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Welcome to the Spirituality of Strength Training! The purpose of this show is to guide the conversation to the intersection between mind, body, and spirit and the importance of healing all three together as one. You will hear topics from the strength training, spiritual practices, to mediation, mindfulness, soul awakening, healthy lifestyle, yoga, and the science of healing psychically, mentally, and spiritually. 

Feb 24, 2020

The psoas, (the muscle of the soul in Eastern Medicine) is the most intimately connected muscle to our nervous system.  ~ Drew Ragan


In this episode you will learn the interconnection between our mind and body and how this one muscle plays a big role with this connection.


  • How strength training can be used a guarding mechanism
  • How physical pain can be a direction for a lessons into blessings 
  • How developing a better proprioception helps understand internal state
  • How yoga is a place of worship, a place for the soul to breathe
  • How the psoas (aka the hip flexor) is more of hip stabilizer, sensorial  and emotional processor
  • Muscle of the Soul: Anger, Will,Action, and Fire  are the emotions live with this muscle 
  • How it is hard to be in flow when the psoas is tight 
  • How breathe work will help soften the psoas and release the fear it may be holding
  • How our SIT culture creates a tight psoas and it not always our emotions

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