What is the Crown Chakra?
Well, we've made it to the last of the seen main chakras! The Crown Chakra, or Sahasrāra (from Sanskrit meaning “infinite”) is located in the above the crown of the head. This is the center of enlightenment, wisdom, and connection to a higher guidance. This is the most spiritual of the chakras as it governs the higher self ad one’s connection to the divine. This is the center of universal consciousness, unity, and self knowledge. It is often associated with the color purple, although it is sometimes represented in white, both colors of spirituality.
When in balance, the self is no longer ruled by ego. (Less egos more amigos ;)). And a balanced Crown Chakra results in a positive outlook on life. Gratitude, compassion, acceptance and an open mind are the predominant emotions expressed when the Crown chakra is open. There is an immediate recognition and rejection of negative self talk as the Crown chakra brings in spiritual understanding and clarity.
Signs of an out of balance Crown chakra are apathy, narrow-mindedness, and cynicism. One may feel the need to always be by themselves, disconnected from others and withdrawn. Or have the overwhelming desire to oversleep. One may have a mind overrun by mental chatter, or become bored easily doing everyday tasks. If the Crown Chakra is overactive, one may be “addicted” to spirituality and meditation, or be a chronic collector of knowledge.
Connect and Balance your Crown Chakra
BREATHE AND MEDITATE
The Alternate Nostril Breathing meditation from the Third Eye Chaka post is a great Crown Chakra connecting tool. As is a daily gratitude practice, something that reminds us that there is something bigger to life than the daily grind.
Another way to connect to this energy center is through silence. Go on a quiet walk or sit and meditate in silence. Create some space for silence for some inner LISTENening.
We are capable of rewiring our thought patterns. It simply takes focus and energy. So here are some simple affirmations for the Crown Chakra. Take what works for you and leave the rest-
- I am my highest, most authentic self.
- I am love. I am light. I am connected to all.
- I am always divinely and lovingly guided.
- I am a spiritual being in a human body.
- I am open to new ideas.
- I honor the Divine within me.
- Information I need comes to me easily.
- I am more than my ego-self.
- I release limiting thoughts, beliefs and relationships that no longer serve me.
MOVE YOUR BODY…
Getting into the body helps to get into the mind, right!?! This Chakra is the most spiritually charged one yet. So, yes, I again recommend yoga.
And in no particular order, yoga poses to connect to the crown-
SHOP THE STORE FOR STONES
There are so many stones can be used to meditate on the Crown Chakra! Look for purple, clear or white stones to connect to the Crown chakra, like amethyst, quartz and selenite.