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Separation is an Illusion: The Crown Chakra

A balanced crown chakra can be experienced as having an open mind and faith in yourself. Kind attention to this aspect of ourselves can lead to a transcendence from our limiting patterns. But it's more than that, it's about removing the barriers which prevent us from seeing the ultimate truth; we're all divine, there is no separation.

The crown chakra is associated with the pituitary, it's referred to as the master gland as it regulates all other glands in the endocrine system, especially the adrenals (shout out to the solar plexus earlier in our chakra series). In a newborn baby, this area is the 'soft spot' a delicate area that needs to be protected, and we develop a hard case around this area as we mature.

The crown likes to hear I am connected. Separation is an illusion. And that illusion makes us desperately unhappy.

Noe you've read this far, you realise you're on a journey to getting to know your Self, and your responses. As we get older and lose our youth, the sense of being a more complete person is ample compensation. Relationships can broaden and deepen, and our capacity to love (the pinnacle of human achievement) becomes greater.

What next? I invite you to think about how the energy centres relate to each other. We can start the task of accepting all aspects of ourselves and prepare for a life of coherence, connection, confidence and creativity.

Yoga and meditation practices can support all aspects of ourselves, from our root to the crown. I have a special 10 week course starting on 2nd September and I'd really like you to join us. However you got through the Covid Pandemic... well done! Whatever your coping strategies, they worked. You're here.

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Crown Chakra at a Glance

  • Associated with the colour white. How do you feel about that colour?

  • Element: Space/ ether.

  • Pituitary gland.

  • Sanskrit: Sahasrara.

  • Mantra: I am connected.

  • When we've nourished this energy centre we feel receptive, experience wisdom and a sense of unity.

  • When this energy centre is out of balance, expect a strong ego, resistance to personal growth and sadness. A feeling that life has lost its meaning.

  • Be sure to read and re read all of the blogs in this series.

Rosie Iles-Jonas

Yoga Teacher

Postgraduate at SOAS University

Yoga and Somatics for Healing with Charlotte Watts