Episode 3 - A 25-Minute Practice to Release Your Psoas

July 20, 2016    BY Nancy Alder
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The psoas (the deepest skeletal muscle in your body, originating at the very last vertebra of your thoracic spine and attaching at the top of your inner thigh) often contracts when we feel afraid or anxious, playing an intricate role in activating the body's fight or flight response. In turn, by consciously releasing this muscle, we can soothe our system and activate the "rest and digest" response.

Join Nancy Adler for this all levels 25-minute class and learn tools you can use on the mat to release your psoas. This practice includes breath work, core work, lizard pose, a classic sun salutation, a variation of supported bridge, and more!

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Nancy Alder
Nancy Alder is a mom, yoga teacher and writer based in Connecticut. She teaches yogis to find their wings with ease through anatomy, acceptance and humor whether instructing arm balances or Savasana. She is known for making the esoteric approachable for all through intelligent sequencing and language. Her blog, Flying Yogini, introduced many readers to the empathetic truths and funny tales which also narrate her classes.

Nancy is trained in many styles of yoga ranging from vinyasa to yin and... Read more>>

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