Over the winter holidays I went to Chicago for a short family vacation. Fun, right? Well, on the 5-hour drive there I sat half-turned in the front passenger seat talking to my son (who was in the back seat). My sacrum (that is prone to crankiness) didn’t like it one bit and announced it loud and clear the next day, dampening our plans for fun Chicago excursions. Below is a yoga practice that saved my vacation and made my sacrum happy again. Needless to say, on the drive back I stayed as symmetrical as I possibly could (and it helped).
I know I am not alone. My article about sacroiliac joint pain is still my most popular post. Now I finally got around to making a yoga practice about it, as well 🙂 Keep in mind that this practice is not intended for acute sacrum situations, especially if you don’t have much yoga experience. It worked in my case because I’ve done those movements many-many times before and I know how my body handles them. If you are just starting out, you have to be very careful and err on the side of caution. Pay attention to subtle details. Be especially careful with pose #10, as it it pretty strong. This practice won’t work for everyone, since sacroiliac joint pain can show up for all kinds of reasons, not just hip imbalance. Give it a try and see how your sacrum feels during the practice, after the practice and the next day. Then you will be able to tell if it works for you. And let me know!