The 7th chakra is what is impacted when we are at a crossroads in life.
Opening the 7th chakra can help you deal with depression.
Seventh Chakra AKA the crown chakra
In Sanskrit: Sahasrara, or “Thousandfold”
Color: Violet / White
Considered to be the seat of the soul by French philosopher, Rene Descartes.
The pineal gland produces melatonin and regulates our internal “body clock”.
The Crown chakra is the control centre of the chakra system. The pineal gland is the control centre for the effective functioning of our physical, emotion, and mental selves.
*Connection to one’s spirituality, Faith, Enlightenment
*Fulfillment, Wholeness, Purpose
*Living in the NOW, Presence
*Reprogramming dysfunctional patterns of thought and behaviour
•Loss of identity
•swaying from one idea to the next
•Lack of faith and courage
•unwilling to grow and change
Meditate on a regular basis – 5 to 10 minutes a day.
Meditation can be as simple as sitting quietly reflecting on your breath. Simply observe the different states of the mind and thoughts that arise. Continue to bring the focus back to the present moment.
You can also meditate by journaling, or even walking in nature.
However you decide to meditate is up to you. There is no right or wrong way to do it. The essence of meditation is to get you connected back with yourself so that you can connect back with the world.
Questions for Reflection:
*What activities fuel your sense of connection to something larger than yourself?
*What are some ways in which you cultivate and strengthen the seventh chakra?
* Do you retread familiar thought and behaviour patterns?
* Does your personal identification begin and end with job or economic status?
*List words describing the essential you. Add to the list daily
* Is there an issue in your life which you are battling to control through sheer willpower?
Practice letting go of your desired outcome. Take a deep breath and tell yourself, “I trust that the outcome will be for my highest good, no matter what it may be.” Then let go.
Affirmation or Mantra for meditation:
*I receive the unlimited abundance of the universe.
*Everything I need to know is revealed to me at the appropriate time.
*I am open-minded.
*My beliefs are non-violent.
* I am starting to accept myself as I am, with love and gratitude.
* I am a unique, radiant, loving being.
* I choose to live my life from a place of love and contentment.
* I choose to transform my life and become free.
* I release all limited thoughts and lift myself up to ever higher levels of awareness.
* I am who I am and I glory in that.
Lavender, Frankincense, Rosewood, Cinnamon, Clove and Peppermint.
more aromatherapy for the crown chakra (click)
Connect with higher Self, balance energy of lower and upper chakras.
The Lotus or Half Lotus pose helps you to go inward and connect with your wisdom and inner knowing.
The Headstand is an advanced pose and it nourishes the Crown chakra by drawing blood to the head.
Fish pose opens up the entire region of the heart. The chest is fully stretched (the dorsal especially). The neck and throat are stretched.
The Corpse pose challenges you to be still in the present moment.
More poses to try:
Mountain Pose, Tree Pose, Backbend, Sun Salutation, Squat, Shoulder Stand, Cobra, Child’s Pose
3 Great yoga classes for crown chakra:
•yoga for the crown chakra #1 (click for video)
•Melissa West yoga for crown chakra #3 (click for video)
Related Foods and Plants:
Dark Blue Grapes
Also: fasting. Related Herbs:
More info on the seventh chakra:
Remember: Activating your seventh chakra can help with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Let me know how it helps you! Enjoy!!
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