Thrive by Design | An Overview of the Hubs

Thrive by Design

Check out our comprehensive exploration of all 9 Human Design centers. Teachings, embodiment exercises, workbooks, meditations, chart readings & more.

The Root Hub

Foundation & Stability
Frequency Band:
Stress - Drive - Evolution


This energy center is all about self-preservation. It is through this hub that you can ground, dig in, and feel firmly rooted in life. It is the driving force that gives you the energy to live and accomplish physical achievements. It's associated with your sense of security and your feeling of home.



Out Root Hub is intimately connected to our Root Chakra, Muladhara, which is its counterpart in the Hindu chakra system. It is located between the perineum and the lower spine and it is linked to the adrenal glands and the anus. The Root chakra is associated with the color red and the earth element.

The Root stands for our foundation, food, shelter and procreation. It is the place where everything begins. Trie health, well-being, and empowerment all grow from the Root. It's the base on which our physical and energetic body and every higher chakra is built upon.



When the Root is functioning at a low frequency, you can feel ungrounded and unreliable. You may feel you are unable to be practical and that you resist or avoid getting things done. You may lack a sense of belonging and it may go so far that you lose interest in being a part of the world.

When our survival or well-being is threatened, cortisol floods the body to prepare for fight or flight. If we're constantly faced with high levels of stress or trauma our nervous system can get stuck in this state. If there is an imbalance in the Root you may also experience anxiety disorders, fears or nightmares.

Physical imbalances can manifest as problems in the colon, with the bladder, or with the lower back, leg or feet issues. Eating disorders may also be a sign of a Root imbalance.



As you work to align the root chakra, you will allow energy to flow freely through your body, establishing your connection to the earth and your surroundings. You may feel an increased attachment to yourself and your home as you ground yourself-physically, mentally and emotionally.

When your first chakra is aligned, you'll be able to tap into its ability to support a calm and steady energy throughout your body. You'll feel grounded and comfortable in your body and present with the world around you. When you feel assured that your basic needs are met, you'll be able to focus on your relationships and personal goals. You will also have a great energetic cushion to deal with stress and pressure.

Ready to Thrive?

View our Root Hub Course. Embodiment exercises, 2 hour teaching video (with in-depth archetype explanation, circuitry and more), workbook, Root recalibration meditation, Reset to Original Design meditation and example chart readings.

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