Black tourmaline will be most beneficial to you if you know how to work with it. Part of this, is knowing which chakra your stone is related to. Below you’ll find all the information you need about black tourmaline and how to work with its chakra
Black tourmaline is associated with the root (Muladhara) chakra, located at the bottom of the spine, as it helps us with grounding and our sense of security. The root chakra is also associated with material possessions and finances.
Continue reading if you want to know more about the black tourmaline’s related chakra, as well as how to use it.
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What Chakra Is Black Tourmaline? (Explained)
Black tourmaline is associated to the root chakra for two reasons: its abilities as well as its color.
As you might know, each chakra represents a different part of ourselves and every crystal has different abilities to help in those areas. There are 7 chakras, which you’ll find below, from lowest to highest.
- The root chakra (Muladhara): our sense of stability and security.
- The sacral chakra (Svadihsthana): the emotional body, sensuality and creativity.
- The solar plexus (Manipura): self-esteem and your overall personal power.
- The heart chakra (Anahata): love, for ourselves and the world around us.
- The throat chakra (Vishuddha): communication, self-expression and trust.
- The third eye chakra (Ajna): our intuition, perception and overall awareness.
- The crown chakra (Sahasrara): the connection to the divine, transformation and clarity.
Black tourmaline is a remarkably protective stone that can help you settle in to a sense of security and stability in the ‘real’ world. It can help solve the issue of not feeling ‘enough’ and consequently, achieve a comfortable life in finances, relationships, career and more. As a result, you’ll be able to make decisions based on what you need and want, not out of fear or lack. Because of these abilities, this stone is associated with the root chakra, located at the bottom of the spine.
Black tourmaline can help open up your root chakra and is a great stone for anyone looking to heal this part of their life.
Apart from its abilities we can also look at the color. As every chakra has its own color, we can simply match a crystal to the chakra:
- The root chakra is red, but black stones are also a good match.
- The sacral chakra is orange.
- The solar plexus is yellow.
- The heart chakra is green, but also matches with pink stones.
- The throat chakra is blue.
- The third eye chakra is indigo.
- The crown chakra is violet, but also matches with stones that are clear or white.
As you can see, the black tourmaline matches perfectly with the root chakra. The fact that this type of tourmaline is black, also means that it is very good at absorbing negative energies and protect you from low vibrations.
Continue reading if you want to know the benefits of black tourmaline to the root chakra and where to place black tourmaline on the body for it to be most effective.
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Black Tourmaline Benefits To The Root Chakra
A person with a blocked root chakra is likely to feel very anxious and insecure. As a result, there might be a lot of frustration and anger, especially as the blockage manifests as financial issues or low self-esteem.
Physical issues with the root chakra manifest in the area of this energy center; the lower body. You might have issues with the colon, bladder or prostate. You might also have cramps or lower back problems.
As black tourmaline perfectly connects to the root chakra, it can help unblock and heal these issues. You’re likely to feel more comfortable in your own skin and protected from negative outside influences. Please beware that crystals are never a replacement for medical help. Always go to a doctor if you experience serious issues. You can then work with your black tourmaline to support treatment.
Where To Place Black Tourmaline On The Body?
Where you put your black tourmaline completely depends on what you use it for. Below you’ll find some guidelines for both jewelry as well as meditation, depending on what you are looking for.
As a general rule, it is best to keep the stone on the skin closest to the appropriate chakra. If you are meditating with the black tourmaline and like to lie down, just place it on your lower abdomen. You can also keep it in your hand if you prefer. If you prefer to wear black tourmaline, it is best to wear it as a bracelet or ring.
Be careful about which hand you hold it in; there are two different opinions on this.
Some say the left hand is your receiving hand, whereas your right is your giving hand. Depending on what you are looking for from your crystal, you can place it on either of those sides. In this case, this left-in and right-out is just the flow of energy through the body which never changes.
Others however, believe that this flow of energy changes depending on if you’re left or right-handed. Your dominant hand (the hand that you write with) is your giving hand and releases energy. Your non-dominant hand is the receiving hand.
You can place black tourmalin in either the receiving or giving hand, depending on the intention. Do you want to protect yourself from negative influences (receiving hand), or do you want to release anxiety, fear or anger (giving hand)?
As you can see, there are some different views. Personally, I would recommend trying out both sides and see how you feel. Crystals are meant to be used intuitively, so use this to determine which side works for you.