The PSOAS is a muscle that connects the upper and lower skeleton of the body. It runs from the lower spine around the trunk to the top of the thigh.As part of the ilipsoas, psoas major contributes to flexion of the hip joint. Tightness in the psoas can result in spasms or lower back pain by compressing the lumbar discs. If the psoas is inflamed, irritation and entrapment of the nerves can create a sensation of heat running down the front of the thigh.
Not only is the psoas a core muscle, but it is also a primitive messenger of the central nervous system. The psoas has an emotional function in regulating the connection between our physical and emotional states and tightness here often reflects our emotional state.
Is your psoas muscle tight?
Is there any restriction in the hip socket? The psoas moves over the ballof the femur head so when it is tight, it restricts rotation. A tight lower psoas creates symptoms such as pain in the front of the hip socket.
How can you release your tight psoas and feel more relaxed?
I can teach you how to release your tight hips/psoas through constructive rest position in Pilates and a psoas bolster release in Yoga. A Pilates Rollover will also help as will any releasing Yoga postures such as savasana. Why not surrender to release?
copyright 2018 Sharon Raichura
I am Sharon Raichura and I am a Pilates and Yoga teacher in Chandlers Ford. I teach in my home studio and out in the community at local village centre The Hilt and St Michael and All Angels Church Hall in Southampton.