I've been seeing a LOT of tight psoas muscles lately at my Pilates classes, one to one's and my Kida Yoga class! This muscle attaches to your lower spine and to your thigh bone. If it's tight (sitting too much perhaps?) it pulls your lower back. It's ONE of the common causes of lower back pain! If you can stretch this regularly then your lower back may feel a lot better! (makes your abs look a bit flatter too.) During the stretch I describe the muscle as attaching from lower rib to hip - focus on separating these two parts to target this muscle and stretch as effective as possible. It's not all about you - are you a parent? Can your son or daughter perform this stretch? : ))
May 26th, 2015
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