The Power of Red in Crystal & Gemstone Healing

The Power of Red in Crystal & Gemstone Healing





More people are becoming open to using healing stones or crystals. These stones have millions of years of history stored within them and energies you can use to tap into healing and personal growth. In crystal therapies, we look to Red as it is a base color and a common tool used to activate, balance and cleanse the Root Chakra or Muladhara. There are crystals, gems, and stones associated with the Root Chakra that can be used to harmonize imbalances that may arise.

Our Root Chakra in or out of balance affects us on every level of our being. In our physical body, It is located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae. Its physical associations are with our legs, feet, hips, the base of the spine and in the deepest physical level is connected with circulation, blood, and our bloods iron content.


The Root Chakra or our red energies reflect the balances or imbalanced feelings of safety and feeling grounded. This shines outwardly in our attitudes of self-confidence and trust while the unbalanced red energies are expressed as fear and aggression. Red has always been a color that represents heat, passion, and vitality and when out of balance the opposites arise and are expressed in symptoms like cold and congestion, inflammation, low libido, tapped energy or exhaustion.


Here are some more symptoms of Root Chakra Imbalances:

  • Pervasive negative thoughts and behaviors
  • Feelings of insecurity
  • Out of balance with money
  • Nightmares
  • Eating Disorders
  • Inflammation
  • Anger
  • Problems with bladder, elimination and lower back.
  • Being emotionally unable to sustain energy.
  • Unable to accept life as it is.
  • Physical weakness
  • Feelings of vulnerability
  • No “Zest” for life


To help with any imbalances in the Root Chakra you can use a certain red vibe or red Colored crystals, gems, and stones to heal the imbalance.


Stones Associated with Red Energy:

  • Red or Strawberry quartz
  • Red carnelian
  • Ruby
  • Bloodstone
  • Red Jasper
  • Fire agate,
  • Red-banded agate
  • Iron




Lie on your back. Place the stones in an “energy” wheel formation on the body (see image above) covering over your Root Chakra (Pelvic area). Six stones create the outside circle with a good red colored stone placed in the middle. The six outer stones can be quartz interspersed with tourmaline. This is a base idea and is a good start but of course, these stones can be changed. Always use your intuition when using crystal healing. Make decisions based on what “feels right.” The stones will help open the energy channels, but at the same time, it is beneficial for you to do a clearing meditation for the Root Chakra while the stones do their part of the work. Light your red chakra or red colored candle, listen to a guided meditation or simply focus on your breath and envision the color red. Once grounded in meditation slowly shift your attention to the energy of the stones and take note of any sensations you may feel.  Stay in a mode of natural breath until you feel the clearing is complete. You may need 10- 20 minutes for this exercise and you may want to do it again in 2-3 days depending on how you feel. Root Chakra clearing with stones is powerful so take note of any changes that happen to you personally. Write down if you are feeling less anxiety, more energy and gaining feelings of security and confidence. 







In Yoga, there are a few asanas associated with this clearing. Keep the stones in your hand or place them in a grid formation near or on your Yoga Mat. These poses will help push the healing and clearing process.


  • Knee to Chest pose, Pavanamuktasana
  • Head to Knee Pose, Janu Sirsansana
  • Lotus flexion, Padmasana
  • Squatting pose, Malasana


I have great personal enjoyment with crystals. I keep crystals, stones, and gems with me in my bag or pocket in my daily life.  As a great starter kit for working with red energy and crystal healing the Yama Yoga Store offers the Red Crystal Pouch and the rare stones of the Blood Moon Crystal Pouch which include: Dragon’s Blood Jasper, Dragon’s Blood Calcite, Sedona Vortex Stone, Red Obsidian and Bloodstone.


Your experience matters! Write to us in the comments section as we would love to hear any experiences you may have with red stones, gems, and crystals

Be well and Stay Well!

Sat Nam ਸਤਿ ਨਾਮੁ

Soorya Kirti Kaur

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