Introduction 7 main Chakras

7 main Chakras

The word Chakra is Sanskrit. Chakra translates to wheel or disk. Chakra refers to wheels of energy or spinning energy disks throughout the body. There are seven main chakras. The Chakras start at the base of the spine and are aligned through to the crown of the head.

These spinning wheels of energy correspond to massive nerve centers in the body. Each of the seven main chakras contains bundles of nerves and the major organs.

Each of the Chakras also corresponds to our psychological, emotional, and spiritual states of Being. Since everything is energy, it is paramount that our seven main chakras stay fluid, aligned, balanced, and flowing.

To visualize a chakra in the body, imagine a swirling wheel of energy where physical particles of matter and consciousness meet. This invisible energy is called Prana in sanskrit or called Chi or Qi in Chinese . Prana or Chi/Qi is vital life force energy. It is the vital inner energy field in your body.  At the cellular level, at conception, when sperm enters ovum the energy was and remains life force energy. Life force energy keeps us vibrant, healthy, and alive.

Prana, Chi / Qi, life force energy, can not flow when any Chakra has blockage. Energy moves from the lowest Chakra —Root Chakra to the highest Chakra —Crown Chakra

ॐ mind + emotion + body + soul ॐ
are intimately connected

All of the seven chakras are important and interconnected with each other. The balancing of one chakra will create energetic vibrational change in another chakra. However, it is very important to fully balance the 1st Chakra, Root Chakra-Muladhara before we proceed to other chakras, or we will lack the stability and rootedness necessary for true transformation and personal growth. We cannot grow and change unless we feel safe and secure which is the principle of the 1st chakra Root -Muladhara.

Moreover, conscious awareness of an imbalance in one area requires practice and clearing so that the other chakras will begin to synchronize and be in relative balance.

Imbalance in your Chakras means that some Chakras are over-active, and some are under-active. Many people who are new to the ideas of Chakra balancing or Chakra healing mistakenly think that means just opening the Chakras. However, like all things in life the keyword is “balance”, not too much, and not too little.

Since the Chakras receive and transmit energy (mind – emotion -body – soul ) too much or too little may effect the way we think, act and feel. For example, an under active Heart Chakra may translate into miserly and selfish personality. However, over-active flow through the Heart Chakra may translate into a person who is generous compassion person but can easily be taken advantage of by others. The key is Chakra assessments and then balancing them so they are in energetic harmony.

This Blog will be a Series starting with this Introduction and progressing through a teaching on each of the 7 main chakras. The Blogs that follow will be uploaded and linked as I write them: 1st Chakra-Root- Muladhara

Shawna Freshwater, PhD

Shawna Freshwater, PhD

Hi, I am Dr. Shawna Freshwater, a PhD licensed Clinical Psychologist, Neuropsychologist, and Holistic Practitioner. ** I provide Psychotherapy, Coaching, Healing, Diagnostic testing & Mental Health Check-ups. ** I meet the needs of my patients and clients that are confidential and convenient to their schedule. ** I offer Remote / Online secure interactive video conferencing to USA residents and International clients. ** I also provide Concierge services at your home, office, or private location of your choice if you reside in South Florida Major Cities. ***Please see my website for more information about my credentials and areas of expertise. Thank you. Dr. Freshwater


  1. Karri on March 12, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Hey. I read the root chakra already but did not find any links to any other than that. I would enjoy reading about the others as well. I truely liked the way you put it on the first one and would enjoy reading the others as well.

    • Kareem on February 18, 2020 at 6:11 am

      Same. The Root Chakra article is on of the most constructive I found and guided me through massive healing process for my body and mind. I keep coming back to look for the articles about the other chakras. I hope you are in great energy and can continue this powerful work.
      Peace and Love

      • Kristin on April 9, 2020 at 12:25 pm

        Hello Dr. Freshwater! My name is Kristin. I have been on an pretty extraordinary journey in seeking Truth and understanding in my relationship with God which has led me to chakra balancing. Through my meditation just the other day I was reminded that, during my birth my umbilical cord was wrapped several times around my neck. From before the time I took my first breath of air, my safety and security was threatened. I experienced fear and pain and consequently my anger response to future fears and pains. I also was able to understand why my primal fear response is freeze. As a baby I couldn’t flee or fight. I was helpless. Understanding these origins of trauma responses is really opening me up and giving me the permission and strength to reset those responses. Now that I have and am continuing to receive the Tools, meaning Love and Wisdom, to heal past traumas, I am able to meet that past traumatic experience at it’s infancy-beginning with Love and Wisdom rather than uncertainty and fear. This allows ME to come to the trauma and walk through it again, THIS TIME, however, I choose to fill myself Love, Faith, Wisdom, Safety and Security as I process through. As painful as some them were for me I reminded myself
        “I have already survived this!!! I see how fear has tried to keep me from Joy in my life. Disguising itself to “protect” me and keep me safe from harm. Until now!!! I am maturing and with that maturity I realize how much power I/We have to heal our mind, body and spirit through Love, Grace, Forgiveness and understanding OF OUR OWN LIFE EXPERIENCES!”
        This is important to me because without have those heartfelt agreements for myself I can’t fully Love anyone else back. I am only capable of loving and forgiving others as much as I am able to Love and Forgive myself. I am so grateful for this wild and exciting adventure. I thank you very much, Dr. Clearwater, for sharing what you have learned about opening the Root Chakra. I am being patient because I understand the importance in taking that time. It’s been protecting me/us since conception so there are many fear corrections to be made. A journey that I feel is going to heal exponentially as I surrender myself to this heart change. I continue to remind myself fear will always be waiting for our invitation in, BUT I have a CHOICE to agree with that fear OR choose to agree that there is another way to respond and react. One that is not Service to Self (fear and doubt) that literally feeds on my anguish, pain and fear creating doubt in myself and my spiritual connection. I choose instead to be filled with God’s Christ Hearted Love. This is God’s Love for the ENTIRE universe all wrapped up inside me/You. This Love allows me to forgive the entity agreements of Fear and Doubt. Fear has allowed me to believe it was protecting me. And it did, but in a very selfish, service to self way. But now that I understand that forgiveness comes only with Love, I thank the fear for keeping me safe during my spiritual infancy until I spiritually matured through the seeking of Truth, Safety and Security. Spiritual infancy meaning from conception to the age we are when we mature into a thought process that doesn’t allow room for fear. Fear is a great red flag to bring attention to an uncomfortable and “unsafe” situation. And instead of just receiving that fear as Truth and agreeing with it as I always have, I understand now that I have a choice!! I choose to seek understanding of the situation. I choose to face it with Christ Hearted Love that I receive so much encouragement and peace from. As opposed to the negative thought processes that feed and strengthen THEMSELVES with our agreements of gut wrenching, paralyzing fear, perpetuating the lack of feeling safe and secure. I my case the fear agreements of my past have triggered anger response when I get hurt, disappointment and shame when I just froze during traumatic experiences, a lack of self worth and a constant exhaustion of never feeling like I have the “right” answer as I try to play out every possible possibility, ALL backed by fear and doubt of Loving Protection!!! Fear doesn’t care about me. It uses me. I choose to receive LOVE ❤️ Love that I can SHARE with others. Love isn’t about taking, it is given freely and received by ANYONE who is willing to give it a chance. To choose loving heart choice over a fearful one. I love you all and am thankful for this journey I/we are all on. My love and encouragement goes out to all who will receive.

        • Iz_me_je on January 12, 2024 at 9:16 am

          Thank you for sharing this powerful experience and insight!

  2. Kay on May 31, 2019 at 3:55 am

    Same here! I really hope you have the time and energy to continue this series. If you can, please share more info about these spiritual things on Facebook too. I’d love to share them with my friends 🙂

  3. Robin on June 4, 2019 at 11:06 am

    I’ve also been looking for quality content – like this! – on chakras. Hope more is to come!!

    • Valentina K on February 2, 2020 at 1:12 am

      This is the best most informative article I’ve been able to find! Thank you so much for your time and effort on it. Would love to read the same type of thing for the other 6. Thank you so much.

    • Vaibhav G on March 25, 2020 at 10:36 am

      Echoing others sentiments, the article on the root is Excellent.

      I have been processing the clearing of this chakra since the last 3 months and I can literally pick out lines in your article that I have either said, experienced or observed without always attributing them to the root chakra.

      I do hope you upload the articles on the other chakras.

      Great work, Shawna

  4. Claire on June 26, 2019 at 12:43 am

    I too have read the root chakra one and was looking forward to a comprehensive and well rounded version of the others too. I would love to see this. Could you write a book and sell it? I would pay for your time to see this x

  5. Kathy on July 1, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Looking forward to further writings on the other chakras. Very informative, descriptive, comprehensive and helpful.

  6. Deanna on July 28, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    Yes, would love to see the rest of this series completed! You did great work on the 1st one. Very informative and helpful.

  7. Roberto Q on August 20, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    I was so excited that after so much research someone has come up with an easy friendly version of understanding the chakras, same as the others I really enjoyed reading it too and was looking forward to reading more about the others. Hope you have time to continue this journey. And thank you.
    Much peace and love 🙏💚

  8. Luuk on September 24, 2019 at 1:07 am

    I read the first one and it was really great. It resonates with a lot of things that happened in my life, absolutely amazing. Looking forward to the other chakras explanations. Thanks again!

  9. Wendy P. on September 27, 2019 at 5:27 am

    I also found the information about the root chakra informative , comprehensive and supportive.
    I would also like to read more.

  10. Ginger on November 24, 2019 at 6:38 am

    What an amazing explanation! I love this. I am looking forward to reading more of your blogs. Thank you 🙏😁

  11. Louise on December 23, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    Will you be writing about the other Chakras soon? I only see one, the Root Chakra here.

  12. AT on January 16, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    I found this very helpful and can’t wait for the rest of the chakras. Thank you!

  13. Berrak on January 17, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    I enjoyed a lot reading the root chakra and planning to read the 6 other on your profile from today on, are you planning? we would really like to read them, thank you so much for all your effort.

    • Shawna Freshwater, PhD on January 17, 2020 at 8:34 pm

      Hello, thank you for your comment. The remaining main 6 Chakras are written and in my desktop folder along with 64 other articles that I also need to enter into my website ~ WordPress. My clinical (patients) are my priority… and I had some family illnesses and losses. So, I am wearing many hats. Thank you for your understanding and patience. Dr. Shawna

      • Kareem on February 18, 2020 at 6:13 am

        Same. The Root Chakra article is on of the most constructive I found and guided me through massive healing process for my body and mind. I keep coming back to look for the articles about the other chakras. I hope you are in great energy and can continue this powerful work.
        Peace and Love

      • Kristin on April 9, 2020 at 12:42 pm

        Thank you for sharing your response to all of us. And thank you for giving clear understanding of your professional boundaries and priorities. Your clients are blessed by your commitment. I also thank you for your vulnerability in sharing that you have some personal things going on. Thank you for this incredible Root Chakra experience. All my love ❤️

      • Chalace N on April 9, 2020 at 4:15 pm

        Thank you! I, too, as a yoga teacher, Usui Holy Fire III & Karuna Reiki Master, & Emotion Code Practitioner, am so looking forward to your insight on the remaining 6 Chakras, especially in light of all that is happening worldwide.
        Grace & Love,

      • Stephanie D. on August 5, 2020 at 2:02 pm

        So sorry for all your loss and family commitments. Wish you good self-care, we look forward to your return to this chakra education work. Great job. Thank you! Stephanie D’Angelo

  14. Ro on February 24, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Thank you Dr. Shawna!
    for this beautiful article about the root chakra.
    i wish best healing and recovery in your family and for you too.
    thank you!

  15. Cal on March 2, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    This was the most helpful article I’ve read! Many thanks for your insight and help. How might someone ensure to receive the rest ?
    Amazing!! Much love

  16. Katharine on March 6, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    I also enjoyed The Root Chakra breakdown! Very comprehensive, I look forward to reading the other six when they’re up. 🙂

  17. Vaibhav G on March 25, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Sorry to hear of the illnesses and losses! 🤗

  18. Caroline C. on May 21, 2020 at 10:11 am

    Fantastic article on the root chakra. Hope you will do more on each of them. Great to have found you. Stay safe 😀

  19. Lara B on May 26, 2020 at 6:48 am

    This and the root chakra are the most informative articles I’ve read on chakras! Thank you so much for your time and effort on it. Have you posted the others? You are truly talented and I would love to read your perspective on all each of the 7 chakras. I also would love to speak/meet if you are open to this and discuss further.

  20. Nandini D. on June 4, 2021 at 3:18 am

    Seriously! a one stop place for all the different dimensions of chakra information. Eagerly waiting for the blogs on other chakra. Sorry for the your loss.

  21. Larissa on July 4, 2021 at 1:23 am

    Thankyou so much for this informative write up and very detailed information on the chakras very great write up about the root chakra. Very interested to read more on the other chakras , do you have any recommended reading or further articles on the other 6 chakras ?
    Really great article thanks for this information.

  22. Lavonda H. on January 17, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    This was amazing. Is blogs for the others coming? I keep checking back. I liked your energy through this blog and don’t want to have to find someone else.
    I hope you are in good spirits.

  23. Angel on November 18, 2022 at 3:08 am

    The Root Chakra article is honestly the best I’ve read in a long time. I hope you find the time and energy to complete the series!
    Thank you!

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