September 25, 2021 – Freedom & Symmetry in the Pelvis, Sacrum, and Lower Back

Freedom and Symmetry in the Pelvis, Sacrum and Lower Back

When: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Time: 10:00 am -11:30 am (Eastern Time Zone)
Price: $20.00 

What determines pelvis, sacrum, and lower back health? To name a few:

  • Stability and alignment in the feet, ankles, and legs (the sole of the foot is designed to adjust to the contour of the earth)
  • Freedom of movement at the hip joint (ball and socket joint) 
  • Symmetry and alignment of the pelvis and sacrum

Why is the hip joint so important in determining the symmetry of the pelvis and it’s muscular attachments?

  • The integrity of the hip joint determines the horizontal position of the two high points of the pelvic basin.
  • These two high points must be on horizontal line to determine symmetry of the pelvis, sacrum, and lower back. 

Ida Rolf says, “The position of the femoral head (thigh bone in the hip joint) is the second factor influencing freedom at the hip joint. Depending on aberrated pulls by muscles of the thigh (especially the rotators) and distortions within the lower lower leg, ankle, and/or foot the femur may be rotated in the hip joint. The distorted pulls must be released where they originate before the joint can move freely and in pattern.” Structural Integration. Ida Rolf. (1978). 

Lack of alignment (particularly incorrect rotation), lack of range of movement, and lack of symmetry anywhere in the foot, leg, and/or hip joint strains the sacrum and the lumbar curve.

Come join us for this class! Our yoga practice together explores ways to align the hip joints to attain pelvic and sacral symmetry to relieve lower back strain and pain by increasing:

  • Alignment in the feet, ankles, and legs
  • Elasticity, strength, and flexibility in the hamstring and quadricep muscles (leg muscles that are attached to the pelvis)
  • Range of movement – extension, flexion, and rotation –  at the hip joints
  • Stability, elasticity in the muscles attached to the sacrum (think rubber band) and symmetry of the pelvis and sacrum
  • Flexibility, strength, and power in the abdominal muscles and lower back muscles

The key to keeping yoga postures safe for the lower back is to practice with awareness, alignment, and gentleness. We incorporate the yoga yama, ahimsa  – (nonviolence = do no harm) so that we do not go too deep, too quickly –  into the postures. 

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Whether you have attended any of my yoga classes in the past or not, you are welcome to attend any or all of these classes.


Beginner – with at least 6 months of yoga experience


One yoga mat, necessary                                                                                                                                                                                            Two yoga blocks, necessary
Two firm bolsters or two firm blankets, if you have
One yoga belt, if you have
Two or three sandbags, if you have
Dharma wheel, if you have one


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