Sahasrara or Crown chakra
The most popular Sanskrit term for the Crown chakra is Sahasrara, which translates to "thousand-petaled."
This energetic hub regulates our awareness of the spiritual world, as well as our wisdom, unity, and self-awareness. Because of its connection to spirituality and enlightenment, the Violet Ray is often associated with the Crown chakra.
The Crown chakra is a repository for the positive energies amassed through acts of kindness, acts of faith, meditation, and prayer. This is a place where we can connect with the spiritual and leave the mundane behind. Sahasrara's focus is on developing a close bond with the cosmos.
Aspects of the Crown chakra
The Thousand Petalled Sahasrara
The Sahasrara chakra is thought to be associated with the element helium.
The crown chakra, also called the third eye chakra, is a highly sensitive area at the very top of the head. It is situated so that it has close ties to the central nervous system and the brain. The pineal and the hypothalamus are also connected to sahasrara, but not as strongly as the pituitary gland. The endocrine system (every biological process in the body) is regulated by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland. The first and seventh chakras are energetically linked because they serve as the system's bookends.
Spiritual Body: The Crown chakra is the source of devotion, inspiration, prophetic thought, mystical connections, and transcendental ideas. Your Crown chakra may be trying to tell you something through your most extraordinary dreams...
Mental and Physical: When we focus on the Crown chakra, we look outward, away from ourselves, and into the world. Perhaps you've been wondering, "How am I connected to the world?" How do I figure out who I am and what I'm supposed to be doing? Just how can I be of greater use to humanity?
Warning signals of discord
Physical, mental, emotional, and energetic stress can all contribute to a general sense of sluggishness, stagnation, or even a state of hyperactivity, as we've seen in previous chakra articles (see below). Symptoms of a misaligned Sahasrara chakra include mental fogginess, inability to concentrate, disconnection from one's physical self and the rest of the world, and even an unhealthy obsession with spirituality (too much meditation!).
Anatomical Location of the Crown Chakra
Connect! The more people who tap into this chakra's energy, the more of a shift there will be in the collective consciousness toward a more unified view of health, biodiversity, and the human condition.
Learning to tap one's inner strength. Learning to take responsibility for our actions, thoughts, and words, and to do so in an environment of love and wisdom, can lead to improved well-being, resilience, and a reduced propensity for emotional outbursts.
Take advantage of setbacks and deceptive visuals to educate yourself. Get as much out of your experiences with physical and emotional challenges as you can, but don't hold on to them any longer than necessary.
The Crown Chakra: How to Keep It in Check
If you want to feel more relaxed, you can try balancing your Crown chakra. Having a firm grasp of one's surroundings is a surefire way to calm the mind and gain some perspective. The physical and mental can work in greater harmony with one another, opening the door to a more profound spiritual experience. Obtaining equilibrium can be accomplished in a number of ways, both on and off the mat.
How to Do Sahasrara Chakra Yoga Asanas
Yoga poses aimed at calming down this energy hub:
Inverted Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana)
Plough (Halasana) (Halasana)
Shoulderstand with a Prop (Salamba Sarvangasana)
Lotus (Padmasana) (Padmasana)
Forward Bend while Seated (Paschimottanasana)
A Reclining Angle of Boundary Support (Supta Baddha Konasana)
Chants, chants, and sound vibrations
Kundalini bija mantra is the sound of Om. The Crown chakra is directly affected by chanting OM (also spelled AUM). Make use of your breathing; inhale and let the sound of OM vibrate out of your mouth as you exhale. This mantra represents the very nature of reality itself, and as such, it carries great significance.
The Mudra of a Thousand Petals, for the Seventh Chakra
Put your feet up and sit up straight. Form a pyramid with your index and thumb fingers by touching their tips together. You should straighten the other fingers and let them point upward. Raise this mudra so that it is about a hand's length from your scalp.
Crown chakra energy is thought.
Learn to tap into your inner infinite and accept that it merges with the universe at large. Asana practises that focus on the crown of the head are an attractive way to take care of business with the Crown chakra. The release of tension and the release of stagnation in the body are two of the results of bodywork. If we have the fortitude and insight to observe whatever arises without reacting to it, we can learn from it, make sense of it, and ultimately let it go with awareness and clarity. Consequently, we are able to achieve independence. Having this kind of personal agency in the Crown Chakra allows you to feel a sense of oneness with everyone.
Sahasrara Chakra Meditation
The colour violet represents this energy centre. You could imagine it as a halo of light hovering over your head as you meditate or relax. Try closing your eyes and visualising the light. Allow it to move with your breathing, your consciousness expanding upward into a shaft of light that reflects back down into you. As it fills your body and the room around you, let it rise up and out of your head to reveal a sparkling violet spotlight surrounding you. You can make a connection with everything in the universe by meditating on your crown and imagining your breath as a gorgeous column of violet light while chanting the sound OM.
Let there be peace and prosperity for all. (May all living things find peace and joy)