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Do you suffer from anxiety?
Do you live with anxiety on a daily basis? Maybe you live in constant worry about everything. Do you feel like as soon as you stop worrying about something, you find another thing to worry about? There are numerous things that we can feel anxious about on a day to day basis. If you suffer from anxiety, then learn to feel better with Crown Chakra opening. When we learn to open the Crown Chakra, we learn to connect with the universe and God. We are more apt to trust our life path and to understand our own identity. Even if you don’t have anxiety, and feel like you may be out of place in life, it will benefit you to learn to open up the Crown Chakra.
Overview of the Crown Chakra
The Crown Chakra is located at the top of your head and extends a few inches above your headspace. It governs the top of your head, your nervous and lymphatic systems, and your brain 1. When you Crown Chakra is open and functioning well, you feel intimately aware of your connection to God/Source/Creator energy 2. This happens to be my favorite chakra! I love it because not only is it associated with the color purple, but when it is open we have a sense of what our higher purpose may be! When it is open it is considered the portal to divine oneness, the universe, and cosmic consciousness3. The other name for this chakra in Sanskrit is Sahasrara. The Crown Chakra opens when we have attained psychological maturity and spiritual development4 .
How do you know if the Crown Chakra needs opening?
If you feel disconnected to God or whomever you regard in a higher power, then your Crown Chakra needs opening. If you struggle with anxiety and live in constant worry, then this chakra may be blocked. When the Crown Chakra is not working, you may also experience depression, fear, and overall dissatisfaction with life. If you find that you are moping around and don’t know what the next step is, then it is time to take time and balance this chakra.
Physical dysfunctions if the Crown Chakra is not balanced
If your Crown Chakra is not in order, it could lead to several different disorders which are mostly psychological or energetic. Some of these include energetic disorder, depression, chronic exhaustion that is not linked to a physical disorder, extreme sensitivity to light, sound, and other environmental factors. You also may experience some confusion and apathy along with feeling isolated5 .
What can cause your Crown Chakra to be off-kilter?
I have had anxiety for years and I have found that focusing on my Crown Chakra has served me well. I have found meditation to be extremely helpful in terms of refreshing my mind. If you have ever suffered from anxiety, you know that it can really affect your day-to-day functioning. Sometimes it may seem that we never get a break during the day and we are bombarded with mental clutter. When this happens, you need to stop and refresh your brain.
Even if you think that you don’t have time, make time! It is so important to show up for yourself. How can you be productive if your mind feels anxious and your on overdrive? Sometimes, your sympathetic nervous system takes over, and you have to show it who is boss. The sympathetic nervous system is great for times when we have to run from a saber-tooth tiger, but sometimes it still works when we don’t need it. It is like a car that continues to operate on overdrive when it is not necessary. After a while, if you are still functioning in overdrive, your body becomes exhausted and you can develop adrenal fatigue.
Lack of belief in a higher power
If you struggle to believe in God or in any higher power, then your Crown Chakra probably needs opening. As humans, we are meant to have this belief in a supreme being and divinity. If we don’t, then it can lead to some of the physical dysfunctions that I mentioned above. Even if you don’t believe in God, you should foster the belief that there is a higher power that is looking out for you. I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I did not look forward to going to Heaven one day. This chakra is about surrendering to this higher power and realize that you do not have all control. This is a very humble position to take, as a lot of us crave control over our lives.
Inability to see the larger picture
Can you see the big picture when doing things? Do you stop and frequently wonder why you hesitate to do things such as go to work, take care of your kids or eat healthily? If you have a hard time connecting all of these things that you do on a daily basis, then you may need Crown Chakra opening. For example, if you think that you are a slave to society because you have to go to work then your Crown Chakra may be blocked. Believe it or not, you should want to go to work. Not only to make money but to attain that higher connection with yourself.
When you go to work, you should stop and think, ” wow, I am so glad to have a job, so many people are out of work due to COVID-19.” If you say this to yourself, you will see a bigger picture and realize that you were meant to do your job not only for money but for a purpose in society. If you think this way, it may be easier to go to work because you will see that there is a meaning behind the act of going to work besides money. Remember money is not everything and those that are driven behind this concept are egotistical. If you let your ego get in the way, then your Root Chakra could be off.
Crown Chakra balancing
Okay, so not I am going to go into balancing the Crown Chakra. There are many practices that can help maximize spiritual and psychic powers. Remember if you are seeking spiritual purification you should do some of these alone, and not let anyone you are trying to balance your Crown Chakra.
Intermittent Fasting or prolonged fasts
Yes, fasting can help with Crown Chakra opening. How does fasting open up this chakra? Well, it all comes down to those ketones! When you fast for prolonged periods of time, you go into ketosis. Remember, if you listened to my previous podcasts, you will remember that your brain prefers ketones. When the brain is happy, you will be happy! If you go for an even longer period of time, you go into gluconeogenesis and you can clean up your liver and detox. I love fasting, it is one of my favorite ways to clear my mind and become spiritually connected. Think about it, when you eat, your body is spending its precious energy on digesting and processing food. How can it spend time on feeling good and becoming spiritually aware, when it has to go through the complex process of digestion.
Fasting gives your body a break
Conversely, when you fast, you are giving your body a break and it can focus on repair of your cells and more. If your provider is okay with it, I would advocate intermittent fasting on a daily basis. If you are interested in learning how to intermittent fast, I suggest going to my blog and click intermittent fasting. There I have several articles, which will teach you how to intermittent fast.
However, if you want to partake in a long fast, you should do under physician supervision. The reason for this is because sometimes you will detox your body so much that you could have palpitations, chills, etc. Even though detox is good, there are dangers to it as well. You see in our fat stores and in our liver, we retain so many toxins. When we fast, we release these toxins, which is good, but you can develop side effects.
In order to help with side effects when you fast, you can drink bone broth but I think the best way is to buy a sauna. When I fast, I always make sure I get in the sauna to help eliminate all those bad toxins. I recommend purchasing a Therasauna. If you are interested, please send me a message at [email protected]. The longest fast that I ever did was 3 days, and boy was that tough! I did consume coffee and bone broth, but I still struggled with hunger pangs but after the first day they got better. At the end of the three days, I had the most amazing mental clarity and even though doing a fast like that was tough, I would do it again just for how great I felt.
Meditation is great for opening the Crown Chakra, especially in combination with fasting. When I first started this blog, I wrote an article called The reason intermittent fasting can improve meditation and yoga.
In this article, I explained how if you meditate will fasting, you will have a much deeper and powerful meditation. The reason for this has to do with mental clarity. Fasting is a yogic practice because it reduces the tamasic element in the body. Tamas is the greatest obstacle to meditation. We CANNOT progress in meditation with a weak mind. If your stomach has food in it during meditation then the mental focus is not as well. Think about how you feel after eating a large meal. Some of the best yoga practices in your life can happen while being completely empty. You may be able to actually feel your internal organs, twist deeper and get into the meditative quality of the practice while on a fast.
Get in the “zone”
Prior to meditating for the Crown Chakra, it is is important to clear out your mind. Again, when we are focusing on the Crown Chakra we are connecting spiritually, so it is even more important to have nothing on your mind. I know this is easier said than done! I have been there many times.
Essential oils and gemstones
Prior to starting your meditation, go ahead and diffuse essential oils that pertain to your Crown Chakra. I also would take the essential oil and rub it on the appropriate gemstone, to release the energy of the gemstone. The oils include frankincense, peppermint, sandalwood, and lotus. I would also recommend using the gemstones that are appropriate to Crown Chakra opening, which includes amethyst, clear quartz, Herkimer diamond, labradorite, moonstone, and white topaz6. As I have mentioned in previous podcasts, I have a gemstone and essential oil set, which I highly recommend. It is found on my recommendations page under, Chakra balancing.
Make sure prior to your meditation, the lighting in your room is dim. I would also recommend that you have an eye mask to improve the relaxation experience. Next, place on some meditation music. I would recommend Solfreggio frequencies not only because it’s relaxing but it is actually therapeutic for your body and soul. Each Solfeggio tone is comprised of a frequency required to balance your energy and keep your body, mind, and spirit in perfect harmony.
In 1988, Biochemist Glen Rein, PhD, converted and recorded Solfeggio scale Gregorian chants to scalar audio waves. The results were played to test tubes containing DNA. By measuring UV light absorption, Rein could document the effect of the music on DNA. He also compared the chants with other forms of music, including rock. While rock music had little or no influence, the chants caused a marked increase of light absorption, up to nine percent, leading Rein to conclude that Solfeggio scale sound frequencies cause resonance in DNA, and may have healing properties.
Set aside a small amount of time with little distractions
After you are ready and have got you oil, gemstone, and music, then make sure you set aside at least 5 minutes ( Or more) where you have no distractions. This is important for generating those healing brain waves! You want to at least get to an alpha brain wave state, if not even deeper to theta brain waves. Sometimes, even deeper to delta waves.
4.5 Hz – Brings you into what is referred to as “the Tibetan state of consciousness”, a state of meditation.
4Hz – Enkephalin release for natural stress and pain reduction. Improved memory, subconscious learning, and problem-solving.
When it comes to yoga, it is important to focus on headstands to increase blood flow to the head, which makes you ready to receive information from the Divine7. Headstands are an advanced yoga position and have a high risk of injury, so you must have a trained yoga instructor around to assist you in this. Another way that you may able to experience Crown Chakra opening would be to do Child’s pose, which is very simple. I have been doing yoga almost every day for a year and I am not able to do a headstand without assistance. Hope to get their one day! Remember, when you do yoga, it is important not to rush your practice and enjoy the process.
Other tips for Crown Chakra opening
Things like mushrooms, garlic, ginger, onion, lychee, coconut, and other tropical fruits help to give you strength and power. If you are feeling like you have succumbed to things in life, then incorporate other types of white foods to assist in your healing.
Do you take things for granted in life? If so, then your Crown Chakra probably needs opening! I would highly recommend that you learn to incorporate gratitude in your life, in order to balance this chakra. As I have mentioned before, if you struggle to see the big picture and feel bitter about your job, then it would help to start to be thankful you have a job! I have written an article on gratitude, I suggest that you refer to it, as I have listed five health benefits of finding gratitude in your life.
Wear colors for Crown Chakra opening
The colors for the Crown Chakra opening include purple and white. When you wear these colors, it will actually help you to be able to visualize these colors, which is very important for Crown Chakra opening.
Keto diet for Crown Chakra opening
Lastly, I am going to mention the keto diet. If you have listened to my previous podcasts, you probably already know how the Keto diet will open the Crown Chakra. If not, then listen. The Keto diet will help open the Crown Chakra because it provides precious ketones, which the brain prefers over glucose. When you are making ketones, your mind is sharper and happier, which will allow you to be more confident in seeing the big picture.
When monks fast for a prolonged time, they are making ketones that allow their minds to have more clarity and be spiritually connected. Now, if you don’t want to incorporate fasting in your life, then the Keto diet is a better alternative. When you are making ketones, you are almost mocking a fasting state because you can become in deep ketosis. If you really want to mock that fasting state, I would suggest limiting your carbs to under 20 net carbs per day for a couple of weeks and that will allow you to get in really deep ketosis, similar to fasting.
I am the biggest fan of intermittent fasting because it is safer than taking on a long fast. That being said, long fasts are also excellent but they must be under physician supervision due to extreme detox. If you want a really good read on fasting, I would highly recommend The Complete Guide to Fasting: Heal Your Body Through Intermittent, Alternate-Day, and Extended Fasting by Dr. Jason Fung. It is a wonderful guide for all types of fasting. It is so interesting because in the book, he goes through how he has healed type 2 diabetics by having them fast for a few weeks. So inspirational!
I hope all of you have enjoyed this podcast for today! This podcast will conclude the Chakra series, however, I will be back with more podcasts and interviews in the future! I am so glad that you are here listening to how to heal your body through Keto and Energetic balance. It is the combination of the two, which is very powerful and a recipe for success. If you aren’t sure where to start, then I suggest you go to my Start Right Here page.
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