Written By Liz Oakes
Base chakra stones particularly help the area of the body where your ambitions, your interest in life and sex drive originates.
Using specific crystals that aid this chakra may be helpful for a number of reasons, but most specifically because they help to ensure the health of the physical body.
Stones that stimulate the root chakra area are often red or black, with the red stones being most well known for their action to aid the organs located in the lowest part of the body.
This includes the sex organs and the digestive organs. Those with a weak base chakra often feel a lack of motivation and may feel disinterested in life.
The black stones are well known to aid grounding, and it is through the first chakra that you are able to ground yourself down through the legs to the earth, through the earth star chakra.
There are quite a few stones that will stimulate this chakra, but before you use any specific crystal known to aid this chakra I advise the use of Kyanite.
Kyanite comes in many colors and all of them are effective healers. Use any color of Kyanite before you use other stones. Kyanite's action on the body is to bring all of the chakras into alignment.
Blue Kyanite is the most common variety of Kyanite, and works well on all chakras., but if you can, get some Black Kyanite as it is an excellent base chakra stone.
Not only will it clear energy in all chakras, but it can also replenish the meridian system. Some people may have had surgery in the lower back or in the lower stomach area.
If you have suffered from any accidents where there may have been damage done there, Kyanite will help to heal the area by bridging the energy gaps.
After you have used Kyanite it would be best to follow by using the individual chakra stones for the first chakra. The base chakra stones are powerful to ensure a robust sex drive, good circulation in the reproductive areas, and a strong interest in living life to the full.
Some of these are easier to find than others and of course the cost varies as well, but those mentioned are a good selection of stones in the chakra colors.
The base or root chakra resonates to the color of red. It is possible to buy quite a few different sorts of red crystals, including beautiful gemstones.
The red base chakra stones are particularly powerful to aid you to increase your sex drive and interest in life. Using any of the red base chakra stones is extremely helpful.
The red stones will
bring through vitality and may aid your personal relationships. There are a number of well known red crystals as well as some not so common stones.
Eudialyte, Red Jasper, Red Coral, Red Spessartine Garnet, Rhodolite Garnet, Red Almandine Garnet, Cuprite, Red or Crimson Calcite, Rubellite aka Red Tourmaline and Red Jasper, are some of my favorite red stones, and of course the beautiful Red Ruby above.
To heal this chakra many of the black stones are also very powerful and this is also because of the grounding aspect of them.
Black stones such as Black Andradite Garnet, Black Tourmaline, Black Onyx, Black Spinel, Shungite, Black Jade, Black Diopside and Black Obsidian Stone, are extremely useful in this area, as are Smokey Quartz Crystals and the dark brown Tourmaline known as Dravite.
The stones for the root chakra are made up of both the red and black stones and as well there are also a number of other colored stones, so the list is quite long.
There may be even more than are on the list, which is located at the end of this article, and I am adding to them as I find new stones and add them to the site.
Read about the base or root chakra, as the characteristics of the lowest of the above ground chakras is valuable to learn about, so you can make better choices to aid your healing.
If you need to ground your energy by making a connection to Mother Gaia, you can unite with the Earth and to the earth star chakra through this chakra.
As the dark base chakra crystals have a strong grounding
vibration keeping them within your aura is highly beneficial.
Black Tourmaline is one of the more well liked of the dark stones for this chakra. They are popular crystals as they have some powerful attributes, including creating an excellent grounding action.
There are a good number of other stones that assist this area, and it is easy to buy many of the stones shown on this page. To use them, one solution is to wear them as jewelry, as it is a simple way to keep them close to you.
Using the dark stones can be an easy and powerful method to achieve spiritual grounding.
To use them to benefit you, you can wear them on your body as jewelry, or simply put a combination of any of these natural crystals in a pouch in your pocket.
The chakra color for the first chakra is primarily the color red. Red is a stimulating color and lovely jewelry pieces are made using red stones, including Ruby and Red Garnet.
It is a bright color for stones and crystals and is beautiful when used to make jewelry.
Both Red Garnet and Rubies are very popular, and you will find them made into gemstone or crystal jewelry, either alone or in combination with other red stones.
You can mix various stones that suit this chakra, and you may notice that there are stones of other colors that help this chakra, as stones of many colors are known to stimulate this area.
Any of the base chakra stones that are shown on this page will help to bring though the strong fire energy needed by the base chakra. If you feel the energy of this chakra area is not in balance, take action to change it.
Natural crystals in either the red color, or those stones that are the darker brown or black colors will be beneficial to aid this chakra.
Lovely Smokey Quartz pendants are available and as this is a variety of quartz it has the added natural advantage of amplifying the energy of both itself and other stones that are used with it.
Attractive Smokey Quartz jewelry is easy to buy, and it makes lovely pendants, and there are many beautiful pieces made from the dark stones.
These include pendants that combine a few crystals together, like the one shown here that contains Smoky Quartz Crystal, Purple Amethyst and Black Tourmaline, mixed together in one pendant.
Keeping these healing stones on you will bring through the grounding needed. This is especially important if you have also been working with any of the higher vibration crystals.
If you are wondering how to heal the root chakra, make sure to use these crystals as often as possible.
Many of the stones on this page have had their own in-depth articles written about them. If you wish to read more information about any of the crystals listed, you can find out if a dedicated in-depth page has been written about a particular stone.
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There are a very large number of base chakra stones and while a number are pictured on this page there are lots of others not shown here.
Other stones that also stimulate this chakra include the following... Actinolite, Anatase, Apache Gold, Aragonite Star Clusters, Ascension Stones, Aurora Quartz aka Rainbow Quartz, Axinite, Bastnasite aka Bastnaesite, Bixbite, Black Agate, Black Ammonite, Black Coral, Black Merlinite, Black Moonstone, Blizzard Stone aka Gabbro, Boji Stone, Brown Aragonite, Bronzite, Bustamite, Carnelian, Cassiterite, Celestobarite, Cerussite, Charoite, Chiastolite, Chrysocolla, Chrysotile, Cinnabar, Citrine and Cryolite.
Dalmatian Jasper aka Dalmation Stone, Dianite aka Siberian Blue Jade, Elestial Quartz, Enstatite, Epidote, Eudialyte, Fire Quartz, Flint, Fossil Palm Wood aka Petrified Palmwood, Gaspeite, Golden Aura Quartz aka Imperial Gold Quartz, Golden Healer, Green Andradite Garnet aka Demantoid Garnet, Green Ridge Quartz, Grossular Garnet and Healers Gold.
Ilmenite, Iron Pyrite, Jeremejevite with Black Tourmaline, Kambaba Jasper, Kammererite, Lemurian Jade, Leopardskin Jasper, Libyan Desert Glass, Limonite, Lithium Quartz, Magnetite, Mookaite Jasper aka Mook Jasper, Moss Agate, Mt Hay Thunderegg aka Star Agate or Amulet Stone, Nebula Stone, Nepheline, Nephrite Jade and Nuummite.
Phosphosiderite, Picasso Marble aka Picasso Stone, Poppy Jasper, Pyrrhotite, Que Sera, Red Calcite, Red Coral, Rhodochrosite, Rhodolite Garnet, Ruby In Kyanite, Rutilated Quartz, Sardonyx, Scheelite, Serandite, Seriphos Green Quartz aka Prasem Quartz, Spurrite aka Strombolite, Staurolite aka Fairy Cross Stones, Stellerite, Stibnite, Stichtite, Stichtite in Serpentine aka Atlantasite, Tourmilated Quartz, Winchite, Wulfenite, Zebra Stone, Zincite or Zircon.