Crown Chakra and its Function
Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head. Adequate energy flow at this Chakra strengthens the person’s connection to the spiritual realm. The person develops psychic abilities and gains several higher experiences. Please note that the meditation on Crown Chakra should only be done after the person has practiced meditation on lower chakras for significant time period.
The chakra is signified by the violet lotus with thousand petals at the top of the head. The chant for meditating on this Chakra is “Ang” (“an” while inhaling and “g” while exhaling). The mudra (finger posture) for meditating on the Crown Chakra is as shown below.
Meditation on the Crown Chakra
Meditation at this Chakra is done after meditation at the Root Chakra, Sacral Chakra, Solar Plexus Chakra, Heart Chakra, Throat Chakra and Crown Chakra (in that order).
To meditate on the Crown Chakra, first the person needs to be seated on a mat on the floor, cross-legged (or on a chair normally), spine straight, head over shoulders. Be relaxed, gently close eyes, bring your focus on your breath and try to let go tension in the muscles of various body parts.
Once you feel that you are in a relaxed state and have settled your focus on your breath, witness your breath rate gradually slowing down – don’t force it, just let it happen. In this state, now gradually shift your attention to the Crown Chakra. Visualize the violet colored thousand-petal lotus and mentally chant “An” while inhaling, and chant “g” while exhaling. With each inhalation, visualize the lotus booming and with each exhalation, visualize it shrinking a bit.
If you are shifting your meditation from the Third Eye Chakra to the Crown Chakra, just gently shift the position of your mudra from the earlier one to the mudra for this Chakra and shift the mental chant from aum to ang.
Subtle Changes you can experience as a result of this meditation
After few months of regular practice, you will start feeling some tingling sensation at the Crown Chakra (top of your head). This nagging sensation may at times make you pleasantly uncomfortable. You might experience your increasing ability to see oneness in various things around the world. These all are indications that your practice is going in the right direction.