Brighten Up with YELLOW

Today’s post is the third in a series of the seven major chakras and their corresponding colors.  The 3rd chakra is the Solar Plexus chakra — sometimes called the Navel chakra.   This energy center is located in the stomach area above the naval, but below the chest.  It is where we get our “gut” feelings from. 

Physically, the 3rd chakra is associated with the pancreas, liver, stomach, spleen, gall bladder, nervous system, and lower back.   

Yellow is the color of the Solar Plexus chakra.  Just as the bright sun symbolized by the color yellow is a source of life and growth, this chakra rules inner strength and vitality.   It is through this chakra that we find our confidence, so that we may shine brightly in the world and share our gifts.

This is the energy center that fuels leadership.  When energy is flowing freely through your Solar Plexus chakra, you are more able to pursue your destiny with a sense of personal power and self-worth.    With a healthy sense of your self-identity, you will be more able to act spontaneously and enjoy your journey with ease and laughter.  These are fabulous benefits of a strong 3rd chakra. 

Some signals that it’s time to work on your Navel Chakra are:

  • feeling nervous or tired
  • lacking in self-confidence
  • having a hard time establishing goals
  • an inability to concentrate and focus
  • experiencing nightmares or insomnia
  • suffering from heartburn or ulcers
  • poor digestion

Wear the color yellow.  This is a very easy and effective way to build up your Solar Plexus chakra.  Wearing yellow will help you to feel more confident while also spreading a little sunshine around, since others will also get a pick-me-up from the color you’re wearing,

If you would like to use gemstones for balancing your 3rd chakra, some great options are Citrine, Tiger’s Eye, Yellow Jasper, and Topaz.  Ideas for using gemstones were mentioned in my earlier post:

Citrus essential oils are ideal for energizing your Solar Plexus chakra.  Lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, and lime are all great options.  Also excellent for stimulating the third chakra are lemongrass, lemon balm, or lavender.   Some great ideas for using essential oils are at

I love affirmations and because of their ability to fuel our inner strength and beliefs, they are a great tool for building up the Solar Plexus Chakra.  Whatever your goal or desire is, having a powerful affirmation that you tell yourself several times daily is essential.  It’s very easy to write an affirmation that is specific to your purpose.  Just keep in mind that an affirmation is a positive statement that is in the present tense.  I think they are most beneficial when stated out loud.  Really “feel” the essence of the affirmation when you state it, since it is the belief and emotion of the affirmation that makes it work.  A couple of my favorites are:

  • “Every day in every way I’m getting better and better”
  • “I know I am worthy of living my hearts desires”
  • “All good is coming my way today!”

Eat yellow foods to activate your Solar Plexus chakra.  Corn, squash, yellow peppers, lemons, pears, grapefruits, bananas, and grains are healthy foods that energize your 3rd chakra.

Decorate with yellow in your home.  A study or office is a really fabulous area for yellow walls or accents because of yellow’s ability to focus our minds and help us concentrate.  Bear in mind that yellow is a very bright and stimulating color that can fatigue the eyes if overused in a room.  A little yellow can go a long way.

I cannot end this post without mentioning goal setting.  This is such an important way for you to claim the power of your life.  Deciding what it is that you want and then committing to work toward that achievement is powerful.  Your 3rd energy center is all about self-confidence and self-mastery.  Knowing how to set goals for yourself and then believing in your abilities to achieve those goals is 3rd chakra activity.  Put your goals in writing.  Affirm your ability to reach them.  Set action steps to move you toward their fulfillment.  Take a step each day in that direction.  This is the way to achieve greatness.  You can do it!

You are a bright shining star.  Live colorfully…


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