The crown chakra – or Sahasrara in Sanskrit – is the seventh and final of the primary subtle body chakras or energy centres.

It represents the highest spiritual ideas of consciousness and oneness in the universe, as well as being very important for establishing spiritual connections.

When our crown chakra is underactive, we may experience a whole host of problems. So if you are worried that you have an underactive crown chakra, check the signs below and then hang around until the end for a quick guide on healing the underactive crown chakra.

Underactive Crown Chakra Symptoms

There are many physical symptoms that you might experience that could indicate an underactive crown chakra:

  • Nerve problems. This can often lead to numbness in your extremities and loss of dexterity.
  • Muscular Atrophy. This means that muscles degenerate and weaken, which can in extreme circumstances leave you bedridden – though by that point you should have seen a doctor.
  • Various neurological conditions. The crown chakra is intricately linked with the brain and problems in the brain often stem from an underactive crown chakra.
  • Dullness of the senses. Colours might seem less vivid, you might have trouble hearing things, and food can become tasteless and unappetising.

These physical symptoms can range in severity from the very mild to the immediately problematic. Severe health problems should always be referred to a doctor, just in case there is an underlying condition.

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There are also some mental symptoms that might indicate an underactive crown chakra:

  • Lack of purpose or direction in life. The crown chakra helps us to find the meaning in life, so when it is underactive, we might find ourselves struggling to see the point of it all.
  • Loss of interest in socialising. Our sense of unity in the universe and with each other is rooted in the crown chakra, so underactivity affects our interest in being sociable.
  • Depression. Chemical imbalances in the brain are often the cause of depression, and an imbalance in the crown chakra only exacerbates this.
  • Difficulty learning new skills or taking on board new ideas. The crown chakra dramatically influences our thirst for knowledge, and when it is found lacking, we are less on the ball when it comes to new ideas.
  • Negative attitude or pessimism. Some people are just pessimistic, but when someone does so in a way that is out of character for them it can usually be attributed to underactive crown chakra.

So you’ve worked out whether or not you have an underactive crown chakra. If you do, you’ll probably want to know how to heal it.

Healing An Underactive Crown Chakra

The best way to heal an underactive crown chakra is through chakra healing meditation.

In your quiet, spiritual place you should enter into a deep state of meditation as your practice allows.

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Once there, you should move your focus up through your body, beginning at the root chakra at the base of the spine and moving up, finally finishing on the crown chakra at the top of your head.

Maintain this focus, but remain indifferent to what you experience. This is an observation stage, where you are zeroing in on the problem.

After 5-10 minutes, you should begin visualisation. Think of spiritual images, visualising the spiritual connections that link you to this world and the astral plane. Consider unity and consciousness.

Then, as you pull out of the meditative state, allow yourself to relax into contemplation.

You should concentrate on your direction in life, the purpose you have chosen for yourself and how you will square your needs with the spiritual truths.

Do this 3 or 4 times a week, and your crown chakra should start to find its balance.