Best Crystals for Root Chakra

16 Best Crystals and Stones for Root Chakra

If you are finding lately you have ailments from the lower part of the body such as lower back pain, kidney issues, leg problems or feeling insecurity, fear, anxiety; you might have your root chakra unbalanced and these 16 best crystals for root chakra can help you.

What is Root Chakra Responsible for?

Root Chakra or Muladhara Chakra is the 1st chakra in the 7 main chakras system. The 7 chakras are:

The 1st chakra is located at the base of the spine, it governs adrenal glands, spine, and reproductive organs. It is responsible for our sense of security, safety, survival, financial and emotional stability and balance.

Root Chakra

If your Root Chakra is balanced, you will:

  • have a strong foundation to support other chakras above
  • feel grounded, safe and secure
  • feel energetic and strong
  • financial and emotional stability

If your root chakra is out of balance, you might experience fear, insecurity, restlessness, anxiety, or feel more materialistic and aggressive. Physical symptoms are related to the lower part of the body such as lower back pain, kidney stones, urinary problems and constipation.

What Color is the Root Chakra?

The color of the root chakra is red which is the color of energy, action and passion. Start by wearing red clothes more often, and using red crystals will help you balance your 1st chakra.

How to Choose the Best stones and crystals for Root Chakra?

Red is associated with the root chakra, so definitely choose Red Crystals/Stones to balance the 1st chakra but Black or Brown gemstones also support the stability and protection of the Muladhara chakra.

Red Crystals and Stones

Red crystals stones including red carnelian, calcite, garnet, cinnabar, red Jasper, rose quartz, rhodochrosite, morganite, pink tourmaline, topaz, ruby…will give energy, strength, vitality, passion to your life. 

Black/Brown Crystals and Stones

Black and brown gemstones including black tourmaline, smokey quartz, onyx, hematite, jet, shungite, obsidian… help us feel safe, strong and grounding and protect us against negative energies.

Black absorbs negativity, it is symbolic of outer space and the universe. Black is the absence of all colors. In some cultures, it is believed that black represented fertility and wisdom. 

How to use stones and crystals for Root chakra?

You can use red crystals and stones for healing root chakra by wearing them as jewelry, place them in the bed room, keep them in the pocket or meditate with them.

  1. Wearing root chakra crystals as jewelry: bracelets, pendants, and rings, necklaces
  2. Sleep with stone  by your bedside or under your pillow. Keeping a root chakra healing crystal under your pillow, or on your bedside is a powerful way to bring the crystal’s healing energy in your healing sleep time.
  3. Carry one in your pocket as touchstones. Carry your favourite crystals in your pocket or handbag. You can hold them whenever you feel you need to boost your energy or want to focus and pay attention.
  4. Meditate with root chakra crystals by holding them or placing them over the root chakra pelvic area.
  5. Keep root crystals at your desk in your office and pick them up when it comes to mind.

What Are the Best Stones and Crystals for Root Chakra?

1. Red Carnelian – Best Crystals for Root Chakra

Red Carnelian is a stabilizing stone, helping to boost your physical energy, renew vitality, willpower and activate creativity.

Red Carnelian best root chakra crystal

Carnelian not only brings powerful healing properties but also brings luck and strength.

Carnelian soothes anger and anchors you to reality.

Ancient Greek and Romans wore Carnelian as talismans. Napoleon wore a lucky watch chain from carnelian stone. The carnelian is associated with kings and nobility, due to the blood-like color and this crystal symbolizes luck and health.

Physically, carnelian is said to enhance blood circulation, increase appetite, stimulate metabolism, improve fertility, assist to heal arthritis, rheumatism.

2. Red Garnet

Red Garnet carries the energy of passion, joy and creativity. It is believed to alleviate an angry temperament.

According to Indian astrology, garnet helps to  boost self-confidence, eliminate negative feelings and mental clarity in order to foster creative thinking and peace of mind. 

Since ancient times, Garnet was worn during the battle and it was believed to cure inflammatory diseases and protect one from the wound.

Red Garnet stimulates the survival instinct, fostering courage and passion,  activating the senses, and improving your endurance and vitality.

3. Tourmaline – Root Chakra & Solar Plexus Chakra Stone

If you want to heal your root chakra, black tourmaline is the best choice, and yellow tourmaline will be a stone to balance the solar plexus chakra.

Black Tourmaline is well known for its protection healing property. It is believed to take your negative energy and transform it into something positive.

Black Tourmaline helps to prevent the radiation energy from computer, microwave, cell phone and electronic equipment.

Black Tourmaline is an ideal crystal for grounding and strengthening physical vitality and emotional stability.

4.  Hematite – Root Chakra Stone

Hematite grounds us, makes us feel secure and safe. It provides courage, strength, vitality and stamina.

best root chakra stone Hematite

Hematite is a stone of the mind, helps us to focus, stimulates concentration and increases memory.

It is said that Hematite helps timid people find confidence, improve self-esteem and help ones to overcome addictions and compulsion.

5.  Smokey Quartz

Smokey Quartz or Smoky Quartz is known as anchoring and grounding gemstone as it has very strong vibration and metaphysical healing properties.

best grounding stone for 1st chakra Smoky Quartz

Since ancient times, Smokey Quartz was used as a burry talisman or worn as jewelries to cool them down during hot seasons. 

It is said that Smokey Quartz can help you overcome stress and depression. It absorbs a lot of negative energy from your body and releases it to the Earth through the natural process.

Smoky Quartz is an excellent stone for people who have wandering wind and are unable to focus.

6. Bloodstone – Root Chakra Stone

Bloodstone is primarily known as the stone of courage and vitality.  Wearing bloodstone to again bullying and courage to confront when needed.

Bloodstone best crystal for root chakra

Since ancient times, it was worn by warriors as an amulet to help them stop bleeding from the wound and keep them invisible from their enemies.

Physically, Bloodstone is said to treat ailments from blood issues such as blood pressure, activates blood circulation and improves immune system. It also helps to maintain healthy kidney, spleen and is beneficial for women during their pregnancy.

7. Black Obsidian

Obsidian can be found in black, green, brown but black obsidian is the most common obsidian. 

Black obsidian best healing crystal for root chakra

Black obsidian is a stone of protection, it protects wearers from negative energy. It is believed to release anger, fear, anxiety from wearers.

Wearing a piece of black obsidian as a jewelry can help you become more grounded, focused and clear a chatty mind.

8. Red Jasper

Red Jasper is known to help one anchored to the Earth and relieve stress. It is a perfect stone for meditation as it helps to ground, clear the mind and focus energy to the thoughts.

Red Jasper powerfull crystal for root chakra

Ancient people wear Red Jasper as protection stone, it also links to fertility, and Native American referred to it as Blood of mother Earth that activated rebirth and health.

Physically, Red Jasper would be good for people who have blood circulation issues, liver, kidney, lung problems. It also controls the assimilation of minerals in the body such as manganese, iron, and sulfur.

9. Onyx – Root Chakra & Heart Chakra Crystal

Onyx comes in many different colors from white, orange, black to cream, brown but black tend to be a common color of Onyx.  Black Onyx is one of the best crystals for root chakra and Green Onyx is a good choice crystal for heart chakra.

Onyx healing stone for base chakra

The most well-known Greek mythical say that Cupid – the god of love, used one of his arrows to give  his mother Venus a manicure. As her nails fell to the water of the sacred Indus river and  transformed to Onyx, since then it was believed to be Divine.

In ancient times Onyx was believed to absorb negative energy and the darker it gets the more negativity it absorbs.

In Fengshui, it is considered to be a grounding and protective stone and helps to strengthen stamina.

10. Tiger’s Eye – Root Chakra & Throat Chakra Stone

Red Tiger’s Eye is the best choice for healing first chakra and blue Tiger’s eye is a crystal for the throat chakra.

In many cultures, it is believed that a Tiger’s eye can protect wearers against the evil spirit and bring luck to them.

As its name, Tiger’s Eye represents strength, prosperity, and courage and has been used as an amulet since ancient times.

Red Tiger’s eye boosts your connection with the Earth, focus in your basic need like food, money, shelter.

Red Tiger’s eye can improve the feeling of sensuality and sexuality.

11. Jet

Jet has been used as a protection stone, it alleviates fearful thoughts and against evil enemies. 

It is told that Jet stabilizes finances and protects one during business pursuits. 

Physically, Jet is a very effective piece to relieve migraine, headaches, epilepsy, and colds. 

12. Black Agate

Black Agate is a grounding stone, helps to balance your physical, emotional and mental. 

It is told that Black Agate transmutes negative emotions, such as jealousy, bitterness, and resentment, and promotes self-acceptance and forgiveness.

It is also believed to neutralize the aura, bring clarity, soothes anxiety and alleviates tension in the atmosphere.

13. Cuprite

Cuprite regulates the female reproductive system, brings balance following childbirth, aids kidney and bladder disorders.

Cuprite is an amazing crystal for those who want to have a deep connection with mother Earth.

Cuprite provides grounding energy for your body, improving vitality and lifeforce.

14. Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood from Greek literally means “wood turned into stone”, and it is a fossilized ancient tree.  Using Petrified Wood if you want to create a deep connection with the root.

Petrified Wood strong stone for healing base chakra

Petrified wood is an amazing grounding stone, makes you feel safe and secure and soothe scattered energies.

Petrified Wood is also said to help the skeletal system, skin and hair.

15. Spinel

In ancient times, red spinels have been commonly mistaken with ruby because they have similar properties and occur in the same geological environments.

Spinel is said to eliminate negative thinking, release worry and calm the nervous system

BLACK SPINEL: is an earth centering, protective and grounding stone. It is said to help to get rid of resentment and sadness.

RED SPINEL: is a beautiful stone for increasing leadership, confidence and vitality. It is often called “Ruby Spinel” because of its beautiful blood red coloring. It helps one move through fear and moments of panic and anxiety.

16. Zircon

In some cultures, it was thought that Zircon can give a deep sleep, get rid of evil spirits, and bring riches, wisdom, and honor.

In ancient times,  zircon was used to protect against lightning, robbery, diseases.

Zircon reminds one to live in the present moment with gratitude.

Physically, Zircon may be beneficial in relieving sciatica, nerve pain, beneficial in the treatment of broken bones and spinal issues.

Don’t be overwhelmed with these 16 best crystals for root chakra, just pick one red, black or brown gemstone by your intuition, they will help you to heal unbalanced root chakra.

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Gabby has a passion for yoga, crystal healing, meditation, she made this website to document her spiritual journey and wanted to share it to everyone.

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