The SI Joint holds the energy in the hips and pelvis. It can be your best friend - but don’t forget to engage in SI Joint mobility! Let the ribs mobilize - the ribs will actually engage if you are over exerting the lower back muscles - a very common issue that most people have.
Many problems arise with the SI joint because you are not using or engaging your glutei and hinging at the hips when bending over. The tissues actually cause the tightness or pain around the SI Joint, not actually the joint itself. Forcing yourself to hinge at the hips is the first immediate step you can take to engage the glutei, and correct your posture. If needed, you can push your hip flexors back to push the head of your femur into the hip joint to create the hinging motion.
Give your SI Joint support and work the glutei. It serves as a solid foundation for you and help keeps you upright. For people who use their back - hinging at the hips in airplane is going to be very difficult. You have to work on remapping the brain and engaging the proper muscle groups to help correct form. This will come in time. But with repetition, you can reprogram your mind to better orient the body.
Keeping the pelvis neutral in warrior variation will help to stretch not only the tissues around the SI joint, but above it as well. Just remember not to arch your back. You also want to avoid sinking your hips as that will put additional pressure on your SI Joint.
For those of you with SI Joint problems, you want to open up space in the hips and the back. Typically, there is so much compression in and around the SI joint and the lower back. By freeing up the joint and creating space, you will be relieving the tissues of any stress and tightness they endure on a daily basis. When the tissues are holding instead of pulling - is when you begin to feel lighter and more relief in the SI joint.
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