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Get Moving In The Low Back and Hips—Iliopsoas Liberated

 

Iliopsoas Anatomy Franklin Method People often talk about core strength, core stability and exercising the core but what the true core of the body actually is is often missed. If you think of an apple—where is the apple core? It is not the skin of the apple nor is it the flesh of the apple but it is the central almost woody part of the apple. So it is with the body. The core of the body is not the skin and abdominal muscles nor is it the organs and “stuff”  in the abdominal cavity but it is the deep, deep muscles that surround the front of the spine and extend down to the pelvis and tops of the leg bones. These muscles are the Iliopsoas muscles. There are three of them (on each side) - the psoas major, the psoas minor and the iliacus. This complex of muscles stabilises the low back and balances the torso on the legs. When we move and breathe these muscles keep the integrity of the hips and the low back in dynamic alignment. When the muscles are working well they allow the abdominal muscles to find and hold their tone and for the organs held inside the abdominal muscles to be free to move and function.

 

In this workshop we will look at the evolutionary design of the structures and how we can use this information to inform and heal our movement patterns in daily life, sport, dance and other movement practices. We will learn some simple exercises and focusing tools that literally liberate these muscles and the low back for greater freedom and movement quality.

 

The skills and ideas embodied in this workshop are useful beyond their personal application in daily domestic life. If you are someone who works in coaching movement (sport, dance or martial arts say) then what you learn here can enrich you professional life. Likewise for Heath Practitioners like Osteopaths, Doctors, Physiotherapists and other bodyworkers - what you learn in these workshops in terms of experiential anatomy and its use through movement and imagery work in facilitating better body awareness is something you can begin to use with your clients /patients. Particularly for health professionals who work with clients/ patients with sore backs  the exercises taught in this workshop with regard to the psoas muscles can transform patients lives.  If you want to know more about this aspect of this workshop, or the workshops I run in general, then please contact me David Kellett DO, Franklin Method Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Psoas - Franklin Method Exercise

Franklin Method Exercise - Psoas 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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