Yoga Poses for Sahasrara (Crown Chakra)
The following yoga poses will help to calm, balance and open the Sahasrara (crown chakra). These positions will awaken you to experience cosmic energy, periods of bliss, divine connection, unity, and beauty .The following yoga poses will open, activate, clear and energize your Crown Chakra especially, but will still benefit the other chakras and the entire mind-body-spirit as well.
Corpse Pose (Savasana)
This yoga posture will help to calm and balance the crown chakra. It is preferred that you preform this pose outside in nature where you can lay on the grass and absorb the energies of the earth. If you are indoors you should use a blanket.
Lay on your back. You can also use a towel or something similar if you need to suppose your neck.
Stretch your legs and spread them at a comfortable distance apart.
Relax your lower body completely.
Draw your shoulder blades underneath you, and tilt your chin slightly towards your chest and relax. This will lenthen your neck.
Keep your arms at your side with your palms facing either up or down.
Make sure you are relaxed in this position without strain or effort.
Breath deeply and feel the connection of your body with the ground.
Visualize a deep purple color within and around your crown chakra.
Imagine this energy pulsating, expanding, contracting, spinning and moving.
As you remain relaxed in this position, continue to feel the flow of energy move from your crown chakra all the way down to the root chakra, and feel the stability that this pose provides.
Half Lotus (Ardha Padmasana )
This yoga pose for the crown chakra provides the gateway to higher consciousness. Much transformation occurs during this meditative position. The most common position for meditation is the Lotus position.
Begin by sitting on a mat or cushion. Sitting on the ground outdoors will provide added benefit to this pose.
Place one foot on the opposite thigh, and the other foot on the floor beneath the opposite thigh.
Make sure both of your kneed are on the floor so that your spine is kept in balance.
You may also hold your palms together in a praying position.
Stay relaxed in this position for as long as you desire.
Tree Pose (Vrksasana)
This is an advanced yoga pose
Stand in Tadasana position. Shift your weight slightly onto the left foot. Keep the inner foot firm to the floor, and bend your right knee.
Reach down with your right hand and clasp your right angle.
Draw your right foot up and place the sole against the inner left thigh. If you can, press the right heel into the inner left groin area--toes should be pointed toward the floor and the center of your pelvis should be directly over the left foot.
Rest your hansd on the top rim of your pelvis. Make sure your pelvis is in a neutral position, with the top rim parallel to the floor.
Lengthen your tailbone toward the floor. Firmly press the sole of your right foot against your inner thigh so that there is resistance with the outer leg.
Press your hands together in a prayer position (Anjali Mudra). Gaze softly at a fixed point in front of you on the floor (about 4-5 feet away).
Stay in this position for about 30 seconds - 1 minute. Remember to gently breath during this pose.
Step back into the Tadasana while exhaling and repeat the same steps for the same length of time with the legs in reversed position.
Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
This is a simple and basic yoga pose that encourages your connection to the earth. It will also connect you to your own physical body and ground you in the present moment.
This pose can help relieve physical tension or fatigue, and help to calm and clear a frantic or scattered mind.
Stand barefoot. Upper body (neck and shoulders) should be relaxed, yet straight, and arms should be relaxed at your side.
Bring your attention to your breath by inhaling slowly (into your belly) than exhale slowly. Continue taking these slow, deep breaths.
Become aware of the ground beneath your feet and relax into this feeling (keeping your back straight). Spread your toes and lift them off the ground---then relax and let them fall back down to the ground.
Imagine actual physical roots spreading downward and out from the bottoms of your feet and extending deep down into the earth beneath you. Keep your back straight and imagine that your spine is the trunk of the tree. Feel this firm connection and the stability of these roots as they ground you to the earth.
While you are visualizing your body connected to the earth through these strong roots, continue breathing slowly and evenly. Know that you are now strong and well grounded.
More Crown Chakra Yoga Positions
Easy Pose (Sukhasana)
Eagle Pose (Garundasana)
King Dancer Pose (Natarajasana)
Warrior III (Virabhadrasana III)