Sahasrara or Crown Chakra

 
The Crown Chakra, located at the top of the head (at our soft spot as an), rules the control of the nervous system by our brain. It also governs the control of our physical incarnation by our higher self. This chakra gives access to our multi-dimensional consciousness by giving us the ability to see physical life from the perspective of our higher self. The Sanskrit name of the chakra is Sahasrara, which means Thousand Fold.
Sahasrara
 
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Symbol

Lotus

Color

Violet

Sense

Multidimensional and extrasensory

Musical Note

High b

Tone

Ee

Mantra

“Aum” or “ee” as in Bee

Petals

1000

Mode

Knowledge / Understanding / Oneness

State

Knowing - Oneness

Action

We Are, We Know

Element

Cosmic energy

Glands/organs

Pituitary, pineal, nervous system, brain, cerebral cortex, right eye, top center of the head, midline above the ears

Information Stored

Duality, magnetism, controlling patterns, emotional feelings (joy, anger, fear)

 

 

A person with a balanced or clear crown chakra gains the ability to go beyond the laws of nature. Such a person has total access to the unconscious and subconscious. A person with a clear crown chakra is often a miracle worker. With a clear crown chakra one can start the development of her Galactic Consciousness by receiving cosmic energy.

 

A person with an over active crown chakra has a lot of unrealized power. Such a person becomes frustrated and destructive. Sexually such a person would sometimes be passionate and sometimes distant. An over active crown chakra would lead to depression.

 

An unclear or underactive crown chakra would cause intense worry and anxiety. Such a person is filled with a feeling of confinement and is afraid of things that cannot be understood with physical sense. She would also be indecisive and have little joy in life.

 

Issues associated with a weak or unclear Crown Chakra are:

 

Physical Issues

1.      Headaches/migraines

2.      Diseases of the muscular system

3.      Skeletal system problems

4.      Skin problems

5.      Sensitivity to light, sound and environment

6.      Cerebral tumors

7.      Cranial pressure

8.      Sleeping disorders

9.      Scalp problems

10.  Mental disorders

 

Emotional Issues

1.      Depression

2.      Lack of purpose

3.      Loss of identity

4.      Hysteria

5.      Stress

 

How to balance the Crown Chakra

There are various ways in which you can balance your crown chakra to prevent or heal the ailments associated with it.

 

Yoga –

1.      Mudra or Seated yoga mudra

2.      Matsyasana or Fish posture

3.      Sarvangasana or Shoulder stand

4.      Sukh-Purvak

 

Food –

  • Air: fasting / detoxing
  • Incense and Smudging Herbs: sage, copal, myrrh, frankincense, and juniper
    Incense and smudging herbs are not to be eaten but are ritually inhaled through the nostrils or can be smoked through a ceremony pipe for purification purposes.

 

Meditation –

Place your hands in front of your stomach with the ring fingers touching at the top and pointing upwards. The rest of the fingers should be crossed, with the right thumb above the left. Chant the mantra – “Aum”

Note: Meditation to balance the crown chakra should be done only once one achieves a clear root chakra.

 

Affirmations –

Say the following whenever you can

1.      I am open and receptive to all life

2.      Love is eternal

3.      Love makes me free

4.      I am willing to go beyond my limitations to express and experience greater joy

5.      I am always willing to take the next step in my life

6.      I am divinely protected and guided

7.      I am safe and all life loves and supports me now

8.      Love surrounds me, protects and nourishes me

9.      I go beyond limiting beliefs and accept myself totally

10.  I acknowledge that the source of love is within me

11.  I am willing to be responsible for the quality of love and joy I have in my life

12.  The more love I give the more there is to receive

13.  I am open to the goodness and abundance of the Universe

 

Gemstones/Minerals, Flower Essences and Scents -
Various minerals, gemstones, flower essences and scents help to stimulate, energize and cleanse the crown chakra

 

Gemstones and Minerals: Amber, amethyst, clear or rutilated quartz, diamond, iolite, Oregon opal, purple fluorite, pyrite, moldavite, selenite, serpentine, sugalite, tanzanite, Danburite, lepidolite, moldavite,

Flower Essences and Scents: Lotus, Angelica, Star Tulip

 

Essential Oils –

Jasmine, frankincense

 

Aromatherapy –

Lavender, attar of rose