Aromatherapy and Yoga
Essential Oils for the Seventh Chakra
“The seventh chakra represents a sense of oneness with all creation; transcendence; higher mind. It unites 6th chakra mind, clarity; 5th chakra will; 4th chakra love; 3rd chakra self power; 2nd chakra relationship with others; and 1st chakra tribe.
When the seventh chakra unfolds and opens, any blockages remaining in the other six dissolve and their energies begin to vibrate at their highest possible frequencies. Each chakra then works as a mirror of the Divine Being at its own particular level, and expresses the highest potential it is capable of. As soon as the crown chakra is completely awakened, its task of absorbing cosmic energies comes to an end and it begins to radiate energy on its own accord.”
The Sanskrit name for the 7th chakra is “Sahasrara”, meaning “thousandfold.” It is represented by a thousand-petaled lotus, which connects us with The Divine and the highest state of enlightenment. The seventh chakra, called the crown chakra or Tenth Gate, is located at the top of the head. It controls the cerebral cortex, head and upper spine and houses the pineal gland, the body’s source of melatonin. Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant that aids in brain function.
The 7th chakra is sometimes associated with the color violet, but it is usually referred to as the color white, a combination of all colors. In other words, all colors of the rainbow are encompassed by the seventh chakra, but it vibrates primarily in the violet range.
The element of the 7th chakra is thought/cosmic consciousness; the highest function of the mind. Meditation is the yogic practice best for the 7th chakra. Deep relaxation. Listening to the gong. Meditation clears and quiets the mind, in preparation for experiencing the Divine. It is the chakra of wisdom, mastery and discernment, as well as spiritual connection.
Centering, joyful mantras for the Crown Chakra are “I am bountiful, blissful and beautiful. Bountiful blissful and beautiful I am” and “Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Wahe Guru Wahe Jio.”
Oils that help purify and cleanse prior to meditation are :all the oranges (sweet and bitter orange, petitgrain, neroli), lavender, geranium, pine, rose, tea tree, and lemon. These oils can be diffused before meditating.
Some essential oils that enhance meditation; that quiet the mind, are palo santo, frankincense, sandalwood, jasmine, rose, rosewood, neroli, patchouli, myrrh, ylang ylang, galbanum and vetiver. These are the high vibration, sacred oils. Many are the same oils we use for the Third Eye Chakra.
An anointing oil can be made with 3 or four of those oils in a carrier oil. Always remember to dilute the essential oils in a carrier oil before applying them to your skin.
Any of the LIGHT EOB blends would work for opening and balancing the Crown Chakra, as they all contain some of the oils mentioned above.