Yoga Practice: A Supple Psoas Major

November 7, 2013    BY Kat Heagberg

The psoas major is a mysterious, complex, and often misunderstood muscle that runs from the thoracic spine to the lumbar vertebrae and the lesser trochanter of the femur. Join Kat as she explores 4 popular postures that make the psoas more supple. Her tips on how to correct some common misalignments will be helpful to yoga teachers and students alike.

Props: cushion for the head (optional) and yoga block.

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Kat Heagberg
Kat Heagberg is the editor of Yoga International and has been teaching yoga since 2005. She loves to write about ways to make challenging poses more accessible, the power of language in yoga culture, and to offer encouragement and advice to new yoga teachers. Though she initially trained in alignment-based styles of yoga (which continue to inform her practice and teaching), Kat likes teaching vinyasa flow best of all. Read her work and take her classes here on Yoga International!

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