SI Joint injury & Yoga: TAKE A BREAK

[SI joint injury frequently intersects with other causes of low back pain, such as bulging discs, arthritis, and muscular strains; these guidelines are also appropriate for injuries to low back, pelvis, & hips.] Previously: SI Joint Dysfunction Intro, SI Joint Injury & Yoga practice I will talk more about SI Joint & low back injury management and specific postures in the Bikram Yoga series in the future. I am sharing safe guidelines to approach a yoga practice WITH an injury to the SI Joint (and by extension, most injuries to the back, low back, hips, pelvis, etc etc etc.), because if you insist…

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SI Joint injury & Yoga practice

[SI joint injury frequently intersects with other causes of low back pain, such as bulging discs, arthritis, and muscular strains; these guidelines are also appropriate for injuries to low back, pelvis, & hips.] Previously: SI Joint Dysfunction intro The goal for practice should be to increase body awareness, maintain healthy range of motion, and receive maximum health benefits without exacerbating the existing injury. A consistent, mindful practice is key. Flexibility is not the goal – mobility without pain is the goal. Flexibility is part of the problem. You want strength and stability in the SI joint – not flexibility. Use yoga…

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SI Joint Dysfunction intro

The sacroiliac joint or SI joint is the joint in the bony pelvis between the sacrum and the ilium of the pelvis, which are joined by strong ligaments. The sacrum supports the spine and is supported in turn by an ilium on each side. The joint is a strong, weight bearing synovial joint with irregular elevations and depressions that produces interlocking of the two bones. The human body has two sacroiliac joints, one on the left and one on the right, that often match each other but are highly variable from person to person. IN SHORT: the SI joint is…

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