The crown chakra is located at the top of the head, and it is represented by the element of thought. Its energy channels the consciousness to a higher state, trespassing the limitations of a human individual.
When your crown chakra is balances, it enables you to experience spiritual growth and connection to the universe. This allows you to move beyond materialistic needs, bringing enlightenment and awareness in life.
Key characteristics of a balanced Crown chakra:
Insightful - you are able to see the beauty of all things
Spiritually connected - you are able to connect with your true inner being
Open mindedness - You feel serenity, joy and at peace about life
Connected with others - You are able to embrace everyone and everything around you
Crown chakra imbalance
An imbalance in the crown chakra will result in stress on your mind, body and spirit. This will manifest as a sense of hopelessness, emptiness and loneliness. Physically, the crown chakra is connected to the nervous system and pineal glands, so an imbalance can cause poor sleeping habits, anxiety, depression, forgetfulness and clouded thinking. Ultimately, the negativity will lead to feelings of being unloved and alone in this universe. Here are the 2 ways in which an unbalanced crown chakra can affect your overall well-being.
Underactive crown chakra
When your crown chakra is underactive, it hinders your ability to let go of materialistic needs. Some signs on an underactive crown chakra would be a lack of inspiration, greed, and being materialistic.
Overactive crown chakra
On the other side of the spectrum, an overactive crown chakra leads to a disconnection from earthly matters. When you have an overactive crown chakra, it means that you lack empathy, and you feel a sense of elitism and superiority over others.
How to Balance your Crown Chakra
There are several activities you can do to put your crown chakra back to its place. One of which is simply letting go of the worldly needs. By letting go, you are also relieving your body from what's holding you back, be it the emotional or physical experiences. To balance your crown chakra, you will also need plenty of time outside.
Going out and appreciating what's around you is one way to balance your crown chakra. If you are constantly cooped up at home, your physical activity is limited, resulting in poor circulation of crown chakra activity. Yoga is a great way to bring balance to your crown chakra.
Essential oil for Crown Chakra:
Frankincense - known for its balancing properties which helps greatly in the balancing of hormones in the body as well as oxygenating the pituitary and pineal glands, which are believed to be in direct connection with the crown chakra. It also helps to promote feelings of acceptance and love.
Chakras Crown - a blend of Bergamot and Frankincense to help alleviate symptoms on an unbalanced chakra including weak immune system, depression and sleep disorders.