Sahasrara Chakra Overview
The Sahasrara Chakra is located at the base of your head, just above your right ear. You may have heard it referred to as the third eye or even the soul chakras.
The Sahasrara Chakra is one of seven major chakras in our body, which are responsible for regulating emotions and spiritual energy (prana). The Sahasrara Chakra is associated with your heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, spleen and brain.
It is believed that when you first were born the Sahasrara Chakra was blocked. Later on it became opened up due to various reasons such as meditation practices and spiritual exercises.
However, if left unchecked it could lead to problems like depression or anxiety disorders.
Chakras Demystified: Sahasrara – The 7th Chakra
What Is The Sahasrara Chakra?
The Sahasrara Chakra is the seventh chakra, which represents the physical body. It is located at the base of your skull, just above your right ear. There are two main theories on why there are seven chakras in our body. The first theory states that there are seven areas of our body that correspond to each chakra. The second theory states that there are seven major energy centers in our body, which correspond to each chakra.
The first theory is normally used by those who lean towards a more religious explanation. They believe that these seven chakras correspond to the seven days of the creation of the world in the Bible and other religious texts.
The second theory is better accepted among medical scientists, who believe that our bodies contain seven major energy points, which resonate at different frequencies. Each of these energy centers or chakras are believed to contain nerve endings or glands that aid in controlling various functions in your body.
Although doctors and scientist cannot see these energy centers, they acknowledge that they do indeed exist. Whether there are seven major chakras or seven areas in the body that correspond to each chakra is still debatable.
What Does The Sahasrara Chakra Do?
The Sushumna is a central channel of energy in our body that runs from the base of the spinal cord to the crown of the head. It is located in the center of each of the seven main chakras in the body. There are two sides to the sushumna, ida and pingala. The left side is known as ida and is associated with feminine energy. It is also sometimes referred to as the moon energy. The right side is known as pingala and is associated with masculine energy. It is also sometimes referred to as the sun energy.
The sushumna is believed to be like a torrent of energy that runs from top to bottom and side to side. It is believed that by controlling the sushumna one can achieve ultimate knowledge and enlightenment.
The energy that runs through the sushumna is also known as kundalini or sexual energy. This energy lies dormant in the base of the spine, until it is awakened. When the kundalini is awakened and runs up the spinal cord it rises up through each of the seven chakras in the body.
The chakras act as transformers, which convert the energy into a higher frequency that can be utilized by the body. The root chakra converts this energy into pleasure, the sacral chakra into creativity, the solar plexus chakra into willpower, the heart chakra into love, the throat chakra into communication, the third eye chakra into intuition and the crown chakra into enlightenment.
Sahasrara – Energy Chakra
As we have already mentioned, the chakras are transformers that convert the energy they receive into a higher frequency. The crown chakra or sahasrara is no different.
The energy it receives via the sushumna is converted into a frequency that can be used to achieve enlightenment. This is why it is known as the highest chakra or the energy chakra.
When kundalini energy reaches this point, it rises up and leaves the body altogether, achieving a state of pure consciousness and oneness with the whole. Many great religious leaders and gurus have allegedly achieved this feat, such as Lord Krishna, Mahavira, Guru Nanak, Jesus Christ and Prophet Muhammad.
Is It Possible To Awaken The Sahasrara Chakra?
This is a question that only you can answer for yourself. If you want to achieve the ultimate state of oneness, then it is probably going to require a lot of work on your part. You are probably going to have to meditate for hours every day and engage in extreme self reflection and introspection.
You may also have to master several different types of meditation techniques before you can begin to achieve a deep state of meditation that is required to reach the sahasrara chakra. It is important that you do not give up and that you keep going, because if you really want to achieve this state of enlightenment, then nothing is going to stop you.
You should also keep in mind that there are a lot of false gurus and pretentious people out there that are going to try to take your money and offer you false teachings. There are many of these people who have set up shop on the internet, so you need to make sure that you are careful and do your own research before engaging with anybody.
If after doing your own research you feel that you have been engaged by somebody who is a true guru or master who is worthy of your respect and admiration, then make sure that you surrender yourself to them completely and put yourself in their hands. By doing this, you will be on the right path towards achieving your ultimate goal.
Sushumna vs. Ida & Pingla
The sushumna is not connected to the ida and pingla directly, instead it is connected to a third nerve known as the talu (nerves known collectively as nabho-yana). The nabho-yana consists of three channels known as ida, pingla and sushumna.
Ida and pingla are the two nerves that are responsible for the operation of the left and right sides of the body respectively. These two nerves are directly connected to the two sides of the spinal cord and operate completely different from one another, just like their physical counterparts.
For example, when somebody sleeps on their right side, the right side of the brain is in charge and will be more active, while the left side of the brain is dormant or less active.
The sushumna is known as the central channel and it is this channel that is considered to be the main energetic pathway within the body. The other two pathways are known as the right and left channels, or the right and left roads.
These two channels exist within the body as etheric or imagined pathways, but they do not contain the same energy channels or nadis that are present in the sushumna.
The Ida, sushumna, pingla and talu pathways correspond to the four arms of the shiva-linga. The linga is a representation of lord Shiva and is typically represented as a cylindrical shaped symbol that stands on a circular base.
The four arms represent the different aspects of consciousness and how it exists throughout the whole body.
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