Chakra Balancing Crystals
The 7 chakras of the body are points where subtle energies meet. These meeting places create swirling vortexes of energy. It is believed that when these 7 chakras are in balance, the mind and body are healthy. However, when they are out of balance or blocked, the mind and body can become ill. Thankfully, there are chakra balancing crystals that can help restore balance, alignment, and flow to all chakras. Read more below about your body's 7 chakras and the crystals for your chakras to keep them healthy.
Introduction to the Chakras
Many people throughout history, especially tribal cultures, have worked with stones to see the future, communicate with ancestors, and heal the sick.
The ancient Egyptians were prolific users of healing crystals. Native American cultures made extensive use of the protective and healing power of many crystals. These and countless other cultures were in touch with the land, the earth, and their place as people in the natural world. Over the last five thousand years, mystics and magi have repeatedly taught us that we are as much a part of the earth as the rocks and trees.
While we have learned from many cultures, an important part of our wisdom has come to us from India.
The wisdom of ancient wise men from India has given us the concept of the "wheel" or "chakra" in Hindu.
The Chakras are the locations where the subtle energies of the body meet. These are the energies that power the human body and spirit. These meeting places are swirling vortexes of energy.
When these vortexes of energy, or chakras, are in balance the mind and body are healthy. When they are out of balance, the mind, body, and spirit can become ill.
Each of the seven chakras deals with particular areas of the mind, body, and spirit. Modern usage focuses on the seven chakras, assigns them colors consistent with nature's rainbow, and concentrates on the interaction of the energy flows at these major intersections.
Chakra Balancing Crystals
When you're looking to balance or align the 7 chakras of the body, chakra balancing crystals are one of the best things to use. While there are many crystals for chakra alignment, certain ones work better with specific chakras. There are some exceptions to this rule such as Super Seven and Kyanite which can align and balance all 7 chakras at once.
Today’s crystal healers focus first on discovering the imbalances in the body's and spirit's energy flow. Then they work to repair or remove blockages and re-balance the energy flows. The first step is understanding which chakra(s) are out of balance. Once you know which chakras need to be treated, choosing the right chakra balancing crystals becomes a lot easier.
Click the chakra symbol below to learn more about the chakra meaning, symptoms of blockages, crystals for chakra alignment, and more.
Finding Chakra Blockages
The methods for determining chakra blockages or imbalances are usually straightforward. For crystal healers, it generally involves simply understanding the complaints of the person and combining that with knowledge of the roles of each chakra. While some crystal techniques such as using a pendulum are employed, usually the healer learns by simple listening and careful questioning.
Secure with the knowledge of where the imbalances and blockages are located, crystal healers use a wide variety of techniques and layouts to channel the Universal Life Force to the affected Chakra. Some use the power within the stone. Others use the crystals as conduits and amplifiers of their own healing powers. Both approaches can be very beneficial. For this introduction, we will focus on the relatively simple "laying on of stones."
Chakra Balancing Technique
The laying on of stones involves using the inherent Life Force found in the crystals to affect the re-balancing of the chakra by placing the crystal(s) on or near the chakra, then leaving them there for a period of time.
Again, while there are many patterns and layouts that can be used, the simple application of a suitable crystal to the chakra area for a 5-10 minute period can be very effective.
While it might not be best in all cases, the simple laying on of stones has been found to be highly effective for many healers. Since it is a "self-help" method, it is one approach anyone can use.
To use this healing technique, review the seven chakra pages above by clicking on each chakra symbol. From your review, determine which chakra or chakras are out of balance and blocking energy.
Lie down in a quiet place where you will not be disturbed. Clear your mind, take a suitable crystal (find the crystals for your chakras on the chakra pages above) and apply it to the chakra area. Now, breathe slowly and purposefully for 5 to 10 minutes. Focus on simply being and breathing. Let the crystal power work.
After the time is up, focus on the chakra for a few minutes and determine when the treatment will be needed again. Usually, crystal therapy takes two or three sessions for thorough effectiveness. If your therapy isn’t working, make sure your crystals are cleansed, charged, and activated. Check out our Guide to Crystal Preparation for further assistance.