Sanskrit name - Sahasrara
Location - Top of head
Colour - Violet
Element - All
The seventh chakra is the crown. It’s the centre of our deep inner peace and harmony. It is the link between the consciousness and the Universe, the supernatural and spirituality. The crown chakra is associated with the highest levels of spiritual awareness and enlightenment.
A balanced crown chakra
When your crown chakra is perfectly balanced you will feel eternal happiness and at one with the Universe. You will be able to receive guidance from higher powers. Your faith and the connection to spiritual aspects in your life will be strong and you will be in tune with the things that inspire you the most.
A unbalanced crown chakra
Chakras can become unbalanced when they are either blocked (B) or too open (O). This can lead to unwanted feelings and even physical symptoms.
The emotional feelings of unbalanced crown chakra include:
- Anxiety (O)
- Chronic fatigue (B)
- Depression (O)
- Detachment from reality (O)
- Insanity (B)
- Isolation/Loneliness (B)
- Lack of empathy
- Lack of will (O)
- Low self-esteem (B)
- Mental confusion (O)
- Mental disorders (B)
- Paranoia (B)
- Spiritual disconnection
- Spiritual exhaustion (O)
- Trouble making decisions (O)
The physical symptoms of an unbalanced crown chakra are:
- Breathing disorders,
- Fainting spells (O)
- Headaches (O)
- Nervous system disorders
- Weak immune system
How to balance the crown chakra
It’s important to know that in order to have a balanced crown chakra all the other chakras have to be balanced too. Work from the root chakra up to the throat chakra balancing them all in order before starting work on balancing the crown chakra.
Meditation helps the flow of energy and balances the chakras.
- Sit cross-legged on a mat or sit on a chair with both feet on the floor.
- Keep your back straight, arms relaxed and your eyes closed.
- Take two or three deep breaths.
- Now visualize a luminescent violet white light coming from the crown of your head.
- Imagine it radiating energy outwards through the whole body and your spirit.
- Continue with the deep breathing and visualizations for as long as you are comfortable. 10 to 15 minutes is good to start with.
Try holding a crystal while you meditate or listen to some binaural beats for a stronger session.
Crystals have the power to absorb negative energies that cause chakras to be unbalanced.
Place the crystal over the crown chakra for between 5-20 minutes. The longer you can do this for the more effective it will be. You can also carry, wear or meditate with them.
The following crystals are perfect to use for balancing the crown chakra. Generally speaking, use white stones.
- Clear Tourmaline
- Golden Beryl
- Purple Jasper
- Purple Sapphire
- Red Serpentine
Listening to the frequencies in binaural beats can stimulate the brainwaves to balance the crown chakra. Binaural Beats are best listened to through headphones. Listening to the sounds while you fall asleep can encourage deep sleep and heal at the same time.
Binaural Beats can be listened to as often as you want. It could be daily during meditation practice when your crown chakra feels out of balance.
NOTE: Do not listen to Binaural Beats whilst operating heavy machinery or driving.
Massage can relieve stress in the mind and body. A Head massage stimulates the crown energy flow and can help open the crown chakra.
Scents such as jasmine, lavender, myrrh, frankincense, sandalwood, and rose help cleanse the crown chakra. We recommend this crown chakra essential oil. Use oil in a diffuser, a spritzer or in an inhaler.
Yoga poses are a great way to cleanse and balance the chakras. The poses are designed to keep the body aligned which keeps the energy flowing.
Food & Drink
Foods such as white mushrooms, white radish, beetroot, eggplant (aubergine) and artichoke are good for balancing the crown chakra. A herbal tea containing herbs to stimulate the crown chakra is also beneficial.
Light is associated with the crown chakra so getting out in the sunlight is a great activity for balancing the crown chakra. Clear your surroundings and reduce the clutter in your life. A clear external environment frees your mind and helps with the healing of the crown chakra. Pray to whoever you believe in. This does not have to be religious but it could be to a spirit guide, your ancestors, the Universe or your soul. Listen to messages from your spirit guides.
These strong powerful statements can train your brain to think in a different way. Talk directly to the crown chakra to create balance. Try the following affirmations.
- I trust my intuition
- I love and accept myself
- I am at peace
- I live in the present moment
- I am part of the Divine
- I seek to understand and to learn from my life experiences
- I am grateful for all the goodness in my life
- I know that all is well in my world
- I am connected
- I listen to the Universe