Exploring Crystals for Chakras and Their Healing Properties

By: Isabella Kopef, Yoga Therapist, Clinical Herbalist, Holistic Nutritionist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, 500-Hour Yoga Teacher, Health Coach

Exploring Crystals for Chakras and Their Healing Properties

crystals for chakra healing

Within New Age spiritual practices, using crystals for chakra healing has become a widespread practice with immense power. Crystals are more than just an object; they are a unique combination of elements that allows us to access and transform various energies and use them for healing. Additionally, the chakras are also a subtle energetic system that influences your body, mind, and spirit. 

By understanding the connection between the chakras and crystals, we can utilize these two potent healing practices together and further increase the healing potential of our entire being. In this article, we will explore the connection between crystals and the chakras, along with practical guidance on how to use crystals for chakra healing. Now, let’s begin! 

The Philosophy Behind the Chakras and the Subtle Energy Body System

The concept of the chakras first originated in ancient yoga philosophy within the Tantric school of thought. The word chakra means wheel, and it is essentially a localized place on the body that contains a powerful, energetic field. Through specific yoga practices, ancient sages used the chakras to influence the flow of energy through the subtle energy body system to promote the awakening of the kundalini energy, or the dormant serpent energy residing at the base of the spine. 

Since the chakras are a part of yoga philosophy, we cannot separate them from the practice of yoga entirely. To truly assess your chakras requires engaging in deep yoga practices or meditations to explore the energy in your subtle body system and tap into the intuitive connection with the chakras within you. 

The Connection Between Chakras and Crystals

Crystals are also a powerful tool for energetic healing because they allow you to tap into specific energies and frequencies within your body, mind, and spirit. Each crystal has a unique vibrational frequency influenced by the combination of elements and the crystalline structure. 

Specific crystals are often used to align specific chakras within New Age belief systems that draw upon the wisdom of ancient yoga combined with other philosophical and spiritual healing systems. Crystals, in general, can be used to support all of your chakras. However, through the dedicated practice and experience of energy healers, there has been a vast development of knowledge on the connection between chakras and crystals over time. 

The Benefits of Crystals for Chakra Healing 

Crystals support the healing of chakras by working on a subtle, energetic level. Some individuals believe this is simply the “placebo effect.” Still, the vast experience of energy healers using crystals for healing shows that this extends well beyond placebo and indicates profound healing potential for the body, mind, and spirit. 

  • Balancing the flow of energy in the body 
  • Clearing blockages within specific chakras 
  • Enhancing the potency of meditation and mindfulness practices 
  • Promoting deep emotional healing 
  • Developing love, compassion, and spiritual awareness 
  • Stimulating overall vitality and wellbeing 
  • Supporting spiritual growth and transformation 

The benefits of crystals for chakra healing promote a profound holistic impact, and with regular use, it can facilitate deep healing. 

How to Use Crystals for Healing the Chakras

In order to properly use crystals for healing the chakras, it is first essential to identify what are the possible imbalances in your chakras and which crystals are suited for which chakra. The best way to identify if your chakras need healing is through personal introspection and meditation or by working with a trained energy healer or chakra healer. The chakras are a subtle, energetic system, so they require a subtle analysis to identify imbalances. 

Identifying issues in your chakras is not quite the same as going to a doctor and identifying imbalances in your physical body. The chakras require a subtle level of awareness that can only be accessed from an intuitive or even psychic approach. 

Once you identify the imbalances in your chakras, the next step is to begin the process of crystal healing! There are many different ways to use crystals for healing purposes. Some individuals like to just wear crystals as jewelry to always keep them near them as a way of influencing their energetic field.

However, there are also more ceremonial methods of using crystals for healing. Here are some of the most common methods of crystal healing: 

  • Meditation – the simplest way to use crystals for healing is to incorporate them into your meditation. This may involve placing the crystals on an altar in front of your meditation seat or holding your crystals while you are meditating. 
  • Crystal Grids – creating crystal grids is the practice of placing crystals in a specific pattern or geometric shape. These intentional shapes using crystals can capture this potent energy for healing. 
  • Crystal Chakra Balancing – the typical method of using crystals for chakra balancing is to place the crystals at the specific location of the relevant chakra on your body. This is typically practiced while you are lying down so that the crystals can lay comfortably on top of you during a meditation practice. 
  • Crystal Elixirs – drinking crystal elixirs is a delicious practice of placing crystals in water so that their vibrational energy can gradually infuse into the substance. Be careful of what crystals you use for this practice, though, as some crystals can contain minerals or substances that may be toxic. 
  • Crystal Massage – crystal massage is often practiced by trained massage therapists who use smooth crystals or rollers to massage certain areas of the body. This is also commonly done using jade rollers, which are now popularly made with alternative crystals as well. 
  • Sleeping with Crystals – placing a crystal beside your bed or under your table is a calming way to let the energies of crystals infuse into you as you drift into a deep sleep. This is especially effective for people with insomnia or other sleep issues. 
  • Aura Cleansing – aura cleansing is practiced using many different modalities. Still, it may also include using crystals in the form of a crystal wand that is waved around your body to cleanse negative energy within your field. 
  • Intuitive Placement – intuitive placement is the practice of simply placing crystals on the body in intuitively guided ways to harness specific energies for a more personalized approach to crystal healing. 

The Best Crystals for the 7 Chakras

There are many different crystals that you can use for chakra healing, but below, we will overview some of the most popular crystals for chakra healing for each of the 7 chakras. As you explore using these crystals, try a variety of options to find what works best for you. Each person’s energetic field may be different, and you may find that some crystals work better for you than others. This is the beginning of an exciting journey of inner and outer exploration!

  1. Root Chakra (Muladhara)
    1. Red Jasper – promotes deep grounding and stability 
    2. Hematite – enhances inner strength and courage 
    3. Smoky Quartz – transmutes negative energy and facilitates protection
  2. Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana)
    1. Carnelian – promotes creativity and passion 
    2. Organ Calcite – facilitates emotional balance and creativity 
    3. Peach Moonstone – connects to sensuality, fertility, and emotional healing 
  3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
    1. Citrine – boosts personal power and confidence
    2. Yellow Jasper – facilitates empowerment and inner clarity 
    3. Tiger’s Eye – builds courage and self-confidence 
  4. Heart Chakra (Anahata)
    1. Rose Quartz – promotes unconditional love and compassion
    2. Green Aventurine – unleashes abundance and inner growth
    3. Rhodonite – deepens compassion and forgiveness 
  5. Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
    1. Blue Lace Agate – builds communication and calming energy 
    2. Sodalite – facilitates communication and intuition 
    3. Aquamarine – enhances expression and inner clarity 
  6. Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
    1. Amethyst – builds intuition and spiritual awareness 
    2. Lepidolite – strengthens psychic abilities and inner peace
    3. Fluorite – boosts intuition and mental clarity 
  7. Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
    1. Clear Quartz – promotes spiritual connection and inner clarity 
    2. Moonstone – deepens intuition and psychic abilities 
    3. Selenite – connects you to divine light and spiritual awareness 

Learn About the Chakras in Our Online Yoga Teacher Training Course 

Crystal healing for the chakras is a deep and vast topic, and we are only just scratching the surface in today’s article. But with dedication and diligence, you can begin to dive even deeper into the world of chakras and uncover the profound healing potential of crystals for healing. A lot of this process requires an exploration into yourself and the world of subtle energies to begin to uncover and tap into the flow of energy all around you.

As you explore deeper into the chakras, it can be helpful to have a foundational understanding of yoga, as this is the philosophy behind the chakras. Yoga and the chakras are deeply intertwined, and each yoga practice influences the chakras in a different way. Through our online yoga teacher training course, you will gain valuable experience in the philosophy of chakras and how to apply different yoga practices to balance your body, mind, and spirit. If you are interested in getting started, then don’t hesitate to reach out to us to join our upcoming online YTT today! 

Our 200 hour yoga teacher training takes a serious look at the chakras and the esoteric body.  We also have a continuing education course, much like a workshop.  It's called the Chakra Healing Course Online


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