Liz Koch, author of The Psoas Book and Core Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise, and Dance explains and demonstrates a simple exploration for softening and hydrating connective tissue: spine midline and psoas. Using a SloMo™ type exercise ball almost fully deflated Liz shows how she uses this simple tool for re-discovering primal movement along the body midline.
The Psoas, as messenger of the midline, expresses our survival/fear responses and our desire to thrive and innovate. Unfortunately typical social habits of sitting static in poorly designed chairs for extensive periods of time contributes to not only a loss of vitality and a lack of proprioceptive awareness along the spine, but also dries the juicy Psoas “filet mignon.”
Exploring the spine utilizing rocking, undulating and lateral C movements (a primitive expression of the original fish spine) is a pleasurable nourishing way of hydrating and lengthening the Psoas. Exploring slow fluid — type movements helps unravel tension patterns, softens and plumps the dynamic Psoas, and rejuvenates the spine for increased health and vitality.