Exploring Pelvic Balance for Back Pain

Written by Daphne

Daphne is a registered yoga therapist, movement educator, bodyworker, and a specialist in somatic therapy.

February 22, 2022

Exploring Pelvic Balance for Back Pain

Found this old video from the archives.

A little exploration of pelvic balance for back pain.

In the video, I also speak about the importance of something very fundamental – how we sit.
How are your sitting bones landing on the chair when you take a seat? Or are you loading on your tailbone instead?

When our body is supported by our sitting bones rather than our tailbone, we free up the spine from overloading and slumping into our lower back (and pushes our head forward) which can result in back pain. It also allows for a sense of differentiation between our pelvis and leg bones, allowing our weight to be released into gravity for greater ease and range of motion.

As we move through our day, we can also begin to notice the position of our pelvis. Do we tend to tuck our pelvis under (fatigue / withdrawal) or push our hips forward (rushed / fight or flight)? Are your knees locked or hyperextended? Adjusting all of these little nuances can too alleviate back tension and discomfort.

I hope you enjoy this little practice.

Props Needed:

  • 1 Yoga Strap
  • 1 Yoga Block

This post was previously posted on Yogawithdaphne.com on October 1st 2021.

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