The Crown Chakra, Sahasrara.
Sahasrara is known as the crown chakra or the seventh chakra and is located at the top of the head. The colour of this chakra is said to be the incomparable brilliance of all other colours (but is often depicted as purple or pink). The associated gland is the hypothalamus. The pineal gland is also connected with this chakra, as it is with the Brow chakra.
About Sahasrara, the Crown Chakra
The word Sahasrara can be translated to ‘Source of Light’ (a supernatural light as bright as the sun is said to radiate from it).
Sahasrara is said to be our source of enlightenment and our spiritual connection to everything in the universe.
The Crown chakra develops during early adulthood. Events that occur during this time can have a great effect on the development of the crown chakra.
Many westerners have lost connection with the energy of this chakra, this is mainly due to the presence of forced religiosity in our society which for many has led to a loss of faith in a pure divine source. Our society is currently built on belief systems which do not lend to open-mindedness and use of intellect outside of scientific boundaries. Those who think differently are often criticised and met with spiritual cynicism. One of the main sources of depression is lack of faith in a divine source, this has been identified in many teachings, such as the teachings of the Dalai Lama.
- Connection to a divine source
- Spiritually connected
- The ability to question
- The ability to perceive, analyze and assimilate information.
Crown chakra imbalances can manifest as:
- Spiritual cynicism
- Migraines and headaches
- Insomnia (in conjunction with Brow chakra)
- Nightmares (in conjunction with Brow chakra)
How to create balance in your Crown chakra
To balance the crown chakra, you should be open to exercises that aid you to live in the present moment. This chakra benefits from therapies such as meditation and mindfulness practice, kinesiology, dreamwork, hypnotherapy, counselling and psychotherapy. Sitting with silence is one of the most powerful and important ways to opening the crown chakra. Two breathing techniques you can do before meditation include Nadi Shodhana, or alternate nostril breathing, and Kapalabhati, or the skull shining breath. Inverted asanas such as headstand and downward facing dog can help stimulate the crown chakra, as well as any posture that brings the crown of the head to the floor such as fish pose.
Balancing the Crown Chakra with Kinesiology.
Kinesiology can help to identify crown chakra imbalances. Kinesiology allows the therapist to access the many subconscious connections that lead to imbalance. Through muscle testing, kinesiology can unlock and past experiences and events that have caused crown chakra blocks.
Suggested kinesiology treatment plan.
When balancing the crown chakra (or any other chakra) with kinesiology I recommend:
- An initial 90-minute kinesiology consultation followed by a standard consultation 1 -2 weeks apart.
- Further follow-up standard consultations should be spaced between 2 -4 weeks apart or booked as needed.
- You may like to consider a chakra journey experience whereby over the course of 7 sessions we focus in on blockages occurring in each of the chakras, working towards a subtle awakening of kundalini energy.
Kristen is a professional Kinesiologist, Dreamworker, Coach and Yoga instructor. She has been helping people with their physical, emotional and spiritual journeys for 13 years. Kristen’s professional approach, dedication, and enthusiasm have helped hundreds of people breakthrough in their personal and professional lives.
Kristen specialises in working with the power of the subconscious mind.
Her unique model of conscious wellness is based on working with the energy-body as an interface between the physical body and the mind.
Kristen offers a highly individualised service to help our clients to live consciously, awaken their potential and discover their purpose.
Kristen’s passion is helping you to achieve inner peace, purpose and clarity by discovering your own unique truth and working towards your highest potential. Her personal belief is that everything we create in our life comes back to our attitudes, beliefs and behaviours most of which we are not consciously aware of. Her vocational appetite is for exploring the subconscious mind (including dreams) to help her clients achieve happiness, discover their unique truth and work towards their highest potential. Kristen’s goal is to her clients achieve vibrant, dynamic purpose-driven lives that are in alignment with their soul’s purpose.
On a personal level, Kristen started her career in Arts Management working in casting, training and managing Aussie actors and then eventually moving on to the Circus. Kristen spent her own share of time in the spotlight teaching and bellydancing professionally, a passion that took her to competitions and performances in Egypt, Greece and New York. She lives a quieter life now helping others acheive their dreams and has run her wellness practice, Affinity Wellness for the past 13 years.
Kristen practices in Camberwell, Melbourne and is available for online sessions.