Crystals have been known as powerful healing tools for centuries, in countries the world over. Below are some of the crystals I use to balance and activate the main 7 chakras in the body. In case you're not familiar, Chakra is Sanskrit for "wheel". A chakra is a spinning energy center in the body. They affect each other and specific body parts / organs and can become imbalanced or blocked.
In learning where the chakras are located and reading about specific health or emotional issues the crystals address, you may gain a new level of insight into the connection between your mind, body and spirit. You may even say "Wow, that makes sense".
Chakra 1 (red)
Smoky quartz dissolves negative energy and patterns and is very grounding. Hematite helps to "sort out" things in the mind, and realize the only things that limit us are in our minds
Chakra 2 (orange)
Carnelian enhances perceptiveness, dispels sorrow and apathy, provides awareness of the association between the emotional state and the inner condition of the self.
Chakra 3 (yellow)
Tigers eye helps with clarity, stability, peacefulness, being grounded and
practical, can bring optimism to the user. Citrine dissipates negative energy,
stimulates mental focus and endurance, helps with clarification of problems
and provides emotional balance, aids in digestion, circulation and thyroid.
Chakra 4 (green)
Rose quartz is all about love and reinstates self-love, calmness, clarity,
excellent for healing emotional "wounds", helps with the heart, lungs,
thymus, and kidneys. Aventurine balances male/female energies, helps
with motivation, decisiveness, leadership and balance.
Chakra 5 (blue)
Blue Calcite helps the body remember a state of perfection during disease so it can return to health/balance, specifically helps with kidneys, pancreas and spleen, calcification/assimilation of calcium. Turquoise strengthens and aligns all chakras and meridians, brings communication skills to emotional issues and love to all issues, healer of the spirit, protection, balances energies, induces wisdom, enhances trust and promotes romance.
Chakra 6 (violet)
Amethyst is the stone of spirituality and contentment, transmutes dysfunctional energy in the body, known as nature's tranquil-izer, helps with insomnia, headaches, teeth, stomach, endocrine glands, skin, nervous system, and many more, also helps with sobriety and reasoning.
Chakra 7 (white)
Clear quartz promotes perseverance, patience, calmness, energizes, brings about harmony and enhances the use of most other stones and crystals.