The Seven Chakra System is an ancient model of the main energy centers of the human body. Practitioners see chakras as spinning wheels of energy located along the spine. Chakras are used in a variety of ancient meditation practices but they are rooted in yoga, Ayurvedic, and Hindu teachings.
The seven chakras are:
1. Root chakra
2. Sacral chakra
3. Solar plexus chakra
4. Heart chakra
5. Throat chakra
6. Third eye chakra
7. Crown chakra
How to use chakra stones to heal the 7 chakras
Each of the seven chakras is associated with different qualities and emotions. Chakra stones are gemstones or crystals that are used to clear blockages and rebalance the energy of each chakra.
How to use chakra stones to heal the root chakra:
When our root chakra is out of balance or blocked, we may feel off-balance or un-moored and seek to feel more grounded. The root chakra is associated with deep reds, earthy browns, and blacks so many root chakra stones come in those deep colors: Garnet, Hematite, Black obsidian, Red Jasper, Carnelian, Bloodstone, Tiger’s Eye, Smoky Quartz, Black Onyx, Fire Agate, Black Tourmaline, and Moss Agate.
Choose a root chakra stone (or a few) that speak to you and hold them in your hands while you meditate. Another method is to rub or roll a crystal sphere in your palms for thirty seconds to activate its power and then place it on your root chakra area.
How to use chakra stones to heal the sacral chakra:
When our sacral chakra is blocked, we may lose our inner-spark or passion. The sacral chakra is associated with the color orange so many sacral chakra stones come in shades of orange: Citrine, Carnelian, Moonstone, Coral, Snowflake Obsidian, Orange Calcite, Sunstone, Tiger’s Eye, Amber, Moonstone, Aragonite, Goldstone, and Amethyst.
Choose a sacral chakra stone (or a few) that speak to you and place one on your lower abdomen while you meditate lying down. If you are trying to conceive, you may wish to place a stone on your reproductive organs to help with fertility issues and sexual energy flow. Place a stone by your bed to energize intimate play.
How to use chakra stones to heal the solar plexus chakra:
When our solar plexus chakra is blocked, we may struggle with determination and self-esteem issues. The solar plexus chakra is associated with the color yellow so many solar plexus chakra stones come in shades of yellow: Malachite, Calcite, Citrine, Topaz, Amber, Tiger’s Eye, Pyrite, Yellow Jasper, Yellow Topaz, Agate, Yellow Tourmaline, Lemon Quartz, and Sunstone.
Choose a solar plexus chakra stone (or a few) that speak to you and place one on your solar plexus while you meditate. You can also hold the stones in your hand while you repeat powerful affirmations about your confidence. Another idea is to do sun salutations with solar plexus crystals placed on your yoga mat.
How to use chakra stones to heal the heart chakra:
When our heart chakra is blocked, we may struggle to give and receive love to ourselves and others. The heart chakra is associated the color green so many heart chakra stones come in shades of green: Rose Quartz, Jade, Green Calcite, Green Tourmaline, Green Aventurine, Unakite, Rose Quartz, Rhodonite, Amazonite, Jade, Emerald, Green Opal, Malachite, and Prehnite.
Choose a heart chakra stone (or a few) that speak to you and place one on your heart chakra space while you meditate. You may also clear blockages by holding a heart chakra crystal in your hands while saying loving affirmations to yourself in the mirror. Keep a heart crystal nearby when writing in your gratitude journal.
How to use chakra stones to heal the throat chakra:
When our throat chakra is blocked, we may have trouble with creativity and communication. The throat chakra is associated with the color blue so many throat chakra stones come in shades of blue: Amazonite, Blue Quartz, Sodalite, Blue Goldstone, Lapis Lazuli, Turquoise, Aquamarine, Blue Tiger’s Eye, Kyanite, Blue Apatite, Chrysocolla, and Labradorite.
Choose a throat chakra stone (or a few) that speak to you and place them over your throat chakra (the base of your throat) while you meditate. Another option is to wear a stone crystal as a necklace by wrapping a wire or cord around the stone.
How to use chakra stones to heal the third eye chakra:
When our third eye chakra is blocked, we may struggle to connect to our intuition and inner vision. The third eye chakra is associated with the color purple so many third eye chakra stones come in shades of purple: Amethyst, Purple Fluorite, Black Obsidian, Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite, Sodalite, Azurite, Citrine, Clear Quartz, Lolite, Lepidolite, Moonstone, Purple Fluorite, Black Tourmaline, Kyanite, and Turquoise.
Choose a third eye chakra stone (or a few) that speak to you and place one on your third eye while meditating lying down. Wear crystal jewelry with stones connected to the third eye and hold your stone in hand while making affirmations about clarity and wisdom.
How to use chakra stones to heal the crown chakra:
When our crown chakra is blocked, we may feel cynical, lonely, and struggle with a lack of direction. The crown chakra is associated with the colors violet and glowing white so many crown chakra stones come in these shades: Selenite, Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Diamond, Lepidolite, Howlite, Labradorite, Sugilite, White Agate, Fluorite, Lapis Lazuli, Moonstone, Charoite, and White Calcite.
Choose a crown chakra stone (or a few) that speak to you and hold them in your hands while you practice visualization. You can also wear crown chakra gemstone jewelry or build a crown chakra grid.
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