Is the Psoas Stretched in Supta Virasana?
Yes, the psoas muscle is stretched in Supta Virasana, which is also known as Reclined Hero Pose. The psoas muscle originates from the lumbar spine and runs down to the femur, crossing the hip joint. In Supta Virasana, the hip joint is flexed, which lengthens the psoas muscle and helps to release any tension or tightness in this area. However, it’s important to approach this pose slowly and mindfully, especially if you have any existing issues or injuries in the hip or lower back area. It’s also important to use props, such as blankets or bolsters, to support the body and make the pose more comfortable.