The seventh and last Chakra is where all of the Chakras unite. Though commonly associated with the colour violet, the crown Chakra radiates all of the colours of the rainbow, which highlights that it is the access point for the divine within you.
As we develop through the Chakras, our awareness increases and we steadily develop our true intuitive senses. Awareness gained through the seventh Chakra far outstrips that of the third eye Chakra – it removes all barriers and we see all of the world from a place of wholeness.
Since the crown Chakra is always functioning, the measure of how it is functioning is how open or closed it is.
An open crown Chakra allows you to experience moments where there is no division between your inner world and your outer reality. You will be completely calm and at peace with yourself. You will clearly see your ‘path’ and be joyous in taking the next action step along it. Your ego has been transformed from a limited sense of self, based on your wounded ego, into the unlimited sense of the spiritually-mature ego.
This transformation will allow you to see that everything is an extension of the divine consciousness. From this perspective, you will become aware that your world is merely a construct that you have created through your mind by all of your definitions and assumptions about the events that you have experienced. You will know what is referred to as the greatest emptiness – the realisation that you just made it all up and the world around you merely ‘is’.
At the same time you will receive its opposite – the greatest abundance. The realisation that you can create whatever your heart desires by being in the flow of life in its purest state – pure divine bliss.
Where the crown Chakra is not open, there is a feeling of separatedness and being out-of-balance with your inner self and the world around you. You will experience fear to some degree, and this will block the energies within all of the Chakras.
Where you do not allow yourself to receive the truths about your true spirital, divine nature, your crown Chakra cannot open up and you will experience feelings of uncertainty and lack of any purpose. This can develop into feelings that life is senseless and there being no purpose in living. There can also be an increased fear of death. These feelings can lead you towards escaping into excessive activities or creating situations where you are needed that are inconsistent with your inner desires. Where these activities continue, they can lead to sickness and ill-health (e.g. cancer). If over time these messages to look inwards are ignored, you may find yourself accepting the superficiality of your constructed life, and limit your inner growth towards your spirital nature.
Name: Crown or Sahasrara Chakra
Location: Crown of the head
Purpose: Unity, bliss
Element: None applicable
Sense: None applicable
Symbol: 1000-petaled lotus
Associated parts of body: Cerebrum
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This complete program provides you with the tools to ensure your 8 energy centres are healthy, open and active.
When an energy centre is blocked or inactive it can lead to imbalance and disease in the body. These classes can support you to regain your balance or improve an aspect of your energy that you wish to focus on.
Class 1 – The Base Chakra. This practice is for a healthy and revitalised Base Chakra (Muladhara Chakra). It is a set of exercises called the “Healthy Bowel System” – designed to work on the body’s cleansing and digestive system, relating to the organs located at the base of the spine. Energetically, it works with your sense of safety, stability and security. The colour associated with this chakra is the colour red.
Class 2 – The Sacral Chakra: This practice is for the second chakra, the Sacral Chakra (Swadhisthana Chakra) – the energetic centre located around the lower abdomen. The colour associated with this chakra is orange. It is represented by the element of water. On a physical level, these set of exercises focus on the area around your spleen, bladder, kidneys, liver, and reproductive organs.
Class 3 – The Solar Plexus Chakra: This practice or kriya is for the third chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra (Manipura Chakra) located right below the navel and the base of the sternum. This energetic centre relates to the digestive system, liver, gallbladder, and the pancreas. It relates to our drive and effective will. The colour associated with this chakra is yellow.
Class 4 – Heart Chakra: This open level class introduces you to the Heart Chakra (Anahata Chakra). It is a practice referred to as the “Heart Connection Kriya” – a practice designed to strengthen your lungs and circulation, strengthen your arms, and work with the energy centre around the region of the heart, with the intention of supporting you to have a healthy heart chakra. The colour associated with this energy centre is green.
Class 5 – Throat Chakra: This open level class revitalises the Throat Chakra (Vishuddha Chakra). It is a practice called the “Creativity Kriya” – a routine designed to strengthen your neck muscles, enhance your communication and thyroid gland, and work with the energy centre around the throat. This chakra is associated with the element of sound, and with the colour blue.
Class 6 – Ajna Chakra (Third Eye): This open level class is for a healthy Third-Eye Chakra (Ajna Chakra). It is a practice called the “Ajna Stimulation Kriya”, and is designed to help you develop your eye-sight, your intuition, and work with clearing the energy around the third-eye point between your eyebrows. The colour associated with this energy centre is purple.
Class 7 – Sahasrara Chakra: This open level class is for a healthy Crown Chakra (Sahasrara Chakra). This is a practice called the “Foundation for Infinity Kriya”. This practice is designed to help you with calming any busy mental activity, and work with the energy centre around the crown of the head.
Class 8 – The Aura: This open level class is to promote harmonised energy in your Eighth Chakra – your Aura. This is a practice called the “Electromagnetic Field and Aura Perception Kriya” – a practise designed to help you with your presence and projection to the world, and work with the energy that surrounds your whole physical body.
Have you eve wondered whether there is something more than the physical, matter world that you can touch, smell and see? In the same vein as electricity – which we cannot touch, smell or see – there is energy flowing all around us. It is from this energy that the physical body is nourished.
When it comes to energy in and around your body, there are three basic components.
This post focuses on the chakras which can be seen as as receivers, transformers and distributors of the energy (commonly referred to as prana) that flows around our energy system.
While there are numerous energy centres in the human body, there are seven “main” chakras. These chakras are as follows:
1. Muladhara (Mūlādhāra) Base or Root Chakra (last bone in spinal cord or coxis)
2. Swadhisthana (Svādhiṣṭhāna) Sacral Chakra (ovaries/prostate)
3. Manipura (Maṇipūra) Solar Plexus Chakra (navel area)
4. Anahata (Anāhata) Heart Chakra (heart area)
5. Vishuddha (Viśuddha) Throat Chakra (throat and neck area)
6. Ajna (Ājñā) Brow or Third Eye Chakra (pituary gland)
7. Sahasrara (Sahasrāra) Crown Chakra (pineal gland or third eye)