The crown chakra is all about your spiritual nature and connection to the divine.

There are many methods to open your crown chakra, try these five chakra yoga poses to help you open and balance your Sahasrara.

The Sanskrit name for the crown chakra is Sahasrara which means “thousand-petaled”.


    1.  Headstand pose (Sirsasana)

      The Sanskrit name for the headstand pose is Sirsasana with Sirsa meaning “head”.

      Benefits Of Headstand Pose

      The headstand pose:

      • strengthens the core muscles,

      • strengthens arms and shoulders,

      • stimulates the lymphatic system,

      • stimulates the pituitary gland,

      • improves digestion,

      • improves bone health,

      • increases focus,

      • energizes the whole body,

      • reduces stress.

      The video: Head Stand Yoga Pose – How To Do a Headstand for Beginners” by Yoga With Adriene

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      2.  Corpse pose (Savasana)

      The Sanskrit name for the corpse pose is Savasana with Sava meaning “corpse”.

      Benefits Of Corpse Pose

      The corpse pose:

      • releases tension in the body,

      • switches on the parasympathetic nervous system,

      • helps reset the nervous system,

      • calms the mind,

      • promotes mindfulness,

      • reduces blood pressure,

      • reduces stress and anxiety,

      • improves sleep quality.


      The video:  “How to do Corpse Pose | Savasana Tutorial with Briohny Smyth by Alo Moves – Online Yoga & Fitness Videos


      3.  Standing Backbend pose (Anuvittasana)

      The Sanskrit name for the standing backbend pose is Anuvittasana with Anuvitta meaning “found”, “at hand” or “existing”.

      Benefits Of Standing Backbend Pose

      The standing backband pose:

      • strengthens the lower back,
      • tones and strengthens the abdominal muscles,
      • improves digestion,
      • relieves tension from the neck and shoulders,
      • improves the respiratory system,
      • improves balance and flexibility,
      • energizes the body.

      The video: “How to do Anuvittasana – Standing backbend Pose Yoga Tutorial #shorts 2022” by SelfBelievers

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      4.  Lotus pose (Padmasana)

      The Sanskrit name for the lotus pose is Padmasana with Padma meaning “lotus”.

      Benefits Of Lotus Pose

      The lotus pose:

      • opens up the hips,

      • increases flexibility in the hips,

      • straightens and strengthens the spine,

      • stretches the ankles and knees,

      • stimulates the abdominal organs,

      • relieves menstrual cramps,

      • increases focus,

      • calms the mind,

      • energizes the body.


      The video: “How to do Padmasana – Lotus Pose” by Ventuno Yoga


      5.  Tree pose (Vrksasana)

      The Sanskrit name for the tree pose is Vrksasana with Vrksa meaning “tree”.

      Benefits Of Tree Pose

      The tree pose:

      • improves balance,
      • strengthens the core and legs,
      • opens up the hips,
      • stretches the inner thighs,
      • improves posture,
      • helps remedy flat feet,
      • improves focus,
      • enhances mental clarity,
      • boosts energy.

      The video: Tree Pose: A Step-by-Step Guide for Yoga Beginners (+ Why You Should Do It Everyday) by DoYou

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