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Friday Focus: Meet Your Psoas

During our Cultivating the Core class this week, a discussion of the postural muscles came up. I mentioned how the psoas muscle was the hidden performer in our core strength and stability. 326 more words

Yoga Postures

Prepare to lie. Prepare to buy. Prepare to die. Part Three.

No one wants to die right? Unless you’re in intense pain, physical or psychological. We all know we’re going to die eventually, although a lot of time, effort and money go into denying that. 1,328 more words


Differentiation of Acute Appendicitis in the Field

Abdominal pain is common complaint that can arise from many different etiologies. Here’s some tips to help you differentiate appendicitis from other problems in the field. 549 more words


My 3 most valuable tips to soften a stiff back.

As you already know if you’ve read my previous posts, I have struggled with back issues, leading to difficulty in getting flexibility along the posterior chain of myofascia (meaning the line of fascia and muscles that runs from under your feet through the backside of your body, all the way to your eyebrows). 459 more words


Hip Flexor Stretch


People who sit, run, bike, or spend a lot of time bent over. People with back pain, hip pain, buttock pain.


Muscles that flex the hip: Psoas Major, Iliacus, Rectus Femoris, Tensor Fasciae Latae, Gluteus Medius and Minimus, Sartorius, and the Adductor group. 641 more words

Lower Body

Pilates' Favorite Muscles: Psoas + Serratus

Psoas + Pilates + Back Pain:

Pso-what? The core Psoas (pronounced so-as) plays an instrumental role in alleviating back pain through correct alignment in Pilates exercises. 587 more words

How Tight are your Hip Flexors?

Perform the Thomas Test at home and find out if you have tight hip flexors/quads. You can use any stable surface so long as it’s high enough off the ground. 230 more words