I LOVE things that work ! This is beautiful stretch to help release the sacro-iliac joint and can sometimes provide huge relief in a matter of minutes.
I have often shown this to clients in the Bowen Therapy Clinic, but as Jesse Cannone demonstrates it so well, I thought it would be great to have it on my site for you to share with others who may be looking for some back pain relief.
Jesse has a fantasic book he gives away for free called The 7 Day Back Pain Cure. When I first read this book, I was elated as he writes so much of balance. Balanced muscles, hydration, correct diet and last but certainly not least, addressing the emotional issues that affect of muscle balance. Have you ever seen a depressed person with great posture?
Remember when doing any stretching, begin genty, DON’T push through pain, pause and beath slowly and deeply as the pain or resistance diminishes.
If you have Sacro-iliac discomfort it is because there are muscle imbalances happening and the position of the pelvis and the position of the spine do not change overnight. It takes time, often many years of your muscles being out of balance with each other for this to happen. These muscle imbalances cause postural imbalances. Eventually, if the muscles, bones, and SI joint are not working together as they should, this will result in a condition known as Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction.
This would be a very good exercise for post pregnancy.
The ligaments that hold the sacrum and illium in correct position become very relaxed from the pregnancy hormones. If the women has not has some form of therapy during pregnancy to keep this area correctly aligned, I believe it can be the beginning of continuing back pain.
I cannot tell you the number of post partum women that come for Bowen Therapy over the last 12 years, with extremely misaligned sacrums.
If there has been back pain during prenancy, its because of a misalignment. Don’t assume that it will always self correct after the birth. Get it checked and corrected.