Sacroiliac (SI) Joints: Issues & Pain + Downloadable Cheat Sheet for Yoga Teachers

Questions Answered Here

  1. Where are the sacroiliac (SI) joints located?
  2. What is significant about the ligaments surrounding the SI joints?
  3. How is the relationship between the sacrum and pelvis different when standing vs. sitting? How does this affect the SI joints?
  4. What are the functions of the SI joints?
  5. How does pregnancy impact the SI joints?
  6. What is SI dysfunction?
  7. What is the primary symptom associated with SI dysfunction?
  8. Who has increased susceptibility to SI joint problems?
  9. Practicing twists in what way can lead to SI joint instability?
  10. Why is it important to differentiate SI joint issues from other types of back pain?
  11. How is SI dysfunction typically differentiated from other conditions?
  12. Pain from SI joint stress is generally caused by the pelvis and sacrum moving in opposite directions. For what reasons might this occur?
  13. In addition to an acute condition, what else may be indicated by SI pain?
  14. What are some potential approaches to addressing SI joint pain?
  15. What are some considerations when practicing asana?
  16. What types of poses are often avoided in the case of SI joint issues?
  17. What poses might help?
  18. What pose adaptations might you consider in the case of SI joint issues?
  19. Where can you find sample sequences for SI joint pain?

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