Chakras are energy centers along your spine. There are seven main chakras, known as the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras. They are tied to physical and emotional problems in the body. Analyzing what is happening with your chakras is a powerful way to tune into your mind, body and spirit.
In order to do this, you should pay close attention to which chakras react when you are in stressful situations. Look closely at things to see if you find any patterns of recurring problems or illness, which could clue you into which of your 7 chakras is out of balance. Read a brief description of each of the seven chakras below. Once you discover which chakras you want to focus your attention on, take a look at our chakra stones chart below for the best chakra healing stones to use to rebalance and open each chakra.
What are the 7 Chakras in Your Body?
Based on Ayurvedic teachings and other Eastern traditions such as yoga and Buddhism, the energy body exists alongside the physical body, both requiring a balanced flow of life energy. These energy centers are the 7 chakras, which are swirling wheels of spiritual power that run parallel with the body’s main energy channel. In energy healing, keeping these energetic pathways cleansed and activated is very important for enhancing your physical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. When these energy centers are aligned, balanced, and cleansed, it helps you feel energized and centered.
What are Chakras?
Each of the 7 chakras has a vibrational frequency that is associated with a different color. In energy healing, including crystal therapy, the chakras meaning is linked with a particular set of emotional, physical, and spiritual issues. When you pair certain crystals with chakras in the body, the crystalline structure of gemstones work to amplify your healing intentions and restore and rebalance the energy body by removing blockages. Cleansing of the 7 chakras also brings balance to overactive energy while strengthening any weaknesses.
Say goodbye to unnecessary drama and hello to everyday wellbeing when the chakras in the body are spinning at a strong and steady pace. Reflecting of the natural rhythm of the earth, the spinning wheels of color can easily get knocked off balance when you’re faced with the challenges of modern life. Forget microdermabrasion at the spa. If you need a refreshing pick-me-up, get ready for a goddess glow with an all-over chakra cleanse. Step away from cell phones and laptops, step into your healing sanctuary, and lay down flat in a comfortable position. Place a chakra stone on each associated energy center and simply breathe in positivity and exhale negativity. In with the good, out with the bad –that’s the medicine of chakra healing.
If your root chakra is weak, you may feel like you are unhappy with your body size or shape. You may feel as if you are out of control of your life and you can’t gain control. If your root chakra is overactive, you might find that you often explode angrily at the smallest things. For root chakra healing, we recommend using red and black crystals, such as Red Garnet, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Black Onyx and Hematite, to rebalance your root chakra. Once your root chakra is balanced, you will feel more grounded, solid and confident in yourself.
A low energy flow through your sacral chakra will cause a lack of energy and motivation. You may feel extremely lethargic and even depressed, lacking any joyful moments in your life. If your sacral chakra is overactive, you may be feeling a constant frustration, leading to you breaking down in tears too often. To align this chakra center, practice sacral chakra healing. We recommend Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Tiger’s Eye and Sunstone. Once your sacral chakra is back in balance, you will begin to feel excitement, inspiration and motivation again.
Solar Plexus Chakra
Inactivity of the solar plexus chakra will cause you to feel powerless, especially when you are under pressure. You may often feel butterflies in your stomach, or feel as if you can’t gain control over your life. If your solar plexus chakra is overactive, you will feel the uncontrollable need to control everything about your life; a “control freak.” For solar plexus chakra healing, try using yellow gemstones, such as Citrine, Yellow Jasper, Rutilated Quartz and Pyrite. Once your solar plexus chakra is balanced, you will begin to feel motivated, focused and confident in your decisions.
If you find yourself having problems in your relationships or feeling unattached to the people you love, it may indicate that your heart chakra is weak. If your heart chakra is overactive, you may find yourself becoming too attached to things, resulting in you being overly emotional all the time. To practice heart chakra healing, try meditating with green and pink heart chakra stones, such as Chrysoprase, Aventurine, Rose Quartz or Rhodonite, over your heart to open it up to all types of love. Once your heart chakra becomes realigned, you radiate love of all kinds. Your relationships will begin to strengthen again and you will feel hopeful.
A weak throat chakra will make you unable to speak your truth and express yourself. When your throat chakra is overactive, you often speak before you think, resulting in unnecessary arguments and hurtful words. When your throat chakra becomes unbalanced, you will find that you cannot articulate your thoughts clearly, leading to miscommunications and frustration. For throat chakra healing, try meditating with throat chakra stones, like Angelite, Sodalite, Blue Apatite and Aquamarine, on your throat.
Third Eye Chakra
Located just below the crown chakra in between the eyebrows, the third eye or brow energy center is linked with enhanced intuition and creative inspiration. If you feel a lack of clarity in your life or have trouble seeing the truth in yourself or situations, it’s a sign that you need a third eye chakra cleanse. In crystal therapy, indigo colored gemstones such as Lapis Lazuli, Sodalite, and Fluorite reawaken inner wisdom, which opens the door to self-knowledge. After all, to know yourself is the beginning of wisdom.
If you feel you cannot visualize and organize your life very well, then your third eye chakra may be under active. If your third chakra is overactive, you may experience nightmares each night. You may begin to feel stuck and in an emotional rut, becoming closed off to new ideas. You may also feel as if your intuition is off, and you cannot trust your “gut feelings.” For third eye chakra healing, lay on your back and place your favorite third eye chakra crystals, like Angelite, Amethyst, Fluorite and Iolite, over your third eye and just relax.
An inability to think clearly when you are under stress means that your crown chakra is unbalanced. You may feel like you are going about life without having a specific purpose or path, leaving you feeling lost. For crown chakra healing, try using crown chakra crystals, such as Clear Quartz, Amethyst, Selenite and Moonstone, to balance and align this chakra center.
Situated at the top of the head, the Crown chakra is the pathway to all other chakras, which is why energy healers typically start with a crown chakra cleanse before any therapeutic session. When the crown chakra is balanced and harmonious, it opens the doorway to spiritual enlightenment. Associated with the color violet, Amethyst crystals are excellent crown chakra activators. In healing layouts, these stones are placed on the forehead to encourage a feeling of transcendence from negative, self-defeating thoughts.
Crystal Jewelry for Chakra Healing
An easy way to cleanse and activate your chakras is with healing crystal jewelry. At Energy Muse, all of our bracelets, wraps, and necklaces are made with a synergistic combination of stones that are associated with the 7 chakras in the body. When these stones are incorporated into your daily wellness routine, they serve as a reminder of your intentions for healing and transformation. As soon as these stones come into contact with your skin, they infuse your mind-body-spirit with their cleansing and healing properties. For general chakral healing, use the energy of the Chakra Healing Bracelet.
The Energy Bracelet is all about taking action, which is why we designed it with the strong and steady energy of root chakra stones like Garnet and Red Jasper. When you feel secure and anchored to the earth, it gives you the flow of energy you need to take huge leaps forward in life.
When it comes to igniting the fire within, look to the sacral chakra, the energy center associated with passion, sexuality, and creativity. To stay connected with this powerful energy center, our healing crystal jewelry is made with the best sacral chakra stones like Carnelian, the crystal in the I am Worthy Bracelet . Worn against the skin, this vibrant stone works by giving you a boost of creative energy and vitality .
For a boost of personal power and self-confidence, balancing your solar plexus chakra is key. This energy center is associated with yellow stones like Citrine and Tiger’s Eye that harness the energy of the sun. The Happiness Bracelet is designed with the bright and uplifting energy of solar plexus crystals like Citrine, Tiger’s Eye and Sunstone, the spiritual vitamins you need to let your light shine
The heart chakra is home to the energy of love. The message of heart chakra jewelry is simple: align yourself with the vibrations of love, and you will bring more love into your lifeUse the energy of pink and green stones to open your heart and fill you with loving kindness. The Love Bracelet, made with Rose Quartz, Morganite and Rainbow Moonstone, is an especially powerful way to balance your heart chakra with its vibrations of unconditional love and compassion.
When your ability to communicate or express yourself is stifled by fear, stress or worry, use the energy of the Stress Free Bracelet to soothe you. Made with Blue Lace Agate and Clear Quartz, this bracelet works to help you breath easy and share your truth more naturally with others.
Your third eye chakra is the center of your intuition. Connect with your inner knowing when you find yourself wishing for guidance in the process of making decisions. The Intuition Bracelet is the perfect crystal bracelet to wear to balance your third eye chakra. The Amethyst stones within the bracelet help you connect to and trust your intuition so that you can recognize your own inner wisdom.
As the link between you and higher consciousness, the crown chakra is all about connection and spirituality. The Clarity Bracelet, made with Clear Quartz crystals, connects with the crown chakra to help you get clear on your life’s purpose. Once you’re crystal clear on what you want your life to look like, this crystal bracelet helps you use your spiritual practice to manifest it and make it a reality.
How to Cleanse your Chakra Healing Jewelry
The easiest way to cleanse and activate your chakra stone jewelry is by placing them on a Selenite plate or Clear Quartz crystal point , which are two of the most powerful cleansing tools in the mineral kingdom. Another fast way to cleanse your chakra stones and jewelry is by saging them for several minutes, an ancient purifying technique used by the Native Americans for thousands and thousands of years. Crystals can also be cleansed and activated when they are left to absorb the moonlight or sunlight for at least four hours. You can also reconnect your crystal jewelry nature by placing your jewelry in the soil of a healthy plant for several hours.
How to Rebalance the Chakras
A simple way to rebalance and cleanse your seven chakras is with a full body chakra cleanse, which starts with a healing layout of specific chakra stones placed on each energy center. Using the chakra chart as a guide, place a gemstone on each of the 7 chakras, starting with the crown and ending with the root. Whatever crystals you choose for the chakra symbols, we recommend placing a Smoky Quartz stone at the bottom of your feet and around the perimeter of your sides and head. This will create a protective sphere around your energy body that works by blocking out any negative energy. Its powerful purifying energy will also enhance the effectiveness of all the other stones.
During this chakra cleanse, breathe gently in a steady rhythm. Then visualize the white light of the crystals radiating out and flowing into each chakra, working to balance and strength your energy body. Try and hold this position and mental state for 10 to 20 minutes. If you need some guidance during your chakra cleanse, we recommend a 30-minute chakra meditation by Amy Budden of Connect the Mind, which features Delta sound frequencies, or the deep sleep wave, the slowest and most relaxed of all the frequencies. You’ll be guided through a meditation focused all 7 chakras for a therapeutic session that prepares you for a deep sleep.
You might not be able to see your seven chakras, but you can feel them using your intuition. While you meditate quietly with your healing layout, be mindful of each energy center by turning inward and using your inner sight. A healthy and well-balanced chakra should be spinning rapidly and moving in a smooth motion. The colors should also be clear and vibrant. If there is a misalignment, the chakras might start to spin too quickly or slowly and the colors can be fragmented and discolored. Starting with your root chakra, focus on the seven chakras one at a time and visualize its color, size, the spinning speed, and if the edges are smooth or fuzzy.
Chakra symbols and meanings are also associated with different colors in the spectrum, and once you understand the connections, it can help you go even deeper with crystal healing. Starting from the top, the crown chakra is linked with violet or white, two colors that promote higher consciousness and spirituality. Moving down the body, the third eye chakra is activated by dark blue or indigo, a color that supports clarity of thought and inner wisdom. The color blue also creates a sense of relaxation and tranquility, much like a trickling stream, ocean, or another body of water.
A lighter shade of blue is a calm and soothing shade associated with healing properties that open and activate the throat and heart chakras. Another heart chakra color is green, which symbolizes unconditional love and open communication. Just below this energy center is the solar plexus chakra, which is activated and supported by yellow healing crystals like Citrine that have properties of optimism and self-awareness. The sacral chakra is linked with the color orange, which stimulates creativity and fertility. Look for stones like Carnelian to open and cleanse this energy center. Finally, the base chakra is what helps you feel secure and connected to the Earth, which is why it is linked with red, the color that symbolizes the life force of the body.
How to Test the Seven Chakras
Using the chakra chart, choose the best crystal for each energy center. If you are working with another person, instruct them to hold each chakra stone one at a time. Then, using muscle-testing techniques, focus on your hands as you hover them slightly above the other person. As you cover each of the seven chakras, notice if you feel warmth, coolness, or weakness in their energy fields.