Stones for the Root Chakra
There are many Crystals that support the root chakra, some of the best known include Brown Jasper, Red Jasper, Smoky Quartz, Hematite, Cuprite, Mahogany Obsidian, Tourmaline, Rhodonite, Garnet and Bloodstone. In general, red stones and crystals are associated with the root chakra. Black stones and crystals too are thought to provide the stability and protection needed to support the root chakra.
About the Root Chakra
The Base or Root Chakra is the 1st of the 7 Chakras. It represents our most basic needs and desires, our safety and security. The base chakra is our need for physical and emotional safety - and energy! It is our foundation, from where we can then address our more complex emotions and higher thinking. Crystal healing for the root chakra can be as simple as placing these crystals on your lower back. Or place them in your pocket while gardening, going for a walk or doing anything that connects you to nature. The root chakra likes nature! We need it to stay ‘grounded’ and getting in touch with the Earth is a great start.
Mahogany ObsidianMahogany Obsidian is a blend of Hematite and Black Obsidian. This creates gorgeous brown color with black spots or stripes that are sometimes transparent. This stones energy is thought to be more gentle than obsidian providing a comforting connection to the Earth's energy. It is also a stone of union, giving us the feeling of being connected to others and supporting our confidence in relationships.
Brown Jasper, Jasper, Camo Jasper
Brown Jasper comes in many shades, but all are excellent for heightening our connection to nature. All jaspers are considered to be deeply connected with the electromagnetic forces of the Earth.
Life-force: the ancient Egyptians linked Red Jasper with the fertilizing blood of Mother Isis. A symbol of physical endurance, energy, and life itself. It's red color also resonates strongly with the red color ray of the root chakra.
Clean black with a smooth shape. A mysterious stone with a mixed and ancient reputation. It was the first stone to be mentioned in the Bible, in Genesis. This stone was thought to be a powerful protector and sharpen the senses and physical responses. Perfect for the Root Chakra, our want for safety and source of physical energy.
Garnet's red color is in harmony with the color ray of the root chakra and it provides emotional stability and helps us satisfy our need for belonging. Garnet is unique in its ability to bridge or synchronize the energies of the body. Garnet stimulates both the base and crown charkas, enabling the free flow of energy. Greek mythology mentions Garnet as a stone that can heal emotional rifts between lovers through divine influence.
The dark color of certain Bloostone types is in sync with the root chakra. Bloodstone has been seen has a source of vitality and physcial energy. Called Heliotrope, the Sun Stone, by the ancient Greeks. They believed that when immersed in water, it turned the reflection of the sun to blood-red. Its use for healing and connection to blood/detoxification of the organs dates back five thousand years to Mesopotamia.
Tourmaline (Black Tourmaline)
Black Tourmaline has been used throughout history as a stone for protection and as a shield against negative spirits or destructive forces. This security is ideal for the base chakra and it is one of the most common stones used for providing stable, grounding energy and cleansing the root chakra.