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7 Crown Chakra

NameSahasrara Chakra: “Thousand-Petaled”. Crown Chakra, Vortex Center of 1000-petaled lotus.
LocationCenter of top of head, touching head and extending into aura above it, 4 finger breadths above.
Symbol/Yantra1000-petaled lotus (actually 972 petals, others say 1008 petals).
Basic Principles
Pure being. Spiritual. Illumination, godliness. “I am That”. When seventh unfolds, any blockages remaining in other 6 chakras dissolve and their energies begin vibrating at highest possible frequencies. Benefits of union: no activity of mind, no knower/known. Knower and known become unified and liberated. Do not interfere in anything, do not bother anyone, do not want be bothered by anyone; oneness with God. “My being enhances the beauty and radiance of All-That-Is.” Union. Space between the two hemispheres. Yogi IS Satchidananda: is his own real self.
Seat of highest human perfection; often represented as hovering above head. Just as all colors, spectrum is united in colorless light. Highest chakra, unites in itself all energies of lower center.
Highest recognition of perfection through inner contemplation, union with the Universal Being, universal consciousness. The silent one: do not interfere in anything. Personal identification with God. Center of quintessential consciousness where integration of all polarities are experienced. Neutralizes all sounds and all colors, integrates all cognitive and conative functions, embraces static and dynamic energies of various centers into an all-pervasive unity. The last chakra to be developed in a human being.
Ruling PlanetKetu—the “shadow” planet; the descending lunar node.
Astrological SignCapricorn/Saturn, Pisces/Neptune.
ElementSatchitananda. Abode of bliss.
SoundsB (ti). 493.0 cycles per second. silence. AUM (A: heart U: throat M: crown). “m” opens crown chakra: endless humming vibration without limit or structure; represents unity and purity, unformed, unlimited consciousness containing all matter in its latent form.
ColorViolet, white (all colors of spectrum; integrating different levels in unity), gold, clear. Chakra glows in all colors, predominant is violet; out blossom 960 petals, second blossom 12 petals glowing in white light interspersed with gold.
DeityGuru within. Shakti: Mahashakti.
Plants, AromasOlibanum (classical incense burnt in religious ceremonies): revitalizes mind and soul, purifies atmosphere; religious convictions deepen), lotus (grows in mud): symbol of beauty and spiritual completeness; while enlightened person lives in mud of material world, this does not affect his true Self in union with God.
GemstonesAmethyst (red fire of activity and blue light of receptiveness, silence, space. Transmits vivid calmness which dissolves fear and disharmony while providing us with trust in and devotion to energies of universe). Clear Calcite. Diamond. Clear Fluorite. White Howlite. Moonstone. Clear Quartz (guides to wholeness, brings clearness and light to mind, soul, stimulates spiritual cognition, dissolves congestions, provides energy). Selenite. Clear, white and purple stones.
Nature ExperienceMountaintops
Sensory FunctionCosmic consciousness
Body Issues: Parts, Glands, HormonesCerebrum, cranium. Pineal gland (epiphysis). Serotonin (entaramine).
Body Issues: Proper FunctioningSatchitananda (truth, being, bliss). Integration of all polarities. Transcending. As seventh opens, more and more moments occur when division between inner being and outer life recedes. Consciousness completely calm and open, experience real Self as part of omnipresent pure Being which contains all matter. Just as all colors of the spectrum unite in colorless light, the highest chakra unites in itself all energies of the lower centers.
Body Issues: Dark Aspects of Energy 
Body Issues: Insufficient FunctioningWithout opening: feel separated from abundance and wholeness; not completely free of fear.
Body Issues: disharmonious functioningPrefers outer inaction, sometimes seen as lazy when entering a state of bliss. Lack of interest in world.
Body Issues: Physical ProblemsDepression, alienation, confusion, boredom, apathy, inability to learn or comprehend.
Sleep ModeHalf-awake sleep only.
Spin of the Chakra (facing the body)Female: left. Male: right.
OccupationsLiberated ones abide in communion with the Self.
Yogic Discipline 

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