Distinguished by its deep purple color, the crown chakra is known in Sanskrit as “Sahaswara.” It means “thousand petals” and is represented by a blossoming lotus.
The lotus blooms in still waters. And, like a lotus, our crown chakra blossoms out of the stillness of our minds.
By: Landon Funk
The crown chakra is the seventh chakra in the body, which integrates all of the qualities of the other chakras. If your crown chakra is out of balance, you may feel like you don’t have a purpose or direction in your life. You may also find that you experience mental depression, frequent headaches, and/or different illnesses without any particular reason. To overcome these symptoms and illnesses, balance your crown chakra.
How do you achieve balance in your crown chakra?
This the probably the most frequently asked question about chakras. Located at the crown, the highest point of your head, this chakra is the one closest to “enlightenment.”
What does this mean?
In order to reach enlightenment, your mind and thoughts have to be completely still.
We achieve this stillness through meditation and focus on our breath. When all we are thinking about are inhales and exhales, then stillness will start to take over, balancing your crown chakra.
You can also pray, or perform “seva,”which is the Sanskrit word for selfless service. Seva means that to do something to help others, just for the sake of helping others, rather than any personal benefit you may gain. In ancient India, seva was believed to help your spiritual growth. So whether you’re anonymously paying for the next persons’s coffee or feeding the hungry at your local soup kitchen, you’re (inadvertently) benefiting more than you think.
Learn how to use prayer as a spiritual self-care practice.
When your crown chakra is balanced, you’ll feel much more peaceful, inspired, energized, free, and connected to others. However, in order to get to the crown chakra, your other chakras must be balanced first. Think of your body and self as a temple: you wouldn’t build any structure without a firm foundation.
Start with your root chakra first and move your way up.
Connected to our happiness, consciousness, and in-the-moment presence, the crown chakra is associated with our transcendence of limitations.
The aforementioned stillness leads to this transcendence. Once our minds become still, we are able to see beyond our current space and time. As a result, we can start to understand ourselves more deeply and free our minds from treacherous negativity.
So, what should you do if your crown chakra is out of balance?
You will know if you need to re-balance if you feel closed-minded and overly cynical about current events.
Sounds like every last one of us, doesn’t it? I know I need to rebalance my crown chakra. The fix is simple: meditate and practice mindfulness.
Learn about how to open your heart chakra here.
The more you practice, the more balanced your crown chakra will become.
Do you have any other suggestions on how to rebalance your crown chakra? Let us know in the comments below!
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