#MondayMeditation: Crown Chakra

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We conclude our journey through the chakras this week with a look at the crown chakra, or sahasrara. The seventh chakra is the seat of our connection to the Divine, spirituality, and beauty.

When our seventh chakra is not balanced, we fail to recognize there is something greater than ourselves. We might feel that happiness is only from external sources. We are narcissistic, arrogant, and ungrateful. We are limited by our bodies, our intelligence, or our feelings. We see emotions as weakness.

When the sahasrara is in balance, we feel connected to beauty and the spiritual realm. We understand that we are something more than our physical body. We are open to enlightenment, joy, peace, and wisdom. We realize we are connected in every way to the rest of the universe.

Healing Through Visualization and Mantras

We can balance the chakras in many ways, including meditation and visualization.

Light meditation: This chakra is associated with violet or white. Try this meditation from  1001 Meditations by Mike George, with the rays of light being either violet or white. Both are healing colors.

“A thousand petals. Realizing our connection with the Source is the aim of meditation. We can connect to the Source through the crown chakra — called the sahasrara, meaning ‘a thousand petals’. The sahasrara chakra is depicted as a full-blossomed lotus radiating a thousand rays of light. Visualize this on the crown of your head as you meditate. This will lead you to a realization of your true self, and a oneness with the supreme consciousness.”

Mantra meditation: You can meditate using a simple mantras. One option is to repeat “I understand” with each breath, mentally saying “I” with the inhale and “understand” with the exhale. Or you could vocalize the Bija mantra of the solar plexus by taking a deep breath in and chanting “OM” on the exhale.

Lovingkindness meditation: You can also practice a version of the lovingkindness meditation to reflect on the unity of us all.

Namaste, dear readers,

Debra

 

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Debra is a yoga teacher and practitioner. See class schedules on unfold-yoga.com and follow on Twitter @unfoldyoga and Instagram @debraunfoldyoga.

Posted on August 30, 2016, in Chakras, Crown Chakra, Lovingkindness, Meditation, Sahasrara, Unity, Yoga. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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