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Psoas

In the last blog post I explained why pulling your shoulders back and lifting your chest is not good advice if you want to correct your hunched forward posture. In short, I explained how these postural cues hide the issue but don’t actually address it and can even make it worse. Instead I have three areas I work on in my own body and with clients that want to work on their hyperkyphosis. All of these...

We all want good posture. We want to be able to stand up straight and stay tall. Unfortunately there are many cultural posture cues that aren’t helpful if we truly want to align our body for good health. We may know that to have good posture we want our ears stacked over shoulders over hips, knees, and ankles. But HOW we get there is important. And there is a sneaky way to line up all these...

Oh mysterious psoas, Thank you for always keeping me together, I notice you hanging on, holding me up, quietly hoping for a moment of letting go, Oh psoas, how exhausted and tired you’ve become, You seem dry and ropey today, I feel your pain in my low back, Oh psoas, I give you this gift today: constructive rest Ah, the psoas. Read on to find out why this muscle is connected to: stress, fear & emotions ...