The Psoas, an essential muscle for health.

The psoas, a muscle that’s not just a muscle. It’s a key player in our inner state, attached to the vertebrae from D12 to L5. It crosses the pelvis, attaching to each femur head via the groin crease. Passing behind the abdominals, viscera, and genital organs, it’s often in tandem with the iliac muscle. Together, they flex the thighs on the pelvis, connecting our legs to the trunk. This unique role of the psoas contributes to our balance, standing posture, and even walking…

This area is highly innervated (femoral nerve) and rich in blood: the psoas thus tends to drain toxins from the digestive system, which is why it is often called the “trash muscle.”

Moreover, the psoas reacts to emotional stress and fears linked to the kidneys. These emotions promote the contraction of the psoas and the activation of the adrenal glands, with various consequences (hormonal, gynaecological, immune, and digestive).

Furthermore, beyond good dietary habits, it is vital to relax the psoas (which can tend to shorten, leading to arching and back pain). The quality of breath is essential to promoting this relaxation (deep abdominal breathing to massage the organs, stimulate blood circulation, and eliminate). Though difficult to access through massage, specific yoga postures allow practical work on it, such as the pigeon pose or the so-called hero pose (forward lunge, pelvis sinking towards the ground) that one practices in the sun salutation, for example.

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