Dynamic Stretching for your Psoas

The psoas, technically named iliopsoas, are two deep-seated core muscles that help support your back and so much more. The psoas major works by flexing the hip, while the psoas minor acts to flex the lower spine. These muscles are unique in that they are the only muscles that connect the lumbar spine and lower body. They help us perform all sorts of daily activities, including walking and running. They are essential for good posture and key muscles that if out of balance, can cause back pain.


Due to its relationship to the glutes, stretching is essential to functional strength and therefore better posture and comfort. Stretching your psoas can also help you move with greater ease. Follow along with this video demonstration for an effective way to actively stretch these muscles.

Remember to breathe deeply throughout each movement, and ALWAYS work within YOUR pain free range.