The root chakra is responsible for keeping us grounded and stable, and it's the first chakra we need to balance in order to align the rest of our chakras. If you find yourself feeling ungrounded, overwhelmed, flustered, and unstable, it's a sign that your root chakra is weak or out of balance. Certain crystals can help to heal this, leaving you feeling more grounded and stable.
Hematite has a powerful grounding energy that strengthens your connection with the earth, helping you to feel safe, stable, and secure. When it touches your skin, you may feel a magnetic energy that leaves you feeling more balanced, calm and centered. It also absorbs toxic emotions and negative feelings, pulling them from the aura to the root chakra, where it neutralizes them by balancing and aligning your chakras.
Smoky Quartz is not as potent as Hematite making it a great alternative for those who find Hematite too overwhelming. Smoky Quartz is a grounding and stabilizing crystal that brings powerful energies for centering the body. It helps to cleanse and balance the root chakra so you feel more rooted and grounded to the earth. It's also a strongly protective stone and effective at absorbing and transmuting negative energy. Smoky Quartz is also known to assist in clearing the mind and increasing focus and concentration.
Tigers Eye helps you to stay balanced and centered, and brings a warm stable energy suitable for meditation and healing. It has the power to promote mental clarity, release fear and anxiety, and aid harmony and balance. It calls upon your inner-strength, courage, and willpower to help you feel more stable and secure. Tigers Eye is also a strong protection stone that protects against evil forces and ill-wishes.
Shungite is incredibly powerful for cleansing, healing, and purifying the mind, body, and soul – in particular, the root chakra. Shungite's strong grounding and protective energy helps to neutralize toxic or negative energy, balance your root chakra, and ground you in the earth. This crystal is great to use whenever you feel the need to release heavy, dense, or stagnant energy. It is also known for and widely used to inhibit electromagnetic fields (EMFs) caused by electronic devices, so is great for placing around your computer and other electronics.
Black Tourmaline is one of my favourite protection crystals, but it's also fantastic for grounding. It connects to Earth's energies through your root chakra, and helps to cleanse and clear negative thought patterns and insecurities. Tourmaline also acts like a positive force in your life and encourages a positive mindset. It enhances energy and aids in removing blockages. It helps to balance your masculine and feminine energies.
Jasper crystals have long been valued for their healing and grounding energies. They carry a very strong Earth energy, helping to deepen your personal connection with the Earth when you wear or meditate with them.
Red Jasper carries a strong spiritual grounding vibration and creates a strong connection to the earth. It’s a stone that stimulates balance, stamina, courage, and inner strength. It’s lush, it's deep, and it's utterly nurturing for the soul. It also provides deep insight into personal difficulties, and helps you solve them as they occur. It can help you set boundaries and calm your emotions. This stone is also a powerful aid to the process of raising the kundalini.
Black Obsidian is a strongly protective and grounding stone. Formed by the rapid cooling of lava, it combines the elements of fire, earth, and water, and is remarkable for grounding. It has a strong connection with Mother Earth, and is great to use to re-ground you after doing spiritual work. It also helps to shield against negative energy, and break negative ties or attachments. Obsidian can also be used for spiritual work that may require you to heal from and let go of anger, fear, or resentment.