Remember your true nature and experience enlightenment.
Location - Top of Head
Sanskrit - Sahasrara
Color - Violet/Purple, Rainbow, Full Spectrum
Petals - 1000+
Element - Thought
Mantra - The dissipating silence after OM
Mind - Free Thought
Emotion - Release
Spirit - Set Free
Aromatherapy/Essential Oils & Herbs
BEAUTY, CREATIVITY, INSPIRATION
Related organ: brain
Endocrine gland: pineal gland.
Associated problems: depression, Parkinson's disease, Schizophrenia, Epilepsy, seniledementia, Alzheimer's, many mental disorders, confusion, and dizziness.
Personality Traits: Inspirational leaders, kindly and just, humanitarians, self-sacrifing, visionary, creative, and strong mentally.
Violet relates to self knowledge/spiritual awareness. It is the union with your higher self, with spirituality, and your higher consciousness. Dis-ease can result with an in-balance of energy in this chakra, either too much or too little. The violet energy connects us to our spiritual self bringing guidance, wisdom and inner strength and purifies our thoughts and feelings giving us inspiration in all undertakings. Enhances artistic talent and creativity.
Positive Aspects of Violet
- A reverence for all life
- Self sacrificing in the service of others
- An ability to see the appropriate route for the benefit of the higher self
Negative Aspects of Violet
- No concern for others
- Feelings of superiority
- Lack of contact with reality
Nutrition for the Sahasrara: Choosing pure foods, that are grown in nature that absorb sunshine are great foods to help purify the crown chakra. Instead of going for sweets, choose dried fruits, such as dates, that are dried out by the sun. Start a gentle detox, drink plenty of water and avoid food with additives, generally found in processed, packaged food.
SAHASRARA CHAKRA (Crown)Meaning : Thousandfold Element : Thought Action : Understanding Mindset : Bliss Aspects: Is in communion with the highest energies Guna : Sattva Yoga: Jnana or knowledge
Yantra : Sahasrara is described with 1,000 multi-coloured petals which are arranged in 20 layers each of them with 50 petals. The pericarp is golden, and inside of it is a circular moon region, inside of which is an downward pointing triangle. Thousands of nadis out of the 72000 nadis come together here from the cerebral cortex and the central nervous system. During the concentration on the seventh chakra it can be visualized as the amaranth or purple spot. It corresponds with the highest unincarnated in form being Paramashiva. As the higher being Paramashiva contains non-differetiated male and female elements. That is why images of male and female gods are missing in the meditation on Sahasrara.
Mantra: 50 in number in each layer: Ang to L(rh)ang or Kshang, arranged from right to left. As the highest chakra Sahasrara does not have the sound mantra, yet it is connected with the subtle vibration of mantra OM that cannot be heard.
Practices : There are teachers and gurus who teach the correct techniques of stimulating the chakras using visualization, puja, havans and mantras, also called kriya kands. This chakra can be cleaned/opened by visualizing the Shri Yantra.
Foods : Fasting
General : Sahasrara chakra is the highest frequency chakra and symbolizes detachment from illusion; an essential element in obtaining supramental higher consciousness of the truth that one is all and all is one. When a yogi is able to raise his or her kundalini, energy of consciousness, up to this point, the state of Samādhi, or union with God, is experienced. Meditating on this point is said to bring about the siddhis, or occult powers, of transforming into the divine, and being able to do whatever one wishes. The seventh chakra is believed to be the center connected with higher spiritual level. The opening of this chakra removes all limits of space and time.
The properly functioning seventh chakra is associated with ability for enlightenment, universal love, contact with universal mind, having universal energy. If it lacks balance depression, isolation, worry, psychosis and more serious psychic diseases can occur.