Located at the tip of the tailbone, the root chakra (also called Muladhara, or the base chakra) is about survival, stability, and security. When this chakra is functioning properly, one feels vibrant, secure and courageous. Those feeling imbalanced or needing grounding should look into working with this chakra as a start towards increasing sense of steadiness. This is where stones with qualities that resonate with the root chakra can help.
Crystals promoting security, protection, and centering tend to work well with opening, balancing, and clearing the root chakra. Of course, different stones can provide unique benefits to different individuals, so it is best to use crystals that resonate well with you. See below for our recommendations for working with this chakra.
Stones for Root Chakra
Black Tourmaline – One of the most well-known protective stones, Black Tourmaline is an excellent root chakra stone. It helps clear out old energetic and emotional debris, allowing new energy to flow through.
Banded Agate – This type of agate assists this chakra through promoting security. Using it helps with releasing repressed emotions and baggage.
Boji Stones – These stones, also called Shaman Stones, come in male and female pairs, balancing masculine and feminine energies in the body. In doing so, they benefit the root chakra by firmly grounding one’s spiritual energy in their physical body.
Dalmatian Jasper – Known for its friendliness, Dalmatian Jasper can help to open the root chakra by grounding and centering the body.
Aragonite – This stone is known for its deep connection to Earth energy. Use Aragonite’s calming nature to balance and stabilize this chakra and the body.
Specularite – Also known as Specular Hematite, this shimmering stone can assist with manifesting one’s spirit in the physical plane, further aiding this chakra.
Care & Other Information
All gemstones are unique. Color and appearance variations are to be expected.
Bathe in full moonlight regularly to energize crystals. Cleanse regularly by placing on a piece of selenite or by moving through the smoke of sage. Remove your jewelry daily, allowing it to rest.
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Disclaimer: Crystal meanings and spiritual healing lore are not a prescription, diagnosis or healthcare information. They are presented as spiritual supports to healing and other life issues. See a doctor or licensed medical practitioner for all health issues.