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What is the Yellow Chakra?

What is the Yellow Chakra?

In this article we explore the meaning of the Yellow Chakra, what it represents and how we can channel its joyful energy. 

Key Takeaway

  • The Yellow Chakra refers to the Solar Plexus Chakra or Manipura.
  • The Yellow Chakra color symbolizes optimism, joy, and decisiveness.
  • The Yellow Chakra governs personal power and self-esteem, and its balance is essential for our sense of identity, confidence and motivation.
  • An imbalanced Yellow Chakra can cause emotional turmoil, insecurity, and indifference towards oneself and others.

What Do We Mean By the Yellow Chakra?

The Yellow Chakra, also known as the Solar Plexus Chakra or Manipura Chakra in Sanskrit, is the third of the seven primary chakras. It sits above the Sacral Chakra and below the Heart Chakra. 

It is known as the Yellow Chakra because it is a powerhouse of energy, emitting a vibrant yellow color – just like the sun. The color yellow represents optimism, enlightenment, and decisiveness.

Located in the abdominal area, just a few inches above the navel, this bright energy center governs our sense of personal identity and personal power. It plays a significant role in personal growth and self-esteem, and it’s sometimes referred to as the “Ego” in psychology.

When our Manipura is balanced, it emits positive energy which gives us confidence, motivation, and a strong sense of purpose.

However, when blocked or imbalanced, it can result in feelings of insecurity, control issues, emotional turmoil, as well as physical ailments such as digestive issues.

solar plexus chakra symbol
The Solar Plexus Chakra symbol

What is the Yellow Chakra Responsible For?

When your Yellow Chakra is in balance, you have a sense of confidence and believe in your abilities.

This fuels your motivation to set and achieve goals, pushing you towards personal development and a fulfilling life.

Your personal power and willpower are also governed by the Yellow Chakra. As you engage with the energy of this chakra, you’ll feel more assertive and in control of your actions and decisions. A balanced Solar Plexus Chakra affirms your place in the world, helping you to stand tall and embrace self-love.

The Yellow Chakra is also a catalyst for creativity and mental clarity. It fuels your imaginative spirit, encouraging you to explore new ideas while staying focused on your goals. By tapping into this powerful energy source, you can harness the motivation needed to bring your dreams to life.

So, listen to your Solar Plexus Chakra and let it guide you towards a life filled with purpose and vigor.

Signs of a Yellow Chakra Blockage

Let’s dive into some signs that might indicate a Yellow Chakra blockage:

Low Self Esteem

When your Solar Plexus Chakra is blocked, you may feel self-doubt and lack the confidence to make decisions. This can lead to an inability to trust your own intuition and judgment, which may further impact your self-esteem.

Stubbornness

Another sign of a blocked Yellow Chakra is stubbornness. You might find it difficult to let go of old habits, beliefs, or thought patterns, even when they no longer serve you. This can hinder your personal growth and development.

Confusion

Confusion can also be an indicator of a Yellow Chakra blockage. When your Solar Plexus Chakra is blocked, your ability to think clearly and logically is affected. You could find it challenging to make decisions or to take action, as you may feel lost and uncertain about what direction to take.

Shame

Feelings of shame are often associated with an imbalanced Orange Chakra but can also be linked to your Yellow Chakra too.

If you’ve been harboring past regrets or negative emotions about yourself, these feelings can affect the energy flow in your Solar Plexus Chakra, causing blockages and imbalances. Healing and releasing these emotions is crucial to restoring balance in your Yellow Chakra.

Physical Signs

A Yellow Chakra blockage can also affect your physical body. Because of its location, it is often connected to the health of our digestive organs so an imbalance can be tied to digestive system disorders or pain in your abdominal muscles. 

Look out for these symptoms and take proactive steps to heal and balance your Solar Plexus Chakra, so you can find emotional balance again.

How to Heal the Yellow Chakra

There are lots of different Solar Plexus healing techniques you can use to tap into the warm energy of the Yellow Chakra, such as:

Yellow Foods

Incorporating yellow foods into your diet is a great way to support these energy center. Try foods such as bananas, sunflower seeds, yellow peppers, and cheeses. These foods have a warm vibrational frequency which is particularly healing for the Yellow Chakra.

You could also try spices like ginger, chamomile, mint, and cumin to further stimulate your digestive system and metabolism.

Use Yellow Decor

Why not add some yellow artwork or accessories to your home? These yellow accents can help lift your mood and remind you to connect with the warming energy of your Manipura.

Yellow Chakra Stones

Connect with the Solar Plexus Chakra color by using crystals such as yellow topaz, yellow tourmaline, and citrine. These Yellow Chakra stones have a natural affinity with the Solar Plexus.

You can meditate with these yellow stones by holding them or placing them on your abdomen while you practice breathing exercises or yoga. You can also wear chakra jewelry.

Solar Plexus Yoga Poses

Yoga is particularly useful for rebalancing the Yellow Chakra. Certain poses help to release tension and stagnant energy from the physical body allowing universal energy to flow freely around your body. 

Look for Solar Plexus yoga postures which focus on your abdominal area and core muscles such as Boat Pose, the Warrior series or Crescent Moon.

Solar Plexus Meditation

Chakra meditation is another powerful way to connect to your 3rd Chakra. There are lots of different forms of chakra meditation, but here is a simple routine you can follow at home:

  1. Find a quiet spot where you won’t be disturbed.
  2. Sit comfortably with a straight back.
  3. Close your eyes and take some deep breaths. .
  4. After a few minutes, once you feel relaxed, start to visualize a yellow light radiating from your abdomen with each inhale you take. 
  5. As you exhale imagine this warm Solar Plexus energy flooding through your body filling you with light and joy.
  6. Follow this flow for 10 minutes or as long as you are comfortable. 
Follow along with our Solar Plexus guided meditation on YouTube

Solar Plexus Chakra Affirmations

Positive affirmations are a simple way to start undoing negative thought patterns and promoting a more positive outlook. Choose a Solar Plexus Chakra affirmation such as:

“I have the inner strength to overcome any challenge that comes my way.” 

Repeat this affirmation first thing in the day or whenever you need a boost. You could also hold Solar Plexus Chakra stones to help direct the flow of energy to your inner self while you recite your affirmation. 

Learn more about chakra affirmations.

Start Incorporating Yellow Energy In Your Daily Life

The Yellow Chakra is the seat of your confidence and identity so it is essential that you look after it.

When it is balanced you have the inherent power and motivation you need to grow as an individual and live the life you want, so start trying out these Yellow Chakra healing tools today. 

Author

  • Clare Smith

    Hi, I’m Clare – writer and publisher of Chakra Practice. I’m a certified chakra energy healer and a philosophy major. I love researching and writing about everything to do with chakras, including trying out new crystals, candles, essential oils – anything that can help me in my practice.