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THEME: THE PSOAS

New mini training posted the first two Wednesdays of the month. Make sure to watch this space each week as this content will be taken down at the end of the month and you won’t want to miss it!

Week #1

Pam’s two cents:

  • Let me tell you, I’ve looked for quite a while to find a video that I think is both educational…and not too boring! This is it! You will see the presenter draw on a human body both the Psoas and the iliacus muscle. It’s pretty cool, and gives a great visual on where to focus and picture the muscle!!
  • My only issue with this video is that her drawing of the illum (upper part of the pelvic bones) is a little too high. However, I still think you can get a good visual of how the psoas and ilium are connected to both the low/lumbar spine, as well as the femur.
  • You may know by now, I am a strong believer in the philosophy that “when we can see it, we can better understand it”. As you move through the stretches this month, visualize where the psoas is in the body and consciously try to relax the muscle. Take a look at the picture I have in my Favorite Find this week to see another visual.

Week #2

Pam’s two cents:

  • This is a great interview with David Keil. David is the author of FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF YOGA.
  • I took a workshop with David at Northshore Yoga awhile ago, and he talked quite a bit about how the key to understanding the psoas is to build your personal relationship with it.
  • This is incredibly similar to what Liz Koch is talking about when she says our “somatic awareness” is key.

What you’ll learn:

  • How Uddiyana bandha relates to the psoas.
  • What poses we use the psoas in.
  • Why and how breathing can impact the psoas.
  • How a tight psoas can impact a backend.
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