Book Club: Stalking Wild Psoas

Well hello again! We have so many books to read, and even more in the wishlist so finally we are back at it. There are tons (literally) of amazing selections coming up so make sure to follow Movement Monthly to ensure that you don’t miss out. For your convenience, we have added links to our book selections on Amazon so you can pick up your copy and join in the conversation. You will find the links at the bottom of the page.

In this month’s Book Club meeting Holly Wallis is sharing her thoughts on Liz Koch’s Stalking Wild Psoas.

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I have to say that I am still trying to figure out this book. It is so intriguing to me, but at the same time unlike any movement book that I have previously read.

This book delves deep into the concept of somatics rather than the anatomical approach to unraveling the mystery of the Psoas, and so it should. One of the most interesting aspects of the Psoas to me is the idea of its connection to our psychological and emotional processes. For some, this might sound a little woo woo, but the essays in this book are short snippets of proof of how we embody our personal experiences.

Koch is a true intuitive in every sense of the word, and this is demonstrated on every page of this book. This may be why this book may not be approachable or relatable for someone that is not open to this way of thinking and working with others, but this is exactly why I enjoyed it.

I would say to the reader to enter with an open mind, take your time with it, and find what resonates with you. What I learned myself is that not everything needs to be directly applicable to my work with clients, but there is something to garner from reading, or furthermore, looking from a different perspective. Maybe that is what is applicable.

Have your read this book, or others on the same subject that you find helpful? Please share your thoughts.

Click this link to purchase Stalking Wild Psoas from Amazon…

Until next time, keep reading!

Yours truly, ✍
Holly Wallis, Certified Movement & Rehabilitation Specialist, NCPT
Director of US Operations, Body Harmonics Pilates & Movement Institute
Studio Director, ReActive Movement, 6200 LaSalle Ave, Oakland, CA 94611

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Join Holly next time to discuss your thoughts and insights into our next select: Taking Root to Fly by Irene Dowd. Get a head start, click the link below to purchase this book from Amazon…

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