Healing Crystals: The Best Stones for the Root Chakra

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By Anna Marikar

Check out our guide to Crystals for the Chakras which takes you through the best Crystals and stones for all seven chakras but today we are going to focus a little more in depth on Crystals for the Root Chakra.

Let’s talk about How to Heal Your Root Chakra with Crystal Energy.

Are you ready to heal your root chakra and bring your life back into balance?

You can use crystals to release stress and relieve pain, get rid of emotional blockages and transform your life!

The Seven Chakras of the Human Body

As a quick recap, here’s an illustration of all seven chakras, or energy centers in our body.

Problems with our chakras or a blocked energy flow can manifest within our physical body in all kinds of symptoms.

diagram of the seven chakras

The seven chakras are (running from the base of the spine all the way up to the top of your head)

  • The Root Chakra
  • The Sacral Chakra
  • The Solar Plexus Chakra
  • The Heart Chakra
  • The Throat Chakra
  • The Third Eye Chakra
  • The Crown Chakra.

So the Root Chakra, is the first chakra or the base chakra.

Problems with the root chakra can manifest in physical symptoms like sluggishness, bladder problems, constipation, eating disorders and generally feeling physically drained.

Once your root chakra is unblocked, you will start to gain back more physical energy.

This root chakra is connected to the kidneys, colon, bladder and intestines so can affect the digestive and elimination system.

The Root Chakra

The root chakra is all about grounding and stability. The Root Chakra is about survival and safety, and all of the basic needs including food, shelter, and safety as well as our basic emotional needs.

The root chakra is connected with the element of Earth. We are all always connected with mother Earth, and staying in tune with this, building a deep connection, helps us towards feeling more grounded and stable.

Try this guided meditation which aims to connect you to your root chakra, and remind us of the constant love and support we are always gaining from Mother Earth.

As mentioned, a blocked root chakra can manifest in many ways – physically through joint pain, constipation, or other problems, or emotionally through lack of self-worth or feeling insecure about our basic needs and well-being.

When our root chakra is balanced and open, we are able to feel grounded, secure and settled, both physically and emotionally.

How to Heal or Unblock the Root Chakra

In addition to Crystal healing, movement is very much recommended to help balance this Chakra

This may be yoga, dancing, or walking outside – particularly if you can walk barefoot.

Even taking part in mildly physical activities like gardening. These are a great way to stay in the present moment and just be present in your body.

In difficult situations, physical movement is an effective way to work through our feelings. Take some deep breaths.

yoga to balance the root chakra

As the Root Chakra, at the base of your spine, is related to the earth element, you can also try burning earthy essential oils, candles, or incense. Some of the recommend include

  • sandalwood
  • cedarwood
  • cypress
  • patchouli
  • cloves
  • rosewood
  • black pepper
  • ginger.
burning incense for root chakra

Crystals for the Root Chakra

Lets look at some of the best Root Chakra Stones, for root chakra healing.

You might like to wear some of these stones as crystal jewellery which is a really easy way to carry healing stones around with you in your day to day routine. Crystal Jewelry is also really beautiful to look at, so can boost our mood.

You can also use crystals for meditation, whether by holding them in your hands, placing them on your body or using a Crystal grid.

crystals for healing

Which Crystals are best for the Root Chakra?

Below are some of the specific crystals that are said to work best with root chakra energy.

You might notice these are predominantly red color stones or black stones. These are considered the best colours for the root chakra.

black onyx

Each of these below is a powerful stone for root chakra healing, and unblocking.

We have listed 16 of the best healing crystals for the Root Chakra

  • Red Jasper
  • Brown Jasper
  • Black Tourmaline
  • Smoky Quartz (aka smokey quartz)
  • Black Obsidian
  • Onyx
  • Red Tiger’s Eye
  • Hematite
  • Cuprite
  • Mahogany Obsidian
  • Tourmaline
  • Rhodonite
  • Red Garnet
  • Bloodstone
  • Red Goldstone
  • Orange Calcite (this excellent stone is also recommended for sacral chakra healing)
crystals for the root chakra

Combine your crystal healing with yoga and meditation to gain the most balance.

I was drawn to this concept of crystals and gemstones for healing, especially the idea that they are also used to help people develop their intuition and find their path in life.

If you’re also interested in getting started with crystals, I hope you found this guide to root chakra healing stones helpful.

If you would like to focus on a different chakra, we will have the rest of our Crystal Chakra healing blog posts up soon! And in the mean time you can check out our Chakra healing over view.

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Anna is a Wales-based writer and graduate from SOAS University of London.
As the voice behind On Your Journey, she empowers women to embrace holistic well-being and spiritual growth through her expert insights into wellness and symbolism.
When she isn't writing thought-provoking articles, you'll find her busy crafting and raising her 4 children.

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