The crown chakra is a lot like the third eye chakra only with a much higher level of Spirituality. This chakra if balanced brings forth a more loving view of the world and the people in it. You will find a deep sense of comfort and peace within yourself, and an equally deep sense of compassion and empathy for those around you. You will be open-minded and people will be naturally drawn to you. That being said this chakra works best if all the other chakra’s are nicely balanced and regularly tended to. If one chakra is out of balance it will affect all the others. No one is independent from the other. The color purple is the healing color for this chakra, Therefore surrounding yourself with the color purple is always good. You can always use visualization. Simply visualize a swirling purple light hovering over the top of your head where the crown chakra is positioned. Visualize any blockages falling away as your crown chakra effortlessly spins of its own energy.
There are two categories for symptoms of an unbalanced crown chakra first, if you have an under active crown chakra you may be closed-minded only accepting your views as the right ones. You may also become depressed and have feelings of loneliness even amongst a crowd. While on the flip side an over active crown chakra may display a lack of interest in life as well as a need to attach oneself to people and things that are viewed as having some kind of power.
The best and easiest way to balance this chakra is through meditation. There are several mediation techniques you can find on the internet to balance mind, body and spirit. I have one I use during my daily meditation that seems to work beautifully. If you would like to check it out I went over it in my blog Have a “Heart” Chakra. Finding ways to enjoy learning is important as well. There must be something you have always wanted to know or a question you have always wanted answered. Pin point that and don’t stop until you have solved the mystery. Learning helps us to feel alive. Finally, live your life as authentically as you can. See the bigger picture and accept that others views and beliefs, while different from yours, as equally important. Be opened minded to new possibilities enjoying the mystery of life knowing all the while that it will unfold just as it should.