The Chakra Series: Crown

Welcome back to the final instalment of my chakra series!

I missed last week due to some major things that happened, but we're back and ready to wow you with some knowledge (or just mildly interest you). This final part of the Chakra Series is the Crown Chakra.

Crown

The Crown Chakra is also known and the "Thousand Petal Lotus" and is found on – as its name would imply – on the crown of the head. It is our source of enlightenment and spiritual connection to everything – a connection to our higher selves and every being on the planet. An opening of the Crown Chakra means that you have attained the realisation that you are pure awareness. Like a drop in the ocean, you are a part of the ocean that both contains and encompasses every single aspect of it.

The Lotus is a significant part of Hindu and Buddhist tradition – it grows and emerges from murky waters. When your seventh chakra is alight, you are free from the "murky waters" of everyday life, and pushed beyond your one life.

While silence is the most important way to open the seventh chakra – through meditation – there are some other practices that will support the chakra also.

Nadi Shodhana and Kapalabhati are two pranayama techniques that can be done before meditation to prepare yourself for the silencing of the mind, and inverted asanas such as headstand or down dog can also help to stimulate the seventh chakra. If you think of the elation that links to inverting – this is only a part of what will come from opening the Crown chakra.

The colour for the Crown chakra is violet or white, and its mantra is the universal sound of OM.

When the 7th Chakra is unbalanced, most individuals will feel like are unconnected and living without vision.

I really hope that these last weeks of blog posts have been interesting or useful! If there's anything else that you'd like me to expand on, please send me a message!