Incorporating crystals into your chakra meditation is a great way to increase the effects of your meditation—they add a little extra oomph!
What is a Chakra Meditation?
We go into more detail about chakra meditations in this post on our blog, but as a quick summary, a chakra meditation is a meditation with the aim of optimizing the health of your chakras. You can do a chakra meditation for one chakra at a time or the whole chakra system, depending on how much time you have.
The Best Crystals for Your Chakras
There are many crystals that work well for each of the chakras and sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error for you to find the right fit. If the crystals we recommend here don’t work for you, try choosing a different crystal by matching the color of the crystal to the color of the chakra you are working on.
There are many Crystals that support the root chakra, some of the best known include Brown Jasper, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Hematite, Cuprite, Mahogany Obsidian, Tourmaline, Rhodonite, Garnet and Bloodstone. In general, red stones and crystals are associated with the root chakra. Black stones and crystals too are thought to provide the stability and protection needed to support the root chakra.
Bloodstone is a great crystal to support the root chakra. It helps with grounding (connecting to the earth) and works to remove negative energy from the body. Because bloodstone supports the root chakra you might also try putting it in a pocket that is near your root chakra for maximum benefits.
There are many healing stones for the sacral chakra including Unakite, Carnelian, Snowflake Obsidian, Orange Calcite, Red Jasper, Citrine and Sunstone. In general, stones with orange, golden or red-orange color are considered supportive stones for the Sacral Chakra.
The color associated with the sacral chakra is orange. Carnelian is a semi-precious stone that comes in orange or orange-red varieties. The benefits of working with carnelian include increased confidence and creativity.
Solar Plexus Chakra
There are many healing stones and crystals that are wonderful for healing and supporting the Solar Plexus Chakra. A few of these stones include Yellow Calcite, Golden Mookaite, Tiger's Eye, Pyrite, Citrine, Golden Quartz and Rutilated Quartz. In general, stones with golden and yellow color resonate with the Solar Plexus Chakra.
To support your solar plexus and encourage feelings of personal power and high self-esteem, we recommend working with citrine. Citrine is from the quartz family and is a beautiful yellow. Citrine is one of the crystals that is safe to use in the bath, so if you enjoy taking baths, try putting it in your bath and see how you feel.
Some of the most popular stones for the heart chakra include Rose Quartz, Amazonite and Green Aventurine. But there are many stones that support our heart chakra, keeping us emotionally well and open to new love.
For the heart chakra, one of the best crystals is rose quartz. As the name suggests, rose quartz is also from the quartz family. It’s a beautiful light pink. Rose quartz has been called “the heart stone” and “the universal stone of love” because it encourages love and compassion for the self and others. Rose quartz is also an aphrodisiac, calming and reassuring, and helps promote a good night’s sleep.
Some of the most common healing stones for the throat chakra include Blue Lace Agate, Blue Chalcedony, Dumortierite.
A great crystal to use when working with the throat chakra is blue lace agate. Blue lace agate is a light sky-blue color with striations of slightly lighter and darker blue that form a banded appearance. Blue lace agate is a stone of encouragement and support and can assist with communication, so if you feel like you need a little help asking for support, then blue lace agate is your stone.
Third Eye Chakra
Some of the most common stones for aiding the third eye chakra include Celestite, Amethyst, Labradorite, Fluorite, Obsidian, Sodalite, Kunzite and Apophyllite. Arfvedsonite, Hypersthene and Blue Aragonite are some more rare crystals that too are used for enhancing the mind's eye.
One of the best crystals for working with the third eye chakra is amethyst. It is a purple stone from the quartz family. Throughout history, amethyst has been known for its powers to stimulate and soothe the mind. Because of these properties, amethyst is an excellent stone for helping you become more connected to yourself and your intuition.
The most powerful and popular stones for the Crown Chakra include Lepidolite, Scolecite, Indigo Gabbro, Selenite, Rutilated Quartz, Clear Apophyllite, Clear Calcite and white Agate. Some more rare crystals for the crown chakra would be Hypersthene, Charoite and Seraphinite.
Clear quartz can be used to quickly clear and balance the crown chakra. It’s also wonderful for clearing the lower chakras. Use it while meditating, use it as a wand, focusing on the areas of the body where the chakras are, or wear it as jewelry to protect and clear your chakras throughout the day.
How to Meditate with Your Crystals
The easiest way to meditate with your crystals is to lie down and place them on your chakras. All you need to do is focus on your breathing and relax. If you happen to fall asleep like that, it’s perfectly fine.
Other ways to meditate with your crystals include holding them in your hands, rubbing them, and looking at them. Crystals have all kinds of interesting lines and grooves to keep your attention while meditating.
One of the best things about using crystals in chakra meditations is you can’t go wrong. Let your intuition guide you!