All About the Psoas For Tight Hips & Back is a small group workshop style series designed to deepen your understanding of basic anatomy and the relationship between the psoas muscle, the upper and lower body, and posture.
What is the psoas?
The psoas is the primary hip flexor muscle that attaches to the leg, pelvis, and mid/lower spine. It joins the iliacus muscle forming the iliopsoas to not only flex the hip, but also function as part of the core to stabilize the lower back and sacroiliac joint.
It is the most common culprit of back and pelvic pain and tight hips.
Because of the attachment sites and relationship with many other muscles, it’s also linked to poor posture and breathing patterns, neck, knee, and pelvic health, stress, and internal organ function. In essence, an unhealthy psoas effects the entire body.
In this beginner friendly series, we’ll explore restorative yoga poses, mindful movement sequences, stretching techniques, and breathing practices to release tension and tightness, to activate the deep core muscles, and ultimately enhance overall health and well-being.
A small group allows you an opportunity to ask questions and learn modifications specific to your body and current condition.
You’ll learn tips and tools to move with ease and freedom so you can continue to do the activities you enjoy as you age.
This 6-week series is offered on 3 different days.
- Tuesdays 9:00 am – 10:15 am, October 19th – November 30th
- Wednesdays 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm, October 20th – December 1st
- Thursdays 9:00 am -10:15 am, October 21st – December 2nd