Psoas Muscle Pain: Lower back pain? Groin pain? I cannot express to you how important the psoas muscles are. They are the core of the core of you. There are 2 muscle groups that connect your torso to legs. They are the Piriformis and Psoas. Their role is primarily a stabilizing one,not a hip flexor - so no crunches or sit-ups for you...
Unfortunately, I have found that many people suffer from injured psoas muscles, holding both physical and emotional trauma.
You Psoas muscles originates from lumbar vertebra (lower to mid back), extends right through the hip girdle and attaches to the femur in the upper leg.
Stretch 1: This ball stretch is FANTASTIC for your tight psoas muscles - and worth the expense of a $30 ball just for this!!! You'll feel like a circus clown at first - but persevere.
Click below to watch a 2 minute video with full explanation of the stretch:
This one looks easy, however, it's very difficult to manage, so you’ll have to carefully read instructions to get full benefit. Try to persevere. Good luck! I hope you psoas muscle pain will vanish....
This psoas stretch stretches not only your psoas, but also the quads & hamstrings. Cross one leg across under the other and push back to this position. When you get used to this position tilt the upper body and head back. Close your eyes and relax.