Much of the tension we store occurs in our muscles, one of them being the psoas muscle. The psoas muscle is the largest muscle in our bodies, running through the entirety of our trunk. When we don’t respond, this stress hormone gets stored up in the body and can result in such health problems as insomnia, lowered immune system, anxiety, eating disorders, depression, and living in a constant state of fear or alert. A variety of yoga poses, for instance, can help you to release this stress, anxiety, and fear that gets built up within the psoas muscle.
- Much of the tension we store occurs in our muscles, one of them being the psoas muscle. This can result in an ugly downward spiral that becomes a source of anxiety and stress in and of itself.
- Also called the “muscle of the soul,” stretching the psoas muscle does more than just release tension.
- If we store negativity, like fear, we cannot think clearly, as fear has the ability to shift our lifestyles, even control them. That’s why it’s so important we become aware of where fear is stored and how to release it.
“Because stress builds up on an unconscious level, it is primitive that we consciously heal our bodies. And while there is no single way to do this, there is a gradual way, which includes lifestyle changes and a daily practice.”