What follows is a basic overview of the Crown Chakra. The written summaries, exercise recommendations, and recommended Yoga asanas are based on my personal understanding of the chakras; my experience working with them for both personal healing and client work; and the widely accepted beliefs about the modern chakra system.
The essential oil, herbal, and crystal recommendations are suggestions only, and do not represent an exhaustive list. These recommendations were chosen because they represent a close energetic match to their particular chakras; always defer to your intuition when working energetically. Only work with herbs and essential oils if it is within your scope of practice, and if it is advised by your primary healthcare professional.
A Healthy Crown Chakra
Having a healthy Crown Chakra is the ultimate goal of keeping all of our chakras clear and balanced. The state of our Crown Chakra is dependent on the condition of all of the chakras below it, and when all of our chakras are balanced – that is, when we are firmly rooted – we are able to rise up and experience clarity and union in the Crown Chakra. When our Crown Chakra is clear, we have strong morals, values, and ethics. We are hopeful, faithful in our chosen spiritual practice, and we have trust in a loving Universe. We live our lives with a sense of wonder and healthy curiosity, and we are open to new ideas and experiences. Rather than living with our “head in the clouds”, a healthy Crown Chakra enables us to live fully in the physical world, while maintaining a connection to the world of Spirit.
Crown Chakra Correspondences
Colour: Violet or White
Mantra: Om or Silence
Element: Thought, All Elements
Location: Top of your head, above the crown
Health: Mental health, spiritual health – feeling connected to Source
Essential Oils and Herbs: Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Angelica, Myrrh, Neroli, Jasmine
Crystals: Purple or Clear Stones; Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Diamond, Herkimer Diamond, Clear Calcite, Angelite, Celestite
Physical Exercise: Meditative movements, such as walking the labyrinth or walking meditation; and any movement that you enjoy so much that you feel connected to Source. These do not necessarily have to be “slow” movements. Any exercise done with intention will benefit the Crown Chakra.
Yoga Asanas: Savasana, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga
When it comes to Chakra Therapy, I often see people focusing on what they are missing, or how they are “deficient” in a particular chakra. Let’s focus on the positive!
In what ways do you know that your Crown Chakra is balanced? Journal at least 5 things in your life – from circumstances to personal attributes – that are evidence of a healthy Crown Chakra.
P.S. Are you a Yoga/Fitness Instructor, Holistic Health Practitioner, Bodyworker or Wellness Enthusiast who’d like to learn how to work with the chakras – professionally? You may be interested in my Chakra Therapy Certification course!