ॐ Hindu Of Universe ॐ

“God’s light is within you, It never leaves you.”

Located on the crown of our head, it is the site that helps us to traverse beyond the materialistic or physical realm to the spiritual arena.

It includes the pituitary gland, the Central Nervous System, and the cerebral cortex as well.

Its shading is white or violet, and its bija mantra is OM.

Our seventh Chakra is the source of enlightenment and transcendence.

As it has moved beyond the physical plane, it does not have a base element.

The Hindu god corresponding to the Crown Chakra is Lord Shiva.

Quietness plays a vital role in the enactment of the seventh Chakra.

 The awakening of the Chakra is a gateway that connects you to the infinite consciousness of Brahman.

Attaining the openness of the Crown Chakra can remove dullness and allow you to merge with oneness.

The blockage or abundance of the Chakra can cause ailments that affect our mind and body.

The Crown Chakra is also known as Thousand Petal Lotus, as it has similarities with a lotus that blooms in a muddy stream or pond.

The benefits of having an Open Crown Chakra:

The benefits of having a balanced seventh Chakra are many.

When you possess an open Crown Chara, you can attain spiritual connections and would

have siddhi powers.

There will be a permanent channel of divine knowledge and wisdom, which would facilitate the person to make decisions without fear.

A person with a balanced Crown Chakra is known as Guru Darshana in Sanskrit.

He or she would be able to channel Divine messages, and they have the potential to transmit it to others.

They can heal people from their Chakra imbalances as well.

Gurus would not have egos as they have surpassed them.

Being in the presence of a person with an open Crown Chakra can be beneficial for another person in gaining calmness, peace, and happiness.

Overactive or Underactive Crown Chakra:
When there is an abundance or lack of energy flowing through your seventh Chakra, there can be several harmful effects to your physical, emotional, and psychological body.

It can pave the way for depression, alienation, apathy, boredom, inability to learn, and spiritual skepticism.

Its lack can cause mental haze, chronic weakness, migraines, learning disabilities, inconspicuousness, cerebral pain, greed, foundational, and rest issues.

The blockage of energy flow in the Crown Chakra can cause physical ailments like Parkinson’s disease, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Neurological and endocrine issues.

It can also lead to

Sensitivity to light and sound

Feelings of elitism

• A tendency to reject others’ help

• Lack of happiness and dullness

• Problems with misjudgment

• Lack of satisfaction

Having a connection only with the material world.

No faith in post-existence

• Loss of individual characteristics

Encounters with Psychosis

These issues can have an overwhelming impact on our mind and body.

You can overcome them by having a balanced flow of energy through your seventh Chakra.

How to Balance Your Crown Chakra Imbalances?:

Balancing our Chakras is essential for establishing the well being of our mind and body.

Different changes can be brought about in your lifestyle to improve the health of your Chakras.

Having a healthy and open Crown Chakra is highly beneficial in connecting with the infinite consciousness.

Meditation, aromatherapy, visualization, yoga, crystal healing practices, having a proper diet, and incorporating Chakra healing affirmations are some methods that bring about a noticeable change in our Crown Chakra’s vitality.

Read on to find out more about the different healing practices you can adopt into your routine.

Meditation – It is a proven way of calming and soothing our minds.

Crown Chakra based meditations are different from those for the other Chakras.

Here you will not only be able to connect just with your Chakra but also with other worldliness.

 Start by imagining a white light filling the highest point of your head. You have to sit straight in a lotus position.

You can spread out a violet tangle or towel.

Focus on your breathing, and slowly raise your arms over your head.

Cup your hands to direct the energy flow to your Crown Chakra.

Place your hand near your crown for ten seconds.

You can stretch your arms by bringing it back to its original position.

You can repeat the same for up to fifteen minutes daily.

Affirmations and Chantings – Chanting the bija mantra associated with the Crown Chakra is helpful as its frequency corresponds with that of our seventh Chakra.

There are assertions as well that can aid you in mending your Crown Chakra.

They are-

I have attained unity with the Spirit and every single living thing.

• I am divine.

• I honor others.

• I am selfless and truthful.

• I have total trust in the Spirit.

Chakra Balancing ritual services – Invoking the presiding deities of the crown chakra helps balance this chakra.

Fragrance Treatment – It is also known as aromatherapy, where the aroma of essential oils can mend our Chakras.

Jasmine Rose and Lavender Oil can relieve an overactive Crown Chakra.

Sandalwood, Myrrh, and Frankincense can heal an underactive seventh Chakra.

Crystal Healing practice – Crystals and precious stones have vibrations akin to that of our Chakras.

They can bring balance in energy flow through the Chakras.

Selenite, Clear Quartz, Amethyst, and Diamond can cure the imbalances of our Crown Chakra.

Having Proper Nourishments – The food we intake has a crucial role to play in maintaining the health of our Chakras, especially the Crown Chakra.

Avoid food items with added substances like sugar, additives, and coloring.

It leads to the blockage of our Seventh Chakra.

Try to include delicate detoxes into your diet, to expel any poison present in your body.

Having different berries, leafy food items, vegetables, and food with fiber content is beneficial.

Yoga – Almost all yoga asanas help mend your Crown Chakra.

But the key, here, is to do them slowly by focusing on your breathing.

Kapalabhati, Prasarita Padottanasana, Matsyasana, and Salamba Sirsasana are some of the asanas that can heal our seventh Chakra.

The health of our Crown Chakra is an essential factor in merging with the ultimate reality.

It transcends you beyond the materialistic world to a spiritual realm for peace, tranquility, and solace.

What are Chakras?

In yogic philosophy, a chakra is a specific energy center of the body.

The word “chakra” translates as ”wheel” and chakras are believed to be spinning disks (vortices) of energy that correspond to the major organs, glands, endocrine system, and nervous system.

The chakras contain the body’s energy and can either be in alignment (health) or out of balance (illness).

The vital life force of the body is known as prana in Sanskrit and represents the vital principle and breath of the body’s energy system.

The chakras store the experiences, memories, feelings, and thoughts of the body.

While some schools of thought discuss 113 chakras, there are seven primary chakras in the body that are found along the length of the spine.

They are known as the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras.

The chakras that are lower in the body correlate to earthly elements such as power, survival, and sex, while the upper chakras correlate to truth, purpose, intuition, and higher consciousness.

The heart chakra bridges the lower and upper elements through compassion, love, and empathy.

The Seven Chakras System

  1. Root Chakra (Muladhara) At the base of the spine, the root chakra corresponds to the adrenal glands and relates to survival issues and self-preservation.

The root chakra spans the first three vertebrae of the spine.

When the root chakra is open, one feels grounded, confident, and secure.

When the root chakra is blocked, one can experience issues such as bladder problems, constipation, and arthritis.

The color is red, the element is earth, and the stone is hematite.

  1. Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana)  In the lower abdomen, below the naval and above the pubic bone, the sacral chakra corresponds to the ovaries and testicles and relates to regulating emotions, creativity, and sexual energy.

When the sacral chakra is open, one feels a sense of well-being, abundance, and pleasure.

When the sacral chakra is blocked, one can experience lower back pain, urinary tract infections, and impotency.

The color is orange, the element is water, and the stone is tiger’s eye.

  1. Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura)  In the upper abdomen, between the breastbone and the naval, the solar plexus chakra corresponds to the pancreas and spleen and relates to self-worth.

When the solar plexus chakra is open, one feels improved self-esteem and self-confidence.

When the solar plexus chakra is blocked, one can experience digestive issues and eating disorders.

The color is yellow, the element is fire, and the stone is amber.

  1. Heart Chakra (Anahata) In the heart center, the heart chakra acts as a bridge connecting the lower chakras and the upper chakras and corresponds to the thymus gland.

The heart chakra relates to love and compassion, and blocks in the heart chakra can manifest as asthma, weight issues, and heart problems.

A heart chakra that is out of alignment can create feelings of insecurity and loneliness.

The color is green, the element is air, and the stone is rose quartz.

  1. Throat Chakra (Vishuddha) In the throat, the throat chakra corresponds to the thyroid and parathyroid and relates to one’s ability to communicate and express personal power.

When the throat chakra is open, one can communicate with confidence and compassion, while a blocked throat chakra can manifest as trouble communicating thoughts and emotions; one may also be prone to gossiping and dominating conversations with a misaligned throat chakra.

The color is light blue or turquoise, the element is sound, and the stone is aquamarine.

  1. Third Eye Chakra (Anja) On the forehead between the eyebrows, the third eye chakra corresponds to the pituitary gland and relates to intuition, wisdom, and imagination.

When the third eye chakra is open, one can see the big picture. When the third eye chakra is blocked, one may experience vision and concentration issues, along with headaches.

The color is purple, the element is light, and the stone is amethyst.

  1. Crown Chakra (Sahasrara) On the crown of the head, the crown chakra corresponds to the pineal gland and represents one’s ability to be spiritually connected to higher consciousness and the divine.

The crown chakra connects to every other chakra in the body and affects the nervous system and brain.

When the crown chakra is open, one feels enlightenment and an immense sense of beauty in the universe.

When the crown chakra is blocked, one can seem stubborn and narrow-minded.

The color is violet or white, the element is divine consciousness, and the stone is clear quartz.

Chakra Meditation

Meditation is an essential element of Hinduism and Buddhism’s spiritual practices.

It helps the practitioner achieve awareness, mindfulness, clarity, and stability in the mind and body.

There are countless forms of meditation, including seated meditation, walking meditation, loving-kindness meditation, and focused meditation. 

Chakra meditation is a meditation practice that aims to open the chakras of the body, clear out any blockages, and facilitate pure and healthy energy flowing through the body’s systems.

A chakra healing meditation may focus on one particular chakra at a time, directing the energy of the mind toward a specific part of the body and visualizing a healthy, spinning energetic wheel.

Meditation is believed to be one of the most efficient ways to heal and balance the chakras.

Chakra Healing

Chakras are balanced in Ayurveda to help heal the body’s energy. 

Ayurveda is an Indian system of holistic medicine based on the concept that illness and disease are caused by stresses and imbalances in the consciousness of a person. Ayurveda is an ancient practice that dates back over 3,000 years and teaches that wellness depends upon a balance of healthy energy in mind, body, and spirit.

Chakra Symbols

The appropriate symbol for each chakra is either a square, circle, triangle, or half-moon encircled by a lotus blossom.

Every geometric component of the chakra sign has a unique symbolic representation that shows the element, the symbolic meaning, and the associated color.

 oot chakra symbol, shown as an inverted triangle surrounded by a square and a four petalled-lotus.

In the root chakra symbol, the inverted triangle represents the elemental symbol for earth, and each point symbolizes experience, consciousness, and the three divinities.

The square represents the foundation and stability of life, while the four-petalled lotus represents the four areas of consciousness: mind (manas), intellect (buddhi), consciousness (chitta), and ego (ahamkara).

The color red inspires a sense of safety, security, and inner power.

Lesson Summary

In Hinduism and yogic philosophy, a chakra is an energy center of the body.

Chakra, which translates as ”wheel,” is a spinning vortex of energy that corresponds to the major glands, organs, and nervous system.

Chakras contain the body’s prana, which is the Sanskrit word for energy.

There are seven primary chakras in the body: the root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye, and crown.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do the 7 chakras mean spiritually?

Each chakra corresponds to physical, mental, and psychic emotions.

While the lower three chakras affect earthly elements such as power, survival, and sex, the upper three chakras correspond to higher consciousness, intuition, purpose, and truth.

The heart chakra is the bridge between the lower and upper chakras.

How do I unblock my chakras?

Blocked chakras can lead to illness, disease, and a lack of stability in the mind, body, and spirit.

Effective means for unblocking the chakras are the practices of yoga and meditation.

Chakra meditation is when the practitioner meditates on a particular chakra’s healing and energy flow.

How do chakras work?

Chakras correspond to the major organs, glands, and nervous system.

Open chakras allow energy to flow up and down the spine and between various points in the body, resulting in overall organ and endocrine system health and wellness.

How do you tell if your chakras are blocked?

Each chakra corresponds to a specific emotion or state of being.

A blocked root chakra can lead to bladder problems, constipation, and arthritis.

A blocked solar plexus chakra can lead to digestive issues, while a blocked throat chakra can affect one’s ability to communicate thoughts and emotions.

When the third eye chakra is blocked, one might experience headaches and concentration issues.

Crown Chakra: Tapping into the Divine Energy of Sahasrara Chakra

In our journey through life, we often search for a deeper understanding of our purpose and a connection that goes beyond the ordinary.

The Crown Chakra is a guiding light that shows us the way, and reveals the mysteries that lie within us. 

Located at the crown of the head, the Crown Chakra, or Sahasrara Chakra in Sanskrit, is the seventh energy center in the chakra system.

It is the highest point in the body and acts as a bridge between our physical selves and the spiritual world.  

By learning how to connect with this chakra, we can expand our perception and experience a spiritual awakening.

Read on to discover what the Crown Chakra is, its defining characteristics, common blockage symptoms, as well as powerful chakra balancing techniques.  

What Is the Crown (Sahasrara) Chakra? 

The Crown Chakra is the seventh energy center in the chakra system.

Also known as the head chakra, it lies at the top of your head, forming a strong connection with the supreme Self.  

What Is the Meaning of the Crown Chakra?

Sahasrara means “thousands” in Sanskrit. It gets its name from the lotus flower with a thousand petals.

Each petal represents a different aspect of our being, such as emotions, thoughts, and actions.

The complete opening of all the petals causes a universal balance of the body, mind, and spirit. 

What Is the Location of the Crown Chakra?

Sahasrara Chakra is located in the astral (energy) body, at the crown of the head where the skull meets the spine


The word chakra is derived from Sanskrit, meaning “wheel”, or “circle of life”.

They consist of seven main energy centers found in the body and is associated with a variety of colors, symbols and Hindu gods.

In Hinduism, the continuous flow of energy throughout the chakras is referred to as “Shakti”.

The concept of chakra was first mentioned in the ancient sacred Hindu text, The Vedas, but also plays an important role in Tibetan Buddhism.

Chakras are located along the spine and influence different nerve systems, organs and glands with their energy.

These vortexes of energy are originated from Brahman, according to Hindu beliefs. It is presumed that as Shakti flows from one chakra point to another it exhausts the body and soul.

The energy that becomes coiled in the base of the spine (root chakra) is called Kundalini.

The spiritual goal is to awaken and release the Kundalini in order to attain a greater consciousness and merge it with the Infinite consciousness of Brahman.

Through meditation and Kundalini yoga, the energy can pass back up the spine until it reaches the top of the head (crown chakra), producing a mystical experience.

“Kundalini yoga consists of active and passive asana-based kriyas, pranayama, and meditations which target the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, and chakras) to develop awareness, consciousness and spiritual strength.” Yogi Bhajan

Chakras & Colors:
1. Muladhara: The Root Chakra – located at base of the spine. Associated with red.

It affects your confidence, trust in life and self-esteem. It is from here that our base instincts arise; the need to survive or the fight or flight reflex.

Hindu God –Lord Ganesh and Brahman.

2. Swadhisthana: The Sacral Chakra – located below the navel.

Associated with orange.

It affects sexual desires, attractions and the need to procreate.

Other emotions, such as, anger, fear and hatred stem from this chakra. 

Hindu God –Lord Vishnu

3. Manipura: The Solar Plexus Chakra – located at the bottom of the breast bone. Associated with bright yellow.

It affects the lower back, digestive system, liver and gall bladder.

Feelings that are associated with this chakra, include, determination, self-acceptance and will power.

It is here that instinctual emotion translates to more complex emotions.

Hindu God –Maharudra Shiva

4. Anahata: The Heart Chakra – located at the center of the chest. Associated with green.

Feelings associated with this location are love, compassion, emotional security, forgiveness and loving kindness. 

Hindu God –Ishvara

5. Vishuddha: The Throat Chakra – located at the throat, over the larynx. Associated with blue.

It is the source of our ability to communicate, and express creativity and individuality. 

Hindu God – Sadashiva
6. Ajna: The Third Eye Chakra – located at front of the head in between eye brows. Associated with indigo.

The mind, as the sense organ and action organ are associated with this chakra. Feelings associated with this chakra are spirituality, awareness, and sense of time. 

Hindu God -Ardhanarishvara –an androgynous form of Hindu god Lord Shiva and Parvati, also known as Devi and Shakti

  • Sahasrara: The Crown Chakra – located at the top of the head.

Associated with purple, or gold.

It is from this chakra that all others emanate.

It relates to pure consciousness.

In Hindu literature, it is known as “the supreme center of contact with God.”

Here liberated ones abide in communion with the Self.

 Hindu God – Lord Shiva

Crown Chakra Meaning & Symbolism

The seventh chakra is the crown chakra, the seat of enlightenment, known in Sanskrit as the Sahasrara chakra.

Sahasrara means “thousand-petaled.”

According to Eastern traditions, the crown chakra is related to god-consciousness (samadhi) and the transforming powers of the divine.

Sometimes a blocked or imbalanced crown chakra is said to be associated with accidents and unexpected life events.

Crown Chakra Symbol

The crown chakra is represented by twenty layers of fifty petals each.

This chakra is sometimes thought to be a combination of a cluster of chakras on the skull, such as the back of the head where monks may gather their hair or shave a bare spot.

The crown can be viewed as the father, or spirit energy, drawing the mother, or earth energy, from the lower chakras upward.

The dominating color of the crown chakra is white or gold.

Reaching the crown chakra is largely equated with freedom from limitations and the boundaries of time and space.

In this way, the crown is a link to the universal.

Those who have advanced practice in meditation may feel that the confines of their minds and bodies have been swept away.

Crown Chakra Sounds

Chakra sounds include spoken, sung and played vibrations.

These vary based on the central role of each chakra for health, emotional balance and spiritual development. 

Each of the seven major chakras are affected by particular sounds, tones, mantras and musical instruments.

The practice of chanting as well as listening to certain types of sounds and music can be used to heal and strengthen the chakras. 

Bija seed syllables are Sanskrit one word mantras that activate and clear each chakra. The seed syllable for the crown chakra is AUM, AH or ANG depending on the system being utilized.

There are also vowels sounds for each chakra. The vowel sound for the crown chakra is EE.

The musical notes for the crown chakra are TI in the Western system and NI in the Eastern sargam system.

Another sound associated with the crown chakra is the sound of a conch shell. Listen to a chakra mediation including the conch shell for the crown in Chakra Sounds.

Essential Oils for the Crown Chakra

Imbalances in the crown chakra can appear as dizziness, vision issues, memory problems, and nervous system problems.

Helpful essential oils for the crown chakra include frankincense, spikenard and sandalwood.

Frankincense essential oil is steam distilled from the gum/resin of the frankincense tree.

Frankincense supports spiritual awareness and is wonderful to use during meditation.

It also has an uplifting effect on mood and mind.

Spikenard essential oil is create roots of the Valerianaceae, a beautiful flowering plant. Spikenard was used to anoint Jesus’ feet in the Bible.

This oil can improve circulation and may help strengthen the heart.

This oil is great for quieting the mind for meditation.

Sandalwood essential oil has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for skin revitalization, yoga, and meditation.

Traditionally used for healing scars, this oil can also enhance deep sleep and ground the body. 

Healing Stones for the Crown Chakra

Stones believed to positively influence the crown chakra are diamonds, quartz, and selenite. 

Diamonds symbolize stability and dependability. “Diamond” comes from the Greek word “adamas” meaning unbreakable, unchangeable or invincible.

Diamonds activate the crown chakra and enhance the connection between mind and body.

Quartz is the most common mineral on earth.

Quartz has a variety of beautiful colors that each have different effects.

Snow quartz supports the crown chakra and soothes the mind in mediation.

Snow quartz unifies the mind, body, soul connection. 

Selenite is often translucent or transparent, selenite is the stone of protection and higher consciousness.

Selenite encourage spiritual healing and clears one’s perspective.

Selenite increases tranquility and reconciliation in all relationships. 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Many crowns have been created throughout history featuring stones, gems and crystals.

Learn more about the Literal Power of Crowns.

Chakras Stones and Meanings.

Deities and Chants for the Crown Chakra

One of the presiding deities for the crown chakra is

Shiva— often depicted in a dancing form known as

Nataraja—Lord of the Dance.

Shiva is one of the principal deities of Hinduism, part of the trinity composed of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.

Shiva is the destroyer of evil, akin to the Holy Spirit in the Christian trinity. Shiva is alternately depicted both as benevolent and fearsome.

Shiva is often shown with a serpent around his neck, a crescent moon as an adornment, the river Ganges flowing from his hair or flowing nearby, the trishula as his weapon, and a damaru (drum) nearby.

The dancing form of Shiva called Nataraja is a joyful being spinning and dancing through creation.

Learn more about the sounds and seed syllables for the crown chakra in the article Chakra Sounds. 

The Literal Power of Crowns

I recently heard a recording of a lecture by John Byde on politics, health and the history of consciousness.

He mentioned that the practice of wearing a gold crown would help to direct energy into the pineal gland and the brain, therefore help rulers to make appropriate decisions on behalf of their people.

I had never thought about the purpose of a crown, or even thought that there was a purpose beyond some kind of fancy, expensive hat.

Crowns have traditionally been made of metals with a high degree of conducting power such as gold and silver.

These metals are reputed to amplify the reception abilities of the pineal gland.

Adding a variety of gemstones to the crown helps to fine-tune this process further.

Byde actually made himself a metal crown with various stones that he said he wears under his hat in the winter.

He says he does not wear it in the summer in public.

Even without the physical décor, we call the top of our heads the “crown.”

A baby being born is “crowning” as their head reaches the end of the birth canal.

Just below the crown are our “temples.”

Byde discusses the architecture of physical temples and says that the traditional alcoves are a means of conducting the energy of the earth for enhanced spirituality.

These alcoves serve as a kind of wave guide.

Perhaps the “temples” on the sides of our heads have a similar function.

Consciousness and the Crown Chakra

Most of us are conscious of the boundaries of our physical bodies ongoing.

We can think about our hearts and feel them beating in our bodies.

Or we can think about our toes or about our necks or our stomachs and know where they are located.

In this way our attention is traveling within our physical bodies.

Perhaps if we start to recognize that our consciousness extends beyond our bodies into the whole universe, sometimes referred to as the body of God, then our consciousness becomes free to travel into any part of the universe or other dimensions and to connect with any part of life.

Ultimately, this may even include what we view as non-sentient life.

If we share a single consciousness with all that exists, then it is not really a question of whether a mountain is sentient or a flower or a planet or a star has conscious awareness.

Perhaps by extending our consciousness through the crown chakra, we can “ensoul” any part of creation.

In that way we are one with everything.

This might help us to live life completely and fully because there would be no fear of loss.

If we are part of a unified whole, forms may change but the sum total is the same.

Physical Organs and the Crown Chakra

On the physical level, the crown is related to the nervous system and the brain.

There is also a connection to the pineal and pituitary glands (similar to the third eye) and to the hypothalamus.

Some authorities connect the crown chakra to the integumentary system (skin, hair, nails).

The hair, skin and nails are sensory organs as well as protective organs.

There are also people who believe that human hair is an extension of the nervous system.

This is true in other species. Many mammals have whiskers that give them additional information about their environments.

Hair has cultural significance around the world. Shaving one’s head can be a sign of renunciation or a sign of accepting the authority of another over your life.

In ancient Greece, long male hair was a symbol of wealth.

A shaven head was appropriate for a slave.

In the Old Testament, the Nazirites would go for long periods of time without cutting their hair.

This showed their devotion to God. Samson is an example of an Old Testament figure whose strength depended upon refraining from cutting his hair.

Crown Chakra Affirmations

Affirmations can be used to create a positive vision for the future, a process that directly involves the visualization power of the third eye chakra.

The following affirmations can be said aloud, sung or read daily to reinforce positive thoughts. 

Crown Chakra Affirmations for Divine Direction
I am shown exactly what to do and say under all circumstances and in all places.

I know what I need to know when I need to know it.

I am always expressing wisdom and understanding.

I make right decisions quickly.

My intuitive knowing leads me to greater good at all times. Long life, riches, honor, pleasantness, peace of mind, health and happiness are mine.

Crown Chakra Affirmations for an Enlightened Mind
God has blessed my mind with light, love and intuitive understanding.

Through my mind, he blesses my family, my friends and my world.

God is blessing my mind with the ability to think straight, clear and true.

The door of my mind is closed to the negative willfulness of others and open to the perfect will of God for my life.

I let go of all opposition, contention, conflict or stiffness in my thoughts, actions and reactions to my fellowman.

More Chakra Resources

Chakras and Musical Notes: Chakras and musical notes have been paired in a number of ways. Learn about both Western and Eastern systems.

Chakra Names: Chakra names reveal the roles of the chakras in the body on psychological, spiritual and emotional levels. Includes explanations of English and Sanskrit chakra names.

Chakra Flowers: Chakra flowers offer unique symbolic meaning for each of the seven major chakras. Flowers are among the oldest spiritual symbols, revealing the meaning of each chakra. 


The crown chakra is the 7th chakra in the body, which allows you to feel divine unity and harmony with all living beings and everything around you.

The key purpose of the crown chakra is to align you through spirituality, self-realization, awareness, and enlightenment with the Divine power and the infinite stream of healing energy.

The element associated with the crown chakra is thought, and the color of the crown chakra is violet. 

Sahasrara translates (from Sanskrit) to ‘thousandfold’ and the crown chakra symbol is depicted by a thousand-petalled lotus, and it consists of the following elements:

  • 1000 petals with all vrittis from previous chakras.
  • Circle in the middle.
  • Seed mantra OM  in the center.

Let’s have a look at each of these elements individually and find out what is their meaning. 

Crown Chakra Symbol: 1000-Petalled Lotus 

The crown chakra symbol is usually represented as a violet-colored 1,000-petaled lotus flower, regardless of tradition or artist who created the symbol illustration.

A thousand petals of the Sahasrara symbol are meant to symbolize the power of kundalini energy, which rises into the awakened crown chakra.

When Kundalini moves across the top of the brain, the divine realization is manifested in the region of the Baihui or DU 20 (place where all energies of the body converge).

Ultimately, this amazing feeling can be described as a flower with multiple petals opening on top of your head.

Crown Chakra Symbol: Circle Of Oneness

The circle in the center of the symbol portrays the vacuum of space. 

As your consciousness rises from lower chakras all the way up to crown chakra, you will be able to connect and merge with this infinite space.

You can also think of it as a ‘Circle of Oneness’ with all living beings in the Universe.

Crown chakra symbol sometimes has a syllable OM  in the middle of it, also known as bija mantra (or seed mantra).

The OM is considered to be the world’s fundamental sound, which includes all the other sounds.

It is also a sacred spiritual symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, where it is regarded as the Universe’s supreme sound and a representation of the Creator. 

Crown Chakra Symbol: Violet Color

The color associated with the crown chakra is violet, which has the highest vibrational frequency in the entire spectrum of colors. 

Violet is a color of spirituality, reflection, and self-awareness. 

An aura of violet indicates a person’s high level of curiosity, interest, and a desire to search for answers to various life problems to pursue the right path. 

Violet gives an inward feeling of unity, integrity, and wholeness. 

White is another color that is often associated with the crown chakra. White represents purity, perfection, innocence, and new beginnings.

It will encourage you to remain calm, focused, and keep your mind open.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Crown Chakra

The crown chakra in its natural element: thought

Associated with the element of thought, this energy center controls your connection to spirit, as well as your sense of universal consciousness, wisdom, unity, and self-knowledge.

Its associated color is violet, reflective of its connection to spirituality and enlightenment.

Signs of blocked sahasrara energy

Physical signs

If your crown chakra is blocked, you may be feeling a bit unstable in your physical body. Some of the physical signs of a blocked seventh chakra include:

  • Imbalance
  • Overall poor coordination
  • Low ability to function physically

Mental signs

When working with the crown chakra, spend time thinking about the world around you—drawing some attention away from yourself.

Some of the questions you may want to ask include:

How am I connected to the world?

How can I become a better version of myself?

How can I let go of confusion about my place in the world?

When your crown chakra is blocked, you may experience some mental signs, including:

  • Confusion
  • A lack of connection to the world
  • Hyper spiritualization (i.e., too much meditation)
  • Poor mental functioning

What Are Chakras?

It’s amazing how much of our current day-to-day lives are affected by beliefs and traditions from thousands of years ago.

Chakras, a concept from the beginning of Hinduism (from around 1500 and 500 BC) are a very important aspect or Tantra of Hinduism.

Chakra, meaning “wheel” in Sanskrit, refers to the wheels within us that are made of energy.

Everybody has even these wheels that align along our spines.

Each wheel is associated with a different color, organs, elements, gemstones, and emotions.

These chakra wheels have been referred to as having important effects on our spiritual, physical, emotional, and mental health.

The Function Of The Purple Chakra

The final chakra is our purple chakra, called Sahasrara, meaning “‘thousand-petaled.”

This chakra is found at the crown of your head and is associated with the colors purple and white.

Sahasrara is the center of enlightenment and is the most spiritual of all the chakras.

Sahasrara is meant to control spirituality, consciousness, and enlightenment. 

The crown chakra has an effect on: 

  • Hypothalamus 
  • Pituitary Gland
  • The Brain 
  • Nervous System 

The Sahasrara chakra is also associated with gemstones: 

  • Clear Quartz 
  • Amethyst 
  • Howlite
  • Labradorite 

It’s important to stay attuned with your crown chakra! If your Sahasrara is ever blocked it can cause a blockage of energy, disrupt your equilibrium, and cause mental issues! It will also disrupt your connection to the spiritual.

When the crown chakra is balanced, it is said that people can have amazing capabilities! It is said that the purple chakra is the most powerful and potent energy out of all the chakras.

Purple Chakra Color and It’s Meaning

Our Sahasrara chakra is symbolized with a gorgeous light purple and gleaming white. Across the world, the color purple has multiple cultural, societal, and spiritual meanings.

There’s also personal connections to colors as well which can influence your relationship with colors. 

In the traditional Hindu sense, purple symbolizes: 

  • Future 
  • Dreams 
  • Inspiration 
  • Compassion 
  • Spiritual Enlightenment 
  • Psychic Ability 

Here are some other cool cultural connections with the color purple : 

  • Brazil: Mourning 
  • Thailand: Grief and mourning 
  • Greece: Royalty 
  • USA: Honor and courage 

Purple is often associated with spirituality and royalty.

It is very uncommon in nature, further deepening purple’s association with the paranormal, spiritual, and divine.

Since it was so rare to find purple and very expensive to create purple fibers, it was reserved for the highest of society.

This is why purple is still often associated with luxury and power. 

Wearing Sahasrara

If you want your closet to scream regal and elegant, purple is the way to go! Soft lavender purple can be used to express delicacy and devotion, and is often worn during spring and summer.

If you go for a deep, dark purple, you can give off the air of mystery. 

Crafting With Sahasrara

In art, purple was used to illustrate divinity and peace.

Many artists include purple in the night sky to express feelings of otherworldliness and magic to endless expanse.

Just like clothing, purple fiber projects have been used by people for thousands of years to show off their luxurious and powerful status. 

Why not get a little purple in your life? 

Crown Chakra

What does Crown Chakra mean?

The crown chakra is said in yoga to be a wheel of energy located at or slightly above the top of the head.

It is the seventh and highest of the seven primary chakras, and is believed to be the center of energy from which all other chakras emanate.

It is also considered to be the most subtle of the chakras.

The crown chakra is said to be responsible for a person’s spirituality and enlightenment. The crown chakra is one’s connection to the Divine and their Higher Self.

A The crown chakra governs the upper regions of the brain.

It is represented by the colors purple and white and is typically drawn as a thousand petalled lotus.

The Sanskrit name for crown chakra is sahasrara.

Explains Crown Chakra

The crown chakra corresponds to the energy of higher consciousness.

However, if unbalanced or blocked, it can have a negative impact on our physical health, such as:

  • Neurological disorders
  • Nerve pain
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Schizophrenia
  • Pineal and thyroid gland problems

There are certain yoga poses that are believed to help activate and balance the crown chakra, such as the headstand, which stimulates the crown of the head.

Keeping a dream and visions journal is also said to be a good way to activate this chakra.

Everything You Need to Know About the Crown Chakra

You’ve probably heard about chakras, the seven wheels of energy in the body that start at the crown of your head, and travel down the body to the base of your spine.

When spinning properly, each chakra allows energy to flow through the body.

If these wheels of energy become blocked by stress, anxiety or emotional upheaval, your well-being can suffer.

The seventh chakra, the crown chakra or sahasrara, is located at the top of the head. “Sahasrara” means “thousand-petaled” and represents a thousand-petaled lotus flower.

Here, we walk you through everything you need to know about the crown chakra: its natural element, signs it may be blocked, and ways you can align it to ensure your energy is flowing freely.

The crown chakra in its natural element: thought

Associated with the element of thought, this energy center controls your connection to spirit, as well as your sense of universal consciousness, wisdom, unity, and self-knowledge.

Its associated color is violet, reflective of its connection to spirituality and enlightenment.

Signs of blocked sahasrara energy

Physical signs

If your crown chakra is blocked, you may be feeling a bit unstable in your physical body. Some of the physical signs of a blocked seventh chakra include:

  • Imbalance
  • Overall poor coordination
  • Low ability to function physically

Mental signs

When working with the crown chakra, spend time thinking about the world around you—drawing some attention away from yourself.

Some of the questions you may want to ask include:

How am I connected to the world?

How can I become a better version of myself? How can I let go of confusion about my place in the world?

When your crown chakra is blocked, you may experience some mental signs, including:

  • Confusion
  • A lack of connection to the world
  • Hyper spiritualization (i.e., too much meditation)
  • Poor mental functioning
  • A lack of focus

Why you should align your crown chakra

When you’re working with this energy center, you’re indicating your interest in a higher purpose and an elevated way of being.

Working toward enlightenment?

That’s a pretty worthy endeavor.

The crown chakra is also the gateway to super-consciousness—a state of being where it is no longer possible to experience yourself as separate from anything or anyone.

When your crown chakra is aligned, you are ready to let go of misunderstandings about who you are and why you are here.

How to tune up your crown chakra

Yoga asana for the seventh chakra

To start aligning your seventh chakra, try this Crown Chakra Tune-Up Practice, which includes some head-activating and balancing poses—a great option if you want to set your sahasrara energy in motion.

Looking for some additional crown chakra-focused practices?

Try this 45-minute Crown Chakra Vin to Yin class from Yoga with Kassandra:

Pranayama for the seventh chakra

Reenergize your crown chakra with Nadi Shodhan or alternate nostril breathing—a pranayama technique that releases tension and anxiety in your head, while boosting your concentration.

To practice Nadi Shodhan, sit comfortably and close your eyes.

Start by taking a few deep breaths.

With your right hand, take your index finger and middle finger and drop them against your palm.

Place your right thumb on your right nostril. Inhale through the left nostril and pause.

During this pause, remove your thumb from the right nostril and place your ring finger on the left nostril.

Exhale out through the right nostril.

Then, repeat the same process starting with the right nostril.

The benefits of aligning the crown chakra

As you start to balance the crown chakra, you may feel more at ease.

Mentally, you’ll feel much more relaxed and clear-headed—gaining the ability to situate yourself in the world around you.

You may also find increased synergy between your physical body and your mental state, and feel more connected with the spiritual realm.

Exploring Your Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra, also known as the 7th Chakra or Sahasrara Chakra, is the gateway to your higher power and enlightenment.

It’s considered the most spiritual of all chakras and is responsible for your connection with universal consciousness.

When you work with your Sahasrara Chakra, you can open yourself to more synchronicities, stronger intuition, and deeper faith in your personal beliefs.

Ready to learn more?

Before we dive into the Crown Chakra meaning, it may help to understand some chakra basics for context.

Chakras are special areas that exist in the subtle body, which is believed to be a “layer” of metaphysical energy just beyond our physical form.

The subtle body is where we process our prana, also known as chi or life-force energy.

Many people believe that the prana in our subtle body plays a vital role in spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical wellness.

Although there are multiple chakras within the subtle body, most chakra healing revolves around the seven “primary chakras” located along the spine.

These chakras help regulate the energy traveling up and down this important channel and each one is responsible for specific emotions, personality traits, physical features, and other qualities. 

Together, they maintain a balanced flow of energy.

When they are properly aligned, the seven chakras ensure that we receive the perfect balance of energy – not too much or too little – to help us thrive.

The concept of chakras originates from ancient Indian spiritual texts, however, anyone can work with the chakras to bring greater balance into their lives.

Even if you do not have strong spiritual beliefs, the chakra system can be viewed as a powerful metaphor to support personal growth.

The techniques used in Crown Chakra healing and other chakra work will bring positive benefits to your life no matter who you are.

So how do you balance this chakra?

In this blog, we’ll discuss everything you need to know to begin healing this chakra. 

Sahasrara: The Crown Chakra or 7th Chakra

This chakra is located just above the crown of the head.

It’s the seventh and final chakra in the primary chakra system and is sometimes referred to as the head chakra or purple chakra.

In Sanskrit, it is known as the Sahasrara Chakra, which roughly translates to “thousand-petalled.” 

Spirituality is the key force of this chakra.

Many believe that the Crown Chakra is the point where our earthly self merges with our higher self.

It functions as a gateway for deepening our connection to faith, divine wisdom, and spiritual enlightenment.

When properly aligned, this chakra allows us to see with greater clarity and perspective.

It also helps us feel more connected on a spiritual level to other people, animals, plants, and subtle energies in the world around us.

An open Crown Chakra also allows us to manifest our dreams into reality.

It lets us tune into our spiritual intuition, feel closer to our higher power, and understand our role in the universe beyond material pursuits.

If you find yourself feeling disconnected from your faith or stuck in the mundane business of daily living, working with your crown can bring your soul and mind back into balance.

Overtime, Crown Chakra meditation and other healing work may help you reach enlightenment.

Key Characteristics of the 7th Chakra

  • See the Beauty in the World: This Chakra allows you to see the beauty and divinity in all things.
  • Unity: The 7th Chakra represents your connection to the universe and helps you experience unity with everyone and everything around you.
  • Awareness: This chakra elevates your consciousness to a higher level, allowing your awareness to become transcendent.
  • Enlightenment: The Crown Chakra is the gateway between the physical and cosmic self, which can bring clarity, wisdom, and enlightenment.
  • Serenity & Bliss: When properly balanced, you’ll feel deeper levels of serenity, joy, and peace through this chakra.

How To Align Your Crown Chakra

When this chakra is out of alignment, you may feel cut off from your spirituality.

A misaligned Crown Chakra can also cause you to worry too much or become focused on material problems beyond your control.

You may also feel overly sensitive, depressed, or disillusioned.

If you’re working on self-improvement and personal or spiritual growth, it’s important to heal this chakra and bring it into balance.

To begin, start by identifying whether your 7th Chakra is underactive or overacted.

Underactive Sahasrara Chakra 

When a chakra is underactive, it means that the chakra is experiencing a blockage or is not distributing the flow of energy.

When the 7th Chakra is blocked or underactive, it can hinder your ability to let go of materialistic needs.

It can also cause you to feel detached or numbed from the world around you. 

Signs of an Underactive Crown Chakra:

This chakra may be blocked if you find yourself experiencing…

  • A lack of inspiration
  • Greed and materialism
  • Brain fog
  • Cynicism and pessimism
  • Judgment of others
  • Feeling life is pointless or empty 

Overactive Sahasrara Chakra 

When a chakra is overactive, it means it is distributing too much energy.

Whereas an underactive Crown Chakra cuts you off from your spiritual self, an overactive 7th Chakra does the opposite.

You may feel as if your head is in the clouds and neglect your physical needs.

An overly open head chakra may also contribute to egotism or feeling superior over others.

Signs of an Overactive Crown Chakra:

If this chakra is too active, you may experience…

  • Disinterest in the world around you
  • Apathy toward other people’s problems
  • Superiority and elitism
  • Disconnection from your physical body

Bringing Balance to the Sahasrara Chakra

Chakra balancing is the process of restoring the harmonious and balanced flow of prana or energy throughout the body.

Your chakras are in constant fluctuation.

Practicing chakra balancing and aligning is a regular and sometimes daily activity to explore. 

Some of our favorite methods to balance this chakra include:

  • Letting go
  • Spending time outdoors
  • Yoga
  • Crown Chakra meditation
  • Crown Chakra crystals
  • Aromatherapy

How does letting go balance Crown Chakra?

Try writing down any materialistic desires that may be holding you back.

Practice living a more minimalist life by donating or selling items you no longer use.

If past experiences are holding you back, list them on a piece of paper and safely burn it to symbolically release those experiences.

Once you are able to move past your materialistic and earthly needs, you will be able to restore more balance to this chakra.

Does spending time outside help with Crown Chakra healing?

This chakra is responsible for your connection to everything around you.

By spending more time outdoors, you’ll feel more connected with the world and everything in it.

If you can, try to spend a few minutes each day with your feet in the grass, touch a tree, or hike up to a hill or mountain with an expansive natural view.

Make sure to put your phone or other electronic devices on “silent” and allow yourself to focus exclusively on your surroundings.

What are the best Crown Chakra yoga poses?

Yoga is an important tool in bringing balance to this chakra.

Yoga poses for this Chakra should focus on inversions or restorative movements to encourage energy to flow to the head.

Here are some of our favorite yoga poses and movements to connect you to the energy of your Crown:

  • Lotus  Padmasana
  • Reclining Bound Angle  Supta Baddha Konasana
  • Supported Headstand Salamba Sirsasana
  • Tree Pose Vrksasana

How can I meditate to support my 7th Chakra?

Meditation plays an important role in restoring balance to your chakras, especially your 7th Chakra.

Chakra meditation techniques are similar to traditional meditation techniques but focus on a specific area of the body.

Below is a simple meditation technique to aid in balancing your Sahasrara:

  1. Sit with your shoulders back and spine straight. Relax your muscles as you close your eyes and breathe deeply. Inhale through your nose and exhale through the mouth.
  2. Focus your attention on the crown of your head.
  3. Since the Crown Chakra color is purple, imagine a violet light glowing at the crown of your head, slowly expanding upwards, making the whole area warm and relaxed.

Rest in this sensation for 3-5 minutes.

  • When you are ready, slowly open your eyes.

What affirmations are good for the 7th Chakra?

Positive affirmations are a simple yet powerful way to release negative thoughts and emotions that may be locking this final chakra.

When you are working with the energies of this chakra, spend a few moments each day looking the mirror and repeating these affirmations:

  • I honor the divine within me
  • I listen to the wisdom of the universe
  • I am open to divine wisdom
  • I am at peace
  • I live in the present moment

What are the best Crown Chakra crystals?

Each chakra is influenced by unique stones and their energetic properties.

The 7th Chakra is highly influenced by clear quartz.

When balancing your head chakra, meditate with clear quartz, carry the stone with you, or wear jewelry with clear quartz to let the energetic properties help restore balance to the chakra. 

Clear Quartz Rollerball

Our 10ml Crown Chakra Roll-On has a clear quartz rollerball to aid in balancing this chakra.

Known as the stone of healing, clear quartz is used to open and balance your Sahasrara Chakra.

The elements of clear quartz stimulate your desire for spiritual growth and expand your consciousness, open your mind, and elevate negative perspectives to more enlightened views.

How do I use aromatherapy for my 7th Chakra?

Aromatherapy can be a simple but powerful tool for healing your chakras.

For the 7th Chakra, try essential oils that inspire enlightenment and uplift your spirits.

Our Crown Chakra Essential Oil Blend is designed just for this purpose. 

Crown Chakra Essential Oil Blend

Experience unity and oneness with the universe with our Crown Chakra Blend.

This blend is a unique combination of essential oils known for their energetic and emotional healing properties.

We have created a 5ml diffuser blend and a 10ml roll-on so you can use this powerful blend in your preferred way as a diffuser blend or a roll-on. 

  • Sacred Frankincense: Helps you know your purpose in life.

Promotes feelings of acceptance and love.

  • Sandalwood: Quiets the mental chatter of the mind.

Aids in meditation and spiritual contemplation.

  • Lemon: Uplifts your mood and increases your energy.
  • Lavender: Dispels negativity and opens the mind for spiritual growth. 
  • Neroli: Keeps your mind in the present moment and release self-imposed restrictions.

How To Use an Essential Oil Blend for the Head Chakra

Our Crown Chakra Blend was expertly crafted to help restore balance and bring the harmonious flow of energy through your crown.

Diffuse 3-5 drops of this blend to stay in the present moment and connect with the world around you, or apply it to the crown of your head and massage into the scalp.

Now that you understand the fundamentals of this chakra and how to balance it, you can begin to explore the other six chakras for total well-being:

Opening the Crown Chakra

Chakras act as spiritual or energy centers that help the body, mind, and spirit work together in harmony.

The crown chakra is one of the seven chakras that bring balance to an individual’s well-being.

It is associated with higher consciousness and spiritual connection.

Understanding how your crown chakra can positively influence your health from a spiritual and physical standpoint.

What is the Crown Chakra

Our crown chakra is a spiritual guide and helps us receive intuitive information.

When the crown chakra is open, we feel connected to something greater than ourselves and experience a sense of cosmic consciousness.

We can also become more selfless and compassionate as we connect with our higher purpose.

However, when the crown chakra is imbalanced, we may feel disconnected from our spirituality.

Functions of the Crown Chakra

Below are some of the functions of the crown chakra, making it essential to keep it well-balanced:

1. Connecting to the Divine Source

The crown chakra is the gateway to our higher consciousness and connection with a spiritual source.

This chakra helps us open up to universal wisdom, peace, and understanding from within.

2. Heightened Intuition

When the crown chakra is balanced, we can tap into our sixth sense more easily.

We’ll feel more attuned to subtle energies, inner wisdom, and intuitive messages that come our way.

3. Clarity of Thought

When this energy center is balanced, it allows for clear thinking and strong decision-making skills.

We can think through complex issues objectively from a place of inner knowing.

4. Spiritual Awakening

When the crown chakra opens, we connect with our true spiritual journey.

This connection results in peace, contentment, and joy.

5. Mental Mastery

The seventh chakra helps us to think beyond our physical limitations and explore the boundaries of our mental capabilities.

It allows us to access deeper truths about ourselves and infuses us with the energy to break through our barriers.

Tips to Perform Crown Chakra Energy Healing

Yogic practitioners believe that the chakra of the crown represents the center of our spiritual soul bringing us enlightenment.

Although your inner peace is not necessarily apparent after a crown chakra healing session, you may feel more peaceful and calm. You won’t feel so disconnected from your friends anymore, and instead, you will experience a sense of belonging and interconnection to everything.

Commit yourself to your spiritual practice

The easiest way to begin a new spiritual life at home is by designating an area for your simple crown chakra meditation.

You can create an altar and place candles, books, and incense.

You can use whatever you have in the house you think are important and place them there.

Remember that spiritual practices are as varied as humans are.

And your spiritual practice is uniquely yours.


Meditation promotes self-awareness and universal consciousness.

It is one of the simplest techniques to help restore balance within chakras.

Meditation can help open your chakra and receive divine energy.

You can start meditating using a variety of different techniques, including breathing techniques, mantras, and the use of colorful visualizations.

Keep it Clean

Make your environment simple.

Excess clutter can be detrimental to psychological well-being.

While you don’t need to be a minimalist, you can focus on reducing clutter.

Take a look around your home and make three piles.

Cleansing the exterior environment helps to open your heart chakra and solar plexus chakra and helps regenerate the crown chakra.

Practice the power of prayer

Prayer is not just about religion.

Prayer is viewed as the key to higher awareness, so the deeper a person prays, the deeper their chakra opens into eternity.

Explore plant medicine

Several kinds of plants provide spiritual guidance to us and give us a direct encounter with the Divine.

Plant medicine has tremendous power in opening a cellular crown chakra & purging other energy fields.

Educate yourself

Open your chakras by understanding and getting rid of limiting perspectives.

You can learn a lot from books and podcasts about personal development.

Learning allows you to develop greater humility and awareness of the world around you and others.

Do a crown chakra visualization

Imagine a pulsating or swirling light in your crown chakra.

Feel violet energy clearing all blocks and sluggish energy in your body.

Try a violet flames meditation, an excellent tool for boosting your spiritual awareness.

Use crystals

Use crystals to support energy and balance the crown chakra.

Alternatively, you can meditate with crystals such as selenite, charoite, labradorite, and amethyst.

Characteristics of the Crown Chakra

The crown chakra, located at the top of the head, is associated with higher consciousness, spirituality, and enlightenment.

Having a balanced crown chakra means having confidence in oneself, inner peace, feeling connected to one’s life purpose, and fully understanding it.

A balanced crown chakra allows for a greater connection to our higher selves, enabling us to become more creative, intuitive, and inspired.

By developing this energy center, we can access greater knowledge and insight, leading to discoveries about our true nature.

On a physical level, having an open crown chakra helps improve focus, memory recall, and general mental clarity.

We may experience deeper states of relaxation, which can support healing on both physical and emotional levels.

When not in balance, we may experience confusion in decision-making, difficulty concentrating, or feeling stuck in life, lacking clear direction or purposeful goals.

Other symptoms include depression, anxiety, or disconnection from ourselves and others.

Symptoms of a Blocked Crown Chakra

Having a blocked crown chakra can lead to feelings of disconnection, confusion, and frustration.

What are the symptoms of a blocked crown chakra? They can include the following:

  • A decreased sense of joy and connection to life
  • Feeling disconnected from others, including family and friends
  • Low self-confidence and difficulty trusting in yourself or others
  • An overly pessimistic outlook on life
  • Anxiety, stress, fearfulness, and overthinking
  • Difficulty speaking your truth or expressing emotion freely
  • Physical issues include headaches, neck tension, sinus congestion, jaw pain, or problems with the immune system.

Foods for Crown Chakra Balance

You can maintain a well-balanced crown chakra with various fresh, organic, wholesome foods.

Fruits and vegetables such as apples, oranges, carrots, spinach, kale, and cabbage are all excellent choices.

These provide the body with essential vitamins and minerals that benefit physical and spiritual health.

Spices such as ginger have cleansing effects on the body that can help promote spiritual growth.

Ginger has a calming effect on the mind, which helps clear out mental clutter so we can focus our thoughts on more meaningful things.

A cup of tea is also helpful for balancing the crown chakra as it reduces bloat and improves digestive health.

Nutrient-dense superfoods like spirulina, chlorella, aloe vera juice, and wheatgrass juice are excellent for detoxifying the body at a cellular level – essential for achieving a balanced state in this chakra’s energy flow.

Acai berry powder is another powerful superfood that helps energize the body while maintaining balance in this vital energy center of the body.

In addition to these wholesome foods, you may consider adding an array of brightly colored violets.

Adding purple-hued plants to your meals is beneficial in aligning your energy centers with higher power sources.

Seven Ways to Activate and Unblock the Crown Chakra

1. Guided Meditation

Most people don’t even know they have a crown chakra, let alone how to open it.

This lack of understanding of the crown chakra can lead to feelings of disconnection from the divine and a lack of spiritual awareness.

Opening your crown chakra can be as simple as saying a mantra or using a visualization technique.

The BetterSleep guided meditations will help you to connect with your higher self and experience spiritual enlightenment.

You can activate and unblock your crown chakra through daily meditation.

The practice helps to create balance within the chakra, allowing energy to flow freely.

2. Breathing Exercises

Slow and deepbreathing exercises are especially beneficial for activating and unblocking the crown chakra. Focus on your breath as it enters and exits your body, allowing you to slow down and relax.

3. Visualization

Visualizing light from the top of your head can help unlock your crown chakra, particularly when combined with breathing exercises or meditation.

4. Mantra Repetition

Repeating mantras related to spiritual enlightenment will help bring more awareness to the crown chakra and prepare it to receive higher energies.

5. Essential Oils

Certain essential oils, such as frankincense and sandalwood, can activate and unblock the crown chakra by stimulating its energy centers.

6. Connect with Nature

Connecting with nature is a powerful way to open up your spiritual side, allowing more energy to flow through the crown chakra.

7. Yoga

Practicing yoga activates and unblocks this energy center, as it helps bring balance into your life from both physical and mental perspectives.

It also has the benefit of helping you get in touch with your deeper spirituality, which can help further unlock the crown chakra.

Combining these methods allows you to experience a greater connection to yourself and the world around you.

Practicing them will help keep your crown chakra open and balanced for optimal spiritual growth and enlightenment.

Signs of an Underactive Crown Chakra

One of the most common indicators of an underactive crown chakra is a feeling of disconnection from the world around you.

You may feel isolated and alone, as if you are floating outside your body.

You may also struggle to find meaning in your life or feel like you are going through the motions without any real purpose.

Other signs of an underactive crown chakra include headaches, migraines, and problems with teeth, bones, and skin.

If you are struggling with any of these issues, it may be time to balance your crown chakra.

Signs of an Overactive Crown Chakra

Signs of an overactive crown chakra are often subtle and difficult to detect.

However, some of the common symptoms include the following:

  • feelings of cynicism
  • self-destructive tendencies
  • apathy
  • spiritual addiction

People with blocked crown chakras may have difficulty forming meaningful relationships because they cannot relate or empathize with others, leading to feelings of isolation and disconnection.

How Can I Protect My Crown Chakra?

During acupuncture, practitioners must practice chakra-opening exercises.

Achieving an excellent mental boundary can prevent negative energies and damage their effects.

Generally, wearing head coverings, like saris or turbans, can protect the skull’s core and contain and protect the energy flowing at its crown.

A further method not listed here is utilizing chakra healing stones or crystals.

Why Is My Crown Chakra Tingling?

If your crown tingles or your forehead twitches, you might feel your crown chakra opening.

These might be a sign of an overactive cranial chakra. It happens as too much energy enters your head.

A more common manifestation of an open crown chakra is headaches and dizziness.

After these symptoms, you may experience a change in thought patterns.

What Is the Meaning of the White Crown Chakra

The white crown chakra is the highest spiritual connection and gateway to our higher self.

It is associated with a bright and brilliant light, representing our divine connection, truth, understanding, and enlightenment.

White symbolizes purity and clarity of thought, so wearing white during meditation can help ground you spiritually and heighten your energies.

White also carries peace, serenity, and harmony vibrations, which can bring balance into any environment.

5 Crown Chakra Yoga Poses that Stimulate Crown Chakra

Practicing yoga can help balance this energy center and prevent crown chakra imbalance.

Here are five yoga poses that can help stimulate the crown chakra:

  1. Virasana — Hero Pose: This pose helps open up the chest, neck, shoulders, and spine while promoting mental clarity and calmness.

Begin by kneeling on the floor with your knees hip-distance apart.

If this pose becomes too intense for your lower back, lift a block between your heels for more support.

2) Balasana — Child’s Pose: This pose relaxes the mind and helps to open up the chest and shoulders.

Begin by kneeling on your mat with your knees hip-distance apart.

Reach forward and lay your torso down, resting between your thighs.

Spread your arms out beside you and rest your forehead against the floor.

3) Padmasana — Lotus Pose: Also known as the “throne of meditation,” the lotus pose is a seated posture used for deep relaxation and spiritual enlightenment.

Start by sitting comfortably on the floor with both legs crossed in front of you.

Make sure to keep the spine straight, allowing for deeper breathwork throughout this pose.

4) Ustrasana — Camel Pose: This pose helps to open up the chest, shoulders, and neck while stimulating the crown chakra.

Begin by kneeling on your mat with your knees hip-distance apart.

Reach back with both hands and clasp onto your heels as you arch backward into a gentle backbend.

5) Savasana — Corpse Pose: This posture is excellent for calming down the mind and body before meditation or at the end of a yoga flow.

Lie comfortably on your back with your arms resting alongside your body and palms facing upwards towards the ceiling.

Close your eyes and enjoy this moment of peaceful stillness.

Practicing these postures can help balance blockages in the crown chakra and experience a heightened spiritual connection.

Enjoy! Namaste.

Wrap Up

The crown chakra is the seventh and final chakra in the system, located at the top of the head.

It’s responsible for our connection to the divine and helps us understand our spiritual nature.

When this chakra is balanced and open, we feel a sense of peace and connectedness.

There are many ways to keep the crown chakra open and balanced.

You can try meditation, yoga, or aromatherapy.

If you’re looking for something more concrete, you can also learn more about chakra healing and how to specifically target each chakra to bring them back into balance.