Posts Tagged "psoas"

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: Will you tell your Psoas story?

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Careers, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Will you tell your Psoas story?

We always want to hear and tell stories that lead people onto healthier paths. While our top focus will always be on our bodywork, now we're learning to use instagram to share tips on healthier movement strategies, shine a light on ways bodywork can help us, and celebrate the incredible people that walk through the doors of our clinic every day.  This next week we're holding a contest on instagram to invite you into this conversation, and inspire you to help the ones you love take better care of their bodies.  If you participate, you'll get...

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Quick Tip: Do you know how to find your psoas?

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Exercises, Health and Wellness

Quick Tip: Do you know how to find your psoas?

The psoas muscle is the only muscle in the body that connects the upper body and lower body. Would you be able to locate your own psoas? Watch as Psoas co-owners, Scott and Jenny, show you where the psoas is and how you can find it in this week's quick tip. Knowing muscle location and muscle movement should aid with stretching, improve your movement patterns and increase your anatomical understanding so that you can maintain the overall health of your muscles.

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Quick Tip: Do you know why your psoas is tight?

Posted by on May 25, 2016 in Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know why your psoas is tight?

Sitting can be tough on our body, primarily because our psoas muscle is kept in a shortened position when we sit or lean forward, which for most of us can be a majority of our day. It is especially important for those who consistently keep their psoas in a shortened position for prolonged periods of time like cyclists, uber drivers, or desk workers, to regularly stretch this muscle to counteract these effects. This week Jenny shows us a different way to stretch and lengthen our psoas with a lunge style stretch. While there are many ways to stretch the psoas, it is great to continuously...

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Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch your psoas with a partner?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in Bodywork Techniques, Community Workshop, Exercises, Health and Wellness, Stretches

Quick Tip: Do you know how to stretch your psoas with a partner?

This week Psoas co-owner, Scott Schwartz, and Psoas client and 2016 Olympian, Nathalie Marchino, demonstrate a great and easy partner stretch for your Psoas muscle. As a competitive athlete it is very important that Nathalie is able to access the full length and strength of her psoas to help increase speed, power, and endurance while maximizing performance and preventing injury. The psoas is the only muscle that connects our upper and lower body yet is one of the most neglected and damaged muscles due in large part to the consistency of which we regularly sit. Get out of your chair, find a...

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