Brow & Crown Chakras

BROW CHAKRA  – CENTER FOREHEAD ABOVE EYEBROWS  (LIGHT)

The Brow Chakra, also known as the 6th chakra is associated with one’s consciousness, perception and everyday awareness.   It increases insight and supports heightened intuitiveness.

Body Association:  eyes, sinuses and pituitary gland

Functional Effects when Brow Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • anxiety, nervous breakdowns, depression, confusion, fear, lack of concentration, conflict, doubts
  • Mental:
    • learning disabilities, poor insight, indecisiveness
  • Physical:
    • nightmares, headaches, brain tumors, blindness, deafness

CROWN CHAKRA – TOP OF THE HEAD (THOUGHT)

The Crown Chakra, also known as the 7th chakra and is associated spirituality, loyalty, the divine and love.  It is located on the area of ones crown.  It increases insight and supports heightened intuitiveness.  It influences calm and personal peace.

Body Association:  spinal cord & brain stem

Functional Effects when Crown Chakra is out of balance

  • Emotional:
    • loneliness, depression, dizziness, apathy, anxiety lack of vision, confusion,  alienation, inner calm, oneness, bliss, sense of wholeness
  • Spiritual:
    • dark night of the soul, higher self, spirituality
  • Mental:
    • confusion, lack of empathy,  critical, judgmental (superiority), dementia
      • Strategy – aggression
  • Physical:
    • seizures, sleep disorders

 

The Crown Chakra  is associated with personal peace and insight.

The Brow Chakra encompasses the pituitary gland, eyes, head, and lower part of the brain and is associated with the center of ones intuition.

 

 


The guided patterns Awareness through Movement® lessons can take one from the external experience into the internal one.  It is unlike any types of movement this writer has experienced from dance, fitness programs, Yoga, Pilates, and more.  The experience has been a fuller integration of the senses, emotions, feelings and spaciousness from thoughts.  The guided pattern of movement immediately focuses one attention that. for this writer, creates spaciousness similar to the experience after long periods of sitting meditation.

Moshe Feldenkrais explored many development movement patterns that are learned by us as babies in order to evolve from being held to intentionally rolling, sitting, standing, talking, talking, thinking, speaking, and living fully.

Another important aspect of these Awareness through Movement® lessons has been the effects on clarity of mind and the calming of emotions and feelings.  The feelings stimulated by thinking are reduced by the increase in flexibility.  A quote of Moshes was, “Flexible body, flexible mind.’   

Awareness through Movement® organically calms emotions and feelings by increasing one’s level of tolerance to circumstances and environment.  This increase in tolerance can enable one to increase their capacity for peace and deeper insight moment to moment in tune to balanced 6th and 7th chakras.

All guided Awareness through Movement® Lessons, called ATM’s, would support the 6th & 7th Chakras as the intention of the patterns are designed to focus ones attention to specifically bring a state of experiencing each moment using the movement itself.  In meditation one is taken into a practice of following the breath or imagery while Feldenkrais® takes one into the focused experience of their personal action from the inside out.

Try this example experience of 7 steps to get in touch with your somatic awareness capabilities:

  1.  Either in sitting or standing rotate your head quietly to the left and right.  Only go as far as comfortable with no strain.
  2.  Repeat 3 or 4 times and simply notice the quality of your head rotation.
  3.  Pause for 10 or so breathes in and exhalations out.
  4.  Now bend you right elbow and bring your right hand to the top of your head and touch your finger tips only to your crown.  Your hand will create a cone shape.  In this new starting position rotate your head quietly to the left and right.  Only go as far as comfortable with no strain.
  5. Repeat 3 or 4 times and simply notice the quality of your head rotation.  With this new hand and arm position, do you feel your rotate any differently?  Where is your attention being drawn to now?
  6.  Pause for 10 or so breathes in and exhalations out.
  7.  Come back to simply rotating your head left and right in either your standing or sitting position.  Has anything changed?  Are you more aware of your head in space?

This is a small example of waking up to conscious awareness through movement that is available when you explore the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic experiencing.  Movement in the area focused upon in the above steps is most commonly known as the startle reflex and typically is held firmly without any signs of resilience or flexibility.   What is the opposite of the sternum?  The spine and nervous systems.


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Renee has been sharing Feldenkrais® professionally since 2007 through personal session called Functional Integration® and in group workshops called Awareness through Movement® Lessons.

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