How to Balance Root Chakra with Stones and Crystals
Are you feeling fearful and lost, not knowing what to do and which direction to take? Money is not flowing, and you are struggling to meet your end needs? Well, chances are your root chakra needs balancing.
The root chakra represents our most basic survival needs and desires, both physically and emotionally, it is the foundation of our life. You can nourish and balance the energy of root chakra by being in nature and grounding. Stones and crystals can help you balance the vibration of your root chakra. Crystals for the root chakra resonate with a certain vibration which excites the chakra and aligns it to this vibration.
In this article, we will look at how to choose the right crystals for your root chakra, how to prepare the space and the crystals to have a crystal healing session, where to place the crystals, how to end your session and what to do after you session.
1. Choose the Right Stones and Crystals for the Root Chakra
There are different techniques to heal the root chakra such as meditation, pranayama, yoga asanas, essential oils, mantras, mudras, affirmations, sound and of course stones and crystals. Here we will focus exclusively on balancing root chakra with stones and crystals.
Crystal healing is a technique which uses different types of crystals to heal and balance the chakras. It forms part of a wide area of alternative therapies that are used for chakra healing, if you want to learn more about them check out this article.
When the root chakra is balanced you feel grounded and safe. You are emotionally and financially stable. You have everything you need to survive, and you trust life and the universe to provide you with what you need.
There are various crystals you can use to balance your root chakra. When it comes to using crystals for the root chakra, consider those which have grounding properties. Some of the best crystals for root chakra healing include Red Jasper, Lava Stone and Smoky Quartz.
When you plan to put stones and crystals in direct contact with the skin, always use tumble stones, also known as polished stones. Tumble stones are slightly coated with polish, providing a protective layer that stops them from reacting with your skin.
If you are unsure whether a crystal may react or not with your skin, it is easier to get the safest option.
Here are three of the best crystals you can use to heal and balance your root chakra:
- Red Jasper
Red Jasper is known as the nurturer’s stone. Red Jasper has a grounding and calming effect, it can lower stress and promote relaxation. It can also help build confidence in circumstances, in others and in one-self, endurance, patience and understanding to better cope with challenging periods. Red Jasper is associated with Mars, the planet of desire, action, anger and passion. It helps release deep-rooted emotions such as hurt, hatred, and fear.
- Lava stone, basalt or obsidian Lava stone is a calming stone used for grounding. It brings new energy, and it can alleviate the sense of vertigo and confusion. As well as helping you to trust your instincts. Lava is associated with the zodiac sign of Taurus and Cancer. The properties of these two signs are the grounding properties of Taurus and emotional energy from Cancer.
- Smoky Quartz Smoky quartz is a grounding stone, it releases the negative energy from the auric field. Hence, it can also be used to cleanse the aura from childhood trauma and even karmic imprints. Smoky quartz can alleviate physical discomfort in the hands and feet. It can alsohelp release emotions of grief, anger, fear and jealousy and bring positive energy instead.
You can use crystals as jewellery in the form of bracelets, anklets, rings or pendants with any of the stones and crystals that balance the root chakra to keep constant energy flowing to your chakra.
You can carry the crystals with you by placing the stones in your pocket or purse.
Use the stones as crystals as decoration in your home. Place them in areas where you normally spend a good amount of time.
2. Clear the Space for Your Crystal Healing Session
Before you have a healing session with crystals you should prepare and clean the space.
The space you choose to have a crystal healing session should be comfortable, quiet, and without drafts so that you can fully concentrate and be present during the healing session.
You may do the session yourself or ask someone to help you place the crystals on your body.
To cleanse the space, you can burn some incense and allow the smoke to fill the space.
The incense recommended for cleansing the space are:
- White sage, clears the air from energetic impurities.
- Palo santo, clears all the energy of the space, both positive and negative. Be mindful that when using palo santo, you need to ventilate the area and then invoke positive energy by burning white sage.
If you want to learn more about how to use incense and essential oils during your chakra healing session, have a look at our article on chakra healing with essential oils.
3. Cleanse and Prepare the Crystals
When you acquire crystals, you should clean them from any energy they may have picked in their journey.
There are several techniques to cleanse your crystals, but one that is safe for any type of crystals is brown rice.
Use a glass or plastic container to avoid any reaction between the crystal and the material of the container. Place the rice in the container and put the crystals on top and leave overnight. Discard the rice in the morning.
Once your crystals are cleared you need to charge them to unlock all of their energy.
To charge your crystals, you can place them under sunlight, this will excite the atoms in the crystals.
If you plan to place the crystals directly onto the skin, warm up the crystals under the light of a lamp or place a towel on a heater and put the crystals on top. This can also be useful if there is no sunlight when you are planning to do crystal healing.
4. Place the Crystals in Specific Areas to Heal Your Root Chakra
When choosing which crystals to use for your root chakra healing, consider the properties of each crystal and see if that is something you would like to alleviate, eliminate or balance. If you are unsure as to what are the signs that your root chakra is out of balance, check out this article.
You can use one crystal or a combination of crystals, according to their properties to balance the root chakra.
Lay down and make sure you keep warm during the healing session.
To heal the root chakra using Red Jasper place it on the root chakra area, in either the abdominal area underneath the navel or on either side of the hips. It can also be placed under the palm of the hands to cleanse negative energy.
Place a lava stone on the forehead for immediate calming. Also placing it on the heart will bring peace. It will release anger, frustration and emotional pain.
You can place smoky quartz on your palms or feet to alleviate physical discomfort. This crystal can also cleanse the aura.
5. Let the Crystals Heal Your Root Chakra
Before the session, you can write down the aim of the session, the things you want to improve or change and how you think crystals can help you.
When you start the session, keep your intentions in mind and say that you are open to receiving healing and guidance from the universe and your inner self. Then, enjoy the session and just relax, let your thoughts come and go, connect to the crystals, and focus on the areas where the crystals are placed.
Be open to feeling and experiencing your emotions. Allow the crystals to heal your root chakra.
You can choose to be in silence and observe your presence, the thoughts and feelings that may come and go during this experience.
You could also play a guided meditation, a mantra, affirmations or a binaural beat for your root chakra during the crystal healing.
Leave the crystals to do their work for 10-20 mins.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply during your healing session. Connect to the crystals and be open to receiving their guidance. You may fall asleep during your session, so ask someone to check on you to finish your session.
Throughout a healing session, you may experience some visions, warm or cold sensations in your body, or you may not experience anything. Either way, the healing process is taking place, but sometimes we are not as perceptive to feel it. But, don’t let this discourage you, you will become more sensitive with time as your energy comes into balance.
6. Close Your Healing Session
Once you finish your root chakra healing session, you need to clean your crystals from the energy they absorbed.
You can do this by using a glass bowl filled with a mix of citrine and hematite chips. Place the crystals you used during your session on the chips mixture and leave them overnight.
7. Reflect on Your Root Chakra Healing Session
After each root chakra healing session, it may help you write down how you felt before, during and after the session. When you finish your root chakra healing session write down your feelings, emotions, and sensations you experienced during the session. You can also write about any experience that may have after the session that you feel is related to your root chakra.
When healing your root chakra you may expect changes with:
- Your job
- Your financial situation
- Your parents
For the root chakra healing, you would observe stability and security.
If you are planning to work through all your chakras, it is a good idea to have a journal. You can divide this journal into 7 parts with the colours of the chakras, and whenever you do a session for each chakra you can make an entry that includes the date, time, and the healing method (e.g. crystals, asanas, meditation, oils, etc).
In this article, we explored the crystals you can use to bring balance to our root chakra: red jasper, lava and smoky quartz. How you can prepare the space for healing and have a root chakra healing session with those crystals. Most importantly, we explored what you can do to make the most of each crystal healing session, journaling after each session.
Journaling about your crystal healing experience is essential, it will provide you with an insight into what is really going on with your emotions and your life.
The more you work in each energy centre, the more chances you will experience and the more balanced you will feel in your life. Some experiences won’t be as pleasant as the chakra balancing will move stuck energy that is stored in the body. This energy can come out in the form of tears, screaming, aches, lethargy, or just low energy. This is only temporary, you will soon feel better and start reaping the benefits of clearing and balancing your root chakra.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you use crystals for root chakra?
You can use crystals to bring your root chakra into balance by placing them on your abdomen area or by the side of your body at the level of your pelvis. Keep the crystals in this area for 15-20 minutes, close your eyes and relax.
How do I heal my root chakra?
There are several holistic therapies you can use to heal your root chakra. You can also use one or a combination of therapies such as meditation, pranayama, yoga asanas, essential oils, mantras, mudras, affirmations, sound and of course stones and crystals.
What happens when you heal root chakra?
When your root chakra comes back into balance, you will feel more stable, grounded, calm and trusting that the choices you make are the right ones. Also that the things and events that are happening in your life are the ones that need to happen and are happening for your greatest good.
What are the crystals for root chakra?
There are several crystals you can use for root chakra. Some of the simplest and most effective to use are Red Jasper, Lava Stone and Smoky Quartz.
How do I choose the right crystals for healing the root chakra?
When choosing crystals for the root chakra pick the ones that have grounding properties. Three of the best crystals for root chakra balancing are red jasper, lava stone and smoky quartz.
Where is the best place to buy crystals for chakra healing?
The most convenient place to buy your crystals is online, just check the reviews, the cost of shipping and the time of delivery, if in doubt contact the seller to clarify.
Also, check your local area for a specialised shop for stones and crystals.
How should I look after my crystals?
When you just acquire your crystals do an energy cleansing by placing them in a bowl with brown rice and leaving them overnight. Also, remember to do another energy cleansing after using them by placing them in a glass bowl with citrine and hematite chips overnight.
What benefits can I expect from healing my root chakra with crystals?
You will feel emotionally and physically grounded, trusting the flow of life. You will also experience abundance.
Where to buy crystals for the root chakra?
You can acquire your crystals from shops online, just consider the time of delivery and the cost of shipping. Wholesalers tend to be cheaper if you are planning to buy a big amount.
Usually, you can find minerals, stones and crystals in specialised shops.
The prices vary depending on the shops and the country of origin. As well as the rarity of the stones or their uniqueness.
If your budget is limited you can check places like eBay, or second-hand shops, just remember to cleanse your crystals straight away.