Yoga poses where your forehead touches the ground as well as seated postures are beneficial in awakening the Crown Chakra.
Here are three yoga asana that can be easily performed to balance the Crown Chakra:
Headstand | Shirshasana – This yoga asana is considered an ideal posture for stimulating the energy in the Crown Chakra. While engaging the core muscles, this asana also develops strength, steadiness, and energy. Try to maintain this posture for at least five easy breaths. Regular practice of Shirshasana gives clarity of mind and balance.
Rabbit Pose | Sasangasana – Rabbit Pose is a wonderful way to find a deep connection with the Crown Chakra. This yoga pose relaxes your head, spine, and shoulders.
- Kneel and bow forward, bring the crown of your head toward the floor.
- Cup your heels with your hands by reaching the back with your arms.
- Lightly touch the floor with your head instead of a firm pressure down into the ground.
- After several breaths, lower your hips toward your heels, release your grip on the heels, and roll up through your spine to a seated position.
Corpse Pose | Savasana – This is the simplest and the most effective yoga asana to practice detachment. It teaches you to fully let go of your desires, expectations, efforts, and judgments. Increase the benefits to the Crown Chakra while in this pose by visualizing white light entering from the crown of your head and descending the length of your spine as you inhale. As you exhale, visualize the light rising back up the length of your spine to the crown of your head.
Affirmations for Crown Chakra Balance
Affirmations are the best technique for balancing the chakras. All of them aim to boost confidence and faith in oneself without any judgments or Ego. These affirmations promote an open Crown Chakra.
- Divinity resides within.
- I am open to new ideas.
- Information I need comes to me.
- The world is my teacher.
- I am guided by a higher power.
- I am guided by inner wisdom.
Foods for Crown Chakra Balance
The Crown Chakra foods are natural, wholesome foods that promote general well-being. Foods that are fresh and organic, vegetables, fruits, brown rice, brown bread, and hearty broths help to bring energy centers into alignment. Violet foods like eggplant and red grapes are great as they are the colors of the Crown Chakra. Ginger spice has cleansing benefits and promotes spiritual clarity. Herbal teas reduce blockages by promoting health in your digestive system.
Each chakra represents spiritual energy that helps us understand ourselves better. Sahasrara Chakra energy residing at the crown of the head is a realization of completeness. By bringing balance and peace to the body and mind, we can overcome obstacles, let go of emotional blockages, and walk the path towards spiritual consciousness.