiritual blockages in this chakra, and the feelings of warmth it gives off support a positive mental attitude.


Pyrite
Also known as Fool’s Gold, Pyrite amplifies the energy of the Solar Plexus. As it is particularly helpful for balancing and enhancing masculine energy, it stabilizes confidence and encourages the user to take action

The Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana)
The Sacral Chakra is located approximately one hand- width beneath the belly button.  It is the center for creativity and children.  As the Sacral Chakra is located near the reproductive organs, the energy of this chakra is perfect for all types of birth.  It provides the energy to give birth to new ideas, projects, and artistic endeavors.  Alternatively, it can bring new life and new energy, to existing projects.  It supports reproductive health and the ability to give birth to children.  This energy center is wonderful for encouraging all types of creation.

Many people do not realize how strong the Sacral Chakra’s link to children and childhood is.  A strong and healthy Sacral Chakra can help you connect with children and share in their excitement and joy. This chakra is also a link to your inner child.  It is the energy center you want to focus on if you are trying to regain childhood memories, heal childhood pains, or recapture that exuberance for any reason.


Carnelian
Known as a “feel better” stone, Carnelian is excellent at helping us find a connection between emotions and dis-ease. The positive energy this stone emits also boosts energy levels and confidence.


Copper
Although not a crystal, Copper is a wonderful energy conductor. It stabilizes the energy field and provides the physical and emotional support needed to get through a difficult day.


The Root Chakra (Muladhara)

The Root Chakra, also known as the Base Chakra, is located at the tailbone.  This chakra is our connection to the material world.  It governs our survival instincts, our need for basic necessities like food, shelter, and clothing.  In modern times most people recognize that this also includes all that nurtures our body, mind and soul such as family, friends, stable finances, and careers.
The term “root” in Root Chakra is not an accidental choice.  This chakra is not only a connection to the material world, but a connection to the physical world, to earth energy. Connecting with the earth, whether that means working with plants or spending time outdoors, brings a sense of inner-connectedness that is easily lost in this technological age.  Consequently, whenever you need to energetically ground yourself, this is the chakra to work with.  Grounding is necessary to cultivate awareness of your surroundings, process the various types of information we are inundated with clearly, and find inner peace.
If you remember nothing else, keep in mind that the Root Chakra’s focus is survival. The health of this chakra directly affects how well we are able to adapt and thrive when confronted with challenges, whatever form they may take.


Smokey Quartz
An excellent protective and grounding stone, Smokey Quartz also assists in blocking geopathic stress from affecting the aura.  It can strengthen resolve to overcome harmful behaviors.


Black Tourmaline
Known for protection and grounding on all levels, Black Tourmaline is also an excellent purifying stone.  It transmutes negative energies within the body into positive ones for healing.


Garnet
Garnet is a fantastic stone for survival.  It enhances instincts, boosts energy levels, supports courage, and helps you to adapt to changes in your life.