2023 Somatic Movement Summit
Program & Replays
Wild Psoas: Tracking Your Primal Expression
To be aware of your core psoas is to explore the bio-morphic expressions of life itself. Only by employing a whole-systems perspective can this neuro-rich primal tissue be fully understood. Using biologically intelligent language and protocols, psoas is recognized as a messenger of core intelligence, not a problem to be fixed. Let's join Liz Koch in understanding the underlying gestures and supporting core integrity through nourishing full-body expression that often resolves what is most often perceived as an isolated issue.
In this session, you’ll discover:
- Your psoas is expressive of three primary gestures of safety that appear when threatened — curling, freezing, and arcing
- Your psoas is bio-intelligent tissue and a primal messenger of core integrity
- Daoist traditions speak of your psoas as the muscle of the soul
For over 45 years Liz Koch has explored the primal core tissue called psoas as a messenger of both direct perception and core intelligence — as well as a biological call and response eco-system. A conceptual artist and international educator, she's author of The Psoas Book... Core Awareness: Enhancing Yoga, Pilates, Exercise & Dance... and Stalking Wild Psoas: Embodying Your Core Intelligence.
A self-proclaimed psoas aficionado, Liz is passionate about our innate kinesthetic intelligence. Opposed to manipulating psoas, she calls for decolonizing notions of psoas — beginning with changing our model of the body from the current static bio-mechanical dogma to a living embryological paradigm. Whereas the currently colonized approach internalizes a brain-down, power-over construct in which humankind is isolated and idealized, Liz is exploring human potential by tracking core biological expressions that awaken life's deepest longings. Stalking Wild Psoas not only changes the objectified language of the body, but restores us to a dynamic living process.