The Surprising Ways Your Body Naturally Releases Chakra Energy


Hello Beautiful Soul,

This week, we’re going to look at the various different ways that your body releases chakra energy. For the lower chakras, in particular, this means we’re going to look at several forms of release that are considered rude or socially unacceptable.

I think it’s really important we discuss this because chakra energy releasing is a part of the chakra healing process, but often it doesn’t look like something healing – or even something socially acceptable. And acceptance is a key component to healing.

Here are the most common forms of release for each chakra starting and the crown and working our way down to the root.


Crown Tingling sensation just above the crown of the head – moving upward or downward

Third Eye – Tearing – if emotions are involved, it’s more like “crying” than “tearing” and it means that the sacral chakra is also involved. If the eyes simply water, then it’s a pure third eye chakra release.

Throat – Yawning & Coughing – even faking a yawn (well) will open the throat chakra and draw the brain out of a beta (stress) brain state and into an alpha (trance) brain state. I forgot to note on the video that just as yawning happens when the throat chakra opens easily (and also opens it), coughing happens when it’s blocked (and you’re trying to open it).

Heart – Exhaling – breathing with an emphasis on full exhales is one of the quickest ways to bring you into your heart chakra and create peaceful equilibrium.

Solar Plexus – Burping & Throwing Up – Burping is the lighter release. Anything that doesn’t quite “digest” well – whether it is food or thoughts or feelings – our solar plexus creates gases and sends it back up for release. Throwing up is a more extreme form of release that is featured in most ayahuasca ceremonies. Ayahuasca is a native plant-based drug that causes one to have hallucinatory-type experiences and then (typically) throw up. In the case of throwing up, the solar plexus is rejecting either very harmful or poisonous food or is pushing out old experiences of abuse. When it comes of its own accord, throwing up is a powerful way to get rid of old solar plexus energy and start anew from a place of more personal power.

Sacral – Urinating (& crying when emotions are involved) – The sacral chakra is the water chakra, so it shouldn’t be surprising that urinating is the most common physical way we release sacral energy.

Root – Bowel Movements and farts – Bowel movements are an everyday way that we release and regulate root chakra energy. In fact, one of the more common signs of a weak root chakra is constipation (and conversely, an over-active root can lead to going to the bathroom way too much). Farts are a combination release of both solar plexus and root chakra energy. A fart is simply the grounded flipside to the burp. With a burp, the solar plexus energy is going up and out and with the fart, it is going down and out.

If you’re an empath, keep in mind that you may have a tendency to enact these releases for other people – individually or collectively. I know that when I’m at a group event where we’re doing a lot of healing, I often yawn, tear and urinate frequently. Some of it is for my personal healing, but I’m also aware that some of it is collective.

So the next time these forms of release move through your body, remember that your experiencing a chakra release. Every time we acknowledge our chakras we help to heal and balance them, because our attention literally steers our energy. Focused thought and imagination is what moves energy.

If you’re a coach or healer and you’re going to be doing deep work with clients, you may want to let them know about these forms of release so they’ll feel more comfortable if they should experience any of them — especially the ones that are judged by our culture.

And when they come up for you, can you be non-judgmental and see them as a positive thing?

Have a lovely week!



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  • Lee
    September 20, 2018

    This is fantasic – thank you! How funny that it arrived in my inbox right today because last night I did some deep healing breathing work and could feel my solar plexus letting go of old pain and abuse…then I threw up! And although logically ahead of time I wouldn’t have expected this, as it was happening I understood exactly what was happening. And now to have it confirmed and explained by you!

    I wanted to ask about coughing. Is this also a release for the heart chakra? Especially a prolonged, cherry cough, for instance. Is it connected to the route, as the base of your body seems to contract, too?

    Blessings 🙂

  • stuart
    September 20, 2018

    gee wiz Vicky Howie…you sure do get to travell around the world…stuck in the rain here in Canada @ almost 70yrs.young…I can except those release’s of energy ps my cat doesn’t mind all those strange noises comin from my body Ive spent alot of years holding everything in…love youuuu….whole bunch

  • Janet
    September 21, 2018

    Hello Vicki,

    I was really fascinated to hear this information. I used to be totally constipated for several days at a time. As I moved more into my spiritual self I got much better and now hardly miss a day.
    Thank you for this video.
    I enjoyed the others too. There is so much to learn and experience it is amazing and I love the way you present material.
    Love, Janet

  • Cheryl
    September 23, 2018

    Very helpful and interesting information. Can u comment on what is acid reflux or colitis an indication of?i did so,e deep healing work a while back where i was throwing up without emotions attached, now i understand what this is about.i was taking my power back

  • Vicki
    September 26, 2018

    Yes, Cheryl, colitis is root and acid reflux is solar plexus.

  • Vicki
    September 26, 2018

    Wow, Lee, what synchronicity! I should have mentioned coughing. It’s typically throat chakra and indicates a blockage where as yawning indicates an opening. xoxo

  • Krista Staples
    May 2, 2019

    Thank you for helping me understand the simple ways my body and Chakra tells me what’s going on. I’m working on healing myself, and it’s working, today I had a major breakthrough but I didn’t know it until I looked you up. Thank you, now I understand myself better.

  • January 29, 2020

    What does it mean when you have complications with all your centers it’s hard for me to meditate but it helps when I do for my disability and depression but each time I do I feel really sick and sad like my head hurts I want to cry I can’t breathe deep and I can’t stop burping or puking and I have chronic constipation and urinary tract infection and I want meditate but Everytime I do this happens and I get scared

  • Vicki
    January 30, 2020

    First, I just want to say that it sounds like you’re right, Deborah, the meditation really is helping. You’re releasing like crazy when you do it! Can you let your meditation be a sweet, loving witnessing of all the things that are moving in your body? If you can do that, I think you’ll be amazed at how quickly it will all pass (I’m seeing 3-5 times for releasing the bulk of it) IF you are able to just lovingly witness it passing through. xoxo, V-

  • Esteban Hernandez-Bargas
    March 25, 2020

    Good evening Vicki, hope this finds you well!

    Currently in my romantic life there have been moments when I’m with my partner and there is a deep sound between the area of my sacral chakra and my throat chakra. The only way I could explain it is it being similar to a burp but it travels up from my stomach to my throat and never really physically leaves my body as a burp would. It’s more of a like an internal groaning sound. My intuition has me believe that this is more of a energetic blockage of some sort. Some context would be is that I’ve struggled with some self-acceptance and self-love as well as the ability to be loved romantically. Now that I’ve been dating successfully I believe it is a blockage attempting to pass. I would love your insight on this, thank you! 999

  • Vicki
    July 25, 2020

    Definitely something releasing Esteban — and only you can know what it really is. Change and release is always exciting to me! xoxo

  • Vicki
    July 25, 2020

    Thanks for taking the time to respond Krista — sorry for the late response. I often miss messages on my blog. For quicker response, comment on my youtube channel. http://youtube.com/chakraboosters xoxo

  • Sean
    September 20, 2020

    I have done energy work for many years, I am finding I am am struggling with Sacral and Root Chakra releasing, it has caused Hemorroids internal and they seem to act as a focal point for the energies I’m releasing, I feel great pain and swelling and when I release on the pain I end up crying a lot its happening daily and is debilitating and gets in the way or my normal activities is this normal?

  • Vicki
    September 24, 2020

    Hi Sean, I don’t have enough experience with it to know if it’s average/normal, but it makes sense. The key with hemorrhoids is to make sure you flow at all times, so I suggest turning to something like psyllium and use it regularly. Just deal with it on a diet level.

  • Marlon
    November 10, 2020

    Hi Vicki, my sister sent me this video and ironically, just after meditating I watched this and was yawning non stop, burping and going to the toilet 😊. Does needing to stretch out as you yawn mean anything? Thankyou for this information aswell, when I was constantly breaking wind I just thought it was pup-itis 😁

  • Karin Bode
    February 16, 2021

    What a delightful and informative video, dear Vicki. Thank you so much.
    I googled “Why do we Yawn?” and got a lot of very boring scientific explanation that did not make any sense to me.
    And then I bumped into your video!
    I have been playing my singing bowls for a while and when practicing them on my body I get a lot of chakra relief. When I place a big one on my first, and two smaller ones on the 4th and upper chakras I immediately feel my bowels move. I soon become wonderfully sweetly tired and then all of a sudden alert again and deep yawns are coming up.
    I just learned from you that this means that my throat chakra releases.
    And I got rid of my constipation!
    Now my digestions is working easily. What a joy!
    Thank you for all this lovely sharing!
    My best wishes to you,

  • Vicki
    February 16, 2021

    My pleasure, Karin, so fun to hear about all your discoveries. xoxo, Vicki

  • Vicki
    February 16, 2021

    I think that’s pretty common Marlon since yawning is related to expanding into the throat and upper chakras. It’s tapping us into a bigger realm so the body wants to explore that. Make sense? Blessings, Vicki

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