Crystal Healing: A Guide for Beginners

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Crystals are one of my favourite things to increase my energy and get back into a high vibe state of being. Because crystals come from the earth and many have been formed over millions of years, they have their own unique energy that can be transferred to us and help us heal.

How to use crystals for healing

There are a number of ways you can use crystals to heal from various physical, emotional, mental, or physical ailments. You can place them on your desk or nightstand, hold them while you meditate, or carry them in your purse or bra.

I love using crystals for healing my chakras. When I use crystals for healing my chakras, I like to lay down and place the crystal on the chakra it relates to. Here’s a quick overview for you.


Bloodstone is a great crystal for detoxifying, grounding and healing. It is dark green and sometimes has red, blood-like spots on it. Use bloodstone to heal your root chakra which is located at the base of your spine. If you’re lying down to do this crystal healing, you can place a bloodstone crystal on your pubic bone.

The root chakra is responsible for helping you feel safe and secure.


This glassy orange-coloured stone is great for physical vitality, grounding, and creativity. Use carnelian to unblock your sacral chakra which is located in the lower abdomen and is responsible for creativity, movement, flow, and pleasure. Place carnelian on your lower abdomen to clear your sacral chakra.


Citrine is a member of the quartz family and can be light to bright yellow and even golden. It can help unblock your solar plexus chakra which is located just above the belly button. The solar plexus chakra is responsible for self-confidence and personal power.

Place citrine above your belly button to feel more confident and receive a boost in your ability to accomplish your goals.

Rose quartz

One of my favourite crystals is rose quartz. It is pale pink and can be used to open the heart chakra which is located at your heart. Rose quartz is good for attracting compassion, self-esteem, and love. Place rose quartz over your heart to clear and balance your heart chakra and experience the benefits of increased self-love.


When your throat chakra is blocked, you aren’t able to speak your truth and you hold back when expressing yourself. Aquamarine is a light blue crystal that can help clear your throat chakra. It is calming and cleansing and inspires truth, trust, and letting go.

Place aquamarine on your throat to balance and clear your throat chakra.


Azurite is an indigo blue colour and is often found with bits of malachite, a bright green stone, mixed into it. It is extremely helpful in balancing the third eye chakra, located between your eyebrows.

Healing your third eye chakra changes old thought patterns, enhances intuition, and replaces cold feelings with love and compassion. Place azurite on your third eye chakra to clear and balance it.


Another member of the quartz family, amethyst can be varying shades of purple and it’s a great crystal to help open the crown chakra. The properties of amethyst include purification, spirituality, and protection.

The crown chakra is located at the top of your head, so this is where you would place amethyst if you want to improve the health of your crown chakra.

If it feels strange to you to place crystals on your body, that’s okay. You will still experience the benefits of crystals by carrying them with you or having them near you while you work or relax.

Crystals are really fun to work with because you can do so many different things with them. You can combine them in a crystal grid to increase their power and attract more of what you want.

Contact me to learn more about my chakra healing crystal packs. Each one includes all of the crystals above with instructions for use.

Josie Myers is a Spiritual Motherhood GuideWith a master’s degree in education and a background in Reiki, Josie Myers is a (1)

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