Massage World (The Vital Psoas Muscle: Connecting Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being)
The Vital Psoas Muscle: Connecting Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Well-being by Jo Ann Staugaard-Jones is a nice combination of physical and energetics. It emphasizes the importance of the Psoas as a keystone muscle and its' relationship to other muscles and functions within the body. Working with the Psoas muscle can correct posture, alleviate back pain, open energy channels, strengthen the core and reduce trauma. The book includes clear anatomy, detailed drawings, exercises and stretches, and a fact or fiction section to clarify information. The second part of the book focuses on energetics with breathing, emotions and chakras. It also incorporates anatomy and exercises. It is the best of both worlds that anyone with a number of conditions may benefit from.