Yoga for Hips and Back: 8 Week Series All About The Psoas
What is the psoas?
The psoas is the primary hip flexor muscle that attaches to the inner thigh, pelvis, and mid/lower spine. It blends with the iliacus muscle forming the iliopsoas to not only flex the hip, but also function as part of the core to stabilize the hips, lower back, and SI (sacroiliac) joint.
It is the most common culprit of back pain and tight hips. A tight or weak iliopsoas can influence posture, breathing, and internal organ health such as bowel, bladder, and digestive problems.
And, it is also associated with neck, pelvic, SI joint, knee, and foot pain as well as stress and anxiety. Consequently, an imbalanced psoas affects the body from head to toe.
This is a small group workshop style series designed to deepen your understanding of basic anatomy and the role the psoas muscle plays in the hips, back, and spine. You’ll learn about the relationship between the psoas muscle and the upper and lower body as well as the pelvic floor/core.
In this therapeutic-based series, we’ll explore restorative yoga poses, mindful movement sequences, stretching techniques, and breathing practices to release tension and tightness, activate the deep core muscles, and ultimately find balance and enhance overall health and well-being.
The small group format allows you an opportunity to ask questions and learn personalized modifications specific to your body and current condition.
You’ll leave with tips and tools to move with more ease and freedom so you can continue to do the activities you enjoy as you age.
Wednesdays 9:00 am – 10:15 am or 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm
January 26th – March 23rd
*No classes the week of Mardi Gras*