(1,000 petal lotus)
|Location||above the top of the head|
|Color||violet, gold or white|
|Symbol||thousand petal lotus|
|Purpose||awareness, unity with Divine|
(to support & open centre)
|- Tadasana (mountain)
- Ardha Padmasana (half lotus)
- Salamba Sirsasana (headstand)
Savitri Pranayama (the Rhythmic Breath) to work with the Crown Chakra
*** this breath technique comes from the Gitananda yoga tradition
*** this breath technique uses breath retentions, so should not be practiced by those with hypertension, heart disease, asthma, ulcers or when pregnant. If you are new to a pranayama practice, breath retentions can be intense, so please STOP if you feel any strain, irritation or cramping.
The best way to open, activate and work with the Crown Chakra is through meditation. This breath is great to do as a meditation or to begin a meditation practice as it calms the mind and the nervous system.
This technique involves a four-part breath:
- inhale for a count of 6
- hold the breath (with the lungs full) for a count of 3
- exhale for a count of 6
- hold the breath (with the lungs empty) for a count of 3
Continue this pattern for at least 9 rounds. For a 10-minute audio recording to make this breath into a meditation, you can visit my site by clicking here.
Feel free to connect with any further questions about any of these energy centres.
See you on our mats!