The Vital Psoas Muscle: Connecting Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being
As modern-day populations grow more sedentary, psoas-related lower back and hip pain, and the ailment of “sitting too much,” are on the rise. Even the most active of athletes can suffer from psoas imbalance and pain. The Vital Psoas Muscle demonstrates how to keep the muscle in balance through specific exercises designed to strengthen and utilize this amazing muscle, and discusses its vital role in the emotional and spiritual state of the human being. The interconnection between the psoas and the root chakra is explored, along with yoga poses and postures that stimulate the psoas. Eighty full-color illustrations depict anatomical details, and show the key stretching and strengthening exercises in this practical and comprehensive treatment of the most important skeletal muscle in the human body.
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Demystifying the psoas for practitioners, movers, and wellness seekers
The Psoas and Movement
The psoas works with many other major muscles to produce and stabilize movement. Learn when to release and when to strengthen the psoas and why this difference matters. Includes yoga and pilates specific exercises and stretches.
The Psoas and Emotions
Imagine being kind to a muscle; do we ever do this? Society dictates that we work a muscle to exhaustion, whether in work or play. Let’s take a different approach with the psoas. Freeing it from so many chores may help to relieve emotional tension, and even trauma held deep in the core of the body.
The Psoas and Spirituality
The link between science and spirituality is definitely overdue and ripe for investigation. What does this have to do with the “almighty psoas?” This concept is explored in depth through the seven chakras.