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Weekly Essentials: Oils for your Crown Chakra (Series)

Now we are at the end of our series, let's have a little review about chakras. The word "chakra" means disk or wheel in Sanskrit, and these chakras refer to the different energy centers present in our body. These spinning energy wheels or discs correspond to specific nerve bundles and main organs.



Also, they provide plenty of functions for our emotional, physiological and mental well-being. Moreover, your chakras must be open or balanced to function efficiently. You may endure physical or emotional symptoms relating to a specific chakra if it gets blocked.


There are seven major chakras in total that go along your spine and play important roles in the flow of energy. Chakras start at the base of the spine and reach all the way to the top of your nervous system (head). Whereas the crown chakra is the last main chakra and also known as Sahasrara, which means 'thousands' or 'infinite.' Sahasrara is represented by violet and white color, activating the divine energy.

Also, it is present at the top of your head; therefore, it has a great impact on our brain functions such as focus, intelligence, and memory.

The crown chakra, represents the spiritual connection with yourself, others, and the universe. It plays a crucial role in letting you know your purpose in life.



Key Characteristics of your Crown Chakra


Some people claim that crown chakra has more importance as compared to other energy channels present in the body. However, all chakras have their responsibilities and functions. But, how can Sahasrara, our crown chakra, be more important and have different key characteristics? Does it really hold more weight? It might be true as crown chakra is the culmination of all chakras in your body. This particular energy channel is responsible for the transcendence of your limitations.


Our crown chakra is responsible for altruism, serenity, joy, experience spiritual growth, deep peace in life, clarity, and enlightened wisdom. Crown chakra occurs in the form of Lotus with 1000 petals that tell the crown is sat at the top and radiates upward just the like the petals or flowers bloom. More importantly, Sahasrara helps you to move beyond materialistic needs and get closer to the universe as a whole. Along with that, Sahasrara affects the following things:


Beauty

This particular energy center is directly connected to matters of a divine nature that allow people to be fascinated by beauty and appreciate it.


Unity

The last energy center, Sahasrara, represents your relationship with other humans. As it brings joy and peace, thus it makes you get closer to the people and experience unity.


Serenity

When your Sahasrara is active, you're able to see more colors in your life. Moreover, it initiates the sense of utmost clarity and enlightened wisdom.


Awareness

Along with improving your physical and emotional health, crown chakra stimulates your hormonal changes for better mental health. It brings your consciousness to a greater extent and ensures your awareness to be transcendent.

Moreover, there could be a multitude of problems that a person can experience when crown chakra is blocked or becomes too active. It's crucial to have our 7th chakra opened to perform body functions effectively and respond positively.

However, many conditions can occur in the crown chakra, such as it can be underactive, highly active, unopened, and balanced. Why not just explore further?


When your Crown Chakra is Underactive

Nervous system disorders await to occur when your Sansrara starts staying underactive. Brain problems promote numbness in your extremities and loss of dexterity. You may also experience boredom, disillusionment, unwillingness, and sadness. Furthermore, your body may feel muscle atrophy which means your muscles get weaken and degenerate. Muscle atrophy makes you feel difficulty walking and speaking and leads to memory loss, impaired balance, and coordination.

Along with that, inactive crown chakra makes your face dullness of senses. You are unable to taste or hear properly. Sometimes, underactive Sansrara enables you to sleep more and promotes self-regulation failure. Hence, there are plenty of negative aspects that an inactive crown chakra can bring.


When Crown Chakra Is Blocked

Obviously, a person with an imbalanced or blocked crown chakra is not likely to capable of managing his mental stress and emotions. He may also lose his connection of the body with his soul and the universe. Why would it happen? As we know that our mental health is associated with Sansrara; therefore, a person may experience headaches, depression, coma-like episodes, and weakened emotional health. People with blocked crown chakra get disturbed easily and show reluctance to open to others' ideas, decisions, opinions, and knowledge.


What happens when it's Highly Active?

People having too active crown chakra often feel less grounded and start losing their self-control. They destroy their relationships as they don't accept others' opinions and become arrogant. Also, they face poor coordination and control, tension and headaches, apathy, cynicism, and self-destructive tendencies. The conditions further can be serious enough.



Why Is It Important To Have Opened Crown Chakra?

Optimistic nature and intellectually strong personality are associated with balanced Sahasrara. Our own self doesn't rule the ego and brings positivity in all aspects. You can feel the visible changes in your emotions, attitude, and overall well-being when the Sahasrara is unblocked.

Also, the opened crown chakra shows that the person has a deep connection with spirituality. These kinds of people love to spend time alone and increase their spirituality. Although, it doesn't mean that they don't love to be around people; they just relish the chance to spend more time alone in peaceful and calm surroundings. Also, they reconnect with themselves after an exhausting day to boost up their intellectual power and spirituality level.

More importantly, people with balanced crown chakra tend to appreciate others more. They radiate positivity and give happy vibes. Also, they are more attentive, notice everything, and try to pick things that are not usually spoken aloud. Besides that, their mind automatically rejects the arrival of negative thoughts, depression, and unhappiness.

This further promotes their spiritual understanding and allows them to live in peace with clear and unbiased perspectives and opinions. Also, an increased ability to sense things in the world around is a sign of having a healthy or opened crown chakra. People with a balanced crown chakra are more aware of their surroundings than others.

They believe in doing this because they are less immersed in the rat race, giving them more time to see what is going on around them. They never take things for granted; instead, they understand the importance of time and moments. Thus, it is essential to keep our 7th and final energy center open and healthy.


Ways to Unblock Your Crown Chakra

Healing your crown chakra is not as difficult as one might think. However, it does require some consistent efforts and time to pull it off. You just have to restore the harmonious and balanced flow of prana (energy) throughout all your body parts. That is why you need to do several things to achieve a balanced crown chakra. The activities include mediation, yoga, aromatherapy, wearing certain gemstones, and visualization. Other than these, you may start ignoring negative thoughts, can go out and surround yourself with positive people.

Also, to obtain a balanced energy center letting go of the things that may help you. Try to start living a minimalist life by purging unwanted goals and aims. If your past holds you back, pen down your thoughts on paper and burn them. Just try to become emotionally strong and see positivity around you.


Some Yoga Poses That You Can Practice to Heal Your Crown Chakra

Practicing some yoga poses can assist you in healing your crown chakra.

· Lotus (Padmasana)

· Tree pose (Vrksasana)

· Reclining bound angle (Supta Baddha Konasand)

· Headstand pose (Salam a Sirassana)

· Crocodile pose (Makarasana)

· Camel pose (Ardha Ustrasana)



Essential Oils for Crown Chakra:

Lavender

Lavender essential oil is famously known for its calming effects, including its ability to reduce stress and anxiety whilst promoting sleep. However, if used in excess, lavender oil can function as a stimulant.


Sandalwood

Sandalwood essential oil gives soothing and relaxing effects. It's a good option to try if you're dealing with stress, melancholy, or low self-esteem. Moreover, it is considered an aphrodisiac.


Benzoin

Benzoin essential oil has a sweet, warm aroma with the scent of spice and vanilla. Benzoin is useful during meditation as it helps to steady the mind and improve concentration. Benzoin is sometimes used as a sedative during times of emotional upheaval and healing crises. It is a calming, comforting, and centering oil.



Rose

Rose oil has the highest spiritual frequency of all essential oils. It enhances spiritual insight, transformation, bringing harmony to the body, mind, emotions, and spirit.

The oil is gentle with a floral, rich, and deep aroma. A gentle tonic for the spiritual heart, Rose enhances the frequencies of all cells and the subtle body (the aura and the chakras).


Cedarwood

Cedarwood essential oil was one of the first crude essential oils to be collected, and it was one of the oils chosen for spiritual embalming by the Egyptians. It aids in the fight against negativity.



Frankincense

Frankincense essential oil, considered a Holy oil, is used for meditative contemplation, achieving tranquil states of mind, and attaining spiritual liberation.

The spiritual and psychological benefits of Frankincense have long been recognized by many cultures and spiritual traditions.




Essential Oils Safety First

Keep in mind there may be constrained studies helping the health benefits of essential oils, however, there is research helping the benefits of essential oils helping in lessening stress and anxiety. Many humans do declare and experience the blessings of the usage of essential oils to balance their chakras. You can experience those blessings via way of means of experimenting your self-however hold in mind the safety precaution in the usage of essential oils. Today we can cognizance of Throat Chakra essential oils in a chain we can call "oils for Chakras". Do a patch test before the usage of any essential oil or even earlier than that visit your health practitioner to ensure it may not intrude with any medication. You can do a patch test by diluting the essential oil in a carrier oil first and testing it on a small region of your body. Consider the ones for your surroundings as well before diluting and the usage of oils, as kids and pets can't tolerate certain oils or certain levels of oil exposure. Research is always beneficial before the usage of any oils.


Stones To Help You With Your Crown Chakra

Lepidolite

A wondrous purple stone, whose vibration is thought to stimulate positive coincidence or synchronicity. Lepidolite is essential for the crown chakra, as it is our bridge to higher consciousness. Flashy white Mica inclusions can be desirable when intending to use Lepidolite to activate the crown chakra. Then a deeper or more solid purple stone will have a more relaxing effect ideal for deepening meditative states.


Hypersthene

Hypersthene is a stone of clairvoyance and is so commonly associated with the third eye chakra, but Hypersthene is actually quite powerful for the crown chakra as well. An excellent stone for exploring and expanding one's consciousness. Many call Hypersthene the Answer Stone because it is believed to help the beholder make difficult decisions or find solutions to long unanswerable questions or desires. For this reason, Hypersthene is also considered a stone of Manifestation and a powerful tool for discovering and fulfilling one’s dreams or life’s purpose.


Apophyllite

A fairly rare crystal, Apophyllite's energy helps to reveal inter-dimensional awareness. This stone seeks to increase inner vision, channel Divine Guidance, and communicate with one's Spirit Guides.


Rutilated Quartz

The metallic inclusions amplify the energy of the Quartz. Grounds light energy, into the physical body, which activates the higher mind and expands awareness.


Scolecite

The nature of this crystal’s energy awakens the heart and provides the wearer with inner peace, power, tranquility, deep meditation, and spiritual transformation. A popular stone for sleep and transcendental meditation.



Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli is a symbol of wisdom and truth. Deeply peaceful, Lapis provides wisdom into mystical realms and can enhance dream work. Lapis was one of the most prized stones throughout history; The sarcophagus of King Tutankhamen was inlaid with Lapis Lazuli. This stone is still highly sought after today. Lapis Lazuli comes in a mix of deep blue shades and is usually speckled with golden color created by Pyrite.


White Agate

White Agate's energy assists with balancing the positive and negative energy of the soul. This creates a harmony that assists in connecting to one's spirit guides and navigating the angelic realm.


The Bottom Line

The violet color is closely associated with the crown chakra that represents the path to spirituality. It is also a symbol of royalty as well as strength in some circumstances. To avoid muscle degeneration and brain disorders, it is important to ensure that all of your chakras are in good working order.


However, it is impossible to have a well-balanced crown chakra in a single day; it is certainly achievable over time. Attaining an unblocked or balanced Sahasrara necessitates persistent efforts, including certain activities such as meditation, doing particular yoga poses, use of several oils, and unity with people. It's not enough to just cure all of your chakras and then put them out of your mind. Getting your spirituality back could be time taking, but it's worth it.


Crown Chakra Affirmations

  • I feel connected to my higher self.

  • I am an extension of the universe.

  • I receive guidance from my higher self.

  • I am complete with the divine.

 

Here are the crystals and essential oils to help you with your crown chakra meditation





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