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Chakra Gemstones - The perfect match for balance and harmony

Chakra meditation
Chakra Meditation

Ancient Hindu and Buddhist philosophy says that we all have seven sacred points within our bodies which influence our physical and mental well being. The points are called Chakras (meaning wheel or spin) and are centers of energy that begin at the base of the spine and end at the top of the head.

Each Chakra point has a name and an assigned color

Position Name Color

Root

Muladhara

Red

Sacral

Swadhisthana

Orange

Solar Plexus

Manipura

Yellow

Heart

Anahata

Green

Throat

Vishuddha

Blue

Third Eye

Ajna

Indigo

Crown

Sahasrara

Violet

Gemstones have long been recognized as having great spiritual power and have been used to rebalance or unblock a troubled Chakra since the earliest times.

Usually, (but not always) the gemstone will correspond to the color of the Chakra that needs help and is placed directly on the location of the Chakra during relaxation or meditation.

Over the centuries, certain gemstones have been observed to be especially effective and have built up a reputation for their strong influence over a particular Chakra.

Here is our guide to the best gemstone plus an alternative for each Chakra.

Root Chakra - Guide

Emotional Symptoms

Feeling insecure, financial worries, relationship fears

Physical Symptoms

Bad back, constipation, eating disorder

Best gemstone

Bloodstone

Alternative

Hematite

Bloodstone Gemstones
Bloodstone Gemstones
Hematite Gemstones
Hematite Gemstones

Sacral Chakra - Guide

Emotional Symptoms

Depression, tiredness, jealousy

Physical Symptoms

Back pain, sexual dysfunction, kidney disorders

Best gemstone

Carnelian

Alternative

Orange Moonstone

Carnelian Gemstones
Carnelian Gemstones
Orange Moonstone Gemstones
Orange Moonstone

Solar Plexus Chakra - Guide

Emotional Symptoms

Low self-esteem, lack of energy, resentful

Physical Symptoms

Respiratory problem, poor digestion

Best gemstone

Citrine

Alternative

Topaz

Citrine Gemstones
Citrine Gemstones
Topaz Gemstones
Topaz Gemstones

Heart Chakra - Guide

Emotional Symptoms

Jealousy, holding grudges, shyness

Physical Symptoms

Cardiovascular and respiratory problems

Best gemstone

Rose Quartz

Alternative

Malachite

Rose Quartz Gemstones
Rose Quartz Gemstones
Malachite Gemstones
Malachite Gemstones

Throat Chakra - Guide

Emotional Symptoms

Fear of speaking, poor communication

Physical Symptoms

Sore throat, neck pain, dental issues

Best gemstone

Lapis Lazuli

Alternative

Turquoise

Lapis Lazuli Gemstones
Lapis Lazuli Gemstones
Turquoise Gemstones
Turquoise Gemstones

Third Eye Chakra - Guide

Emotional Symptoms

Lack of intuition, poor focus, paranoia

Physical Symptoms

Migraines, bad sinuses, poor vision

Best gemstone

Charoite

Alternative

Iolite

Charoite Gemstones
Charoite Gemstones
Iolite Gemstones
Iolite Gemstones

Crown Chakra - Guide

Emotional Symptoms

Insomnia, depression, loneliness

Physical Symptoms

Headaches, dizziness, poor memory

Best gemstone

Amethyst

Alternative

Clear Quartz

Amethyst Gemstones
Amethyst Gemstones
Clear Quartz Gemstones
Clear Quartz Gemstones

Find yourself a quiet spot and place the gemstone over the relevant Chakra point. Close your eyes and breathe in through the nose and out through the mouth. If you like you can visualize the pain or the problem leaving your body.

Locations of the Chakra points

Chakra Name Location

Root

Base of Spine

Sacral

Lower Abdomen

Solar Plexus

Upper Abdomen

Heart

Center of Chest

Throat

Throat

Third Eye

Centre of Forehead

Crown

Top of Head

We have gathered this information from our own experiences as well as those of friends and clients but this is all anecdotal not scientific. If you are feeling unwell please seek the help and advice of a doctor or health practitioner.

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