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The Psoas Book
The Psoas Book
by Liz Koch
Edition: Paperback
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140 of 145 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Psoas Book: Keys to Core Awareness and Self-Care, September 11, 2000
This review is from: The Psoas Book (Paperback)
In this book, Liz Koch brings together information and insight about the iliopsoas muscle that you can't find anywhere else.
As a professional bodyworker and movement educator for over 25 years, I've met many people - clients, chiropractors, physical therapists, dancers, practitioners of yoga and other somatic therapists - who recognize the importance of the psoas muscle for optimal postural alignment, back health, and over-all well-being. Very few of them, however, can explain the significant and complex relationships that the psoas has with other muscle groups, with our internal organs, and with our emotional experience. And even fewer know how to adequately release their own psoas tension, to fascilitate optimal psoas tone, or to teach others these essential skills.
Liz Koch has spent over 20 years exploring this muscle and its influence, and she generously shares her extraordinary discoveries with us in her book. There are many drawings that help to clarify the text, which not only covers the basics, like location and function of the psoas, but extends into self-care exercises and application of these ideas to everyday considerations, like what kind of shoes or chairs or sports can support psoas health. There's also an entire section addressing the role of the psoas in women's cycles, pregnancy and menopause.
This book is a revelation! I recommend it to anyone who is searching for the keys to self-awareness and more vibrant health.

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