The psoas muscle is truly at the very center of the body, running down through the center of the torso behind the gut and in front of the spine, and connects the lumbar spine to the tops of our legs. Sedentary lifestyles are just as bad for this unique muscle as stress, and for many, an already sedentary lifestyle was compounded by being cooped up for quarantine last year. This kind of tension- the tension that comes from our primal instinct muscle, tends to have distinct downstream effects in that if our psoas is very tight, the rest of us tends to be too.
Month: May 2021
When we were kids, an astounding amount of movement marked the passage of days. Learning how to play a different sport, riding bikes, and just jumping up and down out of excitement (and pure unadulterated excess energy) were hallmarks of childhood. But in adulthood, the days all start to sort of run together, and during the quarantine the monotony of zoom meetings and full inboxes only served to replace the more familiar monotony of rush hour traffic on 480 and fluorescent office lighting.