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Psoas & The Energy Systems
June 10 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Within the Taoist tradition the Psoas is spoken of as the “muscle of the soul”. Merriam-Webster defines the word soul as the immaterial essence, animating principle, a person’s total self, active and essential; the moral and emotional nature of human beings. Expressing our deepest desire for integrity, passion, and possibility, our Psoas reveals soul qualities imbued within our very own flesh and blood.
Emerging from a central channel, psoas is intimately located near the Conception and Governing vessels reflecting a self-actualizing gesture of individuated becoming.16 Orbiting through the core, these two essential channels reflect balance and the complimentary flow of polarities referred to as Yin and Yang. From the perspective of core energy, direct manipulation of posture seems like a superficial attempt to control the dynamic expression of Qi flowing through and within our being. To find an energetic balance in the ecosystem of a living organism requires a conscious differentiation between demanding levels of control and igniting maturation within the whole system.
Overlaying the energetic Chakra System, Chinese Five Element Theory, and Meridian Model with the Primordial Psoas helps us correlate and track the emotional/feeling qualities of the Psoas while inviting an opportunity for awakening its true nature. Rather than minimizing the Psoas by defining it as a hip flexor, it behooves us to recognize that this smart tissue is a sensory source of primordial energy, not to be manipulated but respected.