Posts Tagged "posture ball"

Releasing the Iliopsoas

Posted by on Jul 9, 2020 in Exercises, Muscle Release

This week we’re digging into the iliopsoas. This composite muscle links your legs and back together, and it can become chronically tightened when we sit for prolonged periods of time. When it does, the pelvis is pulled into a more forward-rotated position, often leading to back pain and tension throughout the core. We’ve asked senior deep tissue therapist Jason Garcia what we can do about it. In this week’s Quick Tip Video, Jason will show us how we can use a posture ball to give some attention to these often-ignored muscles. Give it a try during your next stretching routine and, if you’d...

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Quick Tip: Did you know stretching your pecs can relieve neck and back tension?

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Bodywork Techniques, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Did you know stretching your pecs can relieve neck and back tension?

This week we provide you a compilation of a few different shoulder and pec stretches featured on the Psoasbodywork YouTube channel. The start of the new year brings cold weather and a motivation to work harder, which usually means spending more time hunched over, either in a warm blanket or at our desk. The stretches below can help you relieve some neck or upper back tension that consequently develops, and also have you feeling energized  for your day. Check them out, try them out, and let us know how it goes!  Don't forget that posture balls along with other...

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Quick Tip: Releasing the Gluteus Medius for a Tight Lower Back

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Releasing the Gluteus Medius for a Tight Lower Back

The Posture Ball might be small, but this foam ball helps release muscle tension in hard-to-reach places; providing big results. This versatile little ball is a great tool for at-home maintenance, and with winter sports right around the corner, it’s time to start giving your body some extra attention. Join co-owner, Jenny Lightstone, in this week’s Quick Tip as she guides you through a technique to release the Gluteus Medius. Enjoy! This exercise is fantastic not only for the gluteus medius, but this muscle can also refer pain to the lower back, to the hip and top of the thigh....

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Quick Tip: Loosening the Pecs with the Posture Ball

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Loosening the Pecs with the Posture Ball

Rolling around on the floor sounds fun, right? This week’s Quick Tip may have you doing just that, and you’ll be glad you did! Join co-owner Scott Schwartz as he shows you how to use the Posture Ball to open your pectoral muscles. Opening these muscles will give your upper body greater range of motion and it will feel great too. This exercise is really great for everyone, and feels awesome. It takes the benefits of foam rolling and focuses them into your pecs, which pull the shoulders inward when they’re tight. Try it out, and don’t forget to breathe and relax into...

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Quick Tip: Loosening the Hamstrings with the Posture Ball

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in Exercises

Quick Tip: Loosening the Hamstrings with the Posture Ball

Psoas therapists love to share their knowledge; whether it’s anatomy, techniques, or stretches, there is a constant flow of education in the studio. This week’s Quick Tip is a prime example of expertise shared between bodyworkers. Join co-owner, Jenny Lightstone, as she guides you through a stretch shared to her by Clinic Education Supervisor, Jason Garcia. This hamstring stretch is deliberate and beneficial for anyone experiencing tight hamstrings or wanting to prevent tight hamstrings… enjoy! The posture ball is a great tool to use on the hamstrings, because it adds...

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