A method old as time, crystal healing has been practised all over the world, from Egypt and India to even ancient Rome.
In modern days, this practice is still highly renowned for its beneficial effects. Particularly, Ayurveda practitioners have found crystals to have a positive influence on the seven chakras.
The high requirements of our contemporary lifestyle often have a significant impact on both our physical and energetic body. Thankfully, crystal wand therapy can easily help us replenish our vitality and restore balance in the seven chakras. Chakra misalignment is something we will all find ourselves dealing with at one point or another. Like all things in life, in order to fix a problem, it is important to first identify its source.
Below, we will identify the seven chakras along with a few common symptoms associated with blockage and imbalance:
1. Root Chakra (Muladhara)
Sitting at the very base of the spine, this chakra is responsible for our groundedness. An open root chakra will make us feel secure and confident, unlike a blocked one, which will result in feelings of inadequacy and instability.
2. Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana)
This chakra influences our relationship with ourselves as well as with others. It also regulates our creative and sexual energy. Much like as with the root chakra, imbalances or blockages in this area might manifest
themselves as a sense of lost control over one’s life.
3. Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)
This chakra governs our confidence and self-acceptance. Its energy allows us to embrace ourselves fully. When out of balance, it’ll often burden us with feelings of self-doubt and low self-esteem.
4. Heart Chakra (Anahata)
Strategically positioned between the lower and the upper chakras, the heart chakra bridges our material and spiritual inner worlds. It also governs our relationship with love. When in balance, it allows us to love and be loved to the fullest. On the other hand, resistance to give and receive love freely might suggest a blockage or imbalance.
5. Throat Chakra (Vishuddha)
Also defined as the “voice” of the heart chakra, the fifth chakra governs our ability to self-assert and communicate our inner power. Individuals with a healthy throat chakra will have no problems communicating their feelings and stating their boundaries. On the contrary, difficulties expressing oneself might be related to energy blockages in the area.
6. Third-Eye Chakra (Ajna)
Responsible for our ability to connect to our intuition and see the interdependence of all things on earth, this chakra is also known as the eye of the soul. People with an extremely open and connected third-eye chakra are rare, and will often experience visions. Difficulties connecting with one’s intuition, imagination, and wisdom might be a sign that the chakra needs healing.
7. Crown Chakra (Sahasrara)
Positioned at the very centre of our head, the crown chakra is connected to our ability to be one with the spiritual world. A fully opened Sahasrara will grant us the possibility to reach an elevated state of consciousness, which is very rarely achieved throughout the course of most people’s life.
How can a crystal chakra wand help us heal?
As crystals are powerful vectors, the energy that radiates from each stone can stimulate our chakras, allowing them to open. The characteristic elongated shape of most wands allows the stone to channel its healing power in a straight line. Once identified the chakra or chakras needing the most attention, the wand’s point can be directed towards the affected body part. Some wands will even do a great job at identifying blockages in your physical body and help you release them.
The beauty of crystal chakra wands lies in their versatility. In fact, there are many ways you can choose to enjoy their glorious healing properties.
If you are new to energy work, you might want to ease in. Crystal wands are amazing tools for beginners as they do not strictly require any direct contact with your body before you are ready. Standing up or sitting down, spiral the wand in a clockwise motion as if you were “scanning” each chakra. Work your way up from the base chakra to balance and unblock all seven of them.
Crystal chakra wand massages are another powerful way to release both physical and energetic negativity and discomfort. They can be used to massage yourself or others. Of course, unpolished and pointy stones might not be best for this particular purpose. You might want to invest in round and smooth stones for your healing massages. When manipulating your own or a dear one’s body, caution is in order.
If you are treating muscular pain, apply gentle strokes to the affected area, making sure to not overdo it. Also important, make sure you stay away from the bones to avoid potential injuries.
If you have some experience with reflexology, you might employ a pointy stone to apply weight on the designated pressure points.
Different stones will carry different energy and emanate particular frequencies. Consequently, your choice of crystals will resonate with your chakras and aura in many ways.
You might choose to collect a variety of stones for specific purposes, or you might opt for a more versatile and effective one to begin with. Clear quartz crystals are a great start due to their multi-purpose nature. Their powerful charge has healing effects on both our physical and energetic bodies.
As you grow in your understanding of this timeless practice, you will likely find the need for more specificity. But don’t worry, over time you’ll heighten your intuition and learn to identify the right stone for every purpose!