The 'Muscle of the Soul' may be Triggering Your Fear and Anxiety. Brett Wilbanks, Staff WriterWaking Times The psoas major muscle (pronounced “so-as”) is often referred to as the deepest core, or as yoga therapist and film-maker Danielle Olson states, the “muscle of the soul.”
This core-stabilizing muscle located near the hip bone affects mobility, structural balance, joint function, flexibility, and much more. In addition to its function to help keep the body upright and moving, the psoas is believed to allow you to connect with the present moment especially when it is stretched out and tension is released from the body. Research indicates that the psoas is vital to our psychological wellbeing in addition to structural health. Liz Koch, author of The Psoas Book, states that our psoas “literally embodies our deepest urge for survival, and more profoundly, our elemental desire to flourish.”
The Psoas: Muscle of The Soul. I was delighted when I first came across Liz Koch’s amazing work because it confirmed much of what I’d been intuiting on my own. I had begun to open and close my yoga practise with hip opening poses with the specific intention of releasing tension in my psoas and hip flexors. I’d breathe and imagine tension flowing out of constricted muscles to be released as energy into the torso. It worked, I’d feel my body soften yet somehow grow stronger. Reading Liz Koch I instantly realized what I was doing – by learning to relax my psoas I was literally energizing my deepest core by reconnecting with the powerful energy of the earth. According to Koch, the psoas is far more than a core stabilizing muscle; it is an organ of perception composed of bio-intelligent tissue and “literally embodies our deepest urge for survival, and more profoundly, our elemental desire to flourish.”
Well, I just had to learn more. It's All In The Palm Of Your Hand – Press These Points For Wherever You Hurt. Five Easy Ways to move Lymph Fluid. Let’s face it, stagnation is not a good deal.
It means you are stuck. This really is true in all aspects of our lives, including your lymph system. Your lymph system is set up to help your body rid itself of toxins. If your lymph system is clogged or not working it can lead to disease. You want to keep your lymph moving so that the rest of your organs can do their job. There are lots of ways to move lymph and a few of them are very easy to add to your daily routine. 1.) Skin brushing is a method of moving lymph and getting rid of dead skin cells. I have only been skin brushing since the beginning of the new year and there is such a difference in my skin! It only take a few minutes a day to do before your shower but it can make an impact on getting the fluid moving. 2.)
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Resource Centers:(News, information, and tools to support your practice) Trigger Points: Work Smarter, Not Harder by Lauriann Greene, C.E.A.S., and Richard W. Goggins, C.P.E., L.M.P. Massage therapists need to be aware of their body mechanics while performing massage sessions, and should employ self-care techniques in between sessions to ensure career longevity. Part of the reason for using ischemic compression on trigger points is to suffuse the area with blood to help restore a biochemical balance in the tissues. Reproduced with permission from Save Your Hands! CranialSacral Therapy Demonstration Video - Psychetruth. Hello.
My name is Athena Jezik and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Texas and I’m also a cranial sacral therapist. Today we’re going to explain to you a little bit about what cranial sacral therapy is and offer you a little demonstration. Cranial sacral therapy works with the cranium which is the head, with the skull bones, all the different skull bones, and the sacrum which is at the other end of the base of spine. The sacrum. The two work together through a tube that goes between the two of them and we influence that structure. So, how this works is the different colors that you see here are different bones of the head. They stay mobile throughout your life contrary to what has been taught in a number of anatomy classes. So the work is done by placing hands on different positions of these bones and it’s a five gram pressure, which is the weight of a nickel, onto the different skull bones holding them in place.
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