This blog post is in answer to a question from a reader, Shinaz. I’ve excerpted bits of our email correspondence for you, with her permission. Hi Nadine. I read something that you wrote about yoga being bad long term for people with SIJ problems. I have suffered a lot with that since the birth of [...]
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Continuing in this week’s theme of giving help when ask, today’s post is is for reader Nick, who said, Hi Nadine, I found you on the net whilst looking for things to help with si pain. Have been doing two of the exercises and would just like to say that they are a god send! [...]
The five things you absolutely should not do when you have SI Joint Pain (and three that you should).
When you have SI Joint pain, and it’s really bad, just about all ‘regular’ yoga is a bad idea. Basically, other than doing things to help those joints get back into alignment, and more stable, you don’t want to be moving your pelvis and lower back around much. Here’s what you shouldn’t do: Most forward [...]
This pose is gold, GOLD I tell you. Also, just a warning: there is a whole lot of anatomical geekery in this post. If it doesn’t interest you, go straight to the video at the bottom. You will get the benefits whether you know why it’s working or not. In the years when I had [...]
Right. I’ve had enough. Last week, I was inundated, INUNDATED, with emails from people who have yoga related injuries, mostly backs and SI Joints. What have their yoga teachers being DOING? Surely they got the memo that their first job is to keep their students safe? Nope, apparently not. Man, it pisses me off. So, [...]
I’ve always loved the way yoga backbends look. But I’m not a natural backbender. Forwards? I am freakishly flexible. And then there is the whole emotional aspect that backbends bring up: opening to the new, lighting up your heart, making yourself vulnerable, yadda yadda. Blech. For years, the forward bends just seemed a better option. When [...]
I love a sun salute or seven. It’s safe to say that they are my most loved yoga sequences. That said, in the stronger versions, moving from Urdvha Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog) to Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog, or just down dog if you are on casual terms with it) can present a [...]
Also known as Intense Stretch of the Flank, if you are not a Sanskrit Snob This is SUCH a nice stretch for the, well, flank. Great for the runners and cyclists out there, and all people, like me, who have tight Iliotibial bands. It, like most of yoga’s fundamental standing poses, can be modified [...]
Warrior Pose is one of the asanas most people learn first. It’s one of my favourites, largely because you get so STRONG doing lunges like this. All of us need to learn to stand properly on our feet, and distribute our weight through our legs and pelvis effectively, before we start doing fancy things like [...]
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