In November classes we will be working on bringing balance to Sahasrara in our practice of asana, breath work, hasta mudra (hand gestures), meditation and relaxation.
Sahasrara, the 7th of the larger chakras, is the crown chakra. Here we realise our connection with the whole; our supreme unity with the universe. Sahasrara is where we find pure awareness, spiritual will, higher knowledge and our internal higher guidance.
Depicted as a thousand petalled lotus, violet or sometimes white in colour, unfolding from the crown and expanding in all directions. Sahasrara is associated with the sense of thought and consciousness and the element of cosmic energy. It is boundless and unrestricted, described by those who have attained it as ecstasy and bliss.
It is vital to pay respect and acknowledgement to our sources:
Judith, A. (2015) Chakra Yoga. Woodbury: Llewellyn Publications.
Pacheco, R. (2016) Do your Om thing. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.
Saradananda, S. (2015) Mudras for Modern Life. London: Watkins Media Ltd.
Saraswati, S. N. (2016) Prana and Pranayama. Bahir India: Bihar School of Yoga.
Simpson, L. (2016) The Book of Chakra Healing: A Spiritual System of Cosmic Healing. London: Octopus Publishing.