Crystal Healing 101

It’s easy to become crystal obsessed. After all, what’s not to love? They’re sparkly and fascinating. There is literally a crystal for everything! So much so that oftentimes my clients become overwhelmed. They aren’t sure which crystal to pick, and further, they aren’t sure how to use the crystals once they take them home. Read further for Crystal Healing 101!

I oftentimes hear, “I like crystals but don’t know what to DO with them.”

Sound familiar? Fear not! This blog will take you step-by-step through laying on of crystals (also known as crystal healing). You’ll learn how to place crystals on your body and which crystals are made for what purpose and body part.

Why place crystals on your body? Well, scientifically crystals have a very stable structure; crystals are actually one of the most ordered structures on Earth. Because of their remarkable order, they emit stable energy. This is why crystals are used in clocks and computer chips! By laying crystals on and around our body (or wearing them in jewelry) we allow the body’s energetic frequency to become entrained by the crystal’s frequency.

Simply put, the energetic frequency of the crystal overpowers our own, making our energy less chaotic, and more ordered.

So, how to begin? The colors and frequency of crystals corresponds to the body’s chakra system; it is almost foolproof and there really is no way to get it wrong. The most important rule is always to start and end with the chakra at the feet (Earth Star Chakra); the crystals at your feet will be the first crystal placed and the last crystal removed. Starting at the feet ensures that you remain grounded through your session, allowing you to feel more comfortable and less buzzy.

From the Earth Star Chakra move upwards from the Root Chakra to the Crown Chakra, placing a corresponding crystal. Keep in mind, you don’t need to place crystals at every chakra point. If you’re feeling a blockage at the throat, for example, you can ground at your feet and place a piece of blue kyanite at your throat. It doesn’t hurt, however, to place a crystal at each chakra point.

Not sure where to get started? Here’s a list of crystals and stones that correspond to each chakra (note the diagram that shows where each chakra is located- note the Earth Star Chakra is not shown, and that Chakra is located at the bottom of the feet).

Seven Main Chakras

Earth Star Chakra (represented by the color black and gray and governs connection to the Earth, grounding, protection, and transmutation of energy that no longer serves): hematite, black tourmaline, smoky quartz, and black kyanite.

Root Chakra (represented by the color red and governs primal needs, security, and physical energy): garnet, ruby, red jasper

Sacral Chakra (represented by the color orange and governs creativity and sexuality): carnelian, vanadinite, orange calcite

Solar Plexus Chakra (represented by the color yellow and governs personal power, intellect and ambition): citrine, tiger’s eye, yellow apatite, pyrite

Heart Chakra (represented by the color green or pink and governs love for self and others and compassion): rose quartz, malachite, watermelon tourmaline, pink tourmaline.

Throat Chakra (represented by the color light blue and governs communication, self-expression, truth and manifestation): blue kyanite, amazonite, blue lace agate

Third Eye Chakra (represented by the colors indigo and purple and governs intuition, spiritual awareness, and inner wisdom): azurite, amethyst, lapis lazuli

Crown Chakra (represented by the color violet or white and governs connection to Universal Source/God Energy and all that is): clear quartz, danburite, selenite

For more information on Chakras and the subtle, energetic body check out this great post by yogiapproved.com!

Once you pick the crystals you want to work with, begin to place them at each chakra.

You can choose to place a crystal or crystals at each chakra point, or place where you feel they are most needed. Take a few deep, centering breaths, call yourself into the present time, and listen to your intuition. It will not steer you wrong! Remember, however, to always ground yourself with a crystal at your feet no matter what other crystals you are using. Again, this crystal is the first you will place and the last you will remove.

Relax and allow the crystals to penetrate your energetic and emotional bodies. Perhaps listen to relaxing music or simply focus on your breathing and pay attention to what you feel and what thoughts come up. Keep a journal handy to record your experiences. Your experience can vary by day, by hour, and by crystal used.

If you feel “buzzy” or “uneasy” with the crystal on your body, remove them! Laying on of Stones should not be uncomfortable. Just please remember to remove the crystals at your feet last! If you’re a crystal beginner, start of with five or ten minutes of crystal healing at time, and work up from there. Do what feels right, and never force it!

There are hundreds of different crystals, and dozens of choices that correspond to each chakra on your body.  Below find a few crystal “families” and the correspondences. Each family comes in a variety of colors that correspond to each chakra.

  • Quartz is a master healer. It magnifies energy, clears and cleanses. Amethyst and citrine are both members of the quartz family.
  • Calcite brings movement and flow where there is physical stagnation.
  • Tourmaline deals with the emotional body and heart issues.
  • Fluorite brings balance and order. Helps mind issues. Absorbs and neutralizes harmful and negative energy.

I hope this blog helps introduce crystal healing to you. Remember to always follow your intuition; your body and your higher self knows what crystals are best where. Try not to second guess yourself, relax, and approach each healing without attachment and with curiosity.

To learn more about Amityville Apothecary’s crystal healing service please visit our HEALING PAGE.