Chakras can become blocked for various reasons, from physical illness to our own emotions. It’s essential to keep all 7 of them opened and balanced out in order to achieve full harmony in physical, emotional, and spiritual health. If you suspect that one or more of your chakras are blocked, the best way to unblock them is with crystal healing.
In Sanskrit, the word “chakra” refers to a “disk” or “wheel”. These are wheels of energy located throughout the body. Most practices recognize 7 chakras of them, starting from the root chakra and going upwards to the crown.
There are always signs and symptoms that a particular chakra is blocked – or in some instances – overactive. Here are some of the signs that there are problems with each chakra, and which crystals and stones are known for being able to heal that particular chakra.
Note: Usually, the stones that are the same color associated with a specific chakra are ideal for healing that chakra, but that isn’t always the case 100% of the time.
The Muladhara is the root chakra, located at the base of the spine. It is associated with the element Earth and the colors red and black. This is the chakra that keeps your physical body grounded and connected to the earth, like a foundation.
Symptoms of the Root Chakra being blocked, or out of balance:
Overwhelming stress due to external circumstances
Feeling tired and sluggish
Financial fears and money issues
Lack of self-esteem and sense of belonging
Poor focus on work or just life in general
In short, if the Muladhara is not working properly, it is difficult to stay connected to the physical world in a positive manner. It could also have a negative effect on our physical health – particularly the skeletal system. Lower back pain is a common physical symptom.
Here are some crystals to use to help unblock and re-balance the Root Chakra:
Red Jasper – This red stone is great for grounding and providing emotional stability. Due to its association with the Earth element, and its ability to help one regain lost vitality, Red Jasper jewelry or wands can be used to heal the Root Chakra.
Hematite – This stone helps bring positive vibrations – especially to those who have been experiencing feelings of instability and insecurity.
Black Tourmaline – Transform all of the negative emotions associated with having Root Chakra problems into positive energy with Black Tourmaline stones. It’s also revered as a “protective shield” against all negative energies and vibrations.
Choose one (or all three) of these, lie down on your stomach, and place it on your lower back area, or between your thighs. Concentrate on the color red and things and people that make you feel “warm”.
Always state your intention that the physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms you have been suffering from the blockage go away, and that you are healed fully. Visualize the red energy wheel at your lower back spinning freely, clear of any debris.
(More on how to use the crystals for healing below)
Also known as the Svadhisthana, the Sacral Chakra is the “orange” chakra located just below the belly button right at the physical center of the body. It’s associated with the element of Water. The nature of your physical relationships with others, pleasure, creativity, and many of the joys of life depend on this chakra being unblocked and working properly.
This means that if it is NOT working properly, you are likely experiencing symptoms such as:
Difficulty finding meaningful relationships
Any type of sexual dysfunction
Trouble with creativity
Inability to feel joyful
Use warm amber and orange colored stones to help you heal this chakra. A few ideal ones are:
Carnelian – Use Orange Carnelian stones if you feel that you need a boost of vitality in a relationship, creativity, or both.
Citrine – Golden Citrine is ideal for those who have a blocked Sacral chakra due to the negative emotions from toxic relationships in the past. It encourages confidence and self-esteem in the present.
Amber – This warm, glowing stone inspires positivity, creativity, and even excitement in lovemaking. Here’s a simple tip: carry around a piece of Baltic amber in your pocket so that it will remain close to your second chakra.
Use positive affirmations when using crystal healing for this chakra such as “I honor and respect myself. I deserve to be honored and respected by others” and “I am spontaneous, and my creativity flows through me.”
Solar Plexus Chakra
Located from the belly button up to the sternum, the third chakra, Manipura, represents your relationship with yourself and how much control you have over your own life. It’s connected with the element of Fire and the color yellow.
A blocked Solar Plexus Chakra can result in you feeling powerless over life and yourself, low self-worth, and physical symptoms such as stomach pain. It’s also possible to have an overactive third chakra, where you would feel overly ambitious in your own life and too possessive over somebody else’s life.
Crystals for balancing out / unblocking the Solar Plexus Chakra include:
Yellow Apatite – Use Yellow or Golden Apatite to instill a newfound sense of assertiveness in your life. It’s known for providing personal power in a positive manner to help individuals achieve goals.
Calcite – This crystal comes in a variety of colors. Use the yellow or orange varieties to help with the physical symptoms of a blocked Solar Plexus, such as stomach ulcers and pain.
Rutilated Quartz – If you have an overactive third chakra and someone else is involved, use this type of quartz will help heal the chakra and your relationship with that person. Negative feelings towards them will be transformed into something more positive.
For healing physical symptoms associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, lie back and place Calcite on that particular part of your stomach. Visualize its energy surrounding the yellow spinning wheel and pushing away everything that is harmful. Make sure that your intention is clear that the pain or illness be relieved and that you feel better.
Use the other stones similarly with the intention of getting more motivation in your life and to “heal” unhealthy relationships with other people.
You can also wear Amber jewelry to help with the third chakra.
The center of the chest is obviously the location of the 4th chakra. It’s called Anahata in Sanskrit and is in charge of spiritual and romantic love, compassion, forgiveness, and everything that makes us human. It’s primarily green and pink and gemstones that heal the heart.
Emotional signs of a blocked Heart Chakra include feeling hurt over a past relationship or current relationship, intense sadness, feelings of loss, difficulty letting go of grudges, and so forth.
Physical signs include chest pain, asthma, allergies, and any kind of heart disease.
The Anahata is associated with the Air element and green.
Use gemstones like:
Green Tourmaline – This semi-precious stone is excellent for those who need Heart Chakra healing. To enhance its abilities, use it with Pink Tourmaline.
Rose Quartz – Use this crystal to help you let go of past relationships and to attract more love into your life.
Emerald – As it is often referred to as the “stone of successful love”, Emerald is definitely a precious stone you’ll want in your chakra healing collection. It can also help heal the physical symptoms associated with a blocked Heart Chakra.
Other stones you might want to use to help heal the physical symptoms include Amazonite (for bronchitis and other issues with the heart and throat chakras) and Rhodochrosite to help heal ALL heart blockages – including emotional ones and physical ones.
Place green and pink crystals beside your bed and underneath your pillow to help create a calm, peaceful environment to help you rest and heal faster.
The 5th chakra, the Vishuddha, is located at the center of the neck. It is a passage for the energy between the head and lower parts of the body and is responsible for communication and self-expression. Those with a blocked Throat Chakra have communication issues and experience difficulty expressing themselves and interacting with others verbally.
A few other symptoms include:
Nasal problems / congestion / sore throat
You’ll want to mostly use blue and blue-green stones to unblock your Throat Chakra:
Aquamarine – This is one of – if not THE – most powerful stones for cleansing and stimulating the fifth chakra. It gives one the courage to speak up clearly and honestly, without any anger or fear.
Lapis Lazuli – Use this stone to help you understand AND speak the truth. It promotes self-expression.
Amazonite – To soothe the physical symptoms of a blocked Throat Chakra, use Amazonite. It also helps one to speak their opinions and ideas without fear of judgment.
In addition to Amazonite, you’ll want to use Blue Lace Agate to help with physical symptoms – especially ones involving the thyroid gland.
Wearing a pendant with any of these stones is a good way to get started with Throat Chakra healing.
Third Eye Chakra
The 6th chakra, Ajna, is also known as the “brow chakra”. It is the center of perception, awareness, and consciousness. To have a healthy Third Eye Chakra is essential if you want to develop intuition and psychic abilities.
If this chakra is blocked, there is going to be A LOT of perception issues. It’s going to be difficult to maintain a grasp of what’s really going on around you.
Symptoms are going to include:
Blurry vision (both physically and symbolically)
Difficulty making decisions – including simple ones
Vulnerability around others who might want to take advantage of you
Use dark blue and light purple stones to help you unblock your brow chakra:
Sodalite – This beautiful stone is very beneficial for those who need help thinking logically and more clearly. It can also be used to help you access your own subconscious thoughts.
Purple Fluorite – Hold onto a Purple Fluorite stone whenever you need to get over “brain fog”. It really assists in mental clarity and organizing thoughts.
Vera Cruz Amethyst – Use this specific variety of Amethyst to ease the physical symptoms associated with a blocked Third Eye AND to help awaken the pineal gland.
Crystal elixirs are GREAT for unblocking and healing the Third Eye Chakra. You can also wear indigo and purple colored stone earrings (especially Amethyst) to help you stay focused and aware of the environment around you.
Located slightly above the head is the 7th chakra, the Sahasrara. The Crown Chakra is what connects us to the higher states of consciousness and to the divine. It is not possible to achieve enlightenment when this chakra is blocked and experiencing problems. First, you must focus on opening all the other chakras, and then you’ll be able to unblock the Crown Chakra.
In addition to the other chakras being out of balance, other signs that the Sahasrara is blocked include:
A feeling of insignificance and “out of place” in the universe
The feeling of abandonment from a “higher power” or your spirit guide
Having too much of an obsession and attachment to material things
Very painful migraines and tension headaches
Use white and dark purple crystals to help unblock the 7th chakra:
Clear quartz – This is a very versatile and powerful stone to have for any spiritual purpose, including clearing a path to the astral realm. Use it to help you overcome anything blocking your communication with your spirit guide.
Herkimer Diamond – It’s not surprising that such beautiful, rare stones are very powerful at healing. Use Herkimer Diamonds to help you access divine energies. Keep at least one under your pillow at night to help keep your Crown Chakra open and to aid in lucid dreaming.
Amethyst – Use dark purple Amethyst in crystal therapy to help relieve migraines and any other physical symptoms. Sit straight and place one or more on top of your head. Try your best to visualize the energy from the Amethyst clearing away debris from the Crown Chakra.
In addition to these stones, you can work on healing the 7th chakra simply with gratitude. Make a list of things you are thankful for every single day, no matter how small or insignificant. There are many benefits of a “Gratitude Journal”.
For a “full-body grid”, you’ll need someone to help you – ideally someone who is also knowledgeable about crystal healing. If one chakra is blocked, it can still affect the other chakras. Place at least one of the stones mentioned as close as each chakra location as you can get it. Relax and meditate for at least 30 minutes. Visualize the energy from the crystal going into each chakra – one at a time – starting with the Root Chakra, cleansing it and opening it back up again.
It’s ideal that you get an entire crystal set for all of your chakras, even if you think you just need one. You never know when another one might become blocked in the future.
Also, use crystals in conjunction with Reiki healing and crystal elixirs / crystal infused water to enhance the results.
Once again, state your intention clearly before you begin meditation. Use affirmations such as “I am healing my <name of chakra> with this <name of stone>” if you want to. Some people find affirmations to help them focus more so than visualization.
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