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Pain when lying on the ground.

Hunter Gatherer
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11 years 1 month ago
08/03/2012 - 12:52am
Pain when lying on the ground.


when I try to lie on my back on the floor, after a minute or two my lower back, hips and pelvis all seem to seize up. They all just seem to freeze, and it's really painful getting up.

Any help is appreciated.



Abeja Judy Hummel
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2 months 6 days ago
06/12/2012 - 12:49pm

Hello Hunter-Gatherer!

Your ancestors, who lay on the gound regularly and Glidewalked everywhere, had a much longer psoas (pronounced "so' as") muscle than you do.  You can lengthen your psoas muscle through learning to glidewalk properly (remember to keep your rib anchor engaged, and then let your back heel stay on the ground til the last minute).  You can accelerate that process by by doing lunges (again, engage your rib anchor so that your back doesn't sway).  

In the meantime, place as many pillows as necessary under your knees while lying on your back.  THis will take the strain off your psoas.    Over time, as you Glidewalk and lunge, you will need fewer and fewer pillows, until you can lay on your back and fall asleep under the stars, dreaming of the great mammoth hunt.



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