Crown Chakra

Our emotions and feelings dwell truly in our bodies, don’t you think so? Our bodies speak with the energies around us and certain energetic impulses usually relate directly to a specific part of the body and chakra that has weakened, blocked, or is imbalanced.


And when the crown chakra is blocked common symptoms include depression, a lack of empathy, or a sense of disconnection from life. Aren’t all these connections with our emotions?


The chakras are often talked about with connection to meditation, healing, and alternative medicine. If you want to connect with your emotions and soul, then healing the crown chakra is the best way to start. Read on to find out everything about this chakra. 


Let’s explore Crown Chakra (Sahasrara), the seventh chakra in our body!


What is Crown Chakra?


The crown chakra or Sahasrara meaning “thousand-petaled” blooms is located at the top of your head and is symbolically depicted as a lotus flower. Your crown chakra is responsible for consciousness, inner awareness, and spiritual awakening. This chakra also represents our ability to be fully present and aware, seeking enlightenment.


This sacred energy radiates down between your eyes and then extends infinitely upward and outward, connecting you to the energy of the universe.


This seventh chakra is at the highest point of the "chakra stepping stool" which begins from the root chakra (Muladhara) that grounds us on the Earth and advances upward to the Sahasrara which associates us with the universe and the divine source.


It gifts us the ability to experience unity and the selfless realization that everything is connected at a basic level.


Let’s have a look at the basics of Crown Chakra:


What does the Crown chakra control: Spiritual Connection, inner and outer beauty 


Location: The top of the head


Element: Thought/ Divine Consciousness


Color: Violet - White


Seed Mantra: Om & Complete Silence


Signs of Blocked Crown Chakra:


The symptoms produced by the crown chakra can vary depending on insufficient or excessive activity. Also, a wide range of scenarios may be responsible for making your crown chakra blocked. So there isn’t any foolproof way to recognize when its alignment is in harm.


The need for crown chakra healing is normal from time to time. Because, not even experts have a permanently open Sahasrara or crown chakra.


And when you learn how to cope with an imbalanced crown chakra, you can reduce the long-term impact of a blockage and get back to feeling as good as possible. 


An overactive crown chakra may result in:


  • Disconnecting from your spirituality
  • Cynicism
  • Apathy
  • Self-destructive tendencies

An underactive crown chakra may result in:


  • Lack of inspiration
  • Confusion 
  • Desire to oversleep

Physical symptoms of imbalanced crown chakra:


  • Chronic tension headaches
  • Poor coordination
  • Exhaustion

How to Open, Energize and Unblock Your Crown Chakra?


Crown chakra healing makes use of a wide range of holistic healing practices to align the mind, body, and spirit. These practices or rather remedies include meditation, yoga, self-inquiry, color and food therapy, and many others. Follow some of these practices to balance your crown chakra.


1. Do Meditation


All meditation techniques are good for keeping the seven chakras open and aligned. Here are the steps you need to follow for a crown chakra meditation.


  1. Find a comfortable and quiet place with no disturbances.
  2. Sit with your back straight and your feet on the floor.
  3. Place your hands on your lap and face your palms towards the sky. This position is called a mudra and it will help you receive energy.
  4. Close your eyes and breathe in through your nose and exhale through your mouth.
  5. Visualize an image of a lotus flower at the top of your head. Meanwhile as you continue to breathe slowly and evenly, see the petals of the lotus unfurl revealing a bright violet light - the color of the crown chakra.
  6. Imagine the light getting brighter and brighter, warming the crown of your head.
  7. Let the warmth envelop your whole body as it moves downward.
  8. After 5-10 minutes, open your eyes. Sit quietly for a few minutes before ending the session.

You can also try meditation by chanting Om - the seed mantra of the crown chakra. When chanted, this sound will resonate with the chakra and activate it. You can practice this by sitting in an easy and comfortable pose, taking deep breaths and chanting Om aloud, feeling your chakra opening and letting energy flow.


2. Practice Yoga


Yoga is another great way to activate your chakras, and some yoga poses specifically target the crown chakra. Some of the best poses to help you stimulate the energy found in your 7th chakra include Sirasana (supported headstand), Sasangasana (Rabbit Pose), Shavasana (Corpse Pose), Ardha Padmasana (Half Lotus Pose). 


3. Say Mantra And Affirmations


Another well-known technique for balancing the chakras are affirmations. You can consider adding some of the following crown chakra affirmations to your daily routine. 


  • I am one with the divine. 
  • I honor the divine within me.
  • I am constantly connected to my highest self.
  • I am at peace.
  • I understand deeper truth and connections.
  • I feel connected with other beings, with heaven and earth, the whole universe.
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4. Include Chakra Food In Your Diet


As you probably know the crown chakra focuses more on the spiritual aspects of the body and mind, so include natural, wholesome foods that nurture our health to balance this chakra. The sunlight, fresh air, clean water, and nature are the best “food” for healing your crown chakra. These actually resonate with crown chakra’s frequency.


It’s important to note that crown chakra focuses more on fasting and detoxing than it does on food. Since this chakra is purely spiritual, fasting and juicing will help stimulate the energy flow of the crown chakra. You can even think of sipping on herbal teas to reduce blockages in this chakra.


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