And How to Do So Using Crystals
When we ‘align’ the chakras, we aren’t actually moving them from one place to another. Rather, we are ascertaining that they are open and flowing, functioning optimally and participating in the giving and receiving of energy throughout the human bodies.
When our chakras are in alignment, we are in alignment with our authentic being, vitally connected to our own power, rooted in our unique vibration, and open to the universal flow of energy as it manifests in our being and our life. This is necessary for our optimal wellbeing. We cannot thrive without this vital alignment. In this position, Source energy flows in through our crown chakra, down through our system, out through our root chakra where it touches the earth, and then back up again—like a circuit. This energy feeds every aspect of who and what we are. Like an electric circuit, if there is open flow and connection, the light will come on effortlessly. If not, no power, no light no matter how hard we try.
Aligning our seven major chakras is a simple practice we can do as often as every day. While we are capable of doing this without any outside resources, sometimes, especially in the beginning, it can be helpful to work with tools that make the task easier as we learn. Crystals are perhaps the very best tools we can use for aligning our chakras.
Placing a single polished stone or crystal point at each chakra along the human body and allowing them to rest there for a short period—five to ten minutes—is a simple and effective way to ensure we are reaching this state of optimal alignment and receiving the vital flow of prana or qi. Below are a few of my favorite crystal choices for each of the seven major chakras and a little information on each:
grounding + security—family, finances, protection
Our seat of Manifestation
Located at the base of the spine. Look for red, black, or brown stones.
Red Jasper - Red Quartz – Hematite
passion + energy
Our seat of Creativity
Located beneath the navel. Look for orange or copper stones.
Citrine - Carnelian – Orange Calcite
confidence + courage
Our seat of Power
Located over the solar plexus. Look for yellow or gold stones.
Pyrite – Yellow Jasper – Natural Citrine
compassion + healing—emotional and physical balance
Our seat of Love
Located over the heart, central to the chest. Look for green or pink stones.
Rose Quartz – Watermelon Tourmaline – Malachite
honesty + expression
Our seat of Truth
Located central to the throat. Look for light blue or turquoise/aqua stones.
Aquamarine – Blue Lace Agate – Turquoise
intellect + intuition—vision and imagination
Our seat of Wisdom
Located between and just above the eyes. Look for dark blue to purple stones.
Lapis Lazuli - Azurite – Sodalite
expansion + spirituality
Our seat of Inspiration
Located at the crown of the head. Look for purple or white stones.
Amethyst - Apophyllite – Lepidolite