The seventh chakra is located at the crown of the head, and it serves as the crown of the chakra system. This peak location symbolizes the “highest state of enlightenment and facilitating our spiritual development,” according to Yoga Journal.
The seventh chakra is associated with the mind, and the thoughts and belief systems that create and develop our actions and emotions.
Excessiveness in this chakra comes through in a superior amount of intellect and spiritual awareness. A deficiency in this chakra can result in personal apathy, spiritual skepticism, materialism and mental insecurity.
“Meditation is the yogic practice best suited for bringing this chakra into balance,” according to Yoga Journal. “Just as our body needs a shower frequently, the busy mind filled with so many thoughts and concerns also needs a cleansing.”
Try meditating in a comfortable seated position (Sukhasana) to slow down your mind and to become fully present in your current state. Pay attention to your breathing by focusing on the simplicity of your inhales and exhales—a technique that will help you clear your mind.
Every time a thought arises, acknowledge the thought by imaging that you reach out and touch it, and then let the thought slip away as you return to the focus on your breath. Practice meditating every day, even if it is just for a few minutes at first. This will help you balance and stimulate your Crown Chakra, which reigns over all the other chakras in your body.
The Crown Chakra actually benefits most from air, so fasting is often associated with your crown energy. Herbs can be inhaled as incense for mental clarity and purification. These herbs include sage, juniper, copal, myrrh and frankincense.