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4 Miraculous Ayurvedic Herbs Guaranteed to Improve Your Wellness

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What if I told you that we can cure most modern-day diseases naturally using ancient techniques? That’s right! First, let me say that I am not a qualified medical practitioner, but I believe in the healing power of traditional medicine.  Ayurvedic Herbs are an excellent choice.

Ayurveda is a traditional form of healing that began in India. It has grown and spread globally. It is now taught in various institutions around the world. In addition to herbs, Ayurveda it incorporates techniques such as meditation, acupuncture, diet changes, sound healing, yoga, massage, and panchakarma (a five-step therapy that combines enemas, bloodletting, vomiting, nasal irrigation, and purgation).

In this article, I will share with you 4 miraculous Ayurvedic herbs.

So Which Ayurvedic Herbs Am I Referring to?

Manjistha

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Scientifically referred to as Rubia cordifolia, manjistha is a climbing plant that thrives in high altitudes. Its distinguishing features include heart-shaped leaves, yellow flowers, a woody stem, and berries, which can either be purple, black, or red.  

It also has a red root, which is the part we commonly harvest for medicinal purposes. Other names for this herb include manditti, majith, Indian madder, tamaralli, and common madder.

Benefits

Manjistha cleanses your blood of toxins. As a result, your lymphatic system is in a better position to fight fungi, bacteria, microbial infections, and even cancer cells. It also improves your facial appearance by eliminating eczema and acne.

What’s more, these Ayurvedic herbs relieve stress naturally by balancing cortisol and dopamine levels in the body. As a result, you don’t experience the harmful side effects of anti-stress medication.

You can also forget about watery eyes, a runny nose, and itchy skin because manjistha contains anti-histamine properties that combat allergies. In addition to boosting hair growth, you can also apply manjistha on cuts and wounds to ease pain and quicken healing.

Application

This herb can be used internally or externally and takes different forms such as powder, tea, tinctures, or capsules.

Neem

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Neem is a fast-growing evergreen native to Western Asia. It has a short trunk with a deeply-furrowed bark and roots that dig deep into the soil. That’s not all; this tree has broad leaves and branches that coil into a crown.

Though it’s adapted to tough conditions, the neem can lose its leaves in severe drought. It also bears white honey-scented flowers that mature into ellipsoidal drupes. Its green fruits turn yellow when ripe and have a sweet pulp surrounding the seed.

Benefits

The bark, leaves, fruits, seeds, and roots are rich in antioxidants that deactivate free radicals before they invade body cells. It also has anti-tumor components that kill cancer cells and inhibit their proliferation.

What’s more, ethanol extracts from its seeds and leaves squash chloroquine-resistant malaria parasites. When it comes to dental health, neem eliminates tartar and plaque, kills bacteria, and cures diseases like pyorrhea, periodontitis, bleeding gums, and gingivitis.

Apart from being used in toothpaste and mouthwash manufacture, people chew the seeds and leaves directly or brush their teeth with neem twigs. Moreover, it gives you beautiful hair by eradicating dandruff. It also increases blood circulation to your scalp and prevents thinning.

Application

We can consume Neem directly by eating its fruits and leaves. Alternatively, you can make tea with its dried leaves or find it in processed products like shampoos, hair conditioners, oils, toothpaste, and capsules.

Turmeric

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This is a herbaceous plant that originated from tropical South Asia. Turmeric bears oblong leaves and can rise to one meter when mature. It also has dull yellow flowers that emerge from a spike-like stalk. Underneath the soil, turmeric has tuberous rhizomes that comprise of orange flesh enclosed by rough segmented skin. We use this part in cooking.

Ideal conditions for growth include temperatures of 20°C to 30°C and a yearly rainfall of about 1500 mm. Although it thrives in different soils, turmeric can’t withstand alkalinity or stagnant water.

Benefits

Turmeric contains curcumin that treats respiratory complications such as allergy, asthma, runny nose, bronchial hyperactivity, and lung injury. It also cures depression. In fact, it reduces anxiety and stress levels without causing the harmful side effects characterized by antidepressants.

Curcumin’s antioxidants qualities prevent chronic illnesses by defending your cells against free radicals. Likewise, it inhibits inflammatory mediators. In addition to relieving swelling on the skin, turmeric’s anti-inflammatory components are effective against illnesses like ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and radiation dermatitis.

Thanks to its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory constituents, curcumin also safeguards oral health. It’s widely used in fissure sealing, subgingival irrigation, and mouthwash manufacture. Turmeric also plays a key role in treatment and prevention of periodontitis and oral cancers.

Application

In addition to being an important constituent in curry powder, turmeric is widely used as a spice because of its distinct color and flavor. We can consume its parts directly as medicine or incorporate them into ointments and capsules. Finally, it’s added to manufactured food products like cakes, yogurts, juices, sweets, and sauces to enhance flavor.

Cumin

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This is an annual herb from the Mediterranean region. Its smooth stem branches into spiky leaves and small pink or white flowers. Its seed-like fruits are yellow-brown and lined with longitudinal ridges.

Benefits

This is one of the ayurvedic herbs you should consume to balance your doshas. Cumin is essential for weight loss. It not only minimizes fat in your body but also stabilizes sugar levels to reduce cravings. Lack of sleep destabilizes energy balance and triggers fat storage. By relaxing body stressors, cumin gives you a good night’s sleep and promotes weight loss.

This herb also treats respiratory disorders such as colds, bronchitis, and asthma. For starters, it clears excess phlegm and mucus from your system. Cumin is also rich in vitamin C and iron that strengthens the immune system and reduces the chances of infection.

It aids digestion by stimulating the excretion of necessary enzymes throughout the digestive tract. As a result, you experience improved appetite and relieved excess gas. And when your tummy is in good condition, you combat illnesses such as diarrhea, dyspepsia, and nausea.

Application

Cumin is available in different forms such as seeds, powder, capsules, soaps, and oils. You can use it to spice your food, as well as make tea, tonic, and curry powder.

Final Thoughts

Instead of self-medicating, it’s prudent to consult an expert for advice on ayurvedic herbs to use for your situation. Don’t let negativity and life hurdles stop you. Improve the quality of your life with Ayurveda today!

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Mantra Yoga: A Magnificent Tool For Self-Transformation

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When we are starting the process of self-transformation, it is important to do it comprehensively on three levels: physical, energetic and consciousness level. It is really important to understand that all three aspects are interrelated. For example, energy problems enslave the physical body and affect our consciousness. Mantra yoga is a very effective unique tool for self-transformation on all three levels.

In this article, I’ll share with you what mantra yoga is, what are its benefits, and give you some tips on how to start your practice.

How Does Mantra Help Our Self-Transformation?

As I already said, mantra is a unique yoga tool that affects three levels at once: body, energy, and consciousness. It was empirically proved that the sounds of Sanskrit have healing power, that is, the very sound of the mantra heals the body.

Mantra also contains energy, which gets into resonance with your body when you’re chanting mantras. And the influence of the mantra on our consciousness is due to a simple principle: “we become what we concentrate on.”

Everyday people concentrate on what is important to them. But, unfortunately, usually, it is a concentration on something negative. Thus, we all have concentration skills, we just need to learn how to use this concentration correctly. And it is mantra yoga that allows us to learn this skill.

What Is Mantra?

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Mantra is not just a random set of unintelligible sounds in an unknown language. Each mantra contains sacred energy that is coded into the sound.

Most often, mantra does not have a specific and single translation. Thus, the practitioner must find out the meaning of the mantra he/she is practicing. And the level and depth of this understanding always align with the level of self-transformation in the process of practice.

For each practitioner, the meaning of the same mantra can be slightly different, due to individual karma and level of transformation.

By concentrating on mantra, its meaning, and thinking about it, we transform our personality. As I already said – we become what we are focused on!

Thus, by concentrating on the mantra that is associated with a particular deity, we concentrate on the energy and qualities of that deity. This energy will come into our lives, and the qualities of the deity will become our own qualities. By concentrating on something energetically pure, we purify ourselves. Or by concentrating on something great, we cultivate the best qualities of our soul.

For example, by concentrating on Shiva mantra, we adopt the qualities of Lord Shiva.

Varieties of Mantras In Mantra Yoga

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All mantras were received by the ancient sages in a state of superconsciousness or expanded consciousness with a specific purpose. Depending on the purpose, mantras can be divided into three groups:

1.Liberation Mantras

The essence of these mantras is the liberation of the mind from the limitations of the human form and the ultimate liberation.

Liberation mantras are safe and can be practiced by everyone. Their intention promotes the evolution of the Universe and self-transformation. These mantras do not have any selfish material goals based on greed.

2. Blessing Mantras

The essence of these mantras is to bring prosperity and fulfillment of various desires into everyday life.

Blessing mantras work with certain energies, both the energies of saints, deities and the energies of various spirits.

3. Healing Mantras

These mantras are aimed at healing specific diseases.

Different Ways to Practice Mantra Yoga

#1 Mantra Chanting

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The most common way to practice mantra yoga is by actually chanting the mantra. And it is quite a powerful tool for cleansing our mind and our aura of the negative energy. Mantra chanting allows us to clear our subconscious mind of destructive attitudes that each of us has. This practice changes our energy. If by practicing asanas we can transform our energy in 1-2 hours, then by mantra chanting the same result can be achieved in 15-30 minutes.

#2 Mantra Concentration

Another way to practice mantra yoga is meditation with a concentration on a mantra. Concentration on the mantra energy will help you to enter into resonance with the energy of the mantra. Regular practice of such meditation will allow you to maintain energy at the proper level.

#3 Mantra Chanting Combined With Pranayama

You can also chant mantras while practicing pranayama.

For example, the mantra “Soham” is often used in pranayama practice. Listen to your breath, it involuntarily utters the sound of “So” on the inhale and “ham-m-m” on the exhale.

#4 Integrating Mantra Into Your Regular Life

You can turn your whole life into a permanent practice of mantra yoga. To do this, you need to constantly keep the mantra of your choice in mind. Repeat it to yourself, thinking and delving into its meaning, trying to comprehend it not only on an intellectual but also on a spiritual level.

Our mind often clings to the objects of the outside world. By being attached to them, it is drawn into an endless thought process that makes us not only waste energy but often concentrate on negative things. The constant repetition of the mantra will allow us to occupy our restless mind with a concentration on the higher vibrations.

#5 OM Mantra Practice

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It is believed that if a person has accumulated experience in the practice of the mantra “Om” during this life, then full concentration on this mantra at the moment of leaving the physical body will allow him/her to be reborn in the higher worlds, even despite the presence of negative karma.

Even in the moment of death the principle “we become what we concentrate on” works. And if a person concentrates on the divine sound of the mantra “Om”, from which our entire Universe once arose, then his consciousness at this moment resonates with the divine energy and acquires divine qualities.

Reincarnation is based on the principle of “we always attract what we radiate”. Therefore after death, a person will be incarnated into a world that corresponds to the qualities of his/her consciousness at the time of death. That is why people who have the divine qualities of consciousness, can incarnate into Higher Worlds.

Moreover, since at the moment of death there is a natural dis-identification of consciousness with the mind and body, then with the proper level of awareness and experience in mantra yoga practice it is possible at this very moment to achieve the state of Buddha and liberate yourself from the cycle of rebirth.

Thus, the practice of mantra yoga not only allows us to transform our consciousness during our current life but also can contribute to an adequate transformation, which is equally important.

Mantra Yoga And Purity of Mind

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It is also worth considering that mantra practice requires a certain purity of mind and the ability to concentrate. At the beginning of the practice of mastering the art of mantra yoga, mantra is used as a means of bringing the mind into balance by concentrating on the pronounced combination of sounds.

You basically concentrate on mantra chanting, discarding all other thoughts, and creating certain vibrations that change your mindset. This practice clears your mind from unnecessary thoughts.

When Will Mantra Start To Work?

When there is no resistance to the process, and the repetition of the mantra does not require effort, the practitioner goes to the silent repetition of the mantra, which reveals its true essence – the understanding of the intellectual level, and direct knowledge.

Mantra begins to change your physical reality (to cure diseases, change the course of things, etc.) when you start to maintain a proper life and develop certain qualities that resonate with the vibrations with the mantra you practice (such as compassion, unconditional love, etc.).

How To Make Words Powerful?

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You have to understand that in order to see real results from your mantra practice your word should gain strength. What does it mean? You see, unfortunately, most people don’t pay too much attention to what they say. Therefore, their words lose their power to manifest reality.

Therefore, it is very important to always follow your word, say what you think, fulfill promises, tell the truth. You basically need to align your feelings, thoughts, and actions.

In order for the power of the word to become unshakable, it is also very important to remain in the silence of the mind, to be free from attachments and emotions, not to be attached to the results of your actions and to be responsible for every word you speak.

The purer your mind, the less chaotic your thoughts, the better the ability to concentrate on one thing, and the more powerful your mantra practice becomes.

The Bottom Line

The miraculous effect of the mantra lies not so much in the right combination of words, intonation, melody, and rhythm as in faith itself. And faith comes from the alignment of the mind with the Universe, God, Tradition, Teacher, or all together. When faith becomes an axiom, then the mantra begins to work.

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Distance Reiki Healing: Does It Really Work?

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Have you ever heard of distance Reiki? Do you have suspicions when you hear about it? Does this type of healing really work? It’s normal to ask these questions and to have doubts about this practice. There is nothing wrong with this! But before jumping into conclusions it’s good to research this topic. And I’m here to help you with this. In this article, I will explain what distance Reiki is and answer the most common questions about distance Reiki healing.

What Is Distance Reiki Healing?

Distance Reiki healing is a type of healing in which the patient and the Reiki healer are distantly remote from each other. In this case, the distance itself can be manifested differently – it can be different rooms inside the same house, different cities or even different countries on opposite sides of the globe. The distance of the patient from the healer does not affect the quality of treatment. In other words, it doesn’t matter if the healer (or patient) is in just another room from you or in another country, the quality of healing will be the same.

What Are the Distance Reiki Healing Benefits?

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  1. The healer can perform a Reiki session at a convenient time and in a convenient place for him/her. And the patient can receive a Reiki healing session at a convenient time and in a convenient place for him/her.
  2. A distance Reiki healing session is usually a little shorter than a full-time Reiki session. Usually, one healing session lasts for 30-45 minutes, although it can last longer depending on the patient. But it shouldn’t last less than 30 mins.
  3. It is possible to perform Reiki healing session for a large group of patients all at once, and the quality of the healing will still l be as good as if the healing session was performed for them separately.

In What Cases Can Distance Reiki Can Be Performed?

Distance Reiki can be performed in the following cases:

  • you need to continue Reiki healing for your patient if he/she has left the area where you live unexpectedly;
  • help people when they are far away from you, for example, in a hospital or live in another city;
  • heal the parts of your body (or your patient’s body) which for any reason it is impossible to touch with your hands, for example, if you find it difficult to put your hands on your shoulder blades, back, feet, or if any touch causes pain (for example if you or your patient has burns or open wounds);
  • with a lack of time to perform a full hands-on session;
  • animal healing.

Does Distance Reiki Work?

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Yes, it does! If it’s performed by an experienced Reiki healer. Moreover, I can assure you that distance Reiki healing is as effective as contact Reiki sessions. And sometimes it can even be more effective, because a person, taking a session, is in his/her usual environment and can relax much more, which allows Reiki to work more effectively.

You have to understand that Reiki exists beyond time and space. And in both cases (distance and contact healing), we are dealing with the same energy of the same quality.

The only reason why distance Reiki healing may not work is if your healer is dishonest. I met some people who called themselves “Reiki healers” but in fact, they were not. They claimed that they heal people but in fact, they were just sending their wishes for their patients to be healed. It took them literally a couple of minutes (sometimes even seconds) to send their “healing”. But of course, this is not a distance Reiki healing!

Real Reiki healing session (whether it’s contact or distance) requires a preparation process such as clearing the space, meditation, prayer, and mantra. If your healer doesn’t perform these actions before an actual healing session we can’t call it Reiki healing and all you can do is just to hope that the healing that he/she provides will help you as a placebo.

Do We Need Permission to Perform Distance Reiki Healing?

Yes, we always need to ask for permission to perform distance Reiki healing. Everyone has free will and we must respect other people’s decisions. We have no right to force people to receive Reiki healing as well as we should never try to convince people to do it if they don’t want to.

Of course, we can’t ask permission if a person is unconscious or in a coma for example. In this case, it is possible to send healing with a clear intention that this healing session will be received only if a patient’s Higher self accepts it for his/her Highest good. When you’re setting the intention, also add that if your patient abandons the energy, it may instead be directed at the healing of the Earth or someone else who needs it. The unwanted energy of Reiki can be thus directed to positive use, while not ruining the law of free will.

Remember to Set Up the Exact Time for the Healing Session

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It’s very important to set up the exact time for distance Reiki healing session with your patient. As practice shows, it is much more effective when the patient consciously receives distance Reiki healing session, rather than sleeping or doing other things during the healing session. He/she can fall asleep during the session, that’s normal. But even when he/she is falling asleep he/she should be conscious of the healing that is happening at the moment.

What Position Should a Patient Take While Receiving Distance Reiki Healing?

During the distance session, it is desirable for the patient to sit or lie in a relaxed position, with his/her eyes closed. It’s important to never keep arms or legs crossed because this position can create a block in energy flow. Also, never perform or receive Reiki healing with metal jewelry on. Metal also blocks energy and it affects the quality of the healing session.

What Should a Patient Do During the Reiki session?

First of all, if you receive the healing session you need to express your intention to receive distance Reiki healing and then just immerse yourself in your feelings. Also, I always recommend my patients to use affirmations or visualizations for increasing of the healing quality. During the session try to align your thoughts and feelings with the healing process, simply allow yourself to flow with the process and be carried away by the flow of healing energy.

Reiki Distance Healing Guide For Reiki Healers

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This part of the article is for Reiki healers. I created this simple guide for using it as a reminder and help you to keep this information organized.

Reiki Symbols In Distance Reiki Healing

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The Reiki healing session is provided by the use of the 3rd Reiki symbol (HSZSN). This symbol can be called a symbol of unity and infinity. It can be translated as “no past, no present, no future”. This is the key to going beyond any time and space limits. The 3rd Reiki symbol connects us with the highest level of unity, where we are all one, where space and time do not exist. After visualizing this symbol over a person or situation, an exact contact bridge is established to transmit Reiki to that person or situation.

1st Reiki Symbol (CKR)

In cases where an enhanced energy impact on the physical body is required, the 1st Reiki symbol (CKR) is added to the 3rd Reiki symbol (HSZSN).

2nd Reiki Symbol (SHK)

In situations that require the resolution of some psychological problems, the 2nd Reiki symbol (SHK) is added.

Nowadays, in the Western Reiki system, it has become a tradition to use all the symbols at the same time. Which makes logical sense. To do this, a healer draws a corridor of Reiki symbols in the following order:

  • 3rd Reiki Symbol (HSZSN)
  • 1rd Reiki Symbol (CKR)
  • 2nd Reiki Symbol (SHK)

How to Perform Distance Reiki Healing?

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I’ll share with you one of the most common techniques Reiki healers use for distance Reiki healing. But there are many other different variations that you can use.

Remember to cleanse the room before you start your healing session. You can use Reiki for this purpose or/and other methods of energy cleansing. Also, it’s good to cleanse your aura before the session. Light a candle or/and incense to create a healing atmosphere.

Quick Instructions:

  1. You need to find a quiet and calm place where nobody will bother you. Sit down comfortably but keep your spine straight. Put your hands in the Gassho mudra in front of your chest. Take a few deep breaths and invite Reiki.
  2. Draw and activate the 3rd Reiki symbol (HSZSN).
  3. Express your intention to heal or to be healed (if you’re using distance Reiki healing for self-healing).
  4. Send the healing session by focusing on the patient or situation following one of the methods below.
  5. If necessary, you can add the 1st or/and 2nd Reiki symbols.
  6. At the end of the session place your hands in Gassho mudra in front of your chest and thank Reiki.
  7. When you have finished the healing session, return to the present and let go of the thought about the healing session. If you continue to think about it, you are holding the energy intended for the patient.

Ways to Perform Distance Reiki Healing:

#1 Following the positions

Imagine that you are next to the person you are healing and you are performing a traditional hands-on session.

You can place your hands in front of you (one above the other) at a distance of 5 inches and hold the healing session between your palms.

This method requires a lot of time to perform Reiki positions, and, consequently, the healer has to keep the patient’s visualization for a long time, which can be quite difficult in the absence of the acquired skill of holding the visualization.

To make the session take less time, you can imagine that you have additional pairs of hands and put them in different positions during the session. This will significantly reduce the session time. But it still requires a lot of effort to concentrate.

#2 Working with the phantom

Visualize your patient. Imagine that he/she shrinks in size and becomes very small so that he/she fits between your palms. Mentally place your patient on the palm of your left hand. Draw Reiki symbols over the phantom of your patient with your right hand. Hold Reiki healing energy between your palms (where your patient’s phantom is located), holding the palm of your right hand over the left hand.

#3 Working with the picture

Take a photo of the patient. Write down his/her name, date of his/her birth and his/her location on the reverse side of the picture (this is completely optional, you can just keep this information in mind or say it out loud).

Place the photo on the palm of your left hand. Draw Reiki symbols above it. And now you can send Reiki between your palms through the picture to your patient.

You can use this method even if you do not have a photo of the patient. In this case, write down his/her name, date of birth and location on a piece of paper. And then just send Reiki healing session through this piece of paper performing the actions described above.

As you can see, there are different ways to perform a distance Reiki healing session. Choose the one that you like best, or try all the ways and choose the one that suits you, your patient or the situation best.

How to Formulate the Intention for Distance Reiki Healing Session?

When formulating the intention for your distance Reiki healing session you need to answer 3 questions:

  1. Who?
  2. Where?
  3. When

Who?

When formulating the intention you need to say the first and last name of the patient. You can also specify his/her age or date of birth.

Where?

Include into your intention the location of the patient at the moment.

When?

Include into your intention the exact time of the session. If you agree with the patient in advance about the time, then in the intention you have to set this exact time.

Sometimes it is more convenient to agree on an arbitrary time for receiving the session. In this case, use the following wording in your intention: “at any time suitable for him/her.”

Here is an example of intention:

“This distance Reiki session is intended for … (first name, last name), 26 years old, located in … (city, country)”.

Or:

“This distance Reiki session is intended for … (first name, last name), 26 years old, located in … (city, country)”. This session can be received at any suitable time for him/her.”

The Bottom Line

I encounter the fact that people who have never tried Reiki healing are often very skeptical about the possibility of distance sessions. But after they receive a regular hands-on Reiki session, most of them agree to try a distance method. And most of them, actually notice that the feelings of these sessions are brighter and it’s easier for them to relax and go to a deep meditative state which increases the energy healing process.

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Crown Chakra Blockage Symptoms And Ways To Heal It

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Crown chakra is the seventh primary chakra. It’s also called “Sahasrara” which means “thousand-petaled”. It is the highest point that determines the spiritual life of a person. Knowledge about this “thousand-petalled Lotus” is very important for those who seek to find their spiritual path. Therefore if you’re involved in any spiritual practice it’s necessary to know what symptoms indicate Crown Chakra blockage and how to heal it.

In this article, I’ll share with you my research on how to recognize Crown Chakra blockage and powerful ways to heal it. But first, let’s talk about the the importance of Crown chakra in our energy system and its structure. You see, without this information, it would be hard to understand the condition of your Sahasrara.

The Importance of Sahasrara

Sahasrara is the point through which a soul comes out of the body after death.

Thanks to the crown chakra, we are able to learn, to realize, to accept, and to connect our consciousness to universal love and infinite knowledge.

With the full disclosure of Sahasrara, people find a state of calm and balance. They change their consciousness and let go of their past and torment. They reach the awareness of the integrity of the individual and the perception of yourself as an important element of the Universe.

The Crown chakra disclosure leads to the rapid development of the other six chakras.

Location of Sahasrara Chakra

Crown chakra is located at the top of the head. If we consider more exactly where the crown chakra, is the area of the Fontanelle.

Crown Chakra Structure

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Each chakra looks like a rotating cone, the diameter of which is from 2 to 4 inches. As it enters the human body, the shape of the chakra narrows, “connecting” further to the spine.

Crown chakra consists of 1000 petals, forming 20 layers, 50 pieces each. This number is very symbolic. After all, it represents a variety of spiritual paths that are open to human achievement.

In the center of Crown chakra is a circle depicting the mandalas of the Moon and the Sun. The circle, which symbolizes the full moon, is the crown of the spiritual development of the soul in the physical body. Its combination with the Sun allows to connect various energy channels, directing them to the Central Nadi – Sushumna.

Sahasrara symbol represents the dual nature of the Earth and the need to return to integrity. There is a miniature dot in the center of the circle which represents emptiness. Approaching this point is possible only with a very long and conscious spiritual development.

Crown Chakra Color

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If we look at the scheme of energy centers, the purple dot on the human body will tell us where Crown chakra is.

This color is unusual and very complex. It is a combination of two tones – blue and red. These colors, which are opposite in meaning, combine together to form purple. Purple is considered a magical and mysterious color.

In addition, purple is associated with the divine. It is a symbol of spiritual development and represents the connection with the Cosmos.

In addition to the purple Sahasrara Lotus petals also contain white color and radiate all the rainbow tones that eventually merge together. The harmonious combination of all these colors represents the ability of a person to comprehend the superconsciousness.

What Is Sahasrara Responsible For?

Physically its work affects the pineal gland and the brain. If we consider the spiritual aspect, Sahasrara chakra has the ability to absorb and produce the highest frequency of Kundalini energy.

If a person doesn’t have a Crown chakra blockage, he is an altruist, he has boundless energy and the ability to sympathize. In addition, he/she does even the most routine work with great inspiration and creativity. These people are attractive. They like to wear bright clothes, enjoy life and inspire others with their example.

Signs Of Opened Crown Chakra

People with opened Sahasrara live outside of duality.

If Crown Chakra works to the maximum, it has a direct impact on the brain. At the same time, Sahasrara produces higher vibrations that change the perception of both the person and the people around him/her.

Signs Of Opened Sahasrara are:

  • understanding the possibility of living without conflict;
  • getting answers to your questions from the Universe;
  • a strong connection to God and the Universe;
  • understanding and accepting your own uniqueness;
  • perception of yourself as a formed personality;
  • no feeling of annoyance, anger, and fear;
  • the ability to analyze and manage your own emotions, as well as to understand the causes of their occurrence;
  • a sense of oneness with the world;
  • harmony of body and soul.

To learn more about symptoms and signs of the Crown chakra opening read my article “Crown Chakra Opening Symptoms You Should Be Aware Of“.

Crown Chakra Blockage

Good news is that complete Crown Chakra blockage never occurs!

However, if a person is not engaged in any spiritual practices, his/her Sahasrara is open at its initial stage. This state of the seventh chakra leads to a feeling of own independence (Note: independence and freedom are not the same. While freedom has a positive meaning, independence is based on duality and has destructive power). Such a person doesn’t feel any connection with the Universe. This condition often causes a feeling of uncertainty and fear, blocking all other chakras, which prevents the energy flow from free circulation through the body.

Poorly opened Sahasrara leads to the fact that a person can’t find his/her true life purpose. He/she has a lot of questions, the answers to which he/she can’t find.

Other signs of Crown chakra blockage are:

  • the inability to think clearly in a stressful situation;
  • seeking to “taste” all the “fruits” of spiritual achievements without learning to “plant”, “water” and “cultivate” them;
  • dissatisfaction with life;
  • depression;
  • loneliness;
  • unwillingness to communicate with other people;
  • loss of zest for life;
  • fear of death.

Crown Chakra Balancing

There is a number of ways you can use for your Crown Chakra opening and healing. In this article, I’ll share with you some of them.

1. The Sun And The Moon Exercise

  1. Sit in the Lotus position. Your face should be turned to the North. Put your fingers together and close your eyes.
  2. Visualize the Moon to your left side and imagine that it is cold.
  3. Visualize the Sun to your right and imagine that it’s warming you up.
  4. Now visualize the world as continuous energy of the Universe.
  5. Inhale cold energy with your left nostril, and raise the Moon energy up. After that, mentally, the energy should be lowered down to the coccyx.
  6. Inhale hot energy of the Sun with your right nostril and pass it from top to bottom.
  7. Thus, at the coccyx, there are two energy flows meet. They should mentally envelop your spine.
  8. After that, the energy flows should be raised up and held at a point located at the level of the nape.
  9. Now switch the energy flows. Let the cold flow of energy pass into the right hemisphere, and the warm – to the left. Connect these flows at the level of the seventh chakra.

This exercise should be repeated at least twenty times. The energy should rise on the inhale and fall down on the exhale. If all your lower chakras are opened and balanced then you will see the results already in the 2-3 months since the beginning of this practice.

2. Mantra Therapy

At the very beginning, you need to calm down internally, establish control over your own consciousness and relax your body as much as possible.

You should start with the mantra OM. It is necessary to relax the entire body and evenly distribute vibrations throughout the body – from head to toe.

Then you can start chanting bija mantra for Sahasrara chakra.

Bija mantra for Sahasrara is “AH”.

When chanting this mantra your concentration should be on the top of your head.

3. Affirmations

It’s also good to use special affirmations for activating and balancing your Crown chakra. Here are some effective Sahasrara chakra affirmations that you can use.

  • I’m free from depression and fatigue.
  • I trust the Universe and boldly go forward.
  • I’m free from fear.
  • There is the presence of God everywhere.
  • I feel unity with other people and the world.
  • I realize my own uniqueness and recognize my own Divinity.

4. Ritual Baths

Ritual baths are not only very effective but probably one of the most pleasant ways to heal your Crown chakra. All the details of this magical procedure and all the instructions you can find in my article “Ritual Baths For Chakra Balancing”.

5. Clothing

Sometimes it’s good to wear purple clothes, and the one with the print of Crown chakra. It helps to balance your energy field and activate your Sahasrara.

6. Interior Design

The interior can be replenished with items that harmonize the energy of the house and your own energy. When you look at the paintings of Sahasrara chakra or mandalas your energy potential is greatly enhanced.

7. Crystals

Some of the most powerful Crown chakra crystals are:

  • Ametrine;
  • Amethyst;
  • Quartz Crystal;
  • Moonstone;
  • Selenite.

8. Food

Sahasrara corresponds to the food of purple color. For your Crown chakra activation and healing, you can use any purple fruits and vegetables such as eggplant, plum, etc.

Fasting and detoxifying are beneficial for the development of Crown chakra as it awakens to the highest form of spiritual communication.

9. Aromatherapy

This procedure creates a pleasant atmosphere and improves the functioning of your Crown chakra. Lotus and Lavander are the best essential oils for Crown chakra healing.

10. Yoga For Crown Chakra

Conclusion

If you are ready to accept the will of God, ready to merge with the energies of the Universe your Crown chakra will start opening. Crown chakra is the gate behind which a completely different world begins. This is an entrance to the infinity of consciousness, the unification with the entire Universe.

Our goal on Earth is to build up our energy so that we would be able to break through these gates and free ourselves from the invisible shackles that restrain us from our freedom to live our full potential.

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