Colour – White / Purple
Element – thought
Seed sound – AUM
Location – slightly above the crown of the head
Sanskrit – Sahasrara translation – thousand petals ‘of the lotus flower’
Physical anatomy engaged – the skull, brain, cerebral cortex
The crown chakra is where the ‘real you’ comes together in that it reflects the human spirit – higher brain function, our connection with the higher power or universal energy, and also our ability to connect to the ‘big picture’ in different aspects of our physical world and how our spirituality, our connectedness is reflected in that. The lotus flower is associated with this chakra as the actual flower is able to extend its system through various depths of water and is rooted in deep, murky, muddy bottom of ponds much as we are sometimes mired in the physical elements of this world and yet able to extend ourselves up to the top of the ‘water’ and produce a beautiful result, connection with our higher Self and Universal Energy. This chakra is depicted with the colour white however is sometimes known as purple.
Represents your intellectual ability, your spirituality, your connection to spirit, God, universe or higher power.
Archangel Jophiel is associated with the Crown Chakra. is a non-canonical archangel of wisdom, understanding, and judgment. Jophiel is an Archangel of the Kabbalah though some systems put Raziel in her place, and in several listings including that of the early medieval theologian Pseudo-Dionysus. She is listed as one of the Seven Archangels in Pseudo-Dionysian teachings.
If you are not meditating, now is the time to start, and, while you have started, also join a Yoga studio or class. After you have a few classes under you belt, ask the instructor to help you with poses intended to help balance the Heart Chakra.
Meditation is best done in peace and quiet. Hold your crystal in your left hand if you are sitting, or place it above the crown of your head if laying down. Yoga poses to aid this chakra – Ardha Padmasana, Vriksasana, Salamba Sirsasana, Nadi Shodhan Pranayama
In your private meditation experiment with burning incense. Palo Santo wood incense or another that you find cleansing and relaxing. If you find this doesn’t work for you, that is OK. There are no rules here.
Blocked symptoms are headaches, brain abnormalities, amnesia, feelings of isolation, depression, lack of inspiration and spiritual crisis, you might not see much beauty in the world at all if your Crown Chakra has been disturbed. You may also feel spirituality adrift and experience symptoms of depression. If you’re only starting to develop this type of block, you might just notice a decline in overall excitement or motivation. Physically, a blocked Crown Chakra can also occur at the same time as problems with physical coordination or chronic headaches.
Overloaded symptoms are headaches, addiction to spiritual or intellectual practices, out of body experiences, dissociation with the body, over -intellectualizing and feeling ungrounded
Balancing suggestions include meditating, praying, spiritual study, learning new things, grounding, physical exercises.
Mark is a Registered Reiki Teacher and Practitioner
Mark is a Usui Tibetan Reiki Master Teacher