“Within each of us is a light, awake, encoded in the fibers of our existence. Divine ecstasy is the totality of this marvelous creation experienced in the hearts of humanity.” ~Tony Samara
Since many yogis will undoubtedly feel the need to get back on track with contemplating, exploring, and fulfilling their life purpose as they continue on growing and improving themselves, the crown chakra is our focus for January. This chakra’s physical location is at the top of the head (the crown), connecting you with the Divine.
The crown chakra is connected to all the other chakras, so ensuring that these other energy centers are also balanced is essential to a well-balanced crown chakra. Energy is drawn up from the other chakras through the crown chakra, bringing you closer to higher levels of spiritual awareness and enlightenment.
The Importance of a Balanced Crown Chakra
When your crown chakra is open and balanced, you’ll experience connectedness to something greater than yourself and more joy in what you choose to do with your life. Instead of moving through life based on what you’ve been taught by others, what’s expected of you, or what will only serve you and you alone, you’ll be guided by your spirit to go beyond the constraints of your ego so you can serve your true purpose.
A balanced crown chakra is key to unlocking your inner wisdom in ways that drive you to pursue your purpose not for individual materialism, but for the greater good of everyone and everything that is connected to you. You’ll know that this chakra is balanced and opening when you feel a heightened sense of faith in the higher powers of the Universe and a humble sense of self-confidence in many aspects of your life.
Signs of an Unbalanced Crown Chakra
Crown chakra imbalances can reveal themselves in many different ways, but they all stem from one area of the body—the head. These are some of the most common signs of an unbalanced crown chakra:
- Excessive thinking
- Trouble analyzing thoughts
- Brain fog
- Mood swings
- Feelings of disconnection
- Sleep problems and/or chronic fatigue
- Headaches and migraine
Remedies to Help Balance Your Crown Chakra
Balancing your crown chakra is as simple as focusing on nurturing the spiritual aspects of your life. It involves removing yourself from activities and experiences that distract you and feed your ego.
Here are a few crown chakra-balancing things to focus on:
- Meditation or prayer
- Light therapy
- Music or sound recordings with deep, tonal sounds
- Activities that you’re passionate about
- Stones such as amethyst, selenite, clear quartz, and diamond
- Essential oils such as lavender, rose, jasmine, frankincense, myrrh, and sandalwood
Yogi Surprise members are receiving a very special gift in their Lifestyle boxes this January to help them balance their crown chakras. Gemstone Organic’s Mini Crown Chakra Bath Kit can be used in a ceremonial bath to help you calm your mind and body, call up a sense of gratitude, and expand your intuitive knowledge as you look toward 2018 with limitless hope and love.
Happy New Year, yogis!