Q & A: What Hands-On Techniques Do You Teach For The Psoas?

October 6, 2009 by lizkoch
A: I have many approaches for working WITH the Psoas rather than working ON the Psoas.  Once one understands the bio-intelligence of the Psoas as a messenger of the central nervous system, protocol for working with the Psoas changes.  I recommend healing the dysfunctions that call upon the Psoas... [Read more...]

Q & A: How Does The Psoas Influence Menstrual Cycles?

September 5, 2009 by lizkoch
Q: How does the Psoas muscle influence a woman's menstrual cycle? A: A woman's menstrual cycles is directly influenced by the health and suppleness of their iliopsoas.  One reason for this is that the nerves of the reproductive organs embed through the iliopsoas.  Therefore if you have a dry,... [Read more...]

Q & A: Why Does Sitting Cause Psoas Pain?

July 22, 2009 by lizkoch
Q: Is pain in the hip, groin, and low back caused by psoas problems, especially when sitting for long periods of time? I do the simple relaxation technique (constructive rest position) and it works, but it does not last. A: The key phrase within your question is “sitting for long periods.” ... [Read more...]

Q & A: How To Recruit Psoas Not Superficial Hip Flexors?

June 8, 2009 by lizkoch
Q: I have been working with your book for about three weeks now. I am a pilates and yoga teacher and practitioner but was injured skiing three months ago- broken ribs, collarbone sprained sterno-clavicular joint. I am aware how much I use my superficial hip flexors for everything - I imagine... [Read more...]

Q & A: Did My Therapist Injure My Psoas?

February 3, 2009 by lizkoch
Q: Is it possible that my therapist possibly injured my psoas? I already had L4-L5 instability and now it is much worse after my massage; my back has pain and my leg is weak. I slowly recovered but a month after the massage and another gentle psoas release, I am back where I was;  with my spine... [Read more...]

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.

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