Pectineus

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The pectineus is the proximal muscle in the adductor group. It is a flat rectangular muscle originating from the front of the pelvic girdle and inserting on the inside of the proximal femur. It is monoarticular.

Weakness limits gomukhasana B. Contraction accentuates moola bandha.

Awareness of the pectineus awakens its neighboring adductor muscles, the brevis and longus.

Adductor Brevis

Tightness in the pectineus limits the depth of poses like baddhakonasana.

Weakness limits gomukhasana B. Contraction accentuates moola bandha.

Awareness of the pectineus awakens its neighboring adductor muscles, the brevis and longus.

Pectineus (pec-ti-NEUS)

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Origin

Pecten (a bulge) of the pubic bone on the iliopubic ramus, lateral to the pubic symphysis, (front view)

Monoarticular Gluteus Maximus

Insertion

Pectineal line extending from the lesser trochanter to the linea aspera on the inside of the proximal femur, (back view)

Symphysis Pubis BulgePectineus Stretch

Innervation & chakra illuminated

Femoral nerve (lumbar spinal nerves 3 and 4) +/- obturator nerve (lumbar spinal nerves 2, 3 and 4).

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Antagonists

Gluteus medius, gluteus minimus, tensor fascia Lata and piriformis.

Synergists

Adductor group, illiopsoas and quadratus femoris.

Quadratus FemorisMuscles Yoga Room Warm

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