Colour therapy is quite interesting as it can make you rethink how you feel about a colour, as well as giving you food for thought when it comes to interior design and what to wear to affect your mood.
Yellow instantly makes you think of sunshine and is a great mood enhancer, it is optimistic and cheerful. It is also the colour most associated with cowardice although, conversely in Japan it is the colour of courage.
In psychology yellow is said to represent the colour of the mind, enlightenment and the intellect. In many religions, particularly Hinduism, yellow is the colour most often used to represent deities.
In terms of chakras it represents the sacral chakra, governing wisdom, clarity and self-esteem. It is a creative colour and relates to self-worth; how we feel about ourselves and how we feel that others perceive us. Yellow energy can connect us to our mental self, giving us clarity of thought, increasing awareness and stimulating interest and curiosity.
In marketing yellow is never used to sell men's products as they view yellow as fun, lighthearted and spontaneous. Yellow signs are often used in shops to promote deals as yellow is the first colour your brain registers before any other.
Yellow crystals such as citrine, yellow jasper, yellow opal and amber aid in clarity for decision making, boost concentration, increase energy and offer relief from burnout and exhaustion.
Could you benefit from some yellow in your life?