Chakra Series :: Crown Chakra

 

chakraseriesFor this final post in the chakra series, we will be working our Crown or Sahasrara chakra. The area of this chakra is the crown (or top) of our head. This chakra is our connection and awareness of the divine and our spirituality. It does not have an element as it is pure consciousness, and the color is pure light. It’s symbol is the 1000-petaled lotus. When I think of this chakra I bring up the feeling of being at peace with the universe.

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So-ham Meditation
Instead of a series of yoga poses, to finish our chakra series I will leave you with a meditation.

Begin by sitting – on a chair or cross-legged on the floor. If on the floor, place a meditation cushion or blanket under your hips. Sit with a tall spine. Close your eyes and start to bring your focus to the movement of your breath. Start to introduce the silent meditation of so’ham (pronounced so-hum). Hear the sound SOOOOO on the inhale, and the sound HUMMMMM on the exhale. Let your breath be light and easy as you concentrate on this matra. Stay as long as you like, I would recommend at least 10 minutes. To finish the practice, release the mantra and breath for 10 deep breaths. Slowly open your eyes and sit in silence for a minute.

Healing Foods for the 7th Chakra
Nourish your 7th chakra by eating simple whole foods and drinking pure, filtered water. One of my favorite ways to drink plenty of water during the summer is to infuse it with fruit. My favorite combo is mango/mint – try it!

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