Sahasrara Chakra (Crown Chakra)
This energy center helps you connect with the divine, enabling you to feel higher states of consciousness. When sahasrara is balanced, you may experience a state of blissful union with the universe; when imbalanced, you may feel closed off or cynical. In the face of tough transitions and challenges—like going through a divorce or losing a loved one—you may become energetically closed off from your crown chakra as you shield yourself from the pain of the experience. When you’re able to remember that all things are happening for you, not to you, you can remove some of your cynical armor and allow yourself to energetically reconnect with the divine.
THE POSE // SALAMBA SIRSASANA Supported Headstand Your crown chakra is located above your head but originates from the crown. It can be stimulated through meditation and certain postures that create a light sense of pressure in that region. Headstand nourishes your head with fresh oxygen and blood to help stimulate, balance, and soothe this energy center.
HOW TO Bring your forearms to the ground with your elbows no wider than shoulder width. Gently interlace your fingers and place the crown of your head on the ground with your hands cradling the back of your head. Draw your shoulder blades up your back to create a strong foundation and a long neck. Then, straighten your legs and slowly begin to walk your feet in as close to your body as possible. Stay here, or lift your legs one at a time to stack them above your torso. Breathe here for at least 5 breaths. When you’re finished, rest in Balasana (Child’s Pose).