Crown Chakra is the eighth of eight major chakras in the human body. (To check the post on Chakras are Eight, Not Seven, visit this page). Crown Chakra is called as Sahasrara Chakra in Sanskrit. 'Sahasrara' means 'thousand petals'. Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head. It is said that the associated sound for Crown Chakra is 'om'.
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Kundalini Shakti commences at the Root Chakra and ends at Crown Chakra. (To learn about the characteristics of Root Chakra, its benefits and effective ways to stimulate the same, visit this page) Proper functioning of this chakra, lets go of ego from your mind and you feel oneness with the universal energy. You gain a much better understanding of yourself, your life and thoughts. Your mind is elevated to a higher level where you let go of material attachments.
Properties of Crown Chakra and its Associated Organs
Pineal gland, which is called as Crown Chakra, is the source of wisdom. This is associated with subconscious mind.
கண்ணுத லான்ஒரு காதலின் நிற்கவும்
எண்ணிலி தேவர் இறந்தார் எனப்பலர்
மண்ணுறு வார்களும் வானுறு வார்களும்
அண்ணல் இவன்என் றறியகி லார்களே.
– திருமந்திரம் பாடல் 12
In the 12th verse of Thirumanthiram authored by Thirumoolar, pineal gland is referred to as the Third Eye. Further, Thirumoolar says that pineal gland, that is the Crown Chakra, is the gateway of subconscious mind.
கடந்துநின் றான்கம லம்மல ராதி
கடந்துநின் றான்கடல் வண்ணன்எம் மாயன்
கடந்துநின் றான்அவர்க் கப்புறம் ஈசன்
கடந்துநின் றான்எங்கும் கண்டுநின் றானே.
– திருமந்திரம் பாடல் 14
In the above-mentioned verse, which is the 14th of Thirumanthiram, Thirumular says that Crown Chakra aka pineal gland, controls hypothalamus aka Guru Chakra.
அப்பனை நந்தியை ஆரா அமுதினை
ஒப்பிலி வள்ளலை ஊழி முதல்வனை
எப்பரி சாயினும் ஏத்துமின் ஏத்தினால்
அப்பரி சீசன் அருள்பெற லாமே.
– திருமந்திரம் பாடல் 36
In the 36th verse of Thirumanthiram, Thirumular says that pineal gland secretes 'uyir tharum amizhdhu' that is elixir of life, which the modern science calls melatonin. Thirumular also says that this elixir protects heart health.
(The meaning of the above-mentioned verses is extracted from S.R. Thamizharasu's Thirumoolar Thirumanthiram - Thonmaiyin Meeteduppu - Kadavul Vaazhthu)
When the Crown Chakra functions at its best, your mind is filled with calm and confidence; wisdom and clarity of thought are signs that your Crown Chakra is open. Proper functioning of Crown Chakra is essential for overall wellbeing.
Crown Chakra, that is, the pineal gland, governs brain, head, eyes and ears. Bones, muscles and skin are also governed by Crown Chakra.
Benefits of Activating Crown Chakra
Benefits of proper functioning of Crown Chakra include:
- Mind transcends from self-centeredness to a state of selflessness
- Compassion and gratitude develop
- Sense of acceptance develops leading you to a life of contentment
- Promotes calm
- Quality of thoughts improve; state of mind is elevated
Physical and Psychological Symptoms of Blocked Crown Chakra
Mentioned below are the signs of overactive and underactive Crown Chakra:
- Problems related to nervous system
- Memory disorders
- Thyroid conditions
- Adrenal conditions
- Confused thoughts
- Inability to make decisions
- Mistrust in others / negative thoughts
- Lack of inspiration
- Lack of interest
- Excessive fear
- Sense of isolation
How to Unblock Crown Chakra?
- Yoga Poses to Stimulate Crown Chakra
- Essential oils
- Common rules
Yoga Poses to Stimulate Crown Chakra
Perform the below-mentioned yoga poses to unblock Crown Chakra:
6) Fish Pose
9) Rest Pose
Essential Oils for Crown Chakra
You can use one of the below-mentioned essential oils for unblocking and activating Crown Chakra
- Benzoin essential oil
- Cedarwood essential oil
- Elemi essential oil
- Frankincense essential oil
- Gurjum essential oil
- Helichrysum essential oil
- Jasmine essential oil
- Lotus essential oil
- Myrrh essential oil
- Palo Santo essential oil
- Rose essential oil
- Sandalwood essential oil
- Spikenard essential oil
- Vetiver essential oil
Dilute essential oil by adding carrier oil to it and using a diffuser let the aroma spread in your room.
Self-affirmations have the power to boost your physical and mental energy. Repeating self-affirmations for Crown Chakra regularly, you can enjoy amazing benefits.
Self-affirmations for Crown Chakra
- I am filled with universal energy
- My mind is liberated.
- I let go of ego.
- I treat those around me with love and compassion.
- I have sense of acceptance
- My mind is filled with calmness.
- I possess clarity of thought and my mind is filled with generosity
- All my decisions are taken after due consideration.
- I feel inspired.
Diet for Crown Chakra
Generally, there are no known dietary recommendations for Crown Chakra. Fasting and intake of fruit juices and water are considered effective in stimulating function of Crown Chakra.
Common Rules to Activate Crown Chakra
Crown Chakra can be activated by following the simple suggestions given below:
- Spend some time everyday in sunlight.
- Spend some time in nature everyday.
- Practice yoga poses regularly.
- Visualize universal energy flowing from the top of your head throughout your body.
- Perform Crown Chakra meditation
- Practice reiki and other arts that promote healthy flow of prana.
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