Root Chakra Healing: Best Crystals to Use

What is Root Chakra

The Root Chakra, known as Muladhara in Sanskrit, is the first of the seven chakra system and represents your umbilical cord to Mother Gaia or Earth. It is located at the base of the spine, near the tailbone, and is considered one of our energy centers. The root chakra symbolizes our connection and grounding to the Earth and is primarily associated with survival, instinct and security. When your first chakra is grounded, your tension and stress disappear. This is why the root chakra is meant to ground.

Location: Perineum

Color: Red

Planet: Mars

Life Issues: Survival, Physical Needs

Glands: reproductive glands, adrenal glands

The Root Chakra develops from age 1 to 7, when you begin to walk, talk, understand, think and express. If your root chakra is weak, you need a lot of positive energy to purify, unblock, open or balance it. This is where healing stones come in.

Ways Crystals Work on the Root Chakra

There are a variety of ways to unclog the root chakra, including practices on the physical, mental and spiritual levels. Here are some common and effective ways to help you activate and balance your root chakra:

  • Yoga

Some yoga poses are particularly helpful in balancing the root chakra, and some target the base of the spine, such as Mountain Pose (Tadasana), Tree Pose (Vrksasana), Bridge Pose (Setu Bandhasana), and Hero Pose (Virasana). By practicing these poses you can improve your balance, health, courage and grounding, help you feel your feet connected to the ground and increase your sense of stability.

  • Meditation

First, you can visualize a red lotus flower with four petals, each inscribed with the last four letters of Sanskrit (va, csha, sha, and sa). Also, the root chakra is represented by a yellow square. While meditating alone or in a group, hold the root chakra crystal and visualize either of these two symbols. Or focus on the area at the base of the spine and visualize a red ball of light swirling around the area and feel its warmth and energy. Will help you to open the first chakra.

  • Using the Root Chakra Crystal

Wearing a root chakra crystal near the physical location of the root chakra (the base of the spine) is beneficial for lower chakra adjustment. Wearing jewelry with root chakra crystals such as waist chains, rings, bracelets, low pendants, and anklets will keep Muladhara energized.

  • Diet

If your first chakra is blocked, you must eat root chakra vegetables, fruits, meats and herbs to purify it from within.

Alternatively, you can surround your food with root chakra crystals before consumption to enhance the Muladhara energy in your food. Consuming red foods such as red apples, strawberries, cherries, red peppers and beets can help boost the energy of the root chakra; or root vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, potatoes and turnips, which are root vegetables that help you feel connected to the earth because they grow underground.

  • Sound Therapy

Earth is the ruling element of Muladhara and the seed sound of the root chakra is "LAM". To chant LAM over and over again, find a quiet place, hold any root chakra crystal, take a deep breath, and then slowly chant "LAM" while focusing on the Muladhara energy center for a few minutes, feeling the sound resonate through your body.

You can also activate Muladhara by chanting positive affirmations like the Seed Mantra, and after a few minutes of chanting, the blockage in your first chakra will be cleared. Here are the best positive affirmations for infusing crystals for root chakra healing:

I am grounded.

I believe in myself.

I am grateful for everything.

I feel safe.

I am rooted in reality.

  • Aromatherapy

Essential oils, incense and incense sticks emit scents that open the first chakra. Used in conjunction with topical applications and aromatherapy, they activate the root chakra crystals. To enhance their effectiveness, you can burn or diffuse scents such as vetiver, cinnamon, myrrh, cedar, and frankincense around the root chakra crystals.

Or use essential oils such as cedarwood, patchouli, sandalwood and ginger, which help to balance the root chakra. These oils can be used through incense, baths or massages. Or using incense or scented candles with root chakra essential oil components can add to the effect during meditation or yoga.

Crystals for Root Chakra


Characteristics: With its warm red hue, Carnelian is one of the best crystals for healing the Root and Sacral Chakras, bringing stability and balanced energy. The root chakra is a mixture of the sacral (orange) and solar plexus (yellow) chakras.

Usage: Recharging your Carnelian by practicing five minutes of morning yoga or Kegel exercises can help you utilize the energy of the Root and Sacral Chakras to increase fertility. According to Feng Shui, Carnelian placed in the home can inspire passion, confidence, creativity and balance.


Characteristics: Obsidian is a powerful healing crystal that can access your subconscious mind in the company of Mother Gaia, absorbing negative energy and bringing clarity and insight. Place Obsidian in your right pocket to activate your root chakra.

Usage: Obsidian crystals keep you calm, patient, wise, grounded, and creative, especially when recharged with a chant bowl in the morning. If you don't have a chanting mantle, I recommend wearing an obsidian ring after recharging with root chakra frequency music.

Black Tourmaline

Characteristics: Black Tourmaline is known for its powerful energies that enhance survival and vitality. Selfless behavior and dedication to the earth will naturally enhance the energy of the root chakra. You can protect yourself by burying Black Tourmaline in the four corners of your home or under three feet of soil. Black Tourmaline is one of the Root Chakra crystals of Gemini.

Usage: Black Tourmaline is excellent when used in incense and meditation to ward off toxic neighbors, bad house karma, evil energies, magical spells, negativity and bad luck.


Characteristics: Garnet has deep red crystals that symbolize strength and regeneration. Garnet is one of the best root chakra crystals to utilize red energy to open the Kundalini life force and awaken your inner strength. After charging your garnet with a smudge stick or incense, place it next to your bed.

Usage: If you want to utilize the Root Chakra healing energy of Feng Shui, set a square Garnet Root Chakra Crystal Grid in the South or Southwest corner of your home to boost energy and stamina, improve circulation, and enhance survival and vitality energy.


Characteristics: With its dark green and red speckled characteristics, bloodstone is believed to have powerful healing powers. Bloodstone is a well-known gemstone of the root chakra, it is one of the lower chakra stones that also awakens the heart chakra. It is very effective for emotional balancing, physical healing and cosmic connection.

Usage: Wearing a bloodstone pendant or ring will help you utilize the wisdom and power of Mother Gaia to make the right decisions.

Red Jasper

Characteristics: Red Jasper is a stabilizing and grounding stone with a warm red color. Red Jasper is considered the best root chakra healing crystal and is ruled by Mars. These metaphysical properties make it an excellent crystal for balance, courage, calmness, confidence, energy, health and grounding.

Usage: wear a red jasper ring, bracelet or waist chain on Tuesdays to appease the god Mars and gain emotional balance. You can recharge your Red Jasper and Root Chakra Crystal jewelry with seed mantras or positive affirmations.

Smoky Quartz

Characteristics: Smoky Quartz have brown to black clear crystals that aid in grounding and protection. When your root chakra is overactive, you may feel scared, confused, tired or out of ideas. Often, Smoky Quartz and root chakra foods can clear stress, loss and negativity.

Usage: simply wrap a Smoky Quartz stick around the top of your food before eating. Eat lots of red root chakra foods such as apples, strawberries, plums and lean meats.


To activate and balance the Root Chakra (Root Chakra), a few specific crystals are considered to be the most effective. Each crystal has its own unique energetic properties that provide stabilizing, protective and survival enhancing effects. Ruby and Red Tourmaline help you remain confident and resilient in the face of challenges by enhancing courage and vitality. Obsidian and Smokey Crystals, on the other hand, provide powerful protection and grounding effects by absorbing and clearing negative energies. Garnet and Bloodstone increase your vitality and stamina by promoting physical health and regenerative abilities. Carnelian and Red Jasper, on the other hand, help you feel more balance and peace in your daily life by enhancing emotional stability and security. By wearing these crystals, using them in meditation, or placing them in your home, you can effectively activate and balance the energies of the root chakra, thereby enhancing overall stability and security, and promoting physical and mental health.

Questions You May Want to Know

  • How can I use these crystals to activate my root chakra?

Wear: Make jewelry out of these crystals, such as a necklace, bracelet or ring, and wear it with you.

Meditation: Place the crystals at the base of your spine during meditation and focus on the energy of the root chakra.

Home Setup: Place these crystals in the corner of your home or workspace to enhance the stabilizing and protective energies of your environment.

On-the-go: keep small pieces of crystals in your pocket or bag to keep their energetic influence with you at all times.

  • Besides crystals, what are some other ways to activate the root chakra?

In addition to using crystals, the root chakra can be activated through yoga, meditation, contact with nature, and dietary adjustments such as eating red foods and root vegetables. These methods can be used in combination for best results.