Somatics for Sticky SI Joints 1.0
Many people have SI joint pain. But what exactly are SI joints and how can they have pain?
We each have two sacroiliac (SI) joints. The SI joints are where the sacrum (bottom section of the spine) meet the right and left iliac bones of the pelvis. While SI joints are not very mobile, they should have some give and play so you can walk, live and move with ease.
Falls, hiking a baby on a hip, slinging a bag over a shoulder, sitting wonky for long periods of time can twist one side of the pelvis so the SI joint is "stuck" and that equals yuck! This audio recording will help your brain sense what is stuck and let it move more freely.
~A PDF of tips for your practice
~The lesson is divided into 13 individual audio MP3 recordings, for easy recall. It includes
- walking and supine (lying on your back) assessments (soma scans)
- movements to release tension in your lower back
- movements to relax the sides of the body
- movements to release inner and outer thigh muscles including IT bands
Each full-length Somatics lesson Kristin Jackson creates is an original recording, rather than duplicates "cut and pasted" from other lessons.
There is an infinite number of ways to explore how the brain can move the body. That is why Kristin calls this lesson 1.0. Future lessons will provide different explorations so stay tuned!
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS LESSON
- space in which to walk around
- quite without distractions, (no TV, music, pets, etc)
- a firm surface on which to lie. It can be a yoga mat, blanket, rug, but squishy beds are not ideal)
- ability to get down and up from the floor
PLEASE NOTE: This is an AUDIO recording. Somatics is best done with the eyes closed, to help turn off the occipital part of the brain, thus enhancing the sensory-motor cortex.
This lesson is approximately 75 minutes long.