The crown chakra is located at the top of your head. 

It connects you to the divine and your higher self, putting you in touch with the source of all manifestation. It sets free the limitless possibilities in your life.

Yoga philosophy has considered the crown chakra to be the seat of enlightenment. 

Silhouette of a person meditating with marked crown chakra area

Sanskrit Name: Sahasrara

Location: Top of head

Color: Violet

Element: Thought

Mantra: I know

Gland: Pituitary

Crystals: Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Selenite

When your crown chakra is balanced you live a blissful life. You feel joyous unity with everything around you. You are guided by the divine.

What Are The Signs Of The Unbalanced Crown Chakra


When your crown chakra is out of balance:

  • You are disconnected from the divine.
  • You are skeptical about spiritual and mystical realm.
  • You feel lost, without a sense of purpose.
  • On the physical level: you might suffer from headaches, chronic fatigue, memory problems, neurological issues, insomnia, and depression.

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If you would like to learn more about chakras, make sure to take a look at our Beginner’s Guide to Chakras, happy reading 🙂 !

How To Open And Balance Your Crown Chakra


Below you will find 8 tips you might find helpful when trying to open and balance your crown chakra.

  1. Meditation

Meditation is an effective method to restore balance in all your chakras.   

When in mediation for the crown chakra, visualize a violet bright light that illuminates the top of your head. This powerful light is here to help you feel connected with pure consciousness.

Also consider incorporating gratitude meditation to your daily routine.

In this mediation concentrate on feeling grateful for being your true self on your path to the enlightenment. Feel the bliss of meeting the divine within.

  1. Mudra

To enhance your meditative experience, try to perform “The Mudra of A Thousand Petals”.

Join the tips of your index fingers and the tips of your thumbs together, forming a triangle. Keep the rest of your fingers extended upward. Then, raise this mudra above your head to channel universal life force energy to your crown chakra.

    drawing of hands in mudra of a thousand petals

    1. Yoga

    Some of the most effective yoga poses for crown chakra are asanas that stimulate the energy and blood flow to your head. Here are a few poses to help you balance the crown chakra:

    • Headstand pose (Sirsasana)
    • Corpse pose (Savasana)
    • Standing Backbend pose (Anuvittasana)
    • Lotus pose (Padmasana)
    • Tree pose (Vrksasana)

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            1. Affirmations

            Try to use affirmations daily to connect with the divine and let go of the ego. Try to write your own affirmations. It is a creative and joyful exercise!

            Need some inspiration? Here are some powerful crown chakra affirmations which can help you open your crown chakra:

            • I have unwavering faith in the guidance of the divine.
            • I am more than a physical body.
            • I am a divine being.
            • I am awareness.
            • I am infinite.
            • I am at peace.
            • I am connected to the universe.
            • I am not my ego.
            • I release doubt and welcome faith.
            • I live in the present moment.
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                1. Diet

                Unlike the remaining six chakras, the crown chakra doesn’t have any specific foods related to it. The diet recommendation to balance the crown chakra is…to fast. Even a short fasting period (like 24 hours) will help purify your body.

                You will notice the boost of energy and mental clarity. You will also be able to start releasing your attachment (and sometimes addiction!) to food.

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                    1. Essential oils

                    To help you balance your crown chakra and promote the feeling of spirituality, try out some of the essential oils below:

                    • Spikenard
                    • Camphor
                    • Frankincense
                    • Lotus
                    • Palo Santo

                    To increase the power of the essential oil, combine them with other crown chakra balancing methods.

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                    1. Crystals

                    Wearing (or carrying with you) these crystals can help you restore and sustain a positive energy flow to and from your crown chakra:

                    • Amethyst
                    • Clear Quartz
                    • Selenite
                    • Labradorite
                    • Lepidolite
                    • Howlite

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                      1. Reiki

                      If you haven’t been to a Reiki session, I would encourage you to try it. Reiki can help balance all your chakras. And the session itself is a wonderful experience. If you would like to learn more about Reiki and what to expect during a Reiki session, don’t miss out this post!

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