Ever get a pain in your side hip, hip flexor, lower back, not quite-sure-area-around-there, and out of seemingly nowhere, it starts to hurt to forward bend or even walk? Sometimes this mystery ailment that can be so hard to pin down is actually as simple as your pelvis rotating on your sacrum, which causes them to come out of alignment.
Lots of us have loosey-goosey sacrums. Who knew? I sure didn’t until I met Physical Therapist extraordinaire, Toni McGinley, PT, MA, SST, Founder and Senior Physical Therapist at Alta NYC. This amazing woman has nursed my body back to help after a hamstring tear, a meniscus tear, and many other bumps along my road – she has been a life saver for me, and has helped me find a stronger, more supple body along the way.
This super-easy, super-safe remedy has helped me on a number of occasions, and it 's helped a boatload of my students and clients as well. All you need is a yoga block and a yoga strap, and you can set that sacrum of yours back in its place so you can going on moving and living your awesome amazing life without restriction.
Move One: Hip Abduction / Pressing Out