Q & A: Opinion on the Sun Salutation Stretch?

Q: I only know of one psoas stretch, the “runner’s stretch”, it is also one of the positions in some versions of the Sun Salutation. Do you have an opinion on using this stretch?

A: A wall support lunge can be great beginning stretch for the pelvis. Be sure to square your pelvis and face the wall.

Releasing through the ankles allows the torso to stay integrated. The tendency in all lunges is to thrust forward the chest or the pelvis. For the whole psoas to lengthen the torso must stay aligned in a diagonal plane. By softening joints a feeling of integrity and space is felt as your psoas is coherent from solar plexus to leg. When one foot is in front and one behind the pelvis is stable and thus it is possible to isolate the iliopsoas muscle and experience it stretching.

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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.

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