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Decolonizing Notions of Psoas

October 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Decolonizing Notions of Psoas

Presented October 2021. The video recording is available by purchasing a ticket below.

Core integrity is something I think each of us needs to explore in today’s world.  The agency and integrity of our own being.  Psoas as a vital messenger of core integrity is called by Tao healers “the muscle of the soul.”  Psoas speaks clearly as animal body – communicating primal instincts of being alive and apart of Earth’s kinship with all life.  Decolonizing Notions of Psoas begins with recognizing the top down, power over systemic construct that is personified by individuating human bodies through isolation and idealizing our beings through concertizing the body as a static form. This is represented through objectified language such as calling our core a “spinal column”.

I’ve come to understand that the rigidity of the core is in fact a freeze response.  The “frozen” spine indicative of an unresponsive lineage of body.  The colonized white body has been idealized, and no matter what skin color, most systems of education focus on body as a structure.

By rejecting our animal-body we lose our instinctive knowing and our reciprocal bond with earth.  I see structure as a posturing, controlled body as performative, and colonized movement as militaristic – expressing intentionally or unintentionally human dissonance which in turn expresses a profound level of human arrogance.  It speaks to our deep disconnect and lack of reciprocity as part of a larger living system. Incoherent and dismissive the colonized body roams ravenous, eating up the world and dominating not only other but our own soulful being.

What I will be playing with, and I hope you’ll join me, is exploring what it is to re-humanize by integrating expression, hydrating juicy core psoas and a awakening a supple dynamic spine. I’d like you to experience psoas as rooting into earth rather than lifting up and out of core.  And how inhabiting our earthly elemental terrain we begin remembering our true authenticity and interconnectivity.  Rather than continue performative behavior what is it to embody all aspects of myself?  Recognizing my place in the kinship of life we begin by not dominating my own system and instead access a wise creative bio-intelligence that fosters core integrity.


LISTEN: https://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/decolonize-your-core/


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Decolonizing Psoas
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Welcome to Core Awareness™

Liz Koch is an international educator and author who seeks to dissolve the objectification of “body” in order to re-conceptualize human beings as biologically intelligent, self-organizing, and self-healing. Employing biomorphic and embryonic paradigms, Liz redefines psoas as smart, expressive tissue that is both elemental and universal.

Core Awareness fosters core integrity and self-efficacy as creative and expressive human beings.

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