Updated: Feb 15
In April we focus on psoas muscles. There are two videos for you to practice at home. To get more benefits you can Book a class, practice online or in our studio
Remarkable fact is that the psoas muscle and diaphragm, are major breathing muscles, come together at a junction point known as the solar plexus, which houses a nerve network. The psoas is so special. It has been called the "fight or flight muscle" because it play a role as a reactor. By releasing psoas we can release anxiety!
The psoas considered a core muscle and travels vertically from the spine to the leg, and diagonally across the pelvis. As a skeletal muscle that passes across more than one joint, it become bi-articularIate (a muscle that works two joints). It is the most important skeletal muscle in the human body.
THE PSOAS CAN:
balance the core
stimulate organs and nerves
contract, release, stabilise
connect the upper body to the lower body
supporting internal organs and the pelvic floor
muscular contraction can stimulate and massage organs such as the intestines, kidneys, liver, spleen, pancreas, bladder and stomach.
Sings of a shortened, weak or tight psoas: 1. Discomfort, pain, and aches in the front of the hip socket. 2. Discomfort and pain in the knee 3. Lordosis, arch in low back 4. Too much seating The psoas works together with many other major muscles to produce and stabilise movement. The core area is made up of a group of muscles that girdle the spine to hold it in balance. The psoas major is one of these muscles, and is aided by the rectus abdominis, latissimus dorsi, erector spinae, quadrates lumborium and deep posterior muscles to stabilise the lower spine. At the iliofemoral joint, it is a part of the iliopsoas muscles group, which works with the rectus femoris, sartorial, pecteneus, and tensor fasciae latae to flex the hip. With all these muscles helping, the psoas major can be free to perform a most significant function: integral connection.
It is important to remember that all central muscles must be in harmony with each other.
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Create a vital psoas muscles, learn a healthy way to contract, release, stabilise and massage your organs with yoga.
There are 2 videos for you how to release psoas at home. But remember to create a vital muscles you need to focus on other muscles too.
Release psoas. Push the groin forward (left side on the picture), tack the tailbone, maintaining neutral spinal curves is a key to allowing the psoas to do its many jobs without fatigue. Hold 1 min, practice everyday for two weeks. If you have pain in your knee then try next pose. .
2. Release psoas with the block, bolster or roll towel under pelvis. Hold this pose 1-3min. If it's too strong for your lower back you can try next pose.