As we end our journey through the chakras, it’s clear that the chakras are a rich and fascinating way to approach our yoga practice. Each chakra contains its own particular quality, symbolism and flavour.
As yogis we learn to connect to the subtleties of the chakra system so that we can notice where we might have excessive or deficient energies. We are then better informed on where we need to adjust and find balance.
When all our chakras are balanced we can access the liberation found at the last chakra, Sahasrara.
Here is a recap of what we have learnt this week...
👑 The seventh chakra “Sahasrara” means “Thousand petal lotus” with the number 1000 being a symbol of infinity.
👑 Sahasrara is often referred to as the Crown chakra as it resides at the Crown of the head and hovers a few inches above it.
👑 This energy center is associated with the element of thought, spirit, consciousness, enlightenment, and unity.
👑 At the Crown Chakra the thousand-petalled lotus blooms and finds fulfilment in the union of knowledge as a symbol of complete, unfolding consciousness.
👑 Sahasrara is associated with the pituitary gland, the master gland which produces hormones and governs the function of all other endocrine glands.
👑 Sahasrara is the chakra which integrates all the chakras with their respective qualities.
👑 The Crown chakra is where we experience total connection, deep peace, unconditional love and tranquility.
👑 Connecting to the Sahasrara means seeing no difference between good or bad. It means seeing every thing and every one as the same.
👑 Meditating at the Crown chakra allows us to open to what is beyond our personal preoccupations and visions.
👑 The function of the Crown chakra is driven by consciousness and gets us in touch with the universal.
“You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here” - Alan Watts