Using Balls for Increased Buoyancy and Resiliency

Liz Koch, author of The Psoas Book and Core Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise, and Dance explains and demonstrates 3 simple exploration for softening and hydrating connective tissue using 3 different size balls. Psoas, as fluid tissue, benefits from working with hydrating techniques that increase our sense of buoyancy. Liz introduces each ball for increasing sensing how bones float, experiencing ground reaction force, and dynamically moving diaphragms. See Core Awareness; Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise & Dance for Liz Koch for more ideas and approaches that nourish psoas, increase proprioception, and hydrate connective tissue.As the messenger of the midline,  the Psoas expresses our survival/fear responses and our desire to thrive and innovate. Unfortunately, typical habits such as shoes, sitting in poorly designed chairs for extensive periods of time contributes to not only a loss of vitality and a lack of proprioceptive awareness along the spine but also a lack of resiliency in our fluid connective tissue. Playing with the rebound of balls offers our tissue a joyful way of waking back up and feel how life supports our every move.

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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!