Sahasrara: the seventh chakra
Dec 12, 2016
Meaning: Sahasrara – "thousand-petalled lotus" Locate Us: crown or top of the head Element: beyond time and space Color: Violet Symbolism: the Higher Self Mantra: sound of silence developmental age: adult life Sense: beyond the mind and all physical senses energy body parts: upper area of the central channel (Sushumna nadi) positive experiences: mystical consciousness, spirit guide Negative experiences: attachment, spiritual ignorance, the "dark night of the soul" Main activity: meditation and bliss In a previous post on our blog, we talked about the seven chakras of the subtle body, their meaning and location. Sahasrara is the seventh chakra. Also known as the crown chakra, it is located at the crown or highest part of the head and is the gateway to infinite consciousness. If the energy of this chakra is balanced, you will be able to connect with the state of bliss that is associated with absolute knowledge or Satchidananda. The seventh chakra provides the necessary energetic connection to transcend the mundane duality that makes us see the world in terms of pairs of opposites: ourselves and others; object and subject; masculine and feminine etc But the energy of the Sahasrara chakra may be blocked and make you feel scattered, that you lack inspiration and joy in your life, that you see the world in a purely materialistic and rational way or that you cannot connect with spiritual sources. To balance the Sahasrara or seventh chakra, we recommend: asanas: postures such as Salamba Sirsasana (Supported Headstand), Vrischikasana (Scorpion Pose) or Urdhva Hastasana (Upward Hands Pose). In general, inversions where the crown is in contact with the ground, inversions that require intense mental focus, or poses where we reach toward the sky positively affect this chakra. Meditation about divine light: Sit in your preferred meditation posture with your back straight but comfortable. Place your hands palms up in your lap, leaving the left on top of the right (in a mudra or gesture of receiving energy). She closes her eyes and begins to breathe slowly, consciously and harmoniously. Focus your attention on the top of your head and visualize white light flowing through your Sahasrara chakra and spiraling down the center of your body. Let the warmth of it saturate your entire being. Stay like this for 15 to 20 minutes and allow yourself to become one with the Light. Perhaps you want to internally repeat the following affirmations. Affirmations: “I am surrounded and protected by the Divine Light”. Or: "This Light supports and nourishes my entire being." Also: "I feel stronger and stronger as I tune in to this Light." Others: to meditate.