Let me guess: you probably experience stress. Just about everyone one of us does. We spend our days on the computer, in cars and planes, and we don’t often allow ourselves the needed down time in order to be happy and stress-free.
That tension gets stored in our muscles. One of them, the Psoas Muscle, can become so tense that it becomes a source of anxiety and stress in and of itself. The Psoas is the largest muscle in our bodies and runs through the entirety of our trunk.
“Because the psoas is so intimately involved in such basic physical and emotional reactions, a chronically tightened psoas continually signals your body that you’re in danger, eventually exhausting the adrenal glands and depleting the immune system,” writes Liz Koch in her book, The Psoas Book.
“As you learn to approach the world without this chronic tension, psoas awareness can open the door to a more sensitive attunement to your body’s inner signals about safety and danger, and to a greater sense of inner peace.”
Fortunately, stretching the Psoas muscle is remarkably easy. Give these Psoas stretches a try. It takes only five minutes and you’ll be feeling better in no time.