This course presents an in-depth look at the most important yet abused skeletal muscle in the human body. Located deep within the front hip joint and lower spine, the psoas is critical for optimal postural alignment, movement, and overall well-being. Its function and importance extend beyond anatomical mechanics to the nerve complex and energy systems. Taking a uniquely holistic approach, the course text explores how the psoas affects the health of the body, mind, and spirit:
Physically, as the only muscle that connects the upper and lower body
Emotionally, as a messenger to and from the brain and a vessel of deeply rooted feelings
Spiritually, as an integrator within the root of the lower chakras, subtly affecting the flow of life energy throughout the body
Understanding and working with the psoas can help:
- Alleviate lower back pain
About the author:
JO ANN STAUGAARD-JONES is a professor of kinesiology and a certified Pilates and yoga instructor with a master’s degree in dance and education. She received degrees from the University of Kansas and New York University before pursuing a career as a performer, choreographer, teacher, and movement scientist. She currently teaches interactive movement workshops across the United States and sponsors international yoga and holistic retreats.
Illustrated course text + Exam Module + Certification.
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