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Hydrating Movements for Spinal Midline and Psoas – Using a Ball

Liz Koch, author of The Psoas Book and Core Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise, and Dance explains and demonstrates a simple exploration for softening and hydrating connective tissue: spine midline, and Psoas. Using an inflatable type of exercise ball, almost fully deflated, Liz shows how this simple tool can help you re-discover primal movement along the body midline.


Unraveling Psoas on Land – Using a Chair

Liz Koch, author of The Psoas Book, explains and demonstrates unraveling the Psoas muscle on land using a simple kitchen chair. Using a chair for unraveling the core Psoas offers a fun, creative way of counteracting every day tension patterns, eliciting a dynamic responsive nervous system, and maintaining a juicy Psoas. (more…)

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. (more…)

Peek into a Movement Exploration and Follow Along

This one and a half hour video is a peek into a Movement Exploration that I taught my participants of the 10-month Professional Application Course. In that course I work with people to refine their movement as well as to work with how they might apply these explorations to their profession.  This video is helpful for anyone interested in understanding the complexity of the Psoas. We move right into primal restorative gestures as part of what this tissue, we call Psoas really is about as we focus on vital relationships: Head & Pelvis; Tail to Tongue; Psoas & Trapezius; Mastoid to Sacrum; Psoas & Quadratus Lumborum; Opening Side body for Orbital Psoas; Cross Patterning and Core Awareness.

Core Strength Box Squat to Balance Pelvis with Deric Stockton

Liz Koch author of The Psoas Book explains how to gain core strength while maintaining a supple Psoas by enhancing pelvic integrity. What often appears to be a weak Psoas muscle is really an overused, misused and abused Psoas due to pelvic disruptions. The video shows 3 important steps for balancing your pelvis; good positioning, the right idea, and proprioceptive awareness. (more…)

Unraveling Psoas in Water

Liz Koch, author of The Psoas Book, explains and demonstrates unraveling the core Psoas muscle in water. Returning to warm water (and ones embryonic memory) activates and supports a deep regenerative process within the core. The slow, rhythmic, weightless surrender releases tension, while being moved by the fluid nature of water hydrates the “filet mignon” Psoas. (more…)

Sensory Overload: Valuing Kinesthetic Intelligence for Integration & Coherency

Janine Naccarato recounts her personal, developmental, and soulful process as a child with sensory overload being labeled a behavioral problem to awakening an expansive whole-brain functioning through body intelligence and movement. As a Kinesthetic educator, Janine describes the power of motion as the Great Regulator for increasing our capacity for Creativity, Relationship, Self-Regulation, and Coherency.  

Attuning to Fluid Verticality for Coherency, Juicy Psoas, and Creative Potential

Dr. Darrell Sanchez is a licensed somatic psychotherapist, Rolfer, and dancer who has designed a tool for exploring vertical fluidity. By attuning with gravitational flows the Original Tuning Board ™offers a psycho-kinetic tool for activating a free flow of sensory and motor possibilities. Liz Koch and Dr. Sanchez discuss how engaging with our fluid verticality changes our state of being, grows our confidence, and fosters our human potential.

BEING TOO MUCH a conversation with Anasuya Isaacs

Together Liz Koch and Anasuya (BEING TOO MUCH ATM) conjure what it means when women are told they are TOO MUCH… or not enough…and everything in between. Modernity, Patriarchy, Paternalism, Colonization, Capitalism, Racism, Religion all continue to define “Woman” – her value and her place in the world. But what if we unlock the “shoulds” and become truly who we are? What if we as women have the AUDACITY to embrace the immensity of our divine creative possibilities; to nourish the WILD and truly flourish?

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!