The Psoas and the Reptilian Brain
The psoas has long been known in the Taost tradition as ‘the seat or muscle of the soul’ as it surrounds the lowest Dantien soul centre. This soul centre is connected to the reptilian brain, the interior part of the brain stem and spinal cord, which is responsible for our basic survival instincts and reproduction.
When we are in danger, under stress, are startled and are in that ‘fight/flight’ mode which is the function of the reptilian brain, fear is the leading emotion and causes a tightening of the psoas muscle. (So we can leap into flight at any time) In return, a tightened psoas muscle continually signals our body that we are in danger which leads to depleted adrenal glands, adrenal fatigue and eventually a compromised immune system.
This under the radar psoas muscle may actually be responsible for quite a few of our physical and emotional pain as it influences so many areas of the body and mind.
Some of the physical effects of a shortened psoas
Fear and the Psoas
The psoas muscle is a dumping ground for fear and supressed emotions. Emotions that at the time, hadn’t been fully experienced and released. This happens when we either don’t want to feel the emotions, or we simply judge the emotions and label them as ‘good' or more importantly in this case ‘bad’. Or when there is a block and we’re not processing the emotion on the level we are capable of processing it on.
This constant state of mental and emotional stress affects every element of our lives. It influences our mood and outlook on life. It affects all our relationships, our work life, our family life, our decision making, the way we view the world because when we live in fear, our judgements and thought processes are clouded and we are easily manipulated or we can become paranoid, When we’re carrying around so much emotional baggage, we can’t truly be happy in our own skin as we’re not connecting to ourselves and each other in a truly authentic way.
An accumulation of everything above manifests in society as anxiety, depression, phobia’s, emotionally reactive communication, anger and resentment of others, self-sabotage stopping growth or/and a feeling of lack of life purpose in one’s life.
The physical and emotional triggers..
Anything that curbs our natural movements
How can I test to see if my psoas is healthy and happy?
What are the benefits of a balanced Psoas?
How do I start lengthening and clearing the emotions out of my Psoas?
Holding onto everything we have stored in our psoas is a subconscious act, but to start clearing it out, it needs to be a conscious act and a daily practise. Here are a few ways for you to release the psoas and start feeling the benefits on your own today;
Way's to cultivate and deplete your Qi
How can Kinesiology help?
The most beautiful thing about using Kinesiology is that it incorporates all aspects of an issue to bring the body back into alignment. It incorporates the physical anatomy to determine the integrity of the muscle, the emotional aspects stored within the muscle, the mental and the energetic causal aspects surrounding the misalignment, the nutritional aspects that weaken and strengthen the muscle and anything else unique to you that may come up. Then through muscle monitoring and the use of Kinesiology correction techniques, we would hope to be able to clear, lengthen and strengthen the psoas muscle in what may just take months of essential daily practise to do.
Used in conjunction with your daily/weekly practise, all the wonderful beneficial outcomes of a free psoas listed above, could be achievable within a much shorter space of time.
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