Crown Chakra

Energy: Understanding your Crown Chakra

The Sahasrara, or Crown Chakra, is located just above the top of your head. Sahasrara means 'thousandfold', referring to the thousand petals this Chakra possesses. The Crown Chakra is where the 'Divine Spark' of creation is situated and the Bindu, which is the focus of all thought.

Ruling Chakra

The Crown Chakra is the link between the individual, the divine wisdom and cosmic energy. It represents pure consciousness and rules all the processes and actions of the body and mind. When the Crown Chakra opens it can bring feelings of bliss and union with everything in the universe, sometimes called nirvana or Samadhi. In most people the Crown Chakra system needs to be fully balanced.

Chakra Characteristics

Balanced Chakra

Too Open

(Excessive energy)


(Deficient energy)

Spiritually aware
Sexually contented

Always dissatisfied

Feeling inadequate
Stuck in a rut

Working with the Crown Chakra

To release the power of the Crown Chakra you must balance your whole Chakra system, but there are treatments that target the Crown specifically.

Crown Chakra Colours

When your Crown Chakra is imbalanced, it often affects the lower Chakras, making them spin more slowly, resulting in lethargy and inertia.

Colours for the Crown

By wearing and surrounding yourself with the warm colours such as red, orange and yellow that stimulate the lower Chakras, you encourage them to rebalance. With the other Chakras balanced, the Crown Chakra is encouraged to find its natural balance again. You should avoid cold colours such as blues and purples during this time.

Aromatherapy Treatments

Regular use of aromatherapy oils can help calm the Crown Chakra. Oils like clary sage, lavender or ylang ylang all work well. The oils may be added to baths, used in a burner, and also added to a base oil.

aromatherapy ylang ylang

You could also try wearing the oils on your pulse points, as well as adding a few drops to a handkerchief to carry around with you. Surround yourself with these enriching scents and let them gently calm your Crown Chakra with their relaxing and healing effects.

Crown Chakra Massage

Massaging the head is an excellent way to stimulate the Crown Chakra. Gentle strokes across the top of the skull, for example gentle petrissage, work extremely well. Avoid hard or vigorous strokes such as tapotment strokes.

Chakra Stimulation

Massage the scalp as well as the roots of the hair. Ideally it is preferable to get another person who you trust to do this for you and it should be done for 20 minutes. When finished, swap positions so that your partner can also receive a treatment.

Chakra Crystal Meditation

Jade crystal

Meditation can calm your overactive Crown Chakra. Meditate holding a crystal that encourages balance, such as jade, malachite, rhodonite or rose quartz. Allow the calming effect of the crystal to spread through your body, and feel yourself floating, as if you were on a great white cloud.

As you drift allow your Crown to calm down. If you feel too 'floaty', think of the crystal and allow it to bring you back to reality.

Conditions Relating to the Crown Chakra

Conditions to Treat

Conditions to Avoid

Mild depression


Ego issues

Use aromatherapy, crystals, massage, exercise, colour therapy and Reiki.

For excessive ego or inferiority, use crystals, colour therapy and Yoga.

Chronic depression

One of the most common conditions relating to the Crown Chakra is depression. If you find yourself chronically depressed then you should seek professional help