Did you know that almost everything you do, your psoas muscles are involved? Even when you’re chillin on the couch, or asleep in the fetal position! They are the primary connectors between your torso and your legs - the only muscle that connects your spine to your legs! They affect your posture and help to stabilize your spine.
If you have a psoas muscle imbalance, it may be the cause of:
▪️Leg length discrepancy, since a tight psoas can cause your pelvis to rotate forward
▪️Knee and low back pain, when your tight psoas causes your femur to lock into your hip socket
▪️Postural Problems... a short or tight psoas pulls your pelvis into an anterior tilt, where an overstretched or weak psoas can flatten the natural curve of your lumbar spine.
▪️Difficulty moving your bowels, since a tight psoas can contribute to or cause constipation.
▪️Menstrual cramps, when theirs an imbalance in your psoas, this can put added pressure on your reproductive organs.
▪️Chest breathing, since a tight psoas can cause your ribcage to thrust forward, which limits the amount of oxygen in take and over-uses your neck muscles.
▪️Feeling exhausted... your psoas muscles create a muscular shelf that your kidneys and adrenals rest on. As you breath properly, your diaphragm moves and your psoas muscles gently massage these organs, stimulating blood circulation. But, when the psoas muscles become imbalanced, so do your kidneys and adrenal glands, causing physical and emotional exhaustion.
“The psoas is so intimately involved in such basic physical and emotional reactions, that a chronically tightened psoas continually signals your body that you’re in danger, eventually exhausting the adrenal glands and depleting the immune system.” -Liz Koch, author of The Psoas Book
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