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What is the Crown Chakra?

Chakra Healing - The Crown Chakra

There is a powerful life force within us that flows from seven wheels of energy, known as the chakra. These seven energy centers spin to keep our life force flowing, each affecting different parts of our bodies, minds and spirits. When the chakras are balanced and spinning in harmony, we feel at our best. However, it is not uncommon for our chakras to spin too fast or too slow, making us feel physically and emotionally unwell.

We can restore balance to our chakras and improve our well-being if we get to know what each energy center affects and how it can be revved up or calmed down. Today, we’re looking at the seventh chakra, the Crown Chakra.

The Crown Chakra gets its name because it is located at the top of the head or just above it, sitting like a crown of energy. It connects to our spiritual side and controls knowledge, thought, and awareness. In Sanskrit, it’s known as Sahasrara, which means ‘thousand petals’.


When the Crown Chakra is in balance, it unlocks spiritual insight and a higher consciousness. You’ll feel mindful, serene, and wise. It will be easier to live in the moment without stress and insecurity. 

In contrast, an unbalanced Crown Chakra can make you depressed, detached from life, cynical and close-minded. If this chakra is underactive, you may find yourself fatigued, unmotivated and lonely. An overactive Crown Chakra can cause aggression, arrogance and greed.  


Meditate. The Crown Chakra is all about spirituality and the mind, making mediation an effective to balance and heal. 

Try aromatherapy. To energize the Crown Chakra, use sandalwood or frankincense. To calm the chakra, choose lavender or jasmine. 

Clean up. A cluttered or messy environment can be toxic to the mind. To clear out the noise in your head, try cleaning your surroundings. Simplify what’s around you and it can purify your mind.