Yellow is the color of the solar plexus chakra. But what does this mean and why is the color yellow? How can you harness the power of this color to balance your yellow chakra (3rd chakra) and heal from an underactive or overactive solar plexus chakra?
In this article, we will discover everything you need to know about the yellow chakra.
Meaning of the Color Yellow?
Chakras aside, yellow is a primary color and the most luminous of all colors. It is considered to be the brightest color of all, catching everyone's attention. It is the color of the sun, the stars, of sunflowers, daffodils, and of spring. It is associated with happiness, cheerfulness, sunshine, and creativity.
The color has represented wisdom and intellect, memory, concentration, communication, and willpower. And in terms of the 7 chakras in our bodies, the color yellow represents the solar plexus or the third chakra.
Yellow is associated with the third chakra because of the color of the sun or solar. Yellow represents the energy of sunlight, and thus, the yellow chakra is interchangeable with the solar plexus chakra. It means happiness, clarity, and creativity, and is connected to the core of the solar bodies.
Meaning and Benefits of Yellow Chakra: Solar Plexus Chakra
What is Yellow Chakra?
As stated earlier, the yellow chakra is the solar plexus chakra, which is also known as the third chakra. It is the center of our energy levels, our self-worth, confidence, and sense of control.
In Sanskrit, the yellow chakra is called Manipura, and it means lustrous gem.
The yellow chakra is located under the ribs and above the navel. It is about 4 fingers above your belly button, where your abdomen or core is located.
The yellow chakra, being located above the navel, is related to the digestive organs, the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, and spleen.
In terms of the physical body, associated problems of the yellow chakra include digestive issues such as ulcers, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, colon issues, and eating disorders.
Positive and Negative Aspects of the Yellow Chakra
When it comes to the chakras, they need to be open and balanced at all times so we can experience their benefits. When one chakra is blocked, it causes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges. That is why we must constantly open and balance our chakras so we can prevent these challenges and problems from occurring.
Here are the positive and negative aspects of the yellow chakra:
You can tell whether a person has an open and balanced chakra simply by looking at how they carry themselves. Because the yellow chakra is located at the core, those who have a balanced yellow chakra typically stand tall and radiate confidence. Those who have a blocked yellow chakra, typically look weak, with a poor posture, such as slouching and having a weakened aura.
- Positive Aspects
A balanced yellow chakra will manifest physically with healthy digestion, a strong core body, a confident demeanor, and having vibrant energy.
- Negative Aspects
A blocked yellow chakra will manifest physically in chronic fatigue, digestive disorders, problems with the liver, spleen, pancreas, and gallbladder, as well as hypertension and diabetes.
Since the yellow chakra is associated with confidence, a sense of control, and intellect, the yellow chakra is highly important in developing your personal power and wisdom.
- Positive Aspects
When your yellow chakra is balanced, you will experience mental courage, intellect, you are proactive, you are more responsible, and decision-making is easy for you.
- Negative Aspects
When your yellow chakra is weak, you will suffer from sarcasm, confusion, cynicism, a tendency to blame others, and having the need to have the last word all the time.
In terms of the emotional level, yellow is known to be an expansive color. Have you noticed when someone is wearing yellow, the room feels more cheerful and bright? When you have a healthy yellow chakra, you radiate bright energy onto others and into the world, bringing happiness to people around you.
- Positive Aspects
A balanced yellow chakra will give you healthy self-esteem, confidence, warmth in personality, a good sense of humor, playfulness, emotional balance, a good sense of personal power, and a healthy ego system.
- Negative Aspects
When you have a blocked yellow chakra, you will be selfish, you will feel shame, you will be stubborn, you will suffer from low-self esteem and you will experience temper tantrums.
The yellow chakra is associated with the development of the self and this means that connecting with yourself, the world, and your spirituality is affected by the chakra.
- Positive Aspects
A healthy yellow chakra means you have deep self-knowledge and you are personally connected to your intrinsic value. It also means you are more open to the possibilities of life, and that you are sensitive. Everything is a lesson for personal and spiritual growth.
- Negative Aspects
A weakened yellow chakra will keep you stuck in your ego, unable to connect to your spirit, and you feel worthless, unable to accept spiritual lessons, and you will have a fear of death.
Yellow Chakra and Self-Worth
When talking about yellow chakra, it is never complete when self-esteem or self-worth is not discussed. Because the yellow chakra is located at your core, it is in the center of your being. Your self-esteem is your fundamental power.
Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, and the thoughts and feelings that you have for your self-worth. Healthy self-esteem means you have trust in yourself, that you will not fall apart when you are faced with challenges or when things do not go your way. Healthy self-esteem means you understand that it's okay to make mistakes and that you can learn from them.
Your self-esteem determines how you behave in life, as well as how you treat others. You respect other people, you are not judgmental, and you treat them fairly. You also have confidence in expressing yourself and communicate openly with regards to what you want.
You also choose to have healthy relationships, whether it is with friends, your colleagues, family, and romantic partners. When a relationship becomes toxic or abusive, you are aware that you must not tolerate the treatment, and you assert how you want to be treated.
A balanced yellow chakra means you know your self-worth and you won't stay in a place where you are not given the treatment you know you deserve. It is about exercising power and control in your life.
How Do You Know if Your Solar Plexus Chakra is Blocked?
A blocked solar plexus can be difficult to pinpoint because the symptoms are wide-ranging and varied. Remember that the yellow chakra is associated with self-esteem, energy levels, control, power, intellect, and the digestive system in terms of your body.
Generally, a blocked solar plexus chakra will manifest in feelings of shame, anger, fear, bitterness, hate, resentment, and general discontent in life. There's also such a thing as an overactive yellow chakra. Let's differentiate between an overactive and an underactive yellow chakra.
- Overactive Solar Plexus Chakra
An overactive yellow chakra is just as dangerous as an underactive yellow chakra. Manifestations can create a perfectionist personality, berating yourself and others when you can't do things perfectly, as well as being very judgmental of other people.
You tend to become overworked, since the yellow chakra is associated with success, and you will be mentally drained. You will also be stubborn, even though you are not naturally hard-headed, and you will be damaging, critical, and you will have an inability to focus.
- Underactive Solar Plexus Chakra
An underactive solar plexus chakra will make you feel isolated, have feelings of low self-worth, and you will have lack trying new things. You will feel lazy, unproductive, feeling insecure, anxious, and depressed. You will have a tendency to blame others when things don't go your way, and you will be rigid, defensive, and emotionally distant.
Whether you may be suffering from an overactive or underactive solar plexus chakra, this means that your solar plexus chakra is blocked. When you experience any of these symptoms, it may be time you do something to unblock your chakra, so you can begin healing and enjoy the benefits of a healthy and balanced yellow chakra.
How to Unblock the Manipura Chakra: Yellow Chakra
Unblocking the Manipura chakra, or the yellow chakra, means you are resetting a healthy flow of energy to your third chakra. Remember that the chakras are constantly unstable because the body and mind are always exposed to outside forces that block the chakras. These can include stress at work, problems in relationships, money issues, health issues, and other problems that we constantly face each day.
The best way to unblock the yellow chakra is through the use of healing crystals. Crystals such as amber and citrine help balance the energy of the yellow chakra, unblocking negative energy, and opening up the energy source of the solar plexus to the benefits of an open and balanced energy flow.
Amber is a powerful stone that cleanses the mind, body, and spirit. It also absorbs negative energy, alleviates stress, improves self-esteem, and confidence. The "stone of courage," helps to clear phobias and fears, and negative emotions, as well as provides strong psychic protection energy.
Citrine, on the other hand, is known as "the merchant's stone," as it brings abundance, and manifests desires, turning them into reality. Citrine also promotes optimism and cheerfulness, joy, hope, and happiness. It brings good luck, success, emotional harmony, and the ability to transmute energy.
Wearing amber and citrine as jewelry is the best way to unlock your yellow chakra. Keeping the crystals close to your body, they are doing their job at bringing forth their effects, as well as clearing your solar plexus chakra from blockages that are causing the wide range of negative aspects in your physical body, your mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.
You can also place an amber or citrine crystal on the location of your solar plexus chakra, which is above your navel and below your ribs.
How Do You Heal Your Third Chakra?
Crystals aren't the only way to help unblock your third chakra. There are other ways you can heal even when you can't get ahold of crystals right now. If you believe you are suffering from an overactive or an underactive third chakra, then these techniques can be done to heal, open up and balance your core energy, and help you experience the benefits of a healthy third chakra.
1.Get Some Sun
Remember that the third chakra is closely associated with the power of the sun. Expose yourself to the rays of the sun to help you open up your blocked yellow chakra.
Take a walk anywhere between 10 am to 3 pm on a sunny day, or go to the beach and sunbathe, or walk your dog to the park and make sure your skin gets warm from direct sun exposure.
By allowing your body to absorb the sun's energy, you are helping to unlock and balance your solar plexus chakra.
2.Do Some Yoga
Yoga is an exercise that can balance the body's energy, both inside and outside. Some yoga poses target the solar plexus, such as the firefly pose, the full boat pose, the reverse plank pose, and the sun salutation.
3.Do Core Exercises
The third chakra is located in the abdomen, where your core is found. It is natural that exercising and making your core muscles strong can help to heal your blocked yellow chakra.
Having healthy core strength will keep you looking physically fit, help to improve your posture, and make you stand strong and powerful. If you have a bulging tummy, a not-so-desirable waistline, then it's time you start doing core exercises.
Core exercises can include sit-ups, planks, and push-ups. Any exercise that targets the muscles of your abdomen is a core exercise. Do at least 20 minutes of core exercises at least 5 times a week to keep your core muscles healthy and strong, as well as to help heal your blocked third chakra.
Aromatherapy is also another technique that can help unblock unhealthy chakras. Essential oils from plants have a soothing ability on the mind, body, and spirit.
You can use an essential oil diffuser, or place oils over a candle while you take a warm bath. Yellow plants or fruits such as lemon and other citrus essential oils help heal the solar plexus chakra. Or, you can also lie down and rub essential oil on your abdomen, which is the location of your third chakra.
If you don't have crystals, if you don't do yoga, if you can't get direct sunlight, and you don't have essential oils, you can unblock your third chakra simply by meditating.
Even with just 10 minutes of meditation, you can heal your blocked third chakra by connecting with your core. Close your eyes and visualize energy flowing in your body, concentrating on your solar plexus chakra.
Visualize powerful energy breaking the blockage above your navel, cleansing your chakra from any toxic and negative energy, releasing them, and in its place, imagine an aura of positive energy going through your third chakra and this energy flowing freely.
Affirmations are mantras that help you focus on a thought or emotion. Positive affirmations associated with the third chakra can help to heal a blocked third chakra. You can create your very own affirmation or you can also use the following:
- "I am confident and powerful."
- "I am cheerful and happy."
- "I am hopeful and optimistic."
- "I take control of my emotions and thoughts."
- "I heal my third chakra and place positive energy to flow in my body."
With the use of healing crystals like amber and citrine, as well as other yellow stones such as honey calcite and yellow jasper, you can harness the powers of the earth's natural stones to unlock your third chakra.
But if you don't have access to crystals, these 6 other methods can help you heal as well.
The solar plexus chakra is an energy point responsible for your confidence, self-worth, intellect, power, control, happiness, and success. Physically, your yellow chakra is associated with your digestive system, liver, spleen, pancreas, and gallbladder.
Because the chakras are never always stable, you need to regularly open and balance this energy point in order to reap its benefits. If you suffer from a blocked chakra, this means that you either have an overactive or an underactive yellow chakra, which is both equally as dangerous.
From stubbornness to low energy levels, to emotional impulses, overworking, being easily angered, and having low self-esteem, a blocked chakra can lead to a wide range of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual challenges.
A healthy third chakra, however, brings happiness, cheerfulness, confidence, optimism, intellect, success, and a healthy digestive system.
To unblock your yellow chakra and make it open and balanced, you can use the healing powers of crystals, get direct sunlight, do yoga and core exercises, aromatherapy, meditate, or you can also use affirmations to heal your blocked solar plexus chakra.
If you think your yellow chakra needs healing, then the techniques above will help you get back on track to a healthy, free-flowing, and balanced solar plexus chakra.