For each chakra in the body, there is a chakra stone that is associated with it. The right chakra stone, used in chakra healing, is known to support the functioning of that specific chakra.
This article will teach you the chakra stones in order (and the relevance of that order). You will also gain some valuable insight into the best chakra stones to use for your particular chakra imbalance, and how you can use chakra stones to help support your own physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.
I’ve compiled for you a complete guide for all the chakras, including where they are correlated to on the body, their color, mantra, element, zodiac planet and how to know if each chakra is in balance or not. I’ve also got a list of questions that are frequently asked about chakras, so make sure to check out that helpful info that’s at the bottom of the guide.
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Order of Chakras
The different chakra points of the human body begin at the base of your spine (the bottom) as opposed to at the top of the head (the crown). This is because it is understood that as each lower level is satisfied and fulfilled, we are able to build on that foundation, increasing our consciousness and growing towards (more profound and conscious) connection to the Universe. That being said, any chakra among the different chakras can be in a state of imbalance at any time, regardless of it’s placement.
Chakras are said to rotate at a specific energetic frequency, doing their job of moving this energy flow and distributing prana throughout the systems. Sometimes, because of stress, diet, and our general responses to life, these energetic centres can get out of balance or become altogether blocked. This imbalance causes issues in the energetic distribution, which results in physical, mental, emotional and spiritual symptoms. (This is a great tool to help you (re) align each of your chakras).
How Stones Support Chakra Balance
Crystal healing has seen an increase in popularity over recent years, however the prospect of a healing stone is still met with much skepticism in the traditional medical community. Crystals are known to hold vast amounts of energy because of the time it takes for them to form in the earth, during which time they are absorbing and holding specific frequencies that are said to support the inner workings and physical strength of humans. It is believed that they carry healing properties and dependent on the type, colour, origin etc., crystals can be used on the body to help cure a variety of physical, mental and emotional ailments by acting as an energetic cleansing agent. That is, imbuing it’s positive energies and allowing the negative energies to be released from the human body it is being used on, resulting in good health, or at the very least an improvement.
The 7 Chakra Stones in Order
Root Chakra (sometimes called the “base chakra”) or Muladhara chakra (the word “muladhara” means root support)
Color correlation: Red
Elemental correlation: Earth
Body function and correlation: The muladhara chakra is connected to our groundedness on the earth: survival, instinct and stability. This first chakra is the energy that allows us to feel safe, decisive and present in our bodies.It is said to be located at the very bottom of the spine, at the lower back between the anus and genitals. Root chakra energy is very instinctive in nature and has to do with our inner sense of our basic survival needs being met, and our own ability to have those needs met.
The root chakra is also said to carry our ancestral connections, and so from this energetic centre we, potentially, experience the karma of our genetic lineage.
Astrological correlation: planet Mars
Symbol: Lotus flower with 4 petals; there is a square between the petals and a downward facing triangle in the middle of the flower. This symbol represents the beginnings of the consciousness.
When this chakra is out of balance: imbalance in the root chakra can result in difficulties with depression, and anxiety, as well as struggles with insecurity and a lack of ambition or motivation. Some physical symptoms of a blocked or imbalanced root chakra include sluggishness and issues with the colon, bladder or prostate.
When this chakra is in balance: The individual will be able to follow their inner leadings and feel a sense of direction in life. They will have both courage and enthusiasm for life, and a feeling of inherent safety and belonging.
Root Chakra Stones
Black obsidian:known to be a shamanic stone made from hardened volcanic lava, is connected to the root chakra. It is used as a protection stone from negative energy, and also as a grounding stone, helping us ground to the earth (hence why it correlates to the root chakra).
Red Jasper: Red jasper, known for it’s hue, is connected to fire, and the principle of vitality and energy. For that reason, this root chakra crystal is a known healing crystal for the root chakra, helping the user to regain or maintain their own vitality and gumption for life.
Black tourmaline: This crystal, another one of the black stones supporting the root chakra, is known for it’s powerful grounding abilities, helping the user to connect to the material world, and to feel a sense of strength and power in their humanity.
sacral chakra or Svadhishthana (which means “dwelling place of the self”)
Color correlation: Orange
Elemental correlation: water
Body function and correlation: The second chakra sits in the lower abdomen, close to the pelvic bone. It is connected with our creativity and sexuality (which are, inherently, the same things). On the physical body, they correlate with the kidneys, bladder and reproductive organs.
Astrological correlation: planet Mercury
Symbol: The outer lotus flower has 6 petals that speak to the aspects of our nature that need to be mastered in order to have this chakra fully opened. It also has 2 concentric circles and a crescent moon which speak to the forever turning cycles of rebirth, life and then death.
When this chakra is out of balance: an imbalance in the sacral chakra can result in a lack of creativity in the individual and a mental fogginess, as this chakra is correlated with the mind. Imbalances in the sacral chakra can also show up through hypersensitivity, co-dependency and difficulty expressing one’s feelings. Physical symptoms of an imbalance in this chakra include anemia, joint issues and low energy.
When this chakra is in balance: When in balance, we are able to allow our emotional issues to pass, experiencing them and then allowing them to flow away without judgement. When in balance, we are also able to express our emotional needs and desires, and the balance in this chakra helps to facilitate harmonious relationships. Also feelings of contentment with life are congruent with the sacral chakra being in balance.
Sacral Chakra Stones
Carnelian: Carnelian is an orange stone that represents luck, joy and friendship. It carries the energy of heat and passion, and can help to stimulate the sex drive and to connect to the “joie de vivre”.
Solar Plexus Chakra
solar plexus chakra or Manipura (“a lustrous gem”)
Color correlation: Yellow
Elemental correlation: Fire
Body function and correlation: This third chakra is located in the midsection, under the ribs and above the belly button. It has to do with food digestion and, consequently, one’s energy level. This chakra also has to do with one’s intellectual pursuits and their desire to expand in the many areas of life.
Astrological correlation: planet Jupiter
Symbol: A downward facing triangle (representing the kundalini energy) in a circle, surrounded by 10 petals (which represent personality qualities that need to be mastered in order to fully open this chakra).
When this chakra is out of balance: When this chakra is out of balance, the individual is likely to feel dissatisfaction with life and a feeling of stagnancy. Sometimes, an imbalance here can show up as anger or rage. Physically, a blockage or imbalance in this chakra can result In digestive issues or issues in the colon. From an emotional perspective, an imbalance or blockage in the solar plexus chakra can result in an over-dependence on others, self esteem issues or an inability to take action in a positive direction.
When this chakra is in balance: When the solar plexus chakra is in balance, the individual at hand will easily be able to find and move towards their sense of purpose in life, with a sense of inner motivation and inner confidence.
Solar Plexus Chakra stones
Tiger’s eye: The Tiger’s eye stone is used to support an individual in establishing a sense of inner strength, and personal authority and self leadership. This will help the individual to take the right actions and move in the right way in their lives. Additionally, this stone supports it’s user in endowing a devotion, which is supportive to the use of their creative energy and pursuit of their life goals. When someone has a disparity between their emotions and their true or best life path, the tiger’s eye stone helps to reconcile those emotions and move out of the back and forth sway.
Heart chakra or Anahata chakra (meaning “unstruck”)
Color correlation: green
Elemental correlation: Air
Body function and correlation: In the chest, where the heart is. Correlated with the thymus gland. The heart chakra has to do with our ability to love ourselves, to give love to others, and to understand our own ever- constant connection to Divine love.
Astrological correlation: planet Venus.
Symbol: A 12 petaled lotus flower encircles 2 triangles on top of each other, facing both up and down. The 12 petals represent the 12 divine qualities, and the triangles the balance of the masculine and feminine energies.
When this chakra is out of balance: An imbalance in this chakra results in negative emotions, and emotional issues in general. The individual will often have difficulty trusting others, a deep fear of rejection, and an inability to appropriately receive affection and give affection.
When this chakra is in balance: When the Anahata chakra is balanced, the individual is able to feel a sense of optimism about life, as well as a sense of compassion towards others. Naturally, when the heart chakra is open and balanced, the individual has an easier time establishing and maintaining positive relationships.
Heart Chakra Stones
Rose quartz: The rose quartz is, quite literally, known as the stone of unconditional love. It’s soft pink colour points to the energy of the feminine that it carries, connecting it’s user to the nourishing and healing power of Divine love. This powerful stone is touted as a type of healer, providing a type of energetic balm to issues connected with low self-esteem and inner imprinting that would make it difficult for an individual to feel worthy of love.
Throat chakra or Vishuddha (meaning “purifying from harmful substances”)
Color correlation: blue
Elemental correlation: Space
Body function and correlation: The fifth chakra is located where the thyroid gland is, at the throat’s base, by the center of the larynx. It is connected to one’s expression and efficient communication- this entails not only verbal communication but also body language.
Astrological correlation: planet Saturn
Symbol: A 16 petalled lotus flower encircles an upside down triangle which has a circle in it. This symbol represents body, mind and soul purification, and the spiritual growth that precedes it.
When this chakra is out of balance: Not surprisingly, having a sore throat is an indication of a blocked or imbalanced throat chakra. Additionally, feeling misunderstood or being unable to use clear communication to express one’s true feelings is also an indication of a blocked or imbalanced throat chakra.
When this chakra is in balance: When the throat chakra is in balance, the individual is able to effectively and efficiently express themselves. A balanced throat chakra gives the individual the ability to connect to and communicate with their higher-selves and the Divine, as well as to fully understand when others are communicating with them.
Throat Chakra stones
blue lace agate: The blue lace agate stone is literally a stone of communication, supporting it’s user to understand their own truth deeply, and communicate it with conviction. Often times, past hurts ,judgements and emotional trauma are what prevent people from articulating their truth, so this stone also helps with clarity of mind. It helps its user to not only communicate well, but also to dissolve the energetic blockages that hinder growth and expansion in the areas of self expression and communication.
Third Eye Chakra
Third eye chakra or Ajna
Color correlation: indigo
Elemental correlation: does not have one
Body function and correlation: located between the 2 eyebrows.
Astrological correlation: Sun
When this chakra is out of balance: An imbalance or blockage in the Ajna chakra can result in eye or vision issues, as well as any neurological issues. Someone with a blockage or imbalance in this area is likely to have an excessive or aggressive desire for material wealth, which is a hindrance to their spiritual growth and connection. Disassociation is also a common sign of an imbalance or blockage in this chakra.
When this chakra is in balance: When the Ajna chakra is in balance, the individual grows in consciousness and is able to use their intuition and connection with Source as a guiding principle in their life. A balanced third eye chakra gives the individual a sense of clarity and an ability to elevate the lower expressions of their energies to higher, transcendent vibrations.
Third Eye Chakra Stones
Lapis lazuli: The lapis lazuli stone is actually made up of several different stones combined together. These stones include pyrite, calcite, lazurite and sodalite. Like the color blue is representative of the Spirit, this stone helps the user to connect to the spirit world, increasing their imagination and self awareness, and also supporting the journey towards integration of the Higher self. This stone is also known to stimulate the pineal gland, which increases dreaming and intuitive connection.
Crown chakra or Sahastrara
Color correlation: White/ violet
Elemental correlation: does not have one
Body function and correlation: Located at the top of, or crown of the head; many people believe that it actually hovers just above the body. This chakra is the seat of spirituality, liberation from ego and the location for the entrance of the wisdom of the Divine.
Astrological correlation: planet Neptune
Symbol: A thousand petals of lotus around a circle. Inside the circle is an upside down triangle. This symbol represents the Divine energy that rises from the root chakra all the way to the crown, bringing the individual enlightenment and Divine connection.
When this chakra is out of balance: When this chakra is out of balance, the individual is likely to have a pervasive, low riding depression and distaste for life. A blockage or imbalance in this chakra brings about a type of pessimism and a restriction from accessing the deeper joy of the soul. Additionally, the individually can be faced with an ungroundedness and tendency towards disassociating, in order to escape the challenging realities of their existence. The challenges of the crown chakra are mental in nature and have to do with one’s thought life and, consequently, their emotional balance.
When this chakra is in balance: When the Sahastrara chakra is in balance, the individual will be able to perceive the world with a sense of deep understanding and inner balance. Inner peace, compassion (for both self and others), and deep joy is the consequence of this deep understanding. Balance in the crown chakra results in the ability to override the urges and tendencies of the ego, bringing about an ability to enjoy life and detach from the issues of living in a human body on earth.
Crown Chakra Crystals
Clear quartz: The clear quartz crystal is well known as a crystal of expansion. It is known for it’s ability to hold energy over a long period of time, and for that reason is used, specifically, for manifesting, or for long term spiritual pursuits. This stone, with it’s perfectly clear colour, is able to refract and vibrate every colour, which is why it is helpful in activating all of the chakras, simultaneously, and sending that spiritual energy upwards to the highest chakra where connection with the Divine occurs and we receive inspiration, insight, guidance and higher consciousness.
Interestingly, we tend to be drawn to the crystals and stones that would be most supportive to us. Because everything is alive, it’s almost like our cells communicate with the cells of the beings around us, and we instinctively know what it is that is good and/ or not good for us. This is one of the most significant benefits of learning to listen to your body. When choosing your chakra gemstones, it’s always a good idea to take a moment, have a few deep breaths, connect with your Higher Self, and feel what are the best stones for you. Even if you don’t know consciously, your cells most certainly know!
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