by Staša Mišić

How can we experience a deeper purpose in life and self-fulfillment?

Focus on the SAHASRARA – the Crown Chakra

Sahasrara connects us to the higher “SELF”, every being on the planet as well as divine energy. Together with the sixth chakra, it controls the functions of the brain and the pineal gland.

How do we know that our seventh chakra is out of balance?

If we suffer from a lack of interest in worldly life, insomnia, depression, various psychological disorders, we are prone to superstitious thoughts, suffer from a lack of joy in life, a lack of ability to make decisions, or we are confused. On the physical level, disturbances in the function of the seventh chakra, lead to headaches, exhaustion, weak immunity, chronic diseases, breathing problems, neurological disorders, mental-health issues, cancer and other serious illnesses. 

In some situations, an overactive crown chakra can lead to a feeling of superiority over others, aggressiveness, as well as a tendency to criticize and judge others.

In order to unblock the crown chakra, we need to work on the activation of all the lower chakras because they supply the crown chakra with energy. That is why it is extremely important not to neglect any energy center. Each of them is equally important for a healthy and balanced life.

When the seventh chakra is in balance, we feel that our existence has deeper meaning, we have confidence in life and compassion for others, we feel connected to our environment and the entire universe. We are able to live in peace, joy and love, and we easily discard negative beliefs. We have deep spiritual insights, feel a deep connection with our own infinity and with the infinity of the entire Universe, which leads to a sense of security.

Some of the yoga postures which can help us balance the flow of energy in our crown chakra, feel that we are pure consciousness, one with the entire Universe, as well as help us  live in complete gratitude, compassion and acceptance are: 

Padmasana (Lotus Posture)

Benefits on the physical level: It calms the mind and relaxes the body. It helps the body and the mind be still in meditation. 

Vrksasana (Tree Posture)

Benefits on the physical level:

It improves concentration, balances and aligns the body. It improves neuro-muscular coordination.

Sirsasana (Head stand Posture) 

Benefits on physical level: It energizes the whole body, improves memory, is beneficial in cases of  headaches and migraines, stimulates the lymphatic system and relieves stress.

Halasana (Plough Posture)

Benefits on the physical level:

It Improves circulation and immunity, stimulates the digestive systems, thyroid and other endocrine glands. It improves the functioning of the brain and strengthens the muscles of our back.

  1. Savasana (Corpse Posture)

Benefits on the physical level: It relaxes the whole body and mind, relieves fatigue, stress, and is very beneficial for people with high blood pressure.

Staša is Mohanji Acharya and an experienced yoga teacher.
She lives and works in Novi Sad, Serbia.
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