The Pull of a Tight Psoas Muscle

Have you heard of the psoas muscle? It is pronounced s0-az. The P is silent. The psoas is one of the body’s most essential muscles because, along with only two other muscles, it connects the upper …

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The Psoas Muscle as Hip Flexor

The Psoas is the body’s main hip flexor which is why it is the main muscle of walking but it plays a deeper maybe more important role as a flexor. Flexors are muscles that bring …

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Psoas Stretch vs Psoas Release?

Psoas stretches are at the foundation of any yoga class even if the teachers and students don’t realize it. As a yoga teacher, it is my job to stretch people, but it wasn’t long before …

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The Psoas Major

The psoas major, the body’s main engine of walking, is one of three muscles that make up the iliopsoas muscle group. The psoas major inserts on the back half of the inner thigh, comes forward …

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