The chakra stones are the healing stones or crystals that connect to the seven chakras in the human body. In Sanskrit, chakra means “wheel.” Each chakra is a vibrant wheel of energy that corresponds with certain emotions, qualities, and organs in humans.
Here, we’re covering the chakra system and the healing stones that correspond to each energy center. We’re also taking a look at how chakra work can enhance your parenting journey.
When asked to describe parenthood or how you feel about being a parent, a whole array of words come to mind. Tired is likely one of the first. Proud may be another. How about overwhelmed or uncertain?
Out of all of the first words that came to your mind, we bet harmonious and balanced didn’t hit the top five. If they did though, good for you. It’s two things almost all parents quietly strive for, no matter how elusive they may seem.
With so much out of your control, achieving balance and harmony in your household may seem like a fruitless endeavor. Survival alone may seem like the top priority and that’s totally understandable. Busy schedules, work deadlines and daily needs can clutter up our minds and take up space. Maintaining balance between things you have to do and want to do can be hard, especially with various personalities in the mix.
We’re always looking for ways to stay mindful and grounded. And while balancing your chakras with healing stones may seem frivolous, there’s more to it than you might think. Crystals are pretty, but for some these stones can provide and initiate internal healing and harmony. Let’s get into it:
What Are Chakras?
The seven chakras makeup a complex energy system in the human body that runs down your spine. Each particular chakra acts as an energy center that corresponds to a bundle of nerves and major organs.
According to ancient Hindu and Buddhist beliefs, the functioning of these physiological points can affect emotional well-being, too. In numbered order, the seven chakras are:
- Root Chakra (Muladhara)
- Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana,)
- Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
- Heart Chakra (Anahata)
- Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
- Third Eye Chakra (Ajna)
- Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
Why Balance Your Chakras?
When any of your chakras are unbalanced or blocked you may find that you feel disconnected, anxious or scattered. You may even experience things like frequent headaches or general uneasiness.
You can use positive affirmations, yoga poses, and meditation that’s set with an intention to open and clear these wheels of energy to help unlock your chakras. You can also use healing stones to help enhance your chakra alignment.
Balanced chakras can also improve your nervous system. A regulated nervous system is key to keeping your cool when kids lose theirs. It can also help prevent you from handing down generational trauma.
You can see an illustration here showing the specific chakras next to the major nerve networks within the body, which connect from the brain/spine, via the Vagus nerve, to the glands responsible for hormone production and the functioning of the body in general.
And simply taking the time for internal reflection or building your spiritual practice can be helpful in many ways. We’re so busy thinking about our children, our partner, and pets that we can become disconnected from our own needs and feelings.
When evaluating your energy points, you can identify areas where you may be feeling over- or under- stimulated or lacking emotional balance. The assessment alone can help you work toward a more balanced self, and in turn a more balanced home.
How Do I Use Chakra Healing Stones?
Healing stones can act as a physical reminder to check in with yourself. Different stones can represent different chakras and posses different healing qualities.
You can incorporate healing stones into your daily mindfulness routines to help bring balance and purpose into any meditative practice.
You can also wear the stones as jewelry over the chakra locations. Doing this can act as a reminder to stay open and positive in areas where you may be blocked. You could also keep a stone in your pocket or sleep with the chakra stones under your pillow.
What are the Chakra Stones?
To unlock your seven chakras and lead a life of balance and harmony, consider choosing healing crystals that align to your chakras energy points.
Here, we suggest chakra gemstones for your 7 energy centers based on their unique healing qualities and the likely source of tension or blockage.
1. Root Chakra Stones
Typically, red and black healing stones and crystals are associated with the root chakra as they are thought to provide the stability and protection needed to support better balance here.
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine.
This first chakra represents grounding and stability. External factors like having necessary access to food, water and shelter, can impact this base chakra, but emotional needs can also affect its balance too. When these needs are met, you’ll feel grounded and at peace.
You’ll know your root chakra is blocked if you generally feel unsure of yourself or lack physical energy. You may struggle with self confidence and find it difficult to get through the day without self doubt or worry.
Once balanced, your root chakra can help manifest feelings of confidence. You’ll also feel more physical and emotional stability and have an overall sense of safety.
Ask yourself: Are my basic needs being met? Am I getting the support I need from my partner? Am I articulating my needs properly? If you answered no to these questions, your root chakra could be more balanced.
2. Sacral Chakra Stones
Carnelian, Orange Calcite, Peach Aventurine, Moonstone
The second chakra is located just below the navel or in the lumbar spine.
The best crystals for the sacral chakra will have nurturing properties and can help restore energy, creativity and confidence.
The sacral chakra is associated with pleasure, sensuality and joy. It supports emotional and physical health and when blocked, the sacral chakra is tied to creativity and internal motivation.
An unbalanced sacral chakra may make it hard for you to find inspiration or see a project through to completion. You may also feel shy and overly sensitive.
Once balanced, the sacral chakra can manifest feelings of empowerment, increased energy and focus and enhanced creativity.
Ask yourself: Are you feeling stuck in your personal relationships? Do the typical things that bring you joy seeming more like a chore? Are you more excited to spend time by yourself than with your partner? If you answered yes to these questions, consider looking to sacral chakra stones to help.
3. Solar Plexus Chakra Stones
Tiger’s Eye, Amber, Citrine, Honey Calcite
The solar plexus is at your belly button.
This chakra energy center is associated with the color yellow these stones will assist in releasing negative energy to help restore physical energy and focus.
The third chakra acts as the center of personal strength and learning. It also helps manifest individual change and growth. A strong solar plexus chakra can help create strong personal boundaries, self esteem and willpower.
It’s not uncommon for an unbalanced solar plexus to take form in feelings of depression or insecurity. It may be hard to make decisions when this chakra is out of whack.
When harmony is found within this chakra, your self-esteem, energy and productivity can see a boost.
Ask yourself: Is there a goal that you had been working toward that has fallen off your radar? Have you been feeling down lately? Are you looking for approval more often? If you answered yes to these questions, you may want to try to balance your solar plexus chakra.
4. Heart Chakra Stones
Jade, Emerald, Malachite, Aventurine
The fourth chakra is located at the center of your chest, behind the sternum.
These gorgeous green stones are rich with loving energy, for not only others but for yourself. They can help manifest self-worth, strength, happiness and harmony. The fourth energy center is an essential component of your overall well-being. It helps balance emotions, cultivates a deeper sense of self-awareness, and helps you build and maintain relationships.
If your heart chakra is unbalanced, you may find that you have an inability to heal from old emotional wounds and in turn are afraid to share your true self with the ones you love.
Once balanced, the heart chakra has the ability to leave you with feelings of inner peace and joy which can make it easy for you to show love to yourself and others.
Ask yourself: Have you been taking things more personally lately? Do you find you revisit past arguments and have difficulty moving forward? If you answered yes to these questions, you heart chakra could use balancing.
5. Throat Chakra Stones
Aquamarine, Turquoise, Tanzanite, Blue Kyanite
The fifth chakra is located at your throat. And yes, when you have a sore throat, you can try a little crystal healing to help!
These blue stones are known to enhance communication skills and can aid in self expression.
The fifth chakra is responsible for communication and self-expression. Its strength supports your ability to speak your personal truth. Not being able to easily express yourself is a clear sign that your throat chakra is unbalanced. You may find it difficult to accurately express your needs and boundaries and may avoid confrontation as a result.
Once balanced, you will find communication easy and will feel more confident expressing yourself. And you may even feel more calm now that communication barriers have been lifted.
Ask yourself: Do you find yourself being easily agreeable? Is it easier to just go along with someone’s plan even if it’s not what you want to do? If you answered yes, you should try to balance your throat chakra.
6. Third Eye Chakra Stones
Amethyst, Angelite, Labradorite, Lapis Lazuli
The sixth chakra refers to the energy flow in your third eye – a spot in the center of your forehead.
Purple and blue stones that house intuitive powers, these chakra stones can help you focus and expand your spiritual self.
The third eye chakra is linked to your intuition or gut feeling. Those with unbalanced third eye chakras may have difficulty processing information and can feel scattered, stressed, or anxious.
When balanced, the third eye chakra can help you believe in yourself, aid in spiritual development and support the ability to tap into inner guidance.
Ask yourself: Have you been stressed more often than not? Is it hard for you to make decisions? If so, try to balance your third eye chakra.
7. Crown Chakra Stones
Your seventh chakra is located at the top of your head, or where a crown might sit.
This mix of stones can help magnify the impact of other healing crystals and can remove blockages to help welcome pathways for positive thought and actions. The final chakra is one of enlightenment and spiritual connection. It represents one’s awareness and intelligence and is associated with the element of thought.
If your crown chakra is blocked, you may feel disconnected from the outside world and experience overall feelings of negativity. It’s not uncommon to feel exhausted and generally closed to new ideas if your crown chakra is unbalanced.
A balanced crown chakra can promote easy access to inner peace and can create an openness and willingness to explore spiritual growth.
Ask yourself: Have I been more tired than usual? Has your outlook been more negative than you like? Are you finding it difficult to get along with those around you? If so, try to put effort into balancing your crown chakra.
The Challenge and Reward of Balanced Chakras
It’s always good to have an awareness of your own challenges and shortcomings. Doing so can create opportunities to address them and improve.
We’re not saying that rubbing an amber crystal along your solar plexus will magically help you become unstuck, but the use of chakra stones can remind you of your own power to change and heal. Really, any small thing that can help you find balance and peace is worth a try at least once. Right? And building your crystal collection is a harmless habit!
Have you found the right chakra stone for you? What are your favorite ways to find inner peace and clarity throughout the craziness of parenthood? Let us know in the comments!