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Working with the body’s chakras is a great way to ensure you’re always vibrating at the highest possible level. When these energy spots are open and in proper alignment, you can feel your best and interact with the world in a positive and uplifted way. It’s important to work with your chakras in order to prevent them from becoming blocked, leading to not only physical ailments, but spiritual and emotional ones as well.
Did you know you can go deeper into chakra work by using corresponding crystals to help you amplify each chakra's energy? But how do you know which stone to use for your chakra work? Glad you asked, because in this article we’re going to discuss:
Chakras (or “wheel” in Sanskrit) refers to the major energy centers located in the body. They are a great way to visualize how energy is continuously flowing in and out of the body, and can give us a way to connect to certain aspects of our personalities that they govern. It helps to think of the seven chakras as a path up the spine that starts at the base, and goes all the way up through the crown of your head. When our chakras are open, it allows for the free flow of energy, however, when they are closed or blocked, the energy is stuck and can cause physical, emotional, and spiritual problems.
There are many ways in which you can work to get more comfortable with your chakras, and learn how to unblock them. Yoga and meditation are fantastic ways to keep the energy flowing through your body, ensuring that the chakras are open and working in harmony with each other. Specific poses, breathing techniques, or mantras designed to help you concentrate on one of your chakras is a great practice to include in your routine.
Each of the seven chakras is typically associated with a color (think of the colors of the rainbow, from red to violet), a hand mudra, a mantra, and sound. But did you know there are also crystals that are connected to your chakras as well? That’s right, introducing the energy of certain stones to your chakra work is a popular way to amplify their energy and keep the chakras open and receiving.
If you’re looking for an easy way to use the energy of stones and chakras, look no further, because we’re going to delve a little deeper into what stones you should use when you want to restore your own energetic balance in your body.
If you’re looking to work with stones to help unblock your chakras and bring them into balance, it’s good to know that you have options. There’s no one “right” stone to work with, and you have choices when it comes to what types of stones or crystals speak to your energy. Take your time and do some research before going out and purchasing a list of stones. If you can, visit a place where you can hold the stone, that way you can get a definite feel for its energy. What works for you and your chakras, might not have the same effect on someone else!
If you cannot handle the stones before you purchase, no worries, just make sure the qualities of that stone will vibe with your chakra work. We’ve included a couple of selections for each chakra, so you can even consider working with more than one!
The root chakra is at the base of your spine, and it is associated with the color red. This is our foundation that helps us go about our everyday lives ensuring our physical needs are met. Keep this chakra open and you’ll feel confident and on firm footing
The next chakra is the sacral chakra which is associated with emotions, creativity, and sexual energy. It’s color is orange and it resides just below the belly button. When this chakra is blocked you can feel as though you have no control over your life.
The third chakra is the solar plexus, which is located just above the belly button. This chakra’s color is yellow, and it is the seat of our confidence and self-worth. When the third chakra is blocked, we feel shameful and not worthy.
Moving on up the spine, we get to the heart chakra, which is where we process and understand love for ourselves and for others. This is also where we experience joy and happiness, and learn to give and receive love. When this chakra is blocked, we may feel that we cannot open up to the people in our lives and feel closed off. This chakra is also the bridge that connects the lower three chakras with the higher chakras.
The throat chakra is associated with the color blue, and is located at the throat near the collar bone. This chakra is our own distinct voice, and the way that we express ourselves to other people and the world. When it is open, we can express our thoughts and emotions easily, however when it is blocked, we may struggle to find words.
The third eye is located at the center of the brow bone and forehead, and it is where we connect to our own intuition and become open to the divine. It’s helpful to consider this chakra as the eye of your soul, since it picks up on feelings and intuitions that are much deeper than just surface level. This chakra’s color is indigo/purple and when it is blocked, we may not be able to see the bigger picture.
The seventh and final chakra is your crown chakra, associated with the color violet or white, and resides at the crown of your head. Here is where you can deepen your spiritual connections, allowing you to exude both inner and outer beauty. Very few people ever fully open this chakra, as it takes a lifetime of work.
Now that you know which options you have when it comes to working with specific chakras to bring them into balance. Choosing which stones to work with is very personal, but once you start to incorporate them into your chakra work, you’ll start to really see the effects.
Now that you’ve got your stones, it’s time to start using them. You can incorporate chakra stones in a couple of different ways, such as:
Chakra stones are a great addition to your energy work, and they can definitely enhance your experience, while at the same time assisting you in opening up blocked chakras.