The Psoas

Questions Answered Here

  1. How is the psoas related—both physically and in common terminology— to the iliopsoas?
  2. Describe the psoas muscles.
  3. Where does the psoas originate and attach?
  4. What does the psoas do?
  5. How is the psoas related to the diaphragm?
  6. How is the psoas related to the Stress Response? How does excessive sitting affect hip flexors?
  7. What is the postural effect of excessive sitting?
  8. In which type of standing poses will students with tight hip flexors exhibit problems?
  9. What is the effect of hamstrings that are more flexible than the hip flexors?
  10. What are potential results of imbalanced psoas muscles?