The Crown Chakra: your connection to the universe
The Crown Chakra is the seventh chakra. Sahasrara is located at the top of the head, it gives us access to higher states of consciousness as we open to what is beyond our personal preoccupations and visions. The function of the Crown Chakra is driven by consciousness and gets us in touch with the universal.
The Crown Chakra is primarily associated to the pituitary gland, and secondarily to the pineal and the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus and pituitary gland work in pair to regulate the endocrine system. Because of its location, the Crown Chakra is closely associated with the brain and the whole nervous system.
The Crown Chakra is most commonly represented with the color white, although it can also be depicted as deep purple.
Imbalances in the Crown Chakra
An imbalance in the Crown Chakra leads to spiritual distress. Symptoms of a blockage in the seventh chakra include:
- Isolation and loneliness; inability to connect with others
- Lack of direction
- Inability to set or maintain goals
- Feeling disconnected spiritually
Physical symptoms of a blocked Crown Chakra include:
- Neurological disorders
- Nerve pain
- Thyroid and pineal gland disorders
- Recurring headaches, migraines
- Schizophrenia and delusional disorders
A blockage of energy in the Crown Chakra can be healed with regular practice designed to stimulate the chakra, which allows energy to flow into it and excess energy to dissipate. Chakra balancing can be helped along by a healer, but there are many things you can do on your own as well.
For a meditation focused on Sahasrara, envision white light pouring into the top of your head, filling your body and connecting you with the world around you. If you only have a few moments to meditate, try imagining a violet lotus flower over your crown for a simple chakra meditation.
Unlike other chakras, the Crown Chakra does not have any healing food specific to it. This is because of its role in spiritual nourishment. Nurturing the body with wholesome, healthy foods while focusing on spiritual things can help heal this chakra.
Jasmine, Rose, Lavender, Sandalwood, Frankincense and Myrrh.