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Crown Chakra Yoga Poses

to Align and Balance Your 7th Chakra

Three good Crown chakra yoga poses are Corpse pose, Lotus or Half Lotus pose, and the Headstand.

The Corpse pose challenges you to be connected with the ground, to be still in the present moment and allowing your crown chakra to open and energy flow through all your seven chakras.

The Lotus or Half Lotus pose helps you to go inward and connect with your wisdom and inner knowing.

The Headstand is an advanced pose and it nourishes the Crown chakra by drawing blood to the head which carries prana (energy) to the 7th spiritual centre.

Before you begin to practice yoga, check with your doctor.
Some poses can be challenging for the body and it is best to practice with a qualified yoga teacher.

Yoga should never hurt.

The Crown chakra represents pure cosmic energy. By practicing Crown chakra yoga poses, you awaken to this level of experience and will experience periods of bliss, divine connection, unity, peace, beauty, and much more.

Corpse Pose, Savasana

corpse pose for balancing root chakra

This is an excellent calming and balancing Crown chakra yoga pose. Whenever you can, practice this pose outside, lying on the grass where your body can absorb the pulsed energies of the Earth. Use a blanked instead of the yoga mat, because the material of your mat might block the bio energies of the Earth.

  1. Lie on your back on the floor. If you find that you need some neck support, you can fold a towel and place it under your neck.
  2. Stretch your legs, spread them comfortably apart (whatever feels good for you) and relax your lower body.
  3. Draw your shoulder blades underneath you, tilt your chin slightly towards your chest (to lengthen your neck) and relax.
  4. Your arms should be by your side, palms facing up or down, whatever is most comfortable for you.
  5. There should be no effort to maintain this position.
  6. Breathe deeply and feel the connection of your body with the ground. Visualize deep purple energy in your Crown chakra as it is pulsing - expanding and contracting, spinning and moving. Feel the flow of energy and feel the stability this pose provides you.

As much as this pose looks simple, it is a challenging pose. It is called the Corpse pose, because it is supposed to imitate the stillness of a corpse. Continue visualizing the flow of energy from your Crown chakra all the way down to your Root chakra.

Half Lotus, Ardha Padmasana

Sitting Crown chakra yoga poses are the gateway to higher consciousness. It is through meditation that much transformation occurs.

You may have noticed that the most common position for meditation if the Lotus position.half lotus

Half Lotus is easier that Full Lotus and offers the almost the same stability for meditation. Sitting on a mat or a cushion, place one foot on the opposite thigh and the other foot on the floor beneath the opposite thigh.

Both your knees need to be on the floor, otherwise your spine will be out of balance (see picture to the right - left knee is off the floor - should be on the floor).

If you can't manage both knees on the floor, then you might want to practice Burmese position where you place both feet on the floor, one in front of the other.

Headstand, Salamba Sirhasana

Headstand for Crown chakraThe Headstand is an advanced yoga pose and I do not recommend that you try this pose on your own. Some teachers recommend that you practice yoga for a full year before you attempt Headstand. And remember, always consult with a medical practitioner before practicing yoga poses, especially if you have any medical conditions.

As the name suggests, Headstand is a pose where you "stand" on your head. This inversion causes all your blood flow to rush to the head and to supply oxygen and nourishment. This pose opens, balances, and calms the Crown Chakra.

When I first began to practice the Headstand, I could not stay in this position longer than 10 seconds. With practice, I was able to extend the time and now I stay in this pose for several minutes.

Here is how the Headstand is done:

  1. Kneel on all fours on a yoga mat.
  2. Come down onto your forearms in the middle of the mat. Clasp your hands together and lock your fingers, they will be supporting your weight.
  3. Rest the crown of your head on the mat in the space between your forearms, supported by your clasped hands.
  4. Slowly raise your knees of the floor by moving your toes closer to your head.
  5. Lift your trunk and bend your knees.
  6. Straighten your legs and balance. Take a few deep breaths and stay in this pose for as long as you like.
  7. Variation: you can do this pose leaning against a wall to help with balance.
  8. To come out of Headstand, slowly come back down onto your knees resting your head on the mat.

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