I was asked this question a few days ago and so I decided to write this post. I think this is a fascinating subject and might help others, so please feel free to comment. It would be nice to see what you use.
First, no human body is the same, we are all different even identical twins. Our energy centres / chakras are never the same from one day to the next, so every time you use crystals on your chakras or someone else it will be different amounts and types of energy needed.
Regarding the question then there are no right or wrong ways or crystals to be used. It might take some time of trialling different crystals to find what works best for you.
However I can give you advice on a basic level of freeing the chakras of blockages and re-energising that works well for most people who don't have a specific problem and just want to feel more relaxed in their daily life, in tune with good old Mother Nature and the energies of the universe.
It's important to be grounded enabling our bodies to connect with the energies of the earth, creating a clear path for them to rise into the other chakras within the body. Use Smokey Quartz, which I feel is the best grounding crystal out there, but just behind that comes Black Obsidian.
Sacral Chakra - Orange Quartz Crackle
Being in the position of the sexual organs, I find Carnelian to have a more calming and soothing effect on one of the most delicate parts of our bodies. Some crystals can have a very strong energy pull, which are best avoided for the sacral chakra.
Solar Plexus Chakra - Peridot
This chakra is associated with the digestive system which can always play us up a bit, so I tend to use Peridot. They are small but have a strong healing energy, which is released very slowly so not to give your body a shock of focused energy.
Heart Chakra - Rose Quartz
Without any doubt the crystal for the heart has to be Rose Quartz. It gives unconditional love on all levels and stimulates the chakra for giving as well as receiving love, especially after a heartbreaking situation.
Throat Chakra - Selenite
Being a must have for any healer, it has strong energies for unblocking pathways between any two chakras, but I have found it's best used with the Throat chakra.
Third Eye Chakra - Lapis Lazuli
I feel this is one of the most amazing crystals around. It can give you a clear understanding of the spirit world and is able to link with your spirit guides and guardian angel. Lapis Lazuli really is a must have crystal.
Crown Chakra - White Calcite
A great crystal for opening up your mind to any possibilities, cleansing and revitalising the chakra. It can bring relief for people who suffer from migraines.
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