Let’s talk a little bit about a fascinating muscle: Psoas.
It starts on the inside of the femur bones, wraps around the hips and attaches to the lowest back ribs.
This muscle is super long and combines slow and fast-twitching fibers.
The function of Psoas is very varied:
It is a major stabilizing muscle.
It provides postural support.
It is part of the hip flexors.
It connects the lower body with the upper body.
Often this deep laying muscle goes dormant under stress, trauma or dehydration.
And as we try to keep our body up with smaller, more superficial muscles, we get tired more easily and our posture is weak; we are out of alignment.
Look at the picture, which of the girls has deficient posture?
You probably noticed that the left girls head is pulled forward.
This could well be coming from a tight Psoas Muscle.
The fact is that we all can benefit from strengthening and release in our posture.
The star in tomorrows Yoga class will be Psoas.
In all our supine, standing and seated poses, we will experiment with its presence.
Props needed for class:
A belt, strap or a towel.
See you on the mat!
“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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