What can a tight psoas do? Well, in short, it can throw your entire alignment out of whack and affect the entire body chain. That’s why that little muscle makes a big difference!
Tight psoas can cause:
(image credit Cleveland Clinic)
- back pain
- tight hips
- core instability and dysfunction
- mobility trouble in hips and thighs
- anterior pelvic tilt
As you can see, the psoas wraps from the lower back to the thigh bone. When it is short, it pulls the pelvis forward and pulls on the lower back. You can see how this could be trouble!
First of all, it’s important to keep your psoas strong, with leg lifts and varying leg exercises, but it’s just as important to keep it flexible!
Here’s a quick video I made to help you with some basic psoas stretches.
I hope that helps! You know what they say. A short psoas makes a so’ass!