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