The most common technique of using the stones is to place them on your body close to the locations of your seven chakras. You can wear chakra crystals as pendants, bracelets or rings, or you can place chakra stones in a room in your home or office. You can even create crystal energy grids or altars and shrines.
If you use chakra crystals for healing, you should select the right stone for the appropriate purpose, depending on what energy aspect or chakra you want to heal.
Energy interaction between the chakra and a healing stone is a two-way process. As the vibration of the gemstone is balancing and healing the chakra, also the energy of the chakra is affecting the power of the crystal - rising or lowering its natural frequency, and it may be releasing 'negative' energies into the stone.
If you use a gemstone in a room, its energy is in continuous interaction with energies of the surroundings. If you wear it as a pendulum, bracelet or a ring, it is constantly in close connection and communication with your energy field.
Therefore it is vital to take proper care of your crystals and regularly clean, charge, activate and re-program them if necessary.
If they are not in use, it is also essential to store them in an energetically beneficial container where they won't get 'dirty' by the stale or over-active energy of the room where they are kept.
If you are working with energies for the first time or if you never used crystals before, you should first practice crystal healing on yourself.
The easiest way is to pick a few gemstones by intuition and try to do a simple chakra meditation with the stones placed close to your chakras locations. You can lie down and place your selected stone on the location of the related chakra and just relax. You can also put multiple crystals on all seven chakras. While relaxing, you can practice various breathing exercises, and you can visualize the energy flowing through your chakras, filling them with healing energies and balancing them.
When you use gemstones for healing, the energy of crystals will get in the resonant vibration with the energy and vibration of your chakras. Through this vibration, the stones balance the chakras by stimulating (rising) their frequencies or lowering them if the chakras are over-active. Crystals can also bring qualitative information (intention) to chakras, which is a kind of programming.
Another standard technique is to put crystals in areas of your house, in places where you need to clear or enhance specific energies. The shapes that work best are various crystal clusters and pyramids. As opposed to pointed crystals, the clusters project their energy in all directions and cover a larger room space. It is beneficial to place specific stones in areas of your home where you stay the most.
You can place Agate or Shungite stones by your computer because they will help neutralize the harmful radiation of electronic devices. You can also use crystals for concentration and focus in your workplace - such as Citrine, Fluorite, Jade, Hematite, etc.
The stones that fit well in your bedroom are for example Amethyst, Quartz, and Selenite. Besides clearing the energy of the room, they will also help you get a good and restful sleep.
If you have a special place for meditation or a place to practice yoga, you can equip it with a variety of gemstones intuitively picked for the purpose and quality you want to bring into your life.
There are no fixed rules or limits when you are using crystals to improve the quality of your living space. The only limit is your creativity and imagination, and the only important thing with your arrangement is that it makes you feel good.
Chakra crystals are many times central objects of personal altars and shrines. Personal altars are collections of power objects, which hold some significant meaning for you, and are arranged by logic originating from your intuition.
To create your altar, pick an appropriate place in your home and be creative. When you are building your energy shrine, you have to be relaxed and calm. The act of handling your power objects by itself will have the effect of calming you down and strengthening your intuition. Just go with the flow.
The purpose of building an altar can be based on particular intention, oriented towards solving specific psychological or physical issue, or you can build it merely for general protection and clearing of any negative energies.
When you are setting up your altar, you also have to program the 'power objects' for the specific purpose which you have in mind. The method for programming of 'power objects' is the same as for programming the crystals.
Altairs usually contain objects of special value for you: statues, pendulums, photographs, incense, candles, gemstones and other power objects. The arrangement of objects on your altar is also essential. What will you put in the center? What in the corners? What is its orientation towards four cardinal directions of the sky? How the energy flows in the altar? These are just some of the questions that can help you when you are building your sacred shrine. But don't worry, there is no right or wrong way. Just follow your feeling and be intuitive.
Crystal grids have similar properties as altars. The difference is that the grids by default do not include other objects of power apart from gemstones. In this regards, crystal grids have less symbolic power but are more like 'energy machines' based only on the powers of gemstones.
Crystal grids are specific arrangements of energy stones, usually in mandala-like patterns which serve the purpose of manipulating the energy of the place where they are placed.
Crystal grids are extremely powerful 'energy machines.' When the stones are arranged in a grid, they amplify each other's energies, and they create a synergy. Two crystals that complement each other energies can be much stronger as each stone by itself. There are infinite ways of how you can build your crystal grids, and there are many purposes which these grids can have. Once you are familiar with the energy of your stones, it is all left to your imagination and intuition.
Another way of energy balancing is to wear crystal jewelry: rings, bracelets or pendants.
As with all gemstones also crystal jewelry needs to be cleaned, charged and programmed. If you wear a crystal pendant or other type of jewelry, the stone is permanent contact with your energy body.
The main advantage over other energy healing methods with gemstones is that by carrying the crystal on you it will protect your energy at all times. Not only that chakra stones jewelry looks great, it also helps you to preserve your energy when you are in contact with other people and facing the daily stressful situations.
There are many purposes for wearing gemstones jewelry. Most people wear it for rooting and balancing their energy and for protection. But there are other useful applications.
If you are attending a business meeting, you could wear a throat chakra crystal to help you improve your reasoning and communication skills. If you are in a meditation group, you could use third eye or crown chakra gemstone to help you connect with celestial energies while you meditate. If you are on a date, you might want to use one of the sacral chakra gemstones to enhance your sexual and sensual energies, which makes you more attractive to your partner.
As with other methods of energy work with energy stones, the only limit is set by your imagination.
Less known but extremely effective method of healing with chakra stones is to diet them. You can put the crystals of your choice in water (mind that not all gemstones like the water), leave them for a while and then drink the water. Some crystals can be slightly toxic, so you can put your stones in a special vial or small flask, which you submerge into water.
Water is a medium that can store energy and information and crystals will inform it with their vibration even if they are not in direct contact with the water. When you drink the informed water, your body will absorb the information and it will imprint this energy into your cells.
You can diet a single crystal at a time, or you can use a combination of stones. It is not advised to diet more than three crystals at a time. The time period of dieting should be at least a week up to a month if you want to establish a really close connection with your gemstone.
For maximum effect, each diet should be supported by a proper food diet. This means that you should not intake any meat, salt, sugar, alcohol or processed foods. You should also avoid eating dairy products during the chakra crystals diet, especially aged cheese.