Question of the Month

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...]

Q & A: Is The Psoas An Emotional Muscle?

August 7, 2008 by lizkoch
Q: Is the psoas an emotional muscle? I just started doing the exercises recommended in the Core Awareness Book, and during your tele-class, and each time I try to be in constructive rest, I start feeling a strong 'pulsing' or trembling along both my inner thighs, particularly at the midpoint of the... [Read more...]

Q & A: Is My Foot Problem Affecting My Psoas?

November 1, 2007 by lizkoch
Q: My friend just attended your workshop and recommended I contact you. Do you have any recommendations I have painful bunion that needs surgery? A: Foot problems can be connected to the psoas muscle, which may be the reason your friend made the connection. I explore the feet during workshops for... [Read more...]

Q & A: Can Awareness Heal My Psoas?

October 11, 2007 by lizkoch
Q:  If the psoas is part of the reptilian or subconscious brain, as you allude to in your recent book review (found in the quarterly newsletter) and can not be controlled why do you offer exercises and techniques in The Psoas Book for releasing, toning and lengthening the psoas? Should I be... [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.

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

Here at Core Awareness you’ll discover new ways of understanding the psoas. In addition to the blogs there is an educationally rich sourcing free for the taking. Explore my videos, articles, podcasts, interviews, FAQ’s and community links and let yourself go wild!