By Anna Guggenberger

One of my first memories as a child is going hiking with my mother and being fascinated by the sound of gravel crunching under each and every step. I remember inspecting the little rocks, picking the most outstanding and oddly shaped ones and sliding them into my mum’s backpack in the hopes of her carrying them home for me. I remember keeping a collection of rocks on my window sill, each telling me a different story.

What I didn't know back then is that nature, as well as our bodies, is in a constant state of flux and by bringing a part of nature into our homes, we create an environment that allows a deep connection to our Mother Earth. There’s a steady flow of energy between us and our surroundings and by opening our hearts and minds towards the powers of nature, we become one step closer to finding our true selves.

Crystals have been used for thousands of years to balance our emotional, physical and spiritual selves. In Ancient Egypt the dead were buried with a quartz on their forehead to ensure a safe transition into the afterlife. The Greeks believed that crystals are eternal ice sent from heaven and the Romans wore crystal amulets and talismans to protect them in battles. In Eastern philosophies, crystals play a central role in balancing the base chakras, the seven energy centers in our body.

Serpentine Yellow Turquoise

As history shows, crystals have always been thought to have a healing effect on our body. Everything vibrates at its own frequency and we, as humans, are affected by dissimilar as well as similar vibrations. Crystals resonate with these vibrational frequencies and therefore, trigger biochemical shifts that have a healing effect on our physical, mental and emotional health. Crystals are not only a useful resource/ or handy tool in colour therapy, also their geometric shape is believed to have an influence on their metaphysical properties.

Brazilian Agate Nodule

The energy vibrations of crystals correspond with our individual chakras. Green stones like Green Kyanite or Malachite, for example, best align with the frequency of the heart chakra. The vibrational frequencies of the different energy centers in our body are reflected in colours, following the order of the rainbow, from red to purple and white.
Healing Crystals
Red is the colour of the root chakra (1st chakra) and signifies grounding, and nourishment from Earth’s Energy. Orange represents the sacral chakra (2nd chakra) and is associated with sexuality and safety. Yellow, the colour of the solar plexus chakra (3rd chakra) connotes self-esteem, will and power. The colour of the heart chakra (4th chakra) is green. It symbolizes love and compassion. Blue is the colour of the throat chakra (5th chakra) and signifies self-expression, communication and creative expression. Purple, the colour of the third eye chakra (6th chakra) is associated with inner wisdom and extrasensory perception. And the last colour, the colour of the crown chakra (7th chakra) is white. White symbolizes the connection with spirituality and a universal consciousness.


Working with crystals and colours is a great way to heal and activate the chakras and balance our mind, body and spirit. This is the first post of a series of articles explaining the way healing stones help us rebalance and open our chakras and increase our mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing. The next post explains the functions of the root chakra and which crystals help to open the 1st chakra. 
Read 1st Root Chakra post

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About Anna
Anna is a thinker, dreamer, and raconteur. She grew up in the Austrian countryside surrounded by mountains, forests, and meadows, where her creative spirit and vivid imagination were cultivated. The aspiring writer seeks to inspire and spark conversations about topics ranging from mental health and body positivity to mindfulness and living in alignment with the energies of nature.