.......interesting things about fitness, strength, diet and performance.
I can relate to this. Yoga and pilates has helped a lot. Taking time to mindfully pull my pelvis back and exercise my back and abdominal muscles really helps. How do you stretch and massage the psoas?
Excellent find, thanks a lot.Until I learn't to stand properly I always had a sore lower back
Biblechik,Try pigeon pose and the warrior lunge poses from yoga for lengthening the psoas muscles. Also, do a Google search for the "four corner balance drill," which is especially good for both stretching and strengthening the psoas muscle.
Got really interesting @ 7:30(before it was "basic" knowledge)
Great video with important information. In my experience, true elongation of the spine is neither flexion or extension and comes from the proper relationship of the pelvis to the rib cage. In that sense, the pelvis cannot be in too much of an anterior tilt if the rib cage is not posteriorly rotated or "lifted" and "held" up. Lifting the chest is what results in compressing the lumbar spine. With the rib cage/pelvis in correct relationship (and shoulders and head) muscles can take on their normal, elastic state. In fact, correct, natural skeletal alignment is required for this to ever happen. This is not a quick fix, it takes repeated practice, but the change back to natural comes with time. Put the bones where they belong, in relationship to each other, and the framework of support sets the stage, literally, for the muscles to be able to relax into elastic support, rather than straining to compensate for misalignment. Thanks for this! Here's a link to another video re: back pain that adds more to this discussion. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsY7y_BoVkk
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