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Pectineus Muscle

Action

Adducts, flexes and internally rotates hip.

The pectineus contracts in parivrttaikapada sirasana adducting both femurs and assisting the iliopsoas, flexing the forward hip. This same principle applies in parivrtta trikonasana.

Parivrtta Trikonasana

Awakening

Baddhakonasana awakens the pectineus. Isometric eccentric contraction accentuates this.

Closed chain contraction of the front leg pectineus draws the pelvis (and trunk) forward in parsvottanasana.

Closed ChainPectineus Stretch

Stretched

Baddhakonasana: The pectineus is at full stretch in the upright version of

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Contracted

Bakasana: Contracting the adductor group stabilizes this asana.

Brahmacharyasana

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