Archive for December, 2013

Comforting Your S-I Joints | from Unit 1 Determining Sacral Position

December 16, 2013

Sacro-iliac joint pain can be understood as a case of “broken pelvis” — in which the “break” occurs at the three major joints (syndesmoses) of the pelvis: at the pubic bone (pubic symphysis) and the two sacro-iliac joints. The break consists not of a fracture or a separation, but as a displacement (misalignment) of the bones and as a strain at the joints.

My hypothesis, which fits experience, is that with displacement comes distortion of pelvic shape, registered as ligamentous strains within the pelvis that, when sensed by the brain, triggers muscular spasms not just in the pelvis, but as far-away as the neck and jaws.

The first step to correct S-I joint pain is to determine the misalignment. Two two major possibilities are a rotation and a displacement of one side downward; they generally occur together.

This tutorial clip shows what to look for to determine what the displacement is.

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Sore Thigh Adductors and Gluteus Medius | from Comfort Your S-I Joints, Unit 4

December 11, 2013

Pre-release tutorial to be replaced by a finished version, provided for immediate use to those in dire need.

Read this to learn more now to do this movement best.

Aiming: To determine your working position of the bent-knee leg, lift your head, press your knee and ankle down, and slowly draw the bent knee toward your side. Stop at any position of discomfort in your inner thigh, hip, buttock, or back. That’s your working position. Locate the working position afresh each time you do this movement sequence.

S-I Joint trouble comes from unevenly distributed weight-bearing stresses through the legs and pelvis. Those stresses may involve the thigh adductors (inner muscles) and other muscles surrounding the hip joints.

To bring comfort to S-I joints, it’s necessary to balance those weight-bearing stresses, left-and-right. This action pattern is one of a series of movements to train muscles/movement memory. It leads into another movement pattern from the program, Free Your Psoas: “Walking into the Floor”, which is the heart of that program and which deals with deep muscular stresses of the groin, pelvis, and spine.

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Dog Stretch with sit down

December 6, 2013

In the arching (“cat”) phase of the movement, you push your feet against the surface.

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2 Sidelying Lifts, instruction, VO, titles, music 2013 12 5,

December 5, 2013

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Sacro-Iliac Joint Pain Relief | from Unit 1 somatics

December 3, 2013

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End S-I Joint Pain | Sidelying Lifts | unit 1 of Comfort Your S-I Joints

December 2, 2013

This is a preliminary public release of two-of-three basic exercises from Comfort Your S-I Joints.

You precede these movements with Gentle Spine Waves, available on this YouTube channel.

A sacrum that is twisted in relation to its neighboring hip bones (ilia) creates internal stresses within the pelvis that spread throughout the body as far as the jaws. Mysterious, “untreatable” pains result — pains that abate as the sacrum approaches its normal position, often without having to be addresses, specifically.

This tutorial is the first step of a regimen available at the bottom of the entry, “Understanding the Sacro-Iliac Joints, Relieving S-I Joint Pain “, at http://lawrencegoldsomatics.blogspot.com/2011/04/understanding-sacro-iliac-joints.html

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