Crown Chakra Healing
The seven chakras are the points that energy flows through in the body. When open and balanced, energy moves freely through them and spiritual and physical healing can occur. However, when the chakras become blocked, it can cause mental and physical disease. A blockage in the crown chakra can lead to spiritual malaise and other problems.
Understanding the Crown Chakra
The crown chakra, known as Sahasrara in Sanskrit, is the seventh major chakra. It is located on the crown of the head and is associated with spirituality. The Sahasrara chakra is violet or white, and is represented by a lotus flower with a thousand petals. This chakra is what allows people to move beyond individual materialistic needs to connect with the universal whole. Opening the crown chakra brings spiritual insight, mindfulness and the ability to live with quiet self-confidence in all aspects of life.
Symptoms of Sahasrara Imbalance
A deficiency in the crown chakra tends to cause subtle, systemic problems. These include:
Depression and mental fog
Migraines and other chronic headaches
Greed and materialism
An excess of energy in the crown chakra can also cause problems including:
Sensitivity to light and sound
Neurological or endocrine disorders
Boredom and frustration
A sense of elitism or unearned accomplishment
An unbalanced crown chakra can also play a role in learning disabilities, comas, sleep disorders and mental illness.
Healing the Crown Chakra
The most powerful way to heal the crown chakra is through meditation. This is because of the ties between the crown chakra and spirituality. Regular meditation practice of all sorts is beneficial. For a meditation focused on Sahasrara, envision white light pouring into the top of your head, filling your body and connecting you with the world around you. If you only have a few moments to meditate, try imagining a violet lotus flower over your crown for a simple chakra meditation.
Unlike other chakras, the crown chakra does not have any healing food specific to it. This is because of its role in spiritual nourishment. Nurturing the body with wholesome, healthy foods while focusing on spiritual things can help heal this chakra.
Silence is best for crown chakra activation, because it does not distract from spiritual practice. The sound of Om and deep, tonal sounds can also be healing music for Sahasrara because of their universal nature.
Most yoga asanas are useful for crown chakra balancing because of the meditative aspect. Slow practice that allows time for plenty of focus on the breath is ideal. This is not the time to push boundaries and strive to achieve difficult poses, but rather to work on mindfulness and meditation.
Using chakra stones such as Selenite, Clear Quartz, Amethyst and Diamond can also be an effective way to heal the crown chakra.
Aromatherapy for the crown chakra encompasses a wide range of scents. Flowery essential oils like jasmine, rose and lavender can soothe an overactive crown chakra, while more pungent essential oils like sandalwood, frankincense and myrrh can help stimulate an underactive or blocked Sahasrara.
The crown chakra’s elements are thought and light, so spending time in the sunlight is good for opening the crown chakra. Reading or doing puzzles outside on a sunny day is an easy way to help heal the crown chakra.