The Sahasrara or crown chakra is located at the crown of the head.
When it opens, you are likely to experience an array of physical, emotional, and spiritual changes all at once.
It is also highly likely that you have already opened and balanced your other six chakras before your crown chakra begins to open.
That said, you are likely use to some physical symptoms associated with a chakra opening at this point, but your crown chakra opening has a few symptoms of its own.
What are the symptoms of your crown chakra opening?
Physical symptoms like tingling, headaches, and dizziness are common in the head. This can also lead to mental symptoms like changes in emotions, anxiety, or a change in beliefs. Some have described spiritual symptoms like visions, vivid dreams, quick manifestations, and a direct connection to the divine.
It is common to experience blessings and other benefits when your crown chakra opens, and thus, every time it comes back into balance later on.
There is more information regarding the benefits of opening your crown chakra below.
The Crown Chakra: What Is It and What Does It Mean to Open It?
The crown chakra is an energy center that is sometimes referred to as a beacon of light connecting us with the spiritual side of the universe.
It is the seventh primary chakra in most tantric traditions and is depicted as Adho Mukha Mahapadma, otherwise known as the thousand-petal Lotus.
It is downward-facing with 20 layers of 50 petals each.
In association with the body, the crown chakra opens and regulates the flow of energy through three main areas:
- Cerebral Cortex
- The Pituitary Gland
- The Pineal Gland
That is why any physical symptoms you feel will mostly be located in the head.
What Does It Mean to Open Your Crown Chakra?
The crown chakra opening is represented with the blossoming of the thousand-petal lotus flower.
Just as the flower opens up to express its life, you do as well.
When you open your crown chakra, you feel a tremendous peace and calming feeling rush over your being.
All anger, frustrations, and anxiety fall to the wayside because you cannot help but to live in the here and now.
You start to feel an inner-connection between all beings as well as the beings in the spiritual world.
You understand that there is more at play than the day-to-day of reality, which inevitably brings a strong sensation of contentment to rush over you.
Opening your crown chakra isn’t something that is done overnight, and usually doesn’t happen until you are well into adulthood.
That said, children that grow up in households that are conscious of their chakras and the spiritual nature of the universe are likely to begin developing their crown chakra at an earlier age.
That is just it, though.
Your crown chakra opening happens at a gradual pace.
Seeing, feeling, and working with the spiritual energies of the universe is nearly too much to take in all at once, so most people develop their crown chakra throughout their life.
When your crown chakra begins to develop, you are shown a different side of life; one that is separate from the materialistic world we live in.
As you continue to develop this chakra, you will start to live your life through the lens of a slightly shifted consciousness.
You can’t help but be conscious and aware of the energy constantly flowing through the universe.
Many people have been known to change their belief systems, career paths, and lifestyles after their crown chakra opens because they realize their priorities are shifting.
You will likely feel a great merging with the abundant and infinite cosmic energy all around you.
However, if your crown chakra opens before you have fully developed your other chakras, you will likely have a harder time dealing with the emotional, spiritual, and physical shift.
Your world could actually feel quite chaotic until you further develop the chakra and begin opening your others to balance out your being.
It is a serious thing, opening your crown chakra, but once it happens, you won’t want to go back to your older perspective of the world.
3 Main Crown Chakra Opening Symptoms
In truth, we are all different, and we all experience different things when our chakras open.
In order for you to even feel and recognize symptoms, you have to be at least a little in-tune with your body.
That said, the crown chakra is power and usually doesn’t open by accident.
When people can recognize the symptoms, there are three main categories in which they feel symptoms.
These categories are physical, mental, and spiritual.
Below is a more detailed description of each.
Here are some of the main symptoms associated with your crown chakra opening:
1. Physical Symptoms
Most, if not all, of your physical symptoms, will likely reside in your head.
The crown chakra is a power access-line of energy that connects you with the rest of the universe.
When this chakra opens up, it is extremely common to feel physical side effects.
The severity ranges from tingling in the head all the way to feeling something that can only be described as an electric shock pulse through your body starting at your head.
Some physical symptoms that manifest are:
- Tingling Head
- Changes in Sleep
- Changes in Food Choices
- Changes in Lifestyle
- Body Zaps
- Flashes of Light
Many of those with symptoms also experienced changes in sleep, food choices, and changes to their lifestyle in general.
It is not as if the crown chakra changes you as a person, but you see life from such a different perspective that it is hard to continue living as you always have once the flow of energy is there.
Some of the above-stated symptoms might seem severe and frighten you away from the opportunity, but in the grand scheme of things, the symptoms are relatively mild, and they don’t typically last very long.
You might find that you keep experiencing a flow of physical, mental, and spiritual symptoms each day you wake up.
You’ll most likely find that you care more about what food you put into your body and how you are impacting the world in this life.
A great way to combat physical symptoms that reside in the head is to find a way to quiet your thoughts every day.
Meditation is a great example of this. Find time to sit quietly in your center, floating into the abyss, with nothing to worry about.
It will only aid in the process of opening your crown chakra as well as potentially relieving you of physical symptoms.
2. Mental Symptoms
It was mentioned earlier in the article that if your crown chakra opens before you have developed your other six chakras, your physical world could become extremely chaotic.
Well, it doesn’t help that your mental world is likely to be thrown for a loop as well.
Even those with balanced chakras tend to experience some level of emotional change paired with a little anxiety or even their religious beliefs.
Some mental symptoms include:
- Emotional Detachment
- Emotional Influx
- Your Beliefs Change
- Feeling of Connection
It is because of these symptoms that you start to realize who is meant to stay in your life and who isn’t.
The natural impermanence of all things becomes prominent to you, but in the same sense, that paradoxical deep inner-knowing of a connection to all things makes the relationships that do last matter just a little more.
A great way to mellow out the intensity of the emotional symptoms is to find a way to ground yourself.
Go out in nature or do some yoga and guide yourself back into the ever-flowing energy around you.
Breathe into that flow and allow yourself to trust it.
As you do this, your crown chakra begins to open more and become developed.
Once this happens, you are likely to start feeling spiritual symptoms.
Listening to your crown chakra is the best thing to do because you are quite literally having a conversation with your higher self.
It is this trusting in the universal energy and your higher self that grants you a balance of energy in your crown chakra while also eliminating emotional symptoms.
It’s kind of a win-win.
3. Spiritual Symptoms
Once you become aware of the physical and emotional symptoms you are experiencing, and you start to develop your crown chakra a little more each day, that is when you will begin to notice the spiritual symptoms come into fruition.
All the wonders of the universe are conveniently located inside your own mind.
Your body is an energetic field that radiates at its own frequency.
During the process of your crown chakra opening, those you come in contact with might even mention that you seem to radiate energy or that they love to be around your energy.
This is because you’re tapped into the universal rhythm, which gives you the power to absorb and transfer this energy to those you spend your time with.
Unlike the symptoms stated above, the spiritual symptoms aren’t seen as negative things necessarily.
They are, more so, gifts you can tap into and continue to develop.
Doing so will unlock the doors to new gifts.
Not only that, but they also help guide you toward your hopes and dreams.
When you start to listen to what your spiritual mind is trying to tell you, the path to your dream reality begins to unfold before your eyes.
Spiritual symptoms that surface are:
- Vivid Dreams
- Manifestation Becomes Easier
- Becoming Directly Connected to the Divine
- Spiritual Visions/Messages
- All Other Chakras and Gifts Fall into Alignment
One of the first spiritual things most people notice is their intuition.
It starts to feel louder and more prominent, and once you start listening, it only gets easier to understand and trust.
Your intuition becomes so strong that you may start to develop other symptoms as well, like honing your skills on the power of manifestation.
Your dreams become extremely vivid as well, and easier to control.
So much so that you start to astral project or seeing visions and messages while you are awake.
The more you start to live a life in alignment with your higher self, all seven of your chakras become easier to balance and maintain.
In turn, you can continue to develop your spiritual skills and diving into the unknowns of the universe, all the while remaining firmly grounded and open to the present moment.
The crown chakra does a wonderful thing when paired with the sixth chakra, the third eye chakra.
In combination, these two chakras tend to make the person steer far away from the corporate side of life.
Once you see what your ancestors have to show you through your crown chakra and third eye, your pineal gland slowly decalcifies and activates.
This type of alignment takes a lot of discipline and patience but is something achievable to every living being on the planet.
And it all starts with trusting yourself.
The Benefits of An Open Crown Chakra
When you begin to open your chakras, it is hard not to notice things in your physical world fall into alignment with your dreams.
That is because when you are in alignment with your life path, you are in alignment with the universe as well.
And when you are in alignment with the universe, you begin to receive blessings and benefits you wouldn’t normally expect.
It can be said that the blessings and benefits associated with opening the crown chakra are usually the most intense out of all the chakras mainly because you are unlikely to open your crown chakra until you’ve opened the other six chakras.
The crown chakra is the chakra that allows you to flow freely in the universe and encompasses the essence of who you divinely are.
In a sense, it is the chakra that is most closely linked with the divine connection we have with the universe.
This awareness of your connection with the universe will bring an overwhelming sense of love and groundedness upon your being.
So much so that any worries, fears, or anxieties about the future will no longer matter because you trust your intuition and you trust in the flow and divine timing of the universe.
Ironically enough, another great benefit associated with your crown chakra opening is becoming finely aware of your bodily health.
If something is off balance within you, you will feel it within your chakras.
It will manifest in those regions within the body, and with an open crown chakra, you can more easily decipher where the problem stems from and how to fix it.
The best part about your crown chakra opening is becoming one with yourself within the universe.
The moment you understand that the inner “I” doesn’t exist and that we are all just different perceptions and expressions of the universe happening simultaneously, the world opens up to you in a whole new way.
Your crown chakra opening might not feel magical and blissful as you hoped, but there isn’t much in this world that is better than gaining a deeper understanding of the universe and the energetic beings that inhabit it.
Regardless of what symptoms you experience of your crown chakra opening, remember that it is just a reaction to your decisions and practices, and try your best to trust their energetic flow.
Allow yourself to feel through any and all turmoil to reach the blissful side of your divinity.
You’ve made it this far, keep your patience and discipline about you and continue onward.
Thank you, I hope you enjoyed this article on the symptoms of a crown chakra opening. If you would like to know more on the crown chakra, check out some of these articles:
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Alan is the founder of Subconscious Servant. He has a passion for learning about topics such as spirituality and the metaphysical world. The thing he loves to explore most though is manifesting with the law of attraction ✨.
Sunday 4th of December 2022
We just sat and had our Cacao ceremony followed by a sound bath meditation. During this I saw that my inner little boy was still feeling a little frightened but he came out and I reassured him. Shortly after I felt a tingling sensation on the top of my head which felt like a "release" of something - I just went with the feeling. I have only recently started Yoga where, coincidentally, our teacher spends each session on a different chakra (we haven't done the crown yet - last session was the throat). Your article ticks a lot of boxes and I am pleased that you mention the disturbing sensations of anxiety and feeling chaotic and disconnected: I thank you for that as I now don't feel quite so alone in having those sensations, it has helped me remove a little of my "terminal uniqueness". I'm 61 and have a fearful but certain spiritual direction opening up to me. My great hope is that the fear decreases and the certainty increases. I am grateful for what you have written here. Blessings to all.
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In a flash tonight, I realized what might be going on with all these recent headaches, as I’ve not historically had them often. A Google search led me to your writing, and it’s reflecting back so much to me, more than I’d imagined. Thank you for being the generous universe manifested. 💙
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Thank you so much for this beautiful article, it resonates so much with my experience right now and actually made me cry with joy as I am so grateful to have an opening crown chakra. Really appreciate your words. And I do find it very magical and blissful.