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How to Do a Psoas Release

    Place a small soft ball on the floor. The ball should be slightly larger and softer than a tennis ball.

    Lower yourself onto the small soft ball, about one to two inches outside of your belly button, near the area that hurts. You will feel a slight discomfort as you lower yourself, this is your psoas responding to the pressure.

    Come up on your elbows and arch your back. This action will cause a more forceful stretch and, in turn, will cause your psaos to release.

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Tips

  • Visit your physical therapist if the discomfort persists. This is the most effective way to loosen your psoas.
  • You can avoid a strained psoas by regularly engaging in stretching exercises which promote flexibility and mobility.

About the Author

Crystal Mercado enjoys writing and began writing professionally in 2010. She holds a vision-care assistant certificate and focuses her writing toward the dispensing of eye-wear. Mercado is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Miami-Dade College.

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