Ensuring that your Dan Tien is functioning properly is incredibly important, as these centers are responsible for the flow of energy throughout your body.
Using crystals to help charge and balance your Dan Tien is effective for staying balanced and grounded in your daily life. Below we will cover the best Dantien chakra crystals to use, how to properly balance your Dan Tien, and the benefits of properly taking care of these energy centers.
What is the Dan Tien Chakra?
Calling a Dan Tien energy center a “chakra” is technically incorrect. A chakra is a gateway in which energy can flow between the other chakras, while a Dan Tien is where energy is stored. And while these two things are closely related, there is a large fundamental difference in how they interact with energy.
Your Dan Tien plays a huge role in maintaining a sound body and mind. While your Chakra is also important in this regard, there are numerous chakra points in your body, but you only have three Dan Tien centers.
Your Dan Tien acts as energy points out of which your life force rises. Each Dan Tien is responsible for different aspects of our body and mind and is used to distribute energy effectively.
Think of your Dan Tien-like lakes where we store energy that flows through our energy “nervous system”. These Dantian energies flow through our meridians and into our chakras.
The upper Dan Tien is located in the pineal gland and is responsible for our upper energy centers, or Shen. This includes the mind, spirit, and soul. Connected with the throat chakra, Third Eye chakra, and crown chakra, these energies are necessary for keeping our thoughts and spiritual selves balanced.
Your Shen is related to the Fire element.
The upper Dantian is the most subtle of the three Dan Tien and is directly influenced by the middle Dantian.
The middle Dan Tien is located in the thymus gland in the upper abdomen near the solar plexus. It is where we store our Qi energy, which is created from the food we eat and the air we breathe. Qi is often referred to as the “spark of life” as it is derived from the things we consume in order to live.
Qi Dan Tien is closely related to the heart chakra and serves a similar purpose of helping us become more warm and accepting of the world around us.
Your Qi is what allows you to be at peace with the world and is associated with the element of Water.
Cultivating this energy upwards fills the Shen energy in your upper Dan Tien. Your Qi is influenced by cultivating Jing energy from your lower Dan Tien.
The root of your Dan Tien energy, the lower Dantian or Jing, is often what people are referring to when they talk about Dan Tien. Located in your lower abdomen a few inches below your navel, this Dan Tien is closely related to your sacral chakra and root chakra.
Jing energy keeps you grounded and is connected closely to the element of Earth.
Much like our sacral chakras, the Jing Dan Tien derives its power from the genetic material stored in the human body.
Your Jing is the root of all Dan Tien energy in your entire body. The energy stored here is used to cultivate the energy stored in the rest of your energy points and is, therefore, the most substantial energy you have.
If your Jing is out of balance, it can have adverse effects on your Qi and Shen, throwing them out of balance as well. If you hope to keep your physical body in alignment, balancing your Jing energy is of the utmost importance.
Best Crystals to Balance Your Dan Tien
As your Jing Dan Tien is the most important, we will focus on the best crystals and stones for balancing this energy center.
The lower Dan Tien is not directly connected to any specific location or organ, and as such, we will be using chakra stones used to balance the chakras connected with Jing energy.
The rarest form of kyanite, this stone is connected to your inner child. Known to help balance Yin and Yang, orange kyanite can bring peace and tranquility.
Known for its calming effect, blue calcite can amplify energy, causing an increase in awareness and learning.
A stone filled with energy, orange calcite is known for its ability to strengthen and fortify the immune system.
Typically used to boost passion and sexuality, this stone also helps to create a renewed passion for life.
A healing crystal, moss agate is good for boosting the immune system, treating infections, and other illness and injury-related uses.
The “growing crystal” green tourmaline is great for helping healing energy flow through the body. This brings a sense of calm that can help create proper sleep patterns and other effects.
This red calcite crystal is known for strengthening and building endurance. Red calcite can help increase vitality and endurance.
The red agate is known to promote vitality and can be used to energize and improve the efficiency of all your bodily functions.
Stones for the Other Dan Tien
Below are a few of the more powerful stones and crystals used to balance your other Dan Tien. Use these with other methods and stones to keep your energy aligned properly.
Qi Dan Tien
Mangano Calcite, Pink Tourmaline, Golden Selenite
Shen Dan Tien
Lapis Lazuli, Blue Tourmaline, Purple Fluorite
How to Balance Your Dan Tien With Crystals
Balancing your Dan Tien energy requires proper focus but can be done quite easily. Try these two methods and see which works best for you.
Lay on your back and place a crystal or stone over the Dan Tien area. Breathe in deeply while focusing on your Dan Tien. You may hold the crystal with your hand to ensure it doesn’t fall. Continue breathing deeply, in and slowly out, until you feel calmed and centered.
Sit or stand in front of your crystal or crystals. Focus on the energy from your stones as you breathe in and out, channeling their energy into your Dan Tien. This method is best when utilizing the power of multiple crystals and stones.
There is a practice in Shaolin using a specific breathing technique to help balance your lower dantian. The lower Dantian breathing exercise includes two breathing methods: Active and Passive Dantian breathing.
Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, with your back and neck completely straight.
Hold your hands over your lower Dantian, right over left for men, left over right for women.
Focus on the lower Dantian area as you breathe in deeply, expanding your lower abdomen.
Effectively balancing your lower Dantian energy can feel as though heat is being generated, awakening the middle and upper centers of your body. Because of this, Jing is sometimes referred to as your internal spiritual fire.
Benefits of Balancing Your Dan Tien
Proper balance in your Dan Tien can relieve stress in your body and mind. This, in turn, can be helpful in dealing with outside influences that would otherwise create more stress and anxiety.
One of the most important aspects of balancing, Dan Tien, is that your physical balance is improved along with your spiritual and mental balance.
Many practices, including Qi Gong and quite a few martial arts, utilize balancing techniques that will require your Dan Tien to be balanced and in alignment with each other.
Properly balancing your Dan Tien can have incredible transformative qualities. Proper attention to the state of Dan Tien has been used in traditional Chinese medicine, as well as in many other cultures.
The three areas where Dan Tien’s energy is located are directly connected to your physical body, your energy levels, and your spirit and mind. Balancing these aspects is the only way to truly know your true self.