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Spotlight on: Crown Chakra

Updated: Mar 4, 2023

Suitably named, the Crown chakra is located right at the top of the head. Represented by a violet, purple hue, it’s last of the seven main chakras (or the first, when counting from the top down) and is our centre of spirit, enlightenment, wisdom and universal consciousness.

What is the Crown Chakra?

Our Crown chakra, or Sahasrara in Sanskrit, is widely revered as the ‘bridge to the cosmos’. The Crown chakra is the most powerful connection with our spirituality. In fact, when we think about the chakras from Root through to Crown, the two uppermost chakras are the most spiritual in nature. The Crown chakra is viewed as our connection to source, our higher power, the universe, and its function is incredibly important on a spiritual level. Crown chakra also symbolises unity and universal connectedness – a reminder that everything is energy and we are connected with one another as well as all beings on earth, the earth itself and the realm of energy beyond what we can see.

Signs our Crown Chakra is in balance

When our Crown chakra is in balance we have deeper understanding, a closer connection with our divine guidance and feel inspired and open. We can tap into our highest potential and the expansive potential we each have to fulfil our vision and purpose.

Signs of an imbalanced Crown Chakra

When our Crown chakra is blocked, stuck or imbalanced we can experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Loss of connection/lack of interest in spirituality

  • Feeling fed up, stuck in life

  • Boredom

  • Feeling disconnected from your true purpose in life

  • Feeling disillusioned

  • Being stubborn and/or narrow-minded

  • Wanting to be completely alone – isolating yourself

  • Depression

  • Apathy

  • Skepticism

It’s important to note that the Crown chakra must be worked on after the other chakras – working exclusively on the Crown chakra when other lower chakras need attention can result in further imbalance.

How can I balance my Crown Chakra?

There are numerous ways in which you can work to address an imbalance at the Crown chakra – some you can do yourself, others involve working with a professional.

Targeted movement: Moving your body in certain ways has been shown to recharge and rebalance the chakras. Many yoga asanas can specifically support our Crown chakra, with inversions working best to help blood flow to the head. You don’t need to be able to do a handstand or headstand – just try a shoulder stand or place your legs up against a wall for a few minutes and breathe deeply.

Meditation: You can try a guided meditation to help you to rebalance and restore the function of your Crown chakra. Lots of these meditations use visualisation techniques so that you can really see and tap into your Crown chakra to work on the imbalance where it is needed most.

Crystal therapy: Certain crystals are associated with the Crown chakra – by placing them in and around your home or carrying them with you when you go about your day you can harness their energy. White crystals such as clear quartz, selenite, diamonds and apophyllite are wonderful for the Crown chakra in particular.

Aromatherapy: You can use essential oils to bring the Crown chakra back into balance – including clary sage, frankincense, sandalwood and lavender.

Chanting: You may have come across ‘om’ chanting at a yoga class or when meditating – but did you know that the ‘om’ chant is specifically linked with the Crown chakra? Do this alone or with others on a regular basis to benefit from the vibrations of this beautiful chant.

Affirmations: Certain affirmations can help to align the Crown chakra. These include:

I am connected

I am at peace

I honour my spirit and the divine in me

I am guided by something greater than myself

Reiki: A Reiki practitioner can intuitively work with you to balance your chakras, including your Crown chakra where needed.

You may also wish to download my free guide The Chakra Healing Guide here

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