Many people believe that stones have the ability to hold large amounts of therapeutic energy and power because it takes millions of years for crystals and gemstones to form underground.
Although there is no scientific proof that crystal therapy works as a method of treatment, more and more individuals are open to seeking out the potential advantages that crystals have to offer.
It is a widely held view that certain crystals and stones contain high vibrational energy, which can be transmitted to you and restore your own energetic balance.
Chakras are considered to be your most important energy centers, and gemstones can truly assist you in restoring your spiritual energies within these vortexes of energy.
Each chakra can be balanced and healed by chakra stones and crystals.
In this article, I'm going to give you a list of specific chakra stones, which are known to speed up your chakras healing process.
We will then explore the healing properties and benefits of each crystal.
The goal of this article is to help you to select stones that resonate with you the most and maybe even build your own chakra crystal grid in the future!
Chakra Stones Chart
Let's begin by looking at this colorful chakra stones chart below:
This chart might help you if you are just getting started to learn about chakras, as it will allow you to better visualize each chakra and its color correspondence:
- First Chakra - Root Chakra | Muladhara – Red
- Second Chakra - Sacral Chakra | Svadhishthana – Orange
- Third Chakra - Solar Plexus Chakra | Manipura – Yellow
- Fourth Chakra - Heart Chakra | Anahata – Green
- Fifth Chakra - Throat Chakra | Vishuddha – Light Blue / Turquoise
- Sixth Chakra - Third Eye Chakra | Ajna – Indigo
- Seventh Chakra - Crown Chakra | Sahasrara – Violet or White
You might be wondering:
So, what is the correlation between chakra colors and chakra stones?
The answer is straightforward: the vast majority of the stones on this list have the same color as the corresponding chakra center!
There are obviously some exceptions here (for example, some of the root chakra stones are black, and rose quartz is one of the best crystals to balance your green, heart chakra), but most of the time, you can follow this simple rule when selecting your chakra stones.
If you want to learn more about chakra colors and their vibratory frequencies, check out Chakra Colors | 7 Chakras Color Meaning article on our blog.
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How To Choose The Right Chakra Stone For You
You might feel overwhelmed by the number of gemstones available on the list above (and there are much more available).
However, there's nothing to be worried about!
I found that one of the best ways of picking the right stones is to use your intuition and go for the ones that you feel most attracted to.
Here are a few useful tips on how to pick the right chakra stones:
- Pick the ones that caught your eye immediately.
- Try to examine the stone in person if possible, and hold it in your hand for a few seconds.
- Do you like the glow and the texture of the gemstone?
- How do you feel when you hold it in your hand?
- If you feel a slight tingling sensation, excitement, or even have goosebumps during your examination - this stone is definitely for you!
- If you don't have the opportunity to scrutinize the physical chakra stone, go entirely by the looks and your heart feeling.
How To Use Chakra Stones
There is no correct or incorrect way for chakra stones to be used. However, I am going to give you a few creative ideas on how to include them as a part of your daily routine:
- Meditate with your crystals.
This is probably my favorite way of using chakra stones (especially during my concentration meditation). The main idea here is to hold the stone(s) in your hand or place them near you and put your entire attention on a specific chakra center during your session.
- Place the stones on your physical body (and position them at the 7 chakra points).
This is a very popular method, which is very often used during holistic therapy known as crystal healing. During the session, you normally lay down on your back, relax for 20-30 minutes, and let your crystal therapist do the magic.
- Wear your chakra stones as a form of jewelry.
This is considered to be the most convenient way of using chakra stones, as you will always have them around you in the form of bracelet, necklace, ring, or earrings.
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Use them during your bath time.
This method might require a bit of research, as certain stones might change their properties, and they shouldn't get in contact with water.
Create your own, beautiful chakra crystal grid.
Crystal grids are extremely powerful as they often combine sacred geometry to enhance the healing properties of your chakra crystals.
This is probably a more advanced way of using chakra stones, and you can look into it later on.
What Are Chakra Stones
Now that you know how to pick the best chakra stones and how to use them, let's get familiar with some of the most popular gemstones for each chakra center.
All chakra stones are unique in their properties, mineral composition, and energetic charge.
Some of the gemstones listed below are more universal than the others, and they can be used to balance multiple chakras.
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Root Chakra Stones
Root Chakra (Muladhara) is located at the base of the spine, and it is associated with energy, survival, stability, comfort, and safety. Its element is earth, and the main color is red, however, some of the stones which match the energetic frequency of 1st chakra are black.
Some of the best stones to balance root chakra include:
Red Jasper - it is a magic stone of grounding and stability, providing you with comfort, security, strength, and balance.
Red Jasper will help you to reconnect with Earth’s grounding energies by creating a stable frequency that matches Muladhara.
Red Jasper is also one of the best crystals to assist you with awakening your Kundalini serpent, which lies at the base of your spine, in the center of the root chakra.
Red Carnelian - comes in beautiful shades of red and orange, and it is one of the best stones to help you overcome your deepest fears and increase your courage and strength levels.
Red Carnelian will allow you to overcome procrastination and increase your self-confidence levels.
Black Obsidian - it is a powerful cleansing stone that has an amazing grounding and protective properties.
Black Obsidian can help you to release any negative emotions such as fear, stress, and anger, which are very often trapped inside your root chakra.
Bloodstone - beautiful, earthy green stone with blood-like, red spots. It is a very powerful protection and grounding stone, helpful in boosting your energy, courage, and determination. If you need more endurance during any of your physical activities and work on the awakening of your root chakra through exercises, bloodstone is a great choice.
Black Tourmaline - a powerful stone of protection and one of the best shields against negative energies. Black tourmaline is also a great grounding and empowerment stone, which can help you to overcome challenging situations in life and establish a better connection with Earth's energy.
This stone is very often used in cleansing and purification rituals.
Sacral Chakra Stones
Sacral Chakra (Svadhishthana) is located in the lower abdomen, and it is associated with sensuality, sexuality, pleasure, sociability, and emotions. Its element is water, and the main color is orange.
Some of the best stones to balance sacral chakra include:
Orange Carnelian – this beautiful stone is believed to reduce apathy and lift your spirit by bringing you more joy, pleasure, and helping you to cheer up all the people around you.
Carnelian will also help you to overcome some of your biggest fears by helping you to become more courageous and decisive.
Orange carnelian is a really good stimulant for the air circulation in your body, which can help you to improve the flow of energy and encourage better oxygenation of all body cells.
Golden Topaz – this stunning yellow stone will help you to balance your emotions and increase your creativity (great gemstone for artists and musicians). It is an excellent crystal to boost your confidence, reduce fear, anger, and anxiety. Physically, it is believed to improve your digestion and metabolism.
Golden Tiger’s Eye – tiger’s eye is one of the best stones to balance the feminine and masculine energies within you and unlock your creative forces. The shiny fibers of this gemstone will increase your happiness and success, allowing you to better connect to the present moment and enjoy simple things in life. Physically, it can help you to slow down your metabolism and improve your digestion.
Gold Citrine – it is a crystal of success and happiness, which will help you to live your life with more enthusiasm. It is believed to bring more confidence, clarity, and meaning into your life. It can also help you to be more flexible in life, follow your intuition and let go of the past that no longer serves you.
Solar Plexus Chakra Stones
Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura) is located in the navel area, and it is associated with strength, personality, power, determination, and self-esteem. Its element is fire, and the main color is yellow.
Some of the solar plexus chakra stones can be used for your sacral chakra too.
Stones to balance solar plexus chakra include:
Amber – it is an organic stone, which has been created from dried tree resin millions of years ago. Amber has a strong connection to the sun and earth and often carries within ancient organisms and a plant matter. Amber will enhance your motivation and drive in a balanced way and boost your confidence, optimism, and well-being.
Amber is a gemstone of health and a powerful natural purifier, which can help you to heal all of your body ailments associated with solar plexus chakra.
Golden Topaz – it is a traditional stone for courage and healing, and it can bring healing to your solar plexus chakra by boosting your self-confidence. It will allow you to manage your fear, anxiety, and anger. Physically, it is believed to improve your digestion and metabolism.
Golden Tiger’s Eye – tiger’s eye is a great gemstone to increase your personal power, strength, and vitality. This beautiful gemstone holds the optimistic and warm energy of the sun, and it can help you to be more positive. Physically, it can help you to slow down your metabolism and improve your digestion.
Citrine – wonderful crystal for both, sacral and solar plexus chakras.
Heart Chakra Stones
Heart Chakra (Anahata) is located in the middle of the chest, over the sternum, and it is associated with love, acceptance, compassion, and sincerity. Its element is air.
The main color of the heart chakra is green. However, some of the stones which match the energetic frequency of the 4th chakra are pink.
Stones to balance heart chakra include:
Rose Quartz - this powerful, pink crystal vibrates with the energy of unconditional love. Rose Quartz is very often called the ‘Heart Stone’, as it stimulates the loving energy of the heart throughout your entire aura. Rose Quartz is the best crystal for purifying the heart.
Emerald – this beautiful, green gemstone is very often called the “Stone of Successful Love” as if offers healing energy to your heart chakra, and it restores the balance between partners in a relationship. Emerald has a calming effect on your emotions, and it can be used to heal your heart after an unsuccessful relationship.
Malachite – it is a mesmerizing, green stone of protection, which is known for absorbing negative energies from your aura. Malachite will guide you to develop a healthy relationship with yourself and others.
Rhodonite – this beautiful pink stone is also known as the “Stone of Self Love & Unconditional Love”, therefore it is a perfect match for healing your heart chakra. Rhodonite will balance your emotions and protect you from envy or jealousy.
Throat Chakra Stones
Throat Chakra (Vishuddha) is located in the throat area, and it is associated with communication, expression, creativity, and inspiration. Its element is ether or sound.
The throat chakra leading color is turquoise, therefore most effective stones to balance your 5th chakra are usually (light) blue.
Stones to balance throat chakra include:
Turquoise – this gorgeous stone will allow you to increase creative energy in your throat chakra. It activates and harmonizes the throat chakra to promote the articulation of one’s deepest knowledge. Turquoise can help you to overcome shyness and encourage you to express yourself with clarity.
Blue Lace Agate – this soft, blue gemstone is considered to be one of the best communication stones. It will allow you to express your true feelings to others. It can also help you to think with more clarity and focus on what is most important.
Aquamarine – this sparkling, light blue stone can help you to overcome a fear of public speaking. Aquamarine activates the throat chakra to its original capacity to express the highest and most genuine truth. It can help you to talk openly and without frustration in tough situations. For both men and women, aquamarine is also an empowerment stone.
Third Eye Chakra Stones
Third Eye Chakra (Ajna) is located in the middle of the forehead and it is associated with intuition, lucidity, meditation and trust. Its element is light.
Primary color of third eye chakra is indigo, which is a combination of blue and violet. Majority of 6th chakra stones are either dark blue, or violet.
Stones to balance third eye chakra include:
Amethyst – this translucent, purple gemstone is excellent for the third eye chakra. Amethyst will relax your mind and lift your spirit up. It is a perfect stone for improving your dream recall, lucid dreaming and astral projection. Amethyst is also a powerful protection stone
Lapis Lazuli – it is a protective stone which can help you to contact your Spirit Guides and open your third eye. It recognises psychic blocks and it returns the energy back to its source. It stimulates enlightenment and enhances dream work. Lapis Lazuli will open your psychic abilities and guide you on your spiritual journey.
Dark Blue Sapphire – this heavenly blue gemstone is considered to be a stone of wisdom and psychic activation. Sapphire will allow you access deeper levels of consciousness and stay on your spiritual path. It will increase your intuition, awareness, mind clarity and restore the energetic balance in your third eye chakra.
Crown Chakra Stones
Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) is located at the top of the head, and it is associated with knowledge, consciousness, fulfillment, and spirituality. Its element is thought.
Stones associated with the crown chakra are violet and white (or clear), as these are two main colors of the 7th energy center.
Stones to balance crown chakra include:
Clear Quartz - if there is only 1 stone that you can get to start working with your 7 chakras, it has to be clear quartz! This powerful stone is also known as the master healing crystal, as it has the potential to balance and integrate all of your energy centers. Clear quartz will also bring more clarity to your mind by filtering out all unnecessary distractions. It symbolizes the absolute white light of creation that expresses itself in its crystalline beauty.
Selenite - this is the perfect crystal to purify the light within your aura. Selenite will connect you with your higher self and your guardian angels. It has the potential to open channels into higher realms and connect you with the divine. It is a great stone to use during your meditations, as it creates a calming effect.
Amethyst - we have already mentioned this gemstone in the previous paragraph related to third eye chakra. Actually, this versatile stone can be used to work with all of your upper chakras as it has the ability to control the overall flow of your chakra energy.
Tanzanite - this is an extremely rare and valuable gemstone that can be found only in northern Tanzania. Tanzanite strengthens the entire chakra system healing process and increases your manifestation powers. You might consider getting it for a special occasion as an alternative to diamonds.
How To Activate Chakra Stones
Cleansing and activating your chakra stones is an important process if you intend to use them for healing because it gets rid of any negative, energetic imprints.
You should cleanse and activate your stones regularly, as they are known to absorb negative energies (released during your healing work with them).
It is also a good idea to perform cleansing after you purchased a stone from a store, as it might have been handled by different people and transported over long distances.
These are some of the best methods of cleansing and activating your stones:
- Use running water or saltwater
- Expose it to sunlight
- Leave it outside during full moon
- Use another larger gemstone
- Incorporate it into a crystal grid
- Use sound frequencies (for example, singing bowls or chanting)
Please keep in mind that some of these methods are not recommended for certain stones.
Always check what is the most effective way to activate your brand new, shiny gemstone!
The Bottom Line
Gemstones and crystals are a great way of working with your 7 chakras.
They are a tremendous healing tool and beautiful addition to your home.
The more you read and learn about them, the more you will love them and appreciate their hidden potential.
Now over to you:
Have you tried any of the chakra stones mentioned in this article?
Did you have any success with them?
What are your favorite gemstones?
Let us know in the comment section, down below!
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5. Throat Chakra Healing Guide | Vishuddha.
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7. Crown Chakra Healing Guide | Sahasrara.