Have you ever heard about the so-called “muscle of the soul”? This muscle, better known by its Latin name major psoas muscle is located near the hip bone and plays a part in our flexibility, mobility, balance and the movement of our joints. This muscle also plays a part in our posture, and when stretched, it can help you relax.
According to experts, the major psoas muscle is highly important for our wellbeing. The muscle ties the legs with the spinal column, and is also related to the diaphragm which is responsible for our breathing. The diaphragm is also associated with the feelings of fear and anxiety as well. The major psoas muscle is further connected to the brain stem, and the oldest part of our spinal cord or the reptilian brain.
Due to the fast-paced lifestyle today, the major psoas muscle is often stressed, which could have unexpected consequences on your health. Besides causing irregular breathing, knee, hip, back and leg pain and digestive problems, a stretched major psoas muscle can also raise your stress levels and has a negative impact on our feelings and behavior. So, the effects of a stretched major psoas muscle are physical and mental as well. The good news is that all of this can be treated and prevented once you learn how to restore the balance in the muscle. Ancient gurus were aware of this and worked on the “muscle of the soul” in order to relieve tension.
If you’re feeling strained while doing some yoga poses, it may be a symptom of a constricted major psoas muscle. In this case, we suggest talking to a guru who can tell you how to relax it and relieve the mental and physical symptoms caused by the muscle.
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