Step one: Stop cheating in your alignment
The iliopsoas muscle is the deep hip flexor muscle that attaches to your low back (lumbar spine) and deep into your hip (femoral head). This muscle gets tight from overuse from sitting and physical activity. When this tight is chronically tight, your abdominal muscles are unable to stabilize your spine for posture and you can potentially develop chronic low back pain, hip pain and even pain or numbness and tingling down your leg! Tight psoas muscles are a common issue that I treat in my office.
I would argue that most people don’t know how to isolate this muscle to stretch it. Watch this video to learn my simple and easy tip to relieve strain and tension.
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Realign. Strengthen. Live your Life.