Why do our hip flexors seem to be getting tighter over time, even though we stretch them regularly?
The iliopsoas is responsible for flexing the hip, as in walking up stairs, the front leg in a lunge, or sitting in a chair.
Often, yogis think they’re stretching the psoas, yet are actually overstretching it.
Generally, when a muscle is overstretched, the fibers contract and grip afterwards, creating more tension and shorter, tighter muscles.
Stop chasing a big sensation in this area, and your psoas will begin to release.
Learn how to stretch your psoas more effectively in this 30 minute mini-workshop.