Root Chakra Crystals


root chakra symbol sacred geometry
root symbol sacred geometry

About the Root chakra

AKA Muladhara chakra

The first chakra is the root chakra, also known as the Muladhara chakra. It is located at the base of the spine, just above the tailbone. The root chakra is represented by the color red and the element of Earth.

Think of the root chakra, also sometimes referred to as the base chakra, as your foundation. It can have a huge impact on all aspects of self - emotional, spiritual, and physical. When this chakra is balanced or open, you will feel more confident in your ability to withstand any obstacles or challenges. You will feel protected, grounded, and balanced.

Root chakra healing

With an unbalanced root chakra, you may struggle with feeling ungrounded or unsure of yourself. You may lack physical energy, struggle with self confidence, and lack the emotional strength to endure daily life.

Working with root crystals is one way to your root into balance. Many root crystals are reminiscent of the root chakra with their red color, a color of strength and courage. In addition to red, black stones are also supportive of the root chakra, including many crystals for protection and grounding. The vibrations of these healing crystals assist to achieve emotional well being through feeling physical and emotional stability, and bring a healthy flow to this energy center.

To use root chakra stones, place the crystal at your root chakra while meditating. Keep your root chakra stones close throughout the day to balance the root chakra.

Below are a number of root chakra stones that you can work with as healing crystals for healing and balancing your root chakra.

Signs of a Blocked Root chakra:

An unbalanced root chakra with blocked or excessive energy flow can manifest in a variety of ways:

  • Feeling ungrounded or unbalanced
  • Feeling unsure of yourself
  • Lack of physical energy
  • Struggle with self confidence
  • Lack of the emotional strength to endure daily life

Signs of a Balanced Root chakra:

A balanced root chakra with healthy energy flow will present in a variety of ways:

  • Feeling confident
  • Feeling protected, grounded, and balanced
  • Feeling emotional and physical stability

The Best Root Chakra Stones

Black Kyanite

Courage • Intuition • Manifest

Though Kyanite comes from the Greek word "Kyanos" meaning blue, this aluminum silicate mineral occurs in a veritable rainbow of colors including; white, blue, pink, yellow, green, and black. Black Kyanite is commercially used as a heat-resistant compound in ceramics and electronics.

It is also called the "witches broom" because of its fan-like formations and cleansing properties. Use it to clear negative vibes and energetic blocks so you can soar! As a root chakra crystal, Black Kyanite works to balance root chakra energy by supporting emotional balance and self esteem.

Black Tourmaline

Grounding • Protection • Luck

Black Tourmaline, also known as Schorl, has been used for centuries as a talisman for protection against negativity, from bad vibes to curses. Some say to rub Black Tourmaline for luck and happiness. Due to its electrical and magnetic properties, Black Tourmaline was also used in experiments by Benjamin Franklin and has been found to convey an electric current no matter how small it is ground or crushed.

Black Tourmaline's steady energy makes it one of the best root chakra crystals. Its healing properties encourage physical and emotional safety and works to restore balance and protect the energetic body and the physical body with its grounding energy. With the safety that this stone provides, it's easier to access emotional healing, emotional balance, and positive energy.


Purity • Strength • Vitality

A variety of opaque Chalcedony, this dark green stone with red spots is also known as Heliotrope from the Greek word for 'sun turner.' In the Middle Ages, it was thought that the red spots were spots of Christ's blood and that they lent Bloodstone magical powers.

It has been used since ancient times for healing a variety of ailments but especially those concerning blood disorders. Bloodstone is known for purifying and giving strength to all who possess it. As a root chakra stone, Bloodstone is all about supporting physical health and assisting you in achieving physical stability.

Fire Quartz

Amplification • Balance • Energy

Fire Quartz, also called Hematoid Quartz, is a type of Included Quartz that contains Hematite. Enriched with iron, this Quartz exhibits a beautiful range of colors from yellow to pink and red. Worn by Ancient Egyptians as a protective amulet, Fire Quartz is believed to combine the amplifying properties of Quartz with the balancing and grounding energies of Hematite to clear away doubts, fears, and anxieties – enabling you to act!

As a root chakra stone, Fire Quartz brings amplified grounding and balancing qualities, helping you to live more in the present moment while working to balance the root chakra.


Manifest • Ground • Balance

One of the most abundant minerals on Earth's surface, Hematite is a usually steel-grey mineral that gets its name from the Greek word for "blood-like" because of its red color, when powdered. Across history, it's been used for glue, pigment, and to tan hides, as well as taken medicinally and used as a sunscreen. Hematite is known as one of the most effective stones for grounding and manifesting, helping bring inspiration into reality.

Hematite is one of the best root chakra stones due to its emotional healing properties and work as a very grounding stone. It encourages a deep connection with Mother Earth and is said to support physical strength.


Protection • Ground • Cleanse

Named for Obsidius, a Roman explorer who “discovered” the stone in Ethiopia, Obsidian is a glassy, volcanic rock that is easily broken and shaped, making it ideal for mak- ing tools, which was done by humans for hundreds of thousands of years all over the world. It is a popular stone for protection against negative energies, both those in your environment and those floating around in your head.

In the array of root chakra crystals, Obsidian stands apart as the most powerful stone for releasing negative energy and generally acting to neutralize all energies. It exhibits a strong energy that supports the base chakra and provides protection.

Red Jasper

Strength • Vitality • Energy

Found all over the world, Jasper is an abundant stone that can exhibit a wide variety of patterns and colors. Red Jasper, prized as one of the most healing members of the Jasper family, is associated with being very grounding, helpful to finding emotional equilibrium, and increasing one's stamina and life force.

For those in need of stability, Red Jasper aligns with the root chakra to balance and fortify. It is a root chakra crystal that supports physical and emotional strength and aids in tempering an overactive root chakra. It's a powerful stone for tapping into earth energy to support emotional health and spiritual connection.

Smoky Quartz

Grounding • Protection • Release

Varying in color from pale tan to dark brown, Smoky Quartz gets its dark color when natural radiation is emitted from surrounding rocks and activates color centers around aluminum impurities within the crystal.

Known as one of the most powerful stones for grounding, Smoky Quartz is used to cleanse and clear negative energy, and thanks to that blast of radiation, it is used to counter excessive electromagnetic fields from electronics. Smoky Quartz is one of the best root chakra stones for supporting emotional and physical stability.

Clear Quartz

Clarity • Focus • Amplification

Abundant around the world, Clear Quartz is found on every continent. "Quartz" comes from the Greek word for "ice," reflecting the once held belief that this stone was a permanent form of ice, once so cold it would never thaw.

It been used in cultures all around the world as spiritual tools, talismans, and healing aid, known for its support of mental clarity, improving negative thought patterns, and dispelling negative energy. Clear Quartz is great for amplifying energy, from you or other crystals around it. In crystal healing, Clear Quartz is a master healer, working to bring the all the chakras into balance, including the root chakra.

Crystals for all 7 Chakras

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chakra crystals set
Work towards chakra alignment with the assistance of our Chakra Crystals Set. This collection of 7 chakra stones includes a tumbled stone for each of the main chakras.

Each set of chakra stones comes in a muslin back and with a crystal identification card. Learn more.

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The Best Crystals for Each Chakra

When choosing chakra stones to work with you'll want to look for crystals that have the same energetic quality as the chakra when it is balanced. For example, if you wanted to work with crystal healing for your first chakra or Root Chakra, you would look for stones that are known to remove negative energy and possess grounding properties.

Each of the seven chakras also has a corresponding color. So you might start with finding a chakra stone that also has this hue. For example, many Crown Chakra crystals are clear or white as this chakra is represented by the color white.

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How to Use Crystals for Chakra Healing

Chakra healing stones work by resonating with the energy of specific chakras, helping to restore balance and flow. Each chakra is associated with a specific color and energy frequency, and certain stones are believed to correspond with each chakra.

For example, amethyst is associated with the crown chakra, while citrine is linked to the solar plexus chakra. By placing these stones on or near the corresponding chakra during meditation or energy healing sessions, they can help to clear blockages and restore balance.