Wearing selected crystals is a unique method that has been used for centuries to treat various ailments. Here’s how to find the right chakra crystal to suit your body.

Image Credit: Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas

The science behind it

The official term is known as the piezoelectric effect. Think of how a piece of quartz in a watch emits a slight voltage that keeps it running perfectly. Certain crystals can do the same with the human body.

What’s a Chakra?

Chakras are 7 focal points in the body used in an assortment of ancient meditative practices. Starting at the base of the spine and moving up to the head. If your chakra is not balanced, it is believed to cause ailments in the body. Many Asian countries use chakra stones to balance wellness – in Phuket, you can find many spas using the stones.

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William Vroman, 7 Chakras, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

Not all crystals react the same way

Each stone has its own unique charge that reacts differently with each person. Depending on this, the stone needed to balance a chakra can vary on the person and their need.

Finding your chakra stone

The best way to find a stone is to test it by holding it or placing it on parts of your body with your eyes closed. Do you feel uncomfortable, repulsed, or even relieved? Test each stone and pick one that you feel happy with. Nowadays, several hotels like Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas have incorporated chakra cleansing sessions for guests.

Roland Lefevre is a travel writer who specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+