Crown Chakra – Sahasrara: How To Balance It

by Brittany Chavers
The Crown Chakra

The seventh chakra represents soul, liberation, spiritual truth, insight, thought, and higher consciousness. The seventh chakra in the body is called the Crown Chakra. It is located like a crown or halo on the top of your head. It is also called Sahasrāra which means “thousand-petaled” in Sanskrit and represents the Crown Chakra.

This chakra embodies the lower six chakras and the different qualities they represent. All the chakras work in unison to achieve spiritual awakening and freedom. When the seventh chakra is open, and your life force energy flows through it, your soul is being reconnected with the divine source.

For most, they will experience brief flashes of awakening through the seventh chakra. The feeling of all chakras being opened and balanced at once is freeing, but the enlightenment that comes with it can be frightening at first. It is a new perspective that you aren’t used to and that the modern world isn’t made to accommodate.

Sahasrara - The Crown Chakra
Crown Chakra / Sahasrara Chakra symbol on a purple watercolor

Signs that Your Crown Chakra is Off-Balance or Blocked

  • Lack of Connection with a Higher Power
  • Feeling Unworthy
  • An Overwhelming Sense of Loneliness
  • Feeling of Aimlessness
  • Strong Need for Material Things
  • Strong Feeling of Abandonment

The seventh chakra connects us to a higher power and a sense of gratitude. This connection separates you from material needs and allows you to know the divine in full love and appreciation. Clearing your seventh chakra helps you to remember you deserve immense blessings.

The world will look and feel different, and you will be more aware of your truth in the world; you will feel freedom beyond your physical body. You will feel balanced mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. You will intuitively know and understand your place in the universe. You will be able to move freely without attachments or fear.

The seventh chakra, the Crown Chakra, the chakra of a thousand petals or Sahasrara is the gateway to enlightenment. The rest of this article will explain in-depth how you can work with your seventh chakra to open and balance it and facts about this spiritual energy center.

Crown Chakra’s Color

Violet is the Crown chakra’s vibratory color. This is very fitting because violet represents many of the same qualities necessary to open and balance this chakra.

Violet represents spirituality, wholeness, illumination, rebirth, and transformation. The color itself evokes peace, tranquility, and clearing of negative energies. Wear violet, visualize it surrounding you, and work with violet candles to reap the benefits of this color. You can also imagine a deep violet energy center spiraling clockwise from where your crown chakra is during meditation.

Crown Chakra’s Crystal

Clear Quartz is a gemstone that clears and balances the Crown Chakra. Clear Quartz has healing and energizing properties that will clear the other six chakras as well. Clear Quartz has been used by lots of civilizations throughout time and was once considered a crystal from god.

quartz crystals – Crown Chakra’s Crystal

Consider wearing hair ties, headbands, or earrings made of Quartz. You can also meditate using this crystal by sitting it upon your head or in your hand.

8 Facts About The Crown Chakra

  1. The angel associated with the seventh chakra is Archangel Jophiel.
  2. The Mantra for the Chakra is Aum.
  3. This Chakra is said to look like a halo when it is open.
  4. The crown chakra can affect the brain, immune system, scalp, hair, pineal gland, and nervous system.
  5. Aquarius is the zodiac sign associated with this chakra.
  6. Essential Oils~ Cedarwood, Sandlewood Frankincense, Lavender, Jasmine, and Myrrh.
  7. Sahasrāra means “thousand-petaled” in Sanskrit and represents the Crown Chakra.
  8. Detoxing and fasting can flush toxins and balance the seventh chakra.

Balancing the Crown Chakra

The Crown Chakra connects us directly with heaven, our spirit guides, and the universe. When this chakra is open, we are balanced, knowledgeable, and free. This chakra is the last, it uses the energy and work of the other chakras to open.

When this chakra has blockages you will feel out of touch with most aspects of life. There will be a noticeable disconnect between different parts of the physical and etheric body. You may be more clumsy, suffer from closed-mindedness, be having an existential crises, and feel a general disconnect from relationships.

There are many ways to work through Crown Chakra blockages. You can look for inspiration, challenge your thoughts, visualize your chakra opening, and spend time outside.

Meditation for Balancing the Crown Chakra

Meditation also works wonders for opening this chakra. To begin meditation, focusing on your breath is most important. There is no need to go for difficult poses, just focus on mindfulness and the meditation.

Meditation for the Seventh Chakra
Meditation for the Seventh Chakra

When meditating to open and balance the seventh chakra use essential oils, clear quartz, and affirmations. This is one chakra that you will feel opening as you meditate so be prepared for the sensation.

Crown Chakra Affirmations:

  • I know I am in touch with heaven.
  • I know there is inspiration and radiant energy within me.
  • I know the universe is a magical place.
  • I know divine energy lives within me.
  • I am divine energy.

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