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Back Pain? Say It Ain’t Pso!

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How to Find It

1. Lie on your back with your knees bent and feet flat on the ground.

2. Place your fingertips about one inch below your belly button and about two inches to either side.

3. Gently burrow you fingertips into your abdomen, wiggling to work your way around.

4. Lift your corresponding thigh upwards a couple of inches. You should feel a long, rope -like muscle tense up deep inside. That’s your psoas.

5. You can strum it or lightly palpate it to give it a little relief. Warning, this can be an uncomfortable experience if the muscle is tight or you don’t get massages often.  Seek out the skills of a good masseuse to help you out in locating your psoas.

More info: 3 Exercises to Treat Back Pain

Now that you know where it is, read on to find out how to tell if your psoas is tight or weak…

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Jordyn Cormier

Jordyn is a choreographer, freelance writer, and an avid outdoors woman. Having received her B.F.A. in Contemporary Dance from the Boston Conservatory, she is passionate about maintaining a healthy body, mind, and soul through food and fitness. A lover of adventure, Jordyn can often be found hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, and making herself at home in the backcountry! Check out what else Jordyn has been up to at jordyncormier.com.

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7:44AM PDT on Apr 20, 2013

You learn something everyday! Thanks

3:41PM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Thanks

7:26PM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

Thanks.

1:43PM PDT on Apr 4, 2013

Very informative, thanks!

6:31AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

What a great resource! Two thumbs up! Thanks for sharing and surely I’ll keep these thoughts in mind… xoxo ^_^
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1:32AM PDT on Apr 3, 2013

thanks for sharing

6:21AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Thanks

6:12AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

When did "sharing" become a proper noun?

6:08AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Thank you Jordan, for Sharing this!

2:20AM PDT on Apr 2, 2013

Thank you.

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