Most people target the six-pack surface muscles but neglect the deep abdominal ones, namely the transversus abdominis, iliopsoas, and diaphragm. Not only do these key players cinch your waist, they enhance crucial functions of your body -- breathing, digestion, and relaxation -- and help you stand up straighter. They are the source of your center of gravity.

6 Core Truths: Crunches are NOT Enough.These six moves target your deep abdominal muscles -- to keep your whole system looking and feeling beautifully balanced.

Low Back - 'Every Morning' Pain - and Deep Muscle (Psoas, etc.) Stretches

Low Back - 'Every Morning' Pain - and Deep Muscle (Psoas, etc.) Stretches to reduce Psoas Major tightness and dysfunction.

Yoga and Your Hips, Part II | Jason Crandell Vinyasa Yoga Method

Yoga and Your Hips, Part II

Learn the importance of the iliopsoas muscle group, how to strengthen it, and how to lengthen it for those who are tight in this area.

Everything You Need to Know About the Iliopsoas

Learn the importance of the iliopsoas muscle group, how to strengthen it, and how to lengthen it for those who are tight in this area. cough cough me

Learn About Psoas Muscle Pain & Psoas Release Techniques. A great read for anyone who suffers from, or knows anyone suffering from low back pain. Via Yoganatomy.Com January 2014

The Basics of the Psoas Muscle and Related Issues

LOW BACK PAIN? Learn About Psoas Muscle Pain Psoas Release Techniques. A great read for anyone who suffers from, or knows anyone suffering from low back pain.

Stretch Your Hip Flexor Muscles

Stretch Your Hip Flexor Muscles

The psoas major muscle (pronounced "so-as") is often referred to as the deepest core, or as yoga therapist and film-maker Danielle Olson states, the "muscle of the soul." This core-stabilizing muscle located near the hip bone affects mobility,.

5 Yoga-Inspired Moves to Tune Up Your Knees | Knee pain doesn't have to be a part of life. These five yoga-inspired therapy moves will help you strengthen your knees for more pain-free days!

Kneehab: 5 Yoga-Inspired Moves to Tune Up Your Knees

Knee pain doesn't have to be a part of life. These five yoga-inspired therapy moves will help you strengthen your knees for more pain-free days!

Everything You Need to Know About the Iliopsoas | Breaking Muscle

Everything You Need to Know About the Iliopsoas

Learn the importance of the iliopsoas muscle group, how to strengthen it, and how to lengthen it for those who are tight in this area.

Proximally, the psoas major muscle attaches to the 12th thoracic and to all of the lumbar vertebral bodies and the corresponding intervertebral discs and the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae. The iliacus attaches proximally to iliac fossa, the sacrum and the anterior sacroiliac ligaments. Distally, the two tendons merge forming the iliopsoas tendon to attach onto the lesser trochanter of the femur.

Proximally, the psoas major muscle attaches to the thoracic and to all of the lumbar vertebral bodies and the corresponding intervertebral discs and the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebr

Great website with lots of infromation, not only exercises but health, nutrition and motivation

How to Blast Away Belly Fat

Female Fitness Competition Diet--just some guidelines for myself to see if adding or subtracting something will help me burn more fat.

Hip Flexor Stretch. Stretches Iliopsoas & Rectus Femoris. Kneel on both knees, then extend one leg forward so that your knee is above your ankle. Gently lower the front of your hip downward so your back leg lies on the ground like an L. Hold for 20 to 30 seconds on each side.

Often the runners who stretch are the ones who have already faced an injury. So if stretching is an important part of rehabilitation, why not do it before you get hurt and save the medical costs an.

Psoas (iliopsoas) & pigeon pose

The psoas (iliopsoas) is comprised of the iliacus and psoas major. Pigeon pose works to lengthen this muscle.

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