A chakra is a centre of energy, of which there are seven points of in the body. Using chakras can help you when your body or emotions are out of balance. Each chakra is associated with a different area of the body. The chakras start at the base of your spine, and then go upwards to the crown of your head. When a chakra is out of balance, it is a result of negative energy running through it.
Crystals can be used to help cleanse, balance and align your chakras by being placed along the spine at the different chakra points.
For this cleansing ritual, you will need chakra stones. You can buy a set or buy them individually.
If you are buying them individually here is a list of the different chakras and the crystals that can help balance them:
Muladhara/ Root chakra – garnet, Smokey quartz, red jasper, black onyx
Svadhishthana/ Sacral chakra – tigers eye, amber, orange calcite, carnelian
Manipura/ Solar plexus chakra – pyrite, yellow jade, citrine, yellow jasper,
Anahata/ Heart chakra – Emerald, green calcite, amazonite, aventurine,
Vishuddha/ Throat chakra– Aquamarine, angelite, sodalite, blue apatite,
Ajna/ Third eye chakra – Purple fluorite, amethyst, angelate, charoite,
Sahasrara/ Crown chakra – Ametrine, blue lace agate, amethyst, clear quartz
If you would like to learn more about Chakras read the article Understanding the Seven Chakras.
What you need for this chakra cleansing ritual:
- A set of seven chakra stones, and six clear quartz stones.
Lay on your back without crossing your feet. Place each of the seven stones on their corresponding chakras. Place the clear quartz stones in the following places: one above your head, one beside each arm, one in each hand and one beside the feet. These clear crystals form two triangle shapes.
Relax, clear your mind and trust that the crystals will do their work to cleanse and balance you. Relax for 8-10 minutes
After, cleanse your stones. This can be done by running them under water or placing them in sunlight.