The crown chakra is located just above crown of the head. It is focused on enlightenment, understanding, wisdom, and connection. It is considered to be the gateway to the energy of the universe itself.
When the sahasrara chakra is aligned, you feel connected with all things, at peace with yourself and the world around you, one with the universe, and trusting that everything is unfolding as it should.
Signs of imbalance in the crown chakra include lack of connection, direction, or purpose, superficiality, or materialism...on the flip side, you might experience over-spiritualization, such as the neglect of the body, relationships and the physical world.
Isn't it amazing to know that we are made of the same basic materials as all things in the universe? That the tiniest components of our bodies, our cells and atoms, are interacting with our environment at every moment, exchanging information and nutrients, some coming, some going, always recycling themselves into other forms of matter and energy. As Rumi says, you are the universe in ecstatic motion. You don't need to go to outer space to feel this on a visceral level!
Here is a yoga nidra practice focused on the sahasrara chakra:
Do you feel connected to something bigger than yourself? Let me know in the comments!