I hope you have enjoyed this series of bija chakra meditations. This week brings us to the crown chakra, located at the top of your head.
According to the yoga tradition, the crown chakra connects your individual awareness with infinite consciousness.
Sahasrara in Sanskrit means “thousandfold,” so Sahasrara chakra literally means a thousand-petalled lotus. The thousand representing a number so big, it is infinite.
Traditionally, this lotus is visualised upside down with the stem and roots rising to the sky and the petals pointing downward. A lotus flower with its roots in heaven bringing down divine grace through the crown of our heads.
Considered to be of the highest vibrational frequency and the pinnacle of the seven major chakras, Sahasrara is regarded as a gateway to the energy of the universe itself. It is an energetic passageway that connects you to the divine.
Play the video – you many want to set a timer for 5-15 minutes as the video goes for an hour.
Divya-jyoti or Divine Light Meditation
1. Sit in a comfortable meditation pose with your legs crossed and your back straight.
2. Rest your hands in your lap, palms upward, with your left hand on top. This is the mudra (hand position) for receiving energy. Close your eyes and let your breathing become slow and even.
3. Visualize a thousand-petalled lotus at the crown of your head. Imagine its petals gently opening to reveal an intense light. Let this divine light flow down into you through your crown chakra.
4. Feel the light spiralling down your body. Enjoy the warm glow as it saturates your entire being. Feel the light slowly moving down and permeating every cell and pore of your body.
5. Focus your senses on the intensity of the light so that you not only see it, but hear, smell, taste, and touch it.
6. Feel like a pure channel for the light: allow yourself to be at one with it. In this state of oneness, intuitive thoughts and inspirations may enter your consciousness. Be thankful for this guidance. Rest in the blissful awareness for as long as you wish.
7. After 5-15 minutes, take a few deep belly breaths, wiggle your fingers and toes to ground your energy, and open your eyes.
Feel yourself connected to the source and yet grounded in this divine energy as you go into your day.
Hari om tat sat. Namaste. Blessings.
Art credit: This beautiful feature image is by Annelie Solis