Day 7: Ninja ‘Psoas Power’ Flow
Get ready to go with the flow!
Your psoas (so-as) muscles are crazy wild things, and if you move—you need to know about them.
They are one big, long muscle, on either side of your body, that run from your upper inner thighs, across the front of your pelvis, then dive back behind your abs and organs to spin up the sides of your low back (lumbar) spine.
Your psoas are the only muscles that bridge your legs to the spine. No other muscle connects your lower and upper halves this completely.
SO if you move from yoga pose to yoga pose, you always want to press down into the ground, then immediately collect that wave of motion in and up through your psoas.
You learned how to do that in varying degrees on Day 1 and 3, but now we will focus in on the psoas more directly.
When your psoas is strong but flexible, and you move—in yoga or life—using it correctly, you can release a lot of hip and low back/sacrum tension that can lead to pains and strain in these joints.
As we move today, see how your psoas can be a deeper source of spinal stability and core strength than your abs, which are far away from the spine.
Truly, this is the source of so much of your inner power.
Thanks for becoming an inner power ninja with me today!