Why clear the crown chakra? The crown chakra, located just above the head, is associated with enlightenment and divine consciousness. The crown chakra is also tied to service towards others.
When balanced, you perpetually feel connected to a higher power, be it the Universe or simply your higher self. You feel immense gratitude for the universal love and appreciation you feel towards yourself and others. When imbalanced, you may feel alone and despondent.
Did you know our body actually has over 70,000 chakras? Each time our meridians (nadis) cross, that junction is called a chakra. Seven main chakras make up our energetic system. The 7 main chakras are energetic centers located at the endocrine glands.
Overall, when your chakras are balanced, energy is able to freely flow through your energetic system. This leads to a greater sense of peace and wellness.
Having balanced chakras impacts your aura, or energetic field. A balanced aura will allow you to attract positive results.
Negative thoughts, feelings, foods, and inaction can adversely influence the chakras, thus our energetic health. The long term effects could lead to mental, emotional, and physical imbalances, density, or blocks in the chakras.
An individual with physical imbalances in a specific area may also reflect the imbalanced qualities associated with the connecting chakra. In a Reiki session, the energetic centers are being balanced. By balancing these centers, the physical body would also be addressed.
Reiki energy flows to the place in the body that is imbalanced and requires healing. Placing your hands on or above the specific chakra during Reiki self-care allows the energy to be drawn in. Healing Reiki energy will then go where it is needed.
Healing yourself first is the starting point for personal development and self-discovery. Reiki is not only a tool for healing, it also brings protection and personal transformation.
In addition to Reiki self-treatment, there are numerous ways to balance and cleanse your crown chakra. This includes eating foods associated with the color of the chakra and practicing yoga where particular poses help to open up the chakra. In addition, journaling to reflect on areas of your life that may require shifts is also important in balancing the chakra.
Just like maintaining a clean home and work environment, the crown chakra needs to be maintained regularly too.
Here are 5 simple and effective ways to balance your crown chakra:
- Gratitude for the tough challenges because these times are important in your life’s journey. The lessons from our biggest frustrations in life setbacks serve as teachers and guides.
- Walking meditation outdoors helps to stimulate the pineal gland and open the crown chakra.
- Yoga and spiritual studies will help move you forward on the path to enlightenment.
- Yoga exercises: meditating, sat kriya, mahabandha
- Journal prompt: Do you make efforts to perform acts of service to others?
Remember, setting your intention matters. Before doing any of the activities, set your intention. For example, you might set the intention to balance your crown chakra and to be more self-aware.
May you start feeling more spiritually connected each day forward!