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For many people, crystals are one of those just-for-fun parts of their self-care routine (seeing as gemstones’ effectiveness at being anything more than pretty is not exactly backed by scientific research). But others count on the healing stones for better sleep, inner strength, to help quell anxiety, attract abundance, and of course, to balance their chakras. If you’re unfamiliar with the chakras, here’s a little summary: According to the Vedas, the earliest Sanskrit literary records and the most ancient scriptures of Hinduism, our energetic bodies have seven main chakras that run along the base of the spine to the top of the head, says Serena Poon, a certified reiki master.