Appearance of Sahasrara Chakra
In Tantra, the Sahasrara Chakra has thousand petals. The violet colour of Sahasrara Chakra refers to self-knowledge or spiritual awareness. The colour is associated with higher self, spirituality and higher consciousness.
Function of Sahasrara Chakra
The purpose of the Sahasrara Chakra is intuitive knowledge, relation to one’s spirituality and integration of the human being with the whole creation. The Crown Chakra arouses spirituality as well as develops the senses of living in present. The under activity of Sahasrara Chakra causes mystical depression, diseases of the muscular system, skeletal system and the skin, chronic exhaustion that is not associated with physical ailments and sensitivity to light, sound and environment.
Sahasrara Chakra stores information like duality, magnetism; common emotional feelings like joy, anger, fear and control the patterns of behaviour. The area of the body controlled by the Sahasrara Chakra is the top center of the head, midline above the ears. The gland associated with Crown Chakra is pineal.
Awakening of Sahasrara Chakra
Each of the 7 Kundalini chakras has several spiritual qualities. When the Kundalini is awakened, these qualities start manifesting spontaneously. When the crown chakra fully opens then awakening occurs. Through the spontaneous awakening of the Sahasrara Chakra, self-realization is achieved.
Balancing of Sahasrara Chakra
Sahasrara Chakra in its balanced condition yields many good results which includes, a reverence for the all life, self-sacrificing in the service of others, idealism, an ability to find the appropriate route for the benefit of higher self. However when the Chakra is in imbalanced condition it causes negative effects like no feelings for others, superiority feelings and lack of contact with reality. The Gemstones like Amber, Diamond, Moldavite and flower essences like Lotus, Angelica, Star Tulip cleanse and purify Crown Chakra.
Exercises of Sahasrara Chakra
The exercise to activate Crown Chakra is prayer and meditation. Air is required to detoxify the Crown Chakra. The incense and smudging herbs like sage, copal, myrrh, frankincense and juniper are to be inhaled through nostrils or can be smoked through a ceremony pipe for the purpose of purification of Crown Chakra.