Get To Know Your Psoas in 2011

Published by Liz Koch on January 13, 2011 in Blog

The Psoas is no ordinary muscle but a profound segway into the rich, inner and outer world of awareness and consciousness….

  • Your Psoas, like the tongue, is an organ of perception; A messenger organizing you in space & time
  • Your Psoas is part of your flight, fight, and freeze response; Survival depends upon a healthy Psoas
  • Your Psoas is Filet Mignon; Juicy, responsive, and dynamic for full body orgasm

    Posted on January 31st, 2011 | Permalink

    Hi Liz,
    I am a Pilates Instructor and have been struggling with my own issues of imbalance for the past 7 months. My pelvis is twisted (the left side seems to be tilted posteriorly and the right anteriorly or neutral, it’s hard to tell). I get pain in my piriformis area and my psoas (particularly on the left) is very tight and seemingly overused. My legs are also different lengths. After 7 months I am very frustrated as I can’t do any of my regular sports and battle to do Pilates.
    I know my body very well and feel as though the psoas on the left is stronger and therefore causing a major imbalance to the rest of the postural muscles. It feels as though this is a problem that has manifested over many years. I also had surgery to the right side (colon) at birth and I’ve started wondering if this has somehow made the left side take over?
    I am interested to hear what you think.
    Thank you.

    Liz Koch
    Posted on January 2nd, 2012 | Permalink

    For a healthy psoas it is vital to organize and balance the pelvis. It is the main message of the Psoas. Scar tissue especially can cause disruption. Rather than focus on the psoas focus on balancing the pelvis. Several of my articles focus on the pelvis and there is a whole chapter on centering the pelvis in Core Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise & Dance. Hope you’ll join me soon to dissolve the tension and regain a juicy psoas!

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