Activate the Power of your Crown Chakra
Your chakras, or energy centers, govern the energy flow within your body. The body has seven primary chakras. We have already explored six: Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra,Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra, and Third Eye Chakra.
These energy centers, which you cannot see with the naked eye, also correspond to the body's major organs. When you feel out of sorts in any of the seven main chakras areas, you can correlate it back to an energy imbalance.
Prepare to go deeply into the world of chakras, my friends! Today, we're discussing the crown chakra, its functions, and why it's important to keep it balanced. Let's go!
Crown Chakra Meaning
The crown chakra, or Sahasrara, is located at the crown of your head. When your crown chakra is light and open, you have greater access to what some consider higher states of consciousness. The crown chakra governs and influences our connection to God, the Universe, and the Divine (insert what suits you best).
When your crown chakra is in balance, there is a strong feeling of connection, little worry of what the future may hold, and you will radiate love outwardly for all around you to feel.
When out of balance, you may feel alone. Physical, emotional, and spiritual signs of a crown chakra imbalance include:
- Depression or anxiety
- Lack of purpose or direction
- Disconnection from spirituality or the universe
- Closed-mindedness or rigidity in thinking
- Chronic headaches or migraines
The mantra for the crown chakra is "I know." Are you making time to foster your spirituality? Do you feel you need more purpose or passion in your life? Do you feel somewhat numb regarding your connection to God, the Universe, and the Divine? Do you sometimes feel you suffer from a lack of empathy? These are common for an underactive crown chakra but can be nourished and balanced.
The physicality of your crown chakra out of balance looks like obsessive-compulsive thoughts and troubles with memory or concentration, and you may suffer from melancholy or depression.
How to Balance the Crown Chakra
You have options if you want to activate and balance your crown chakra. Here are some ways to do it without having to sacrifice any goats or do anything too crazy (unless you're into that kind of thing, no judgment here):
Meditation is like the holy grail of balancing the crown chakra. It's like a mental gym for your brain, and by focusing on the top of your head and visualizing that chakra opening up, you can activate this energy center and connect with the spiritual realm like a boss.
You'll feel like you're levitating on a cloud of divine wisdom and have insights that would make Yoda proud. Sit in silence or check out this crown chakra meditation.
If meditation is not your jam, don't worry, there are other ways to balance that crown chakra like yoga poses that focus on the top of your head. The tree pose is another great option that doesn't require you to stand on your head like a human tripod.
By bringing awareness and energy to this area of your body, you'll be able to connect with your spiritual side like a guru and have intuitions that would make Miss Cleo look like an amateur. Just be sure not to fall over, or you might do the downward dog unintentionally.
Check out this video in case you want a guide.
Sound healing practices balance the crown chakra, such as chanting or listening to binaural beats. These practices help align your energy center and give you a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation.
Listening to binaural beats is like giving your soul a sonic massage, and the best part is you don't have to undress or get oily. So go ahead and put on those headphones (try this track), and let the power of sound heal you from the inside out.
Suppose you're looking for a more fragrant way to balance your crown chakra; look no further than essential oils. That's right, these little bottles of goodness can do more than just make your room smell like a garden of flowers.
Pure essential oils have properties that can help promote relaxation and inner peace and balance that energy center on the top of your head. You can roll them on your temples, wrists or even the top of your head to active your crown chakra.
Essential Oils for the Crown Chakra.
- Ylang Ylang - The exotic heady aroma of Ylang Ylangis incredibly relaxing and helps to facilitate euphoric states allowing the crown chakra to open. When you struggle to let go, reach for Ylang Ylang to soothe your mind, body, and spirit.
- Palmarosa - The essential oil of Palmarosa has a similar energy to Rose's and therefore is very beneficial to facilitate self-love. According to Deborah Eidson, author of Vibrational Healing, Palmarosa helps us to be closer to divine mother energy. She states that Palmarosa "Establishes compassionate acceptance and unconditional love by generating a higher frequency of Spiritual Love." (Eidson, 2000)
- Sandalwood - The sweet woody scent of Sandalwood essential oil has an affinity for our emotional body. Inhaling the aroma of Sandalwood helps in the opening of the crown chakra, making love attainable, both for ourselves, others, and the unseen. This grounding aroma supports introspection and self-compassion.
Check our Sleep Essential Oil Blend to activate your crown chakra and get great sleep.
Benefits of a Balanced Crown Chakra
Balancing and activating your crown chakra is like getting a whole new lease on life. It's like finally finding the last puzzle piece that's been hiding under the couch for weeks. Below are the benefits of balancing crown chakra:
Increased spiritual awareness and intuition
Activating your crown chakra can turn you into a spiritual ninja with heightened awareness and intuition. You'll be like a psychic detective but without the trench coat or the questionable hairdo. You'll be able to tap into the mystical realm and uncover secrets that would make Harry Potter proud.
Greater clarity of thought and purpose
Balancing your crown chakra can also give you greater clarity of thought and purpose. You'll be like a Jedi master with a laser-focused vision of your goals and how to achieve them. No more wandering around like a lost puppy. You'll know how to get what you want. It's like having a personal GPS for your brain, minus the annoying voice telling you to "make a U-turn when possible."
Deeper meditation and spiritual experiences
Balancing and activating your crown chakra can take your meditation and spiritual experiences to a whole new level. You'll be like a zen master but without the weird chanting or the pretzel-like contortions. You'll be able to reach a state of inner peace and tranquility that would make the Dalai Lama jealous. It's like your mind and soul are taking a bubble bath but without the rubber duckie.
Increased empathy and compassion
You'll be like a superhero with the ability to feel what others feel and help them through their struggles. It's like having a Ph.D. in empathy but without student loans or lengthy dissertations. You'll connect with others better.
Heightened creativity and inspiration
Last but not least, activating your crown chakra can also unleash a torrent of creativity and inspiration. You'll be like an artist on steroids, with ideas and inspiration flowing like a river.
You'll be able to come up with new and innovative solutions to problems and create art that would make Picasso jealous. It's like having a muse that never leaves you, but without the drama or the weird Greek mythology references. So let your creative juices flow, and let your crown chakra take you to new heights!
Crown Chakra Crystals
If you want to get your crown chakra back on track, you're going to wanna grab some crystals that are associated with the color violet. And we're not talking about any old rocks you find on the street. We're talking about clear quartz, selenite, pearl, and scolecite.
Clear quartz is like the superhero of crystals. It's got your back when it comes to mental clarity, intuition, and even connecting you to higher realms of consciousness. It's like the Wonder Woman of the crystal world.
Next up, we've got selenite. This crystal is like a little spa day for your brain. It's supposed to promote peace and tranquility, ward off negative energy, and even help you find your inner zen. Think of it as a tiny little yoga retreat in your pocket.
If you're feeling like a fancy-pants, try Pearl. Pearl is said to help with mental clarity (surprise, surprise) and emotional balance and even boost your self-esteem. Plus, you can tell everyone you're wearing crushed-up oyster bits as jewelry. How bougie is that?
Last but not least, we've got scolecite. This crystal is like a little guru that fits in the palm of your hand. It's all about connecting you to your higher self and promoting inner peace. It's like having a tiny little Yoda in your pocket.
So there you have it, folks. Whether you're a superhero, a spa-goer, a bougie diva, or just need a little Yoda wisdom in your life, these crystals are the way to go. Get your crown chakra back in line and rule the world like the queen (or king) that you are!
Foods for the Crown Chakra
Did you know that your crown chakra can be affected by the food you eat? It's not just about indulging in pizza and ice cream (although that's always a good time, let's be honest).
- Fasting - Fasting is one way to help balance this energy center, but don't worry, you don't have to starve yourself like a medieval monk.
- Detoxifying foods such as green tea and wheatgrass - If you're not into starving yourself, you can also try detoxifying foods like green tea and wheatgrass.
- Purple fruits and vegetables such as grapes and eggplant - If you like purple—and who doesn't?—you're in for a treat. Grapes and eggplant balance the crown energy center.
- Nuts and seeds such as walnuts and sesame seeds - Remember, nuts and seeds, like walnuts and sesame seeds, are basically tiny powerhouses of chakra-activating goodness.
If you're ever asked why you're snacking on grapes and sesame seeds, just tell them you're trying to connect to the universe. They'll either think you're a genius or completely nuts, but either way, you'll know the truth.
Crown Chakra Affirmations
Affirmations are positive statements that can be said quietly or out loud to challenge or work to overcome self-limiting beliefs or struggles. Here are a few examples of affirmations for the sacral chakra:
- I trust in the guidance of the divine (God, Universe).
- I am guided by my inner wisdom.
- I am living my divine purpose.
- I trust that everything happens in divine timing.
If you would rather listen to them, check out this video.
If you feel blocked in the area of your crown chakra, you are not alone. The more turmoil that there is in the world creates an all too common disconnect. Practice these self-care tips to help you on your path to enlightenment.
- Meditation is the best thing for your crown chakra. Beginning or maintaining this practice helps to retrain your thoughts rather than them controlling you. You'll get better at it the more you do it.
- Seek out an energy practitioner, such as a reiki healer or shaman, that can help you to move stuck energy.
- Be sure to utilize the essential oils mentioned above often, especially when you are practicing your self-care. Herbs are also helpful in the form of tea or capsules.
Only you can develop a healthy and robust crown chakra. These tools and practices will help.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does an overactive crown chakra feel like?
Having too much of a good thing isn't always great. When your crown chakra is in overdrive, you might feel like you're living in a different dimension than everyone else. Feelings of detachment from reality may result from an overactive crown chakra, like you're floating in space or something. And let's not forget about the anxiety and depression that can come along for the ride.
Can the crown chakra be blocked?
It's true that sometimes our crown chakra can get all out of whack, causing all sorts of unpleasant symptoms. When this energy center becomes blocked or imbalanced, it can mess with us on all levels – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. So, it's vital to pay attention to what's going on up there in our crowns and take steps to keep everything in tip-top shape.
How long does it take to balance the crown chakra?
Balancing the crown chakra ain't no overnight fix. It takes some real dedication and patience to get that energy center back in check. Time required can vary from one individual to the next and from one approach to the next, but one thing's for sure: if you stick with it and make it a regular part of your routine, you can balance that crown chakra like a pro! So don't give up, my friends – keep on truckin' towards that spiritual enlightenment!
Can balancing the crown chakra improve my creativity?
Yes, balancing the crown chakra can do more than promote spiritual connection - it can also boost our creativity and inspiration! By opening up this energy center, we tap into our higher selves and connect with the universe in a way that can lead to innovative thinking and fresh ideas.
Is it necessary to balance all chakras, including the crown chakra?
Balancing all your chakras is key to living your best life. And when it comes to spiritual enlightenment, the crown chakra is the real MVP. So don't neglect it, or you'll be missing out on some serious cosmic vibes. Trust me, and you don't want to be stuck in the spiritual dark ages like it's the year 1399. Keep that crown chakra in check, and watch your mind, body, and soul thrive!"
About the Author: Kavita Sahai, The Founder
Kavita Sahai has worked in the wellness industry for over a decade and is a certified expert in aromatherapy, Ayurveda, yoga, and nutrition, with a rich background in human design and beauty oils. Kavita combines traditional wisdom with modern research to offer holistic wellness and beauty insights. Focused on sustainable self-care practices, Kavita guides individuals towards achieving both internal and external radiance. She hold an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and a Master's from UC Berkeley.