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Radiance Yoga LiveStream- The Opinionated Psoas with Doug Keller

April 10 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


The psoas muscle has long been recognized as central to our posture and movement, and a source of back and hip pain. Yet the muscle is so deep, and involved in so much of our movement, including the breath, that there are a number of ideas, theories, and opinions about exactly what it is that the psoas ‘does’ — beyond its two most obvious functions.

What are the effects of a tight psoas? How do we ‘release’ the psoas? Why is there more involved than just stretching?

In this session, Doug will explain and illustrate the psoas and the main ideas about it, and sort out the lessons we can take into our yoga practice. We’ll come to understand the variety of problems created by a ‘tight’ psoas, and how nearly all of the asanas of yoga address the psoas in different ways — with a few of the main postures being the key.

This will give us principles for practice. There will be special emphasis on how we can practice the asanas more deeply, effectively, and beneficially when we include awareness of the psoas in asana and breath.

This treatment will tie into elements introduced on Friday, especially having to do with the relationship between the diaphragm and psoas — how to improve their relationship through asana, as well as further principles for making the body a supple container for the breath

Asana Practice:
The focus of this asana session will be on principles for working effectively with the psoas in asana practice, and for addressing the various kinds of imbalances touched upon in the lecture. You’ll be able to do the practice at a time that works for you, as well as to repeat the practice whenever you like. It is provided to you through a link to Vimeo, where you can view or download it.

Yoga Nidra Practice:
Also provided is a guided yoga nidra session that you can also practice at your leisure.

Price: $80


April 10
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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