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The Psoas Book

Author : Liz Koch
ISBN : 0965794407
Genre : Iliopsoas muscle
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The Psoas Book

Author : Liz Koch
ISBN : 0615647995
Genre : Iliopsoas muscle
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A comprehensie guide to the Iliopsoas muscle and its profound influence on the body, mind, and emotions.
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The Psoas Solution

Author : Evan Osar
ISBN : 9781623171360
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The first book to comprehensively discuss the function of the psoas in posture, movement, and exercise, The Psoas Solution identifies the functional anatomy, biomechanics, and motor control of the psoas and its role in core and hip stabilization. Integrating research with clinical experience, Evan Osar identifies the psoas's role on the hip, pelvis, and low back and demonstrates how to incorporate the psoas into functional movement patterns including squatting, lunging, and bending. The Psoas Solution includes corrective and functional exercise progressions for improving and integrating the psoas into daily activities. Health and fitness professionals will find this a valuable resource full of applicable strategies and exercises to incorporate into current rehabilitation or training programs. Abundantly illustrated with full-color images throughout, this book also provides most complete review on the relevant research on the psoas available. For years the psoas has been a muscle mired in controversy. It has been linked to common postural and movement dysfunction including anterior pelvic tilt, hyperlordosis of the lumbar spine, and low back pain. Strategies to improve posture and reduce pain have primarily involved stretching the psoas and strengthening its antagonist, the glutes. However, recent clinical research has revealed that the psoas is much more than a simple hip flexor and plays an integral role in both posture and movement. This professional treatment manual for health care practitioners and students gives an overview of the ways that non-optimal use of the psoas can affect breathing, posture, and movement. It outlines specific treatment strategies that enable patients to develop awareness and utilization of the psoas muscle to achieve three-dimensional breathing and improve balance and body mechanics.
Category: Health & Fitness

Core Awareness

Author : Liz Koch
ISBN : 9781583945018
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"A guide to Core Awareness, an innovative body-oriented approach developed by somatic educator Liz Koch to enhance sensory development and cultivate an innate capacity for expressive movement"--
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Stalking Wild Psoas

Author : Liz Koch
ISBN : 1623173159
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Named after the author's popular exploratory workshop of the same name, Stalking Wild Psoas contains nine short essays to inspire somatic therapists, bodyworkers, and yoga and movement teachers to conceive of the body not as an object to be fixed, but as a self-organizing, self-healing, and bio-intelligent system. Growing out from the embryonic midline, the psoas (pronounced so-as) is the deepest tissue of the physical core influencing multiple layers, systems, and subtle dynamic expressions. Coalescing the central nervous system, kidney adrenals system, and enteric (gut) brain, the psoas literally embodies our deepest urge for survival. Located behind the abdominal muscles, deep within the belly core, the psoas is an essential aspect of the sympathetic neuro-core; as an involuntary tissue, the psoas is perceived as both instinctive and emotionally responsive, a messenger of core integrity. When thriving, healthy psoas is a fluid tissue, as demonstrated by the full-body wave of orgasm. Strain on the psoas can disturb digestion, reproductive functioning, and create a host of other aliments. Author Liz Koch helps us to tune into the core psoas through awareness rather than deploying invasive or manipulative techniques. By shifting the paradigm she urges the reader to begin by changing the language body to actively explore the psoas as a vital messenger of integrity and creative expression. Weaving new findings in biology, living systems thinking, somatic movement, and storytelling, Liz Koch emboldens us to recognize the limitations of the predominant mechanical thinking about our body and to actively explore our psoas as a vital core messenger.
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The Vital Psoas Muscle

Author : Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones
ISBN : 9781623171230
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Located deep within the anterior hip joint and lower spine, the psoas major (usually just referred to as the psoas) is critical for optimal postural alignment, movement, and overall well being. The psoas is the only muscle in the human organism that connects the upper body to the lower body, and its importance extends to the nerve complex and energy systems. 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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Yoga For The Psoas

Author : Kalidasa Brown
ISBN : 1502874423
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The psoas muscle is the deepest muscle in the body, one on each side. It is the core muscles that many exercise practices seek to strengthen. While it may be a relatively easy muscle to strengthen, it can be harder to stretch. And, every serious exercise practitioner knows how important it is to stretch muscles that have been strengthened. Yoga for the Psoas contains all the stretches you could ever need to stretch the psoas. While there are more stretches available, the 34 presented here represent a wide variety of the best ones there are. They will surely give anyone a great psoas stretch. Where exactly is the psoas? It runs from the upper inner thigh up to the front inner hip, and then continues up diagonally through the belly to the lower inner spine. Its path is under all other muscles only coming near the surface in three places. There is more information in Yoga for the Psoas, but that is the basics. Its location is so deep that most massage practitioners don't know how to get to it. There are even very specialized classes for strengthening the core muscles. They often don't even mention the psoas because it is such an obscure muscle! But, it is the main core muscle that is targeted in core strengthening classes. A really great thing about doing any yoga stretching those targets the psoas is that most of the body will get a great stretch and workout at the same time! This is because of just how core the muscle is. Just about anything you do for the psoas will affect several other areas in the body. The only exceptions are the arms, neck and lower legs. Yoga for the Posas includes variations that insure a great stretch for the entire body. And, because of all the variations, just about anyone will be able to find a great workout for their ability level. If you want an easy workout, just do five to ten poses with some of the variations. A hard workout would only require 12 of the poses with some of the variations. Doing all the poses and variations would take two to three hours if you want a very intense workout! Most of the poses will also help increase strength as well. That would include most of the body as well as the psoas in many cases. With all the variations, warmups and cool down there are around 50 poses. Try it out, see how tight or supple your psoas is by trying a few of the stretches included in Yoga for the Psoas.
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Psoas Release Party

Author : Jonathan Fitzgordon
ISBN : 0984781501
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Your psoas muscle is the main hip flexor of the body and the main engine of walking. It is essentially responsible for holding us upright while standing. This book will teach you all you need to know about your psoas and more. We believe that knowing how your body works is the first step to relieving chronic aches and pains. Issues with the psoas can lead to any number of problems throughout your body-both physical and emotional. Lower back pain and other joint discomfort as well as disturbances to the nervous system can be linked to the psoas. This slim volume will teach you about the Psoas and its core function within the body as well as how to release the psoas muscle for immediate relief from chronic pain.
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