Ten years ago when I began to learn about the psoas muscle I had no idea how important it was or that it would be the main focus of most of the work that I do.
The psoas is the most important muscle in the body for three particular reasons. When we come up to stand as toddlers the engagement of the psoas creates the lumbar curve that is responsible for holding us upright. It is also the walking muscle as every successful step we take is initiated by the psoas pulling our back leg forward.
But above all else it is the muscle most involved and repsonsible for back pain and trauma.
Learning to release the psoas can be the gateway to easing pain and finding freedom from long held tension and trauma that often affects us for years without successful diagnosis.