Question of the Month

Q & A: Can The Psoas Muscle Be Controlled?

September 10, 2007 by lizkoch
Q: In a book review, in your recent newsletter, you comment that "because the psoas muscle is part of the "reptilian" or subconscious brain and cannot be controlled by conscious intention...". However, in your Psoas Book, you have exercises/techniques for releasing, toning and strengthening the... [Read more...]

Q & A: Psoas Explorations After Sexual Abuse?

August 2, 2007 by lizkoch
Q: As a survivor of Incest in my teens, I wonder whether your course and books provide a way for me to connect with my body and my sexuality? My experiences have had a profound impact on my personal life and now in my late 30's I am perhaps stronger to really tackle them head on. A: Great... [Read more...]

Q & A: What's the Connection Between the Psoas & Lordosis?

July 25, 2007 by lizkoch
Q: I've played basketball all my life and have really bad lordosis. I have tried all different types of stretching philosophies and have contacted several experts about stretching with no success. I bought your book not really with the hope of fixing the problem but to learn a little more about... [Read more...]

Q & A: Opinion on the Sun Salutation Stretch?

July 3, 2006 by lizkoch
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... [Read more...]

Q & A: Toning before Lengthening?

June 2, 2006 by lizkoch
Q: I successfully released my psoas via constructive rest. I enjoyed it and feel I've benefited by releasing the arms. I thought the next step would be to lengthen the psoas, but those exercises do not seem to be working (certainly bad execution could be at fault). Although, I just noticed in your... [Read more...]

Q & A: Advise for Lengthening and Strengthening The Psoas?

May 17, 2006 by lizkoch
Q: I came to your book after several months of slowly working thru a "back problem." Taking yoga and continuing to peel the onion of my various muscular problems, I am finally left with (I assume) symptoms of a shortened psoas. The area of symptoms that I have left (the psoas) ONLY responds to... [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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