The Vital Psoas Muscle: Connecting Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being

The Vital Psoas Muscle: Connecting Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being

by Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781583944585
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Publication date: 08/21/2012
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 145,380
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones is a professor of kinesiology and dance. She is a certified Pilates and yoga instructor with a master's degree in dance and education, and received degrees at the University of Kansas and New York University before pursuing a career as a performer, choreographer, teacher, and movement scientist. She currently teaches interactive movement workshops across the U.S. and sponsors international holistic retreats.

Table of Contents

Partial Table of Contents:

Foreword by Gary Mascilak, D.C., P.T., C.S.C.S.
Part I: The Physical Aspect
Chapter 1 Anatomy & Biomechanics of the Psoas Area
Chapter 2 Maintaining a Healthy Psoas
Chapter 3 The Strain of Lower Back Pain
Chapter 4 The Psoas and Pilates
Part II The Psoas and Emotions
Chapter 5 The Connections
Chapter 6 When the Psoas Strikes Back
Part III The Psoas and Spirituality - "Energetic" Anatomy
Chapter 7 What Do We Know?
Chapter 8 The Psoas and Chakra 1 "Kinesthetic Balance"
Chapter 9 The Psoas and Chakra 2 "Flow Like Water"
Chapter 10 The Psoas and Chakra "Function Meets Breath"
Bibliography
Index

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"This book has enlightened and assisted me in my own personal and professional evolutionary process, and I feel that any reader, after taking this journey with the author, will be able to add a layer of knowledge and enlightenment on their own path to a better understanding of optimal health and function."
—Gary Mascilak, D.C., P.T., C.S.C.S

“The Vital Psoas Muscle considers this specific muscle, located in the front hip joint and lower spine and critical for postural alignment, movement and overall well-being. It tells how to solve lower back pain and reduce trauma through understanding the physical, emotional and spiritual ramifications of this muscle, offering in-depth illustrations and key stretching and strengthening routines that incorporate the use of yoga or pilates.”
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The Vital Psoas Muscle: Connecting Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
No other book explains the psoas with such clarity,