Chakra bracelet benefits are numerous. Each crystal on the bracelet represents a chakra in your body. The crystals vibrate with energy that affects your chakras and can help balance and heal them.
If you’ve been feeling off a 7 chakra bracelet can help bring balance back into your body. If you’ve been dealing with anxiety and stress it can help calm you.
If you have a big deadline coming up but have been experiencing a creative block, a chakra bracelet can help with that. It can help with any imbalance in your 7 chakras. If one chakra is off then its likely that the others are imbalanced too.
What are the 7 chakras?
The 7 chakras are energy centers that run through your body starting from the root chakra at the base of your spine all the way up to your crown chakra above the top of your head. The 7 chakras connect your physical and etheric bodies.
The physical body is made up of your skin, bones, organs, fluids, thoughts and beliefs while your etheric body is made of your energy, spirituality, emotions and your connection to the higher realms.
Each chakra is associated with specific energies, body parts and emotional, mental and spiritual issues.
If you’re dealing with health issues in your physical body chances are the related chakra is imbalanced.
1. Root Chakra
Location: Base of the spine
The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with trust, grounding, safety and security. The physical areas it affects are the legs, feet, base of spine, tailbone and rectum.
If you’re experiencing physical discomforts in your legs, feet, spine, tailbone or have problems with your colon or bladder, then your root chakra may be imbalanced.
Signs your root chakra is imbalanced or blocked:
- Stuck or fatigued
- Stress or anxiety
- Financial difficulties
- Feeling abandoned
- Feel like you’re not good enough
- Physical problems associated with your legs, feet, spine, colon or bladder
Signs that your root chakra is balanced and open:
- Have a strong connection to your friends and family
- Feel loved and wanted
- Are confident with money
- Feel like you have everything you need
- Feel overall grounded
Chakra crystals and healing stones that help balance the root chakra are red and black crystals like garnet, red jasper, bloodstone, obsidian, hematite, tourmaline and onyx.
To help your root chakra wear a crystal bracelet that has red or black crystals or a 7 chakra bracelet to help balance them all.
2. Sacral Chakra
Location: Below the belly button
The sacral chakra is your physical center and is located below your belly button. It’s associated with sexuality and creativity. Physically it affects the lower back, sex organs, hips, pelvis and all the organs in the lower abdomen.
Signs your sacral chakra is imbalanced or blocked:
- Difficulty with intimacy
- History of toxic relationships
- Loss of confidence in yourself and your abilities
- Creative blocks
- Irregular periods
Signs that your root chakra is balanced and open:
- Enjoy the pleasures of life
- Have confidence
- Feel comfortable and confident around others and with intimacy
Chakra crystals that help balance the sacral chakra are orange and brown crystals such as carnelian or smoky quartz.
3. Solar Plexus
Location: Below your sternum
The solar plexus is below your sternum and above your belly button and is associated with wisdom and power. Physically it affects stomach, upper intestines, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, adrenals, and mid-back. Energetically it affects your personality, self-esteem and worth, courage and maturity.
Signs your solar plexus is imbalanced or blocked:
- Feel powerless or victimized
- Low self esteem
- Not following through with action
- Stomach pains
Signs that your solar plexus is balanced and open:
- Feeling calm
- Have a strong sense of your own power
- Stomach issues are gone
- Digestion is normal
Chakra crystals that help balance the solar plexus are yellow and gold such as citrine, pyrite, yellow jasper and lemon quartz.
4. Heart Chakra
Location: Center of your chest
The heart chakra is in the center of your chest and is associated with love and healing. Physically it affects the heart, lungs, ribs, upper back, arms, shoulders, hands, circulatory system, and breathing.
Energetically it’s associated with unconditional love, anger, forgiveness, compassion and grief.
Signs your heart chakra is imbalanced or blocked:
- Grieving a death, broken heart or any type of loss
- Fear of commitment
- Trouble with giving and receiving love
- Asthma, allergies, shoulder tightness
Signs that your heart chakra is balanced and open:
- You give and receive love easily
- Feelings of gratitude
- Appreciate the people in your life and feel compassion toward them and yourself
Chakra crystals that help balance the heart chakra are green or pink such as malachite, jade, aventurine, and rose quartz.
5. Throat Chakra
The throat chakra is located in your throat and is associated with communication. Physically it affects the throat, thyroid, teeth, gums, mouth and jaw. Energetically it affects communication, speaking your truth, and self expression.
Signs your throat chakra is imbalanced or blocked:
- Feel that people misunderstand what you say
- Scared to speak up
- Sore throat
Signs that your throat chakra is balanced and open:
- Feel heard and comfortable speaking up
- Feel understood by your peers
Chakra crystals that help balance the throat chakra are blue such as chalcedony, lapis lazuli, celestite, and sodalite.
6. Third Eye
Color: Indigo or violet
Location: Center of your forehead
The Third Eye Chakra is located at the center of your forehead and is associated with awareness. Physically it affects the head, eyes, ears and brain. Energetically it is your intuition, psychic ability and your relationship with your higher self.
Signs your third eye chakra is imbalanced or blocked:
- Feeling lost and disconnected from your spiritual and life purpose
- Can’t make decisions
- Headaches and brain fog
Signs that your third eye chakra is balanced and open:
- Have a strong sense of purpose and your life path.
Chakra crystals that help balance your third eye chakra are purple such as amethyst and lepidolite.
7. Crown Chakra
Color: White or clear
Location: Top of your head
The crown chakra is at the top of your head and is associated with your spirituality. Physically it affects skin, bones and muscle. Energetically it connects you to the divine, empathy, compassion and your spiritual path.
Signs your crown chakra is imbalanced or blocked:
- A lack of connection or guidance
- You may feel insignificant in the world and lonely
- Lack a feeling of purpose
Signs that your crown chakra is balanced and open:
- Feel connected to your spiritual self
- Have found your life purpose
Chakra crystals that help balance your crown chakra are white or clear such as clear quartz and howlite.
Do Chakra Bracelets Work?
When there’s an imbalance in one of your energy centers or chakras it affects the others. Working with crystals can help bring balance back into your energetic systems and ease physical ailments.
Chakra bracelets may be an effective way to bring alignment and balance to all 7 chakras. 7 chakra bracelets are designed to help balance your body and bring about healing.
How do I know if I need a chakra bracelet?
If you feel any of the imbalances listed in the chakra descriptions above or feel a sense of unbalance than wearing a chakra bracelet may help.
Wearing a chakra bracelet and setting an intention for wearing the bracelet can help balance and ground you. It may open you up and bring clarity to your purpose.
Do you feel drawn to the chakra bracelet? Let your intuition guide you. If you came to this post, chances are you’re feeling drawn or being intuitively led to a chakra bracelet.
I wear crystal jewelry and choose bracelets I want to wear for the day based on what I feel drawn to at the moment. Usually when I look up the crystal meanings of the bracelet I chose I find it’s what I need or I’ll feel a sense of calm when wearing it.
If you feel drawn to a particular piece, trust your intuition that it’s a piece you need right now.
How to wear a chakra bracelet
Cleanse your chakra bracelet
Proper care of your chakra bracelet will help the crystals maintain the highest vibrational energy possible. This will allow them to function the best they can for you.
The crystals in your 7 chakra bracelet have a pure vibration. As you wear them or as they travel from place to place before you own them, the energy they’re exposed to affects the vibration of the crystals. So you need to cleanse them of the energies they picked up before you wear them.
You should cleanse them weekly for the highest vibration. I don’t mean dusting them or washing them with soap and water. I mean cleansing their energy with smoke, moonlight, sunlight or sound so they can vibrate at their highest level.
Cleanse your chakra bracelet when you first receive it and then cleanse it weekly or less often depending on how often you wear it.
How to cleanse your chakra bracelet for the highest vibration
Smoke is an effective crystal cleanser and is super easy to do. There are many herbs and woods that produce cleansing smoke like palo santo, white sage, lavender, cedar and frankincense. Smoke your crystal bracelet by lighting your herbs or wood on fire, letting it burn a little until it begins to smolder and then blowing it out. Hold the crystal bracelet over the smoke or lay it down and direct the smoke to the crystal bracelet with a feather for at least 30 seconds.
I like to say an affirmation three times when I smudge my crystal bracelets.
“I cleanse this crystal bracelet of stuck energies so that it may vibrate at its highest level.”
There are other ways to cleanse your chakra bracelets including placing them in the moonlight during a full moon, in the sunlight, and using sounds like Tibetan singing bowls or chimes.
Set an intention for your chakra bracelet
I love this practice of setting an intention for your chakra bracelet before wearing it, because it lets the universe know your desires. In turn the universe can help you manifest your intention. Setting an intention can be as easy as saying an affirmation or writing the affirmation down. The more specific you are with your intention, the better the universe will understand and support you.
Hold your chakra bracelet in your dominant hand and say out loud your affirmation three times.
For example, if you have a big presentation at work that day you might say an affirmation like “I speak with clarity and my peers understand me.”
Or maybe you’re wearing the chakra bracelet to bring overall balance into your life. In that case you may affirm
“I balance all areas of my life. All is well”.
Meditate with your chakra bracelet
Use your chakra bracelet in your meditation practice to help you focus and bring in the crystal energies. Simply hold the crystal in your hand while you meditate.
You can use it as a guide for a chakra meditation by focusing on each crystal related to your chakras.You can also place the crystal bracelet on a specific chakra while you meditate to help balance it.
Wear your chakra bracelet often
To ensure you have crystal energies with you throughout the day, wear your bracelet. Wear it on whichever wrist feels right to you and for as long as you want to channel the energies of the chakra crystals. If you wear it daily don’t forget to cleanse it more often, to get the most out of it.