Psoas Muscle: How It May Hold the Key to Releasing Pain, Depression & Anxiety! by Erica Hornthal

Psoas Muscle: How It May Hold the Key to Releasing Pain, Depression & Anxiety!

The psoas muscle (pronounced so-as), the only muscle connecting the legs to the spinal column, is the core-stabilizing muscle located near the hip bones that has been known to affect stability, mobility, balance and flexibility. Research indicates that in addition to structural health, the psoas is imperative to our psychological well-being. 

Liz Koch, the author of "The Psoas Book," states that our psoas “literally embodies our deepest urge for survival, and more profoundly, our elemental desire to flourish.” Neglecting the psoas can impact our:

  • emotional state
  • interpersonal relationships
  • physical pain
  • ability to manage stress

Bring awareness to your psoas. Your body will thank you.

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

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Donna John
Interesting! I've never heard of the psoas muscle. So how can we exercise our psoas muscle, Erica Hornthal ?
Erica Hornthal
There are many wonderful ways to stretch and open the psoas muscle. There are certain lunges, hip stretches and yoga poses that can help identify and release it.

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