The Psoas

The Psoas muscle is a deep, strong muscle that cuddles into the lower half of the spine. Specifically, it begins at the 12th thoracic vertebrae, snuggles along each of the 5 lumbar vertebrae and attaches onto the femur bone at the lesser trochanter. It is a primary hip flexor, in that it brings the femur … Read more

The Knee and Yoga

The knee is comprised of 3 bones – the femur (the thigh bone), the tibia (the shin bone), and the patella (the knee cap) and a little bit of cartilage (the meniscus). Since it is an area where bones meet, it is classified as a joint, with its primary motions being flexion and extension (to … Read more

The Role and Function Fascia

I have often joked in my workshops that, as humans, we are walking “skin bags” filled with different parts – bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, organs, nerves, vessels and a brain. Many people are happy just knowing that this sac stays intact, its contents contained. There are others, like yogi anatomists, who are more interested with … Read more