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Chakras and Healing Crystals

Updated on June 6, 2017

The word "chakra" is a sanskrit word that translates to a wheel or cycle. There are seven chakras, or energy points, that run throughout the body; beginning at the base of the spine, and ending at the head. These energy points can become blocked, which can lead to serious health problems; physical and emotional. All hope is not lost though, because there are several techniques used to balance and realign these special energy points. One of the most popular methods of doing this is to use healing crystals in chakra meditation.

How to Perform the Meditation

First, decide which corresponding crystals you would like to use for each chakra. Gather them and a tourmaline crystal - this crystal will protect you from negative energies and thoughts throughout the meditation.

Arrange the crystals in the proper sequence beside you on the ground. Be sure you are lying down and in a relaxed state of mind. To realign each energy point, place the chosen stone for the chakra directly on the energy point for several minutes each.

Now, you may be asking, "How do I know what crystal to use and where to find each chakra on my body?" Each chakra requires certain traits from crystals and I will go in depth on how to properly choose the right crystals for your chakras.

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7. Sahasrara Chakra (Crown)

The seventh chakra is located at the crown of the head. This chakra connects us to our spiritual self and is known as the "God source."

This chakra controls;

  • Pineal gland
  • Creativity

If balanced, this chakra improves;

  • Positive thought patterns
  • Can be used as a tool to communicate with spiritual nature

What may happen if this energy point becomes blocked;

  • Depression
  • Chronic exhaustion
  • Alzheimer's
  • Even epilepsy

Crystals to use in meditation;

  • Amethyst
  1. Purple protective stone
  2. Aids creative thinking and spiritual awareness
  3. Relieves migraines
  4. Helps combat addictions
  • Quartz
  1. Known as the master healing crystal because it contains the full spectrum of light
  2. Can be used on every level to bring the body into balance
  3. Promotes the body's energy fields
  4. Promotes clarity
  • Opalite
  1. Enhances psychic abilities
  2. Induces visions when placed on the crown
  3. Stabilizes mood swings

Amethyst

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6. Ajna Chakra (Brow)

The sixth chakra, located just above the eyebrows, is commonly known as the third eye chakra. This point controls the pituitary gland and any other glands in the endocrine system.

This chakra controls;

  • The pituitary gland
  • Endocrine system ( nose, ears and sinuses)

If balanced, this chakra improves;

  • Vision
  • Intuition
  • Insight and concentration

What may happen if this energy point becomes blocked;

  • Migraine headaches
  • Nightmares
  • Poor vision
  • Neurological disorders
  • Learning difficulites

Crystals to use in meditation;

  • Lapis Lazuli
  1. Blue crystal flecked with gold
  2. Helps overcome depression
  3. Lowers blood pressure
  4. Boosts the immune system
  5. Helps with migraines and insomnia
  • Sodalite
  1. Indigo crystal
  2. Brings joy
  3. Encourages self-esteem and self-knowledge
  4. Balances emotions
  5. Calms anxiety
  6. Assists the pituitary gland and enhances psychic abilities
  7. Often used with divination such as tarot and astrology


Lapis Lazuli

5. Vishidda Chakra (Throat)

A light blue crystal is placed on this chakra to bring peace. The throat chakra is self-explanatory and is located on the throat. This chakra is associated with communication and self-expression.

This chakra controls;

  • Thyroid gland
  • Voice
  • Neck

If balanced, this chakra improves;

  • Self-expression
  • Communication

What may happen if this energy point becomes blocked;

  • Neck pain
  • Hearing problems
  • Thyroid issues
  • Inability to express emotions

Crystals to use in meditation;

  • Chalcedony
  1. Blue crystal that enhances communication
  2. Helps with learning new languages
  3. Improves memory and listening skills
  • Amazonite
  1. Blue/green crystal that dispels negative energy
  2. Improves confidence
  3. Promotes self-expression (popularly used by writers and other artists)
  4. Benefits menstrual cramps


Chalcedony

4. Anahata Chakra (Heart)

The heart chakra is located at the center of the chest. In meditation, a green cyrstal is used. Most of the time, the heart chakra promotes tranquility when balanced.

This chakra controls;

  • Blood circulation
  • Immune system

If balanced, this chakra improves;

  • Compassion
  • Understanding
  • Forgiveness

What may happen if this energy point becomes blocked;

  • Lung disease
  • Asthma

Crystals to use in meditation;

  • Emerald
  1. Dark green crystal that revitalizes inspiration
  2. Enhances memory and patience
  3. Calms emotions
  • Jade (Nephrite)
  1. Opaque green crystal
  2. Promotes love, justice and wisdom
  3. Balances emotions
  4. Attracts good luck
  5. Heals nervous system
  6. Used to cleanse blood and remove toxins
  7. Believed to aid in fertility and childbirth

Emerald

3. Manipura Chakra (Solar Plexus)

The Solar Plexus chakra is located between the naval and the ribcage. In crystal healing, a yellow crystal must be used to reduce anxiety and produce clearer thoughts.

This chakra controls;

  • Stomach
  • Liver
  • Gall badder
  • Digestive system

If balanced, this chakra improves;

  • Confidence
  • Humor
  • Authority
  • Charisma

What may happen if this energy point becomes blocked;

  • Digestive problems
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Diabetes
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Emotionally oversenitive to criticism
  • Lack of self-esteem

Crystals to use in meditation;

  • Citrine
  1. Yellow crystal that inspires optimism
  2. Helps overcome diffuclties with conveying feelings
  3. Positive effect on cash flow
  4. Encourages freedom of emotions
  • Golden Topaz
  1. Boosts energy
  2. Restores spirutal aura
  3. Provides protection against negativity
  4. Heals digestive disorders

Citrine

2. Swadhisthana Chakra (Sacral)

The sacral chakra is located at the naval. To realign the second chakra, place an orange crystal on your lower abdomen. Healing this chakra balances creativity and releases stress.

This chakra controls;

  • Reproductive organs

If balanced, this chakra improves;

  • Vitality
  • Strength
  • Creativity
  • Passion
  • Sexual energy

What may happen if this energy point becomes blocked;

  • Problems with the prostate
  • Infertility
  • Emotions such as fear, shock and guilt

Crystals to use in meditation;

  • Amber
  1. Amber isn't strictly a crystal, but fossilized tree resin
  2. It has the ability to draw disease from the body
  3. Helps the body balance and heal itself
  • Carnelian
  1. Reddish-brown
  2. Invokes protection and self-esteem
  3. Restores ambition and confidence

Carnelian

1. Muladhara Chakra (Root)

The first chakra is located at the base of the spine. During the healing process you can place a red or black crystal near the base of your spine between your legs. Or you can place two of the same crystals on top of each leg.

This chakra controls;

  • Adrenal glands
  • Kidneys
  • Spine
  • Nervous System

If balanced, this chakra improves;

  • Physical survival
  • Vitality
  • Stability
  • Patience and courage

What may happen if this energy point becomes blocked;

  • Problems with legs, feet, and bones
  • Obesity
  • Constipation

Crystals to use in meditation;

  • Garnet crystal
  1. Red, regenerating stone
  2. Good health and vitality
  3. Enhances love and sex
  4. Increases enery and endurance
  5. This stone is known as the warrior's stone because the garnet crystal was traditionally set into shields and sword hilts for protection.
  • Haemeatite
  1. Silver grounding stone
  2. Believed to cleanse the blood

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      Chetan thakare 10 months ago from Mumbai,india

      Chakras can be explain scientifically.They are the plexuses(mixing ) of various nerves from spinal cords and sympathatic trunks.

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      manatita44 10 months ago from london

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