Anatomy in Action: The Psoas Major

by: Nora St. John, MS

Teaching Skills

Help clients create a strong, supple, balanced psoas major to prevent low-back and hip pain and to increase overall strength and power.

The psoas major is one of the most controversial muscles among Pilates teachers and anatomy nerds. It’s a critical muscle for functional movement of any kind and affects almost everything we do, from sitting and standing to running and dancing.

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IDEA Pilates Today, Volume 5, Issue 3

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About the Author

Nora St. John, MS

Nora St. John, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Nora St. John has been teaching Pilates in rehabilitation and studio settings for 20 years. She has a comprehensive background in dance, acupuncture, massage and meditation and weaves her many passion...