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Try This Yoga Trick to Realign Your SI Joint & Relieve Lower Back Pain

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Ever felt a niggling pain to one side of your lower back? The asymmetrical poses we do in yoga can put stress on the sacroiliac (SI) joint, which lies at the intersection of the spine and the pelvis. Hip flexors that are tight from sitting or strong from doing core work can affect this joint too. Here, Sage Rountree, author of Everyday Yoga, shows how to use a yoga block in Bridge Pose to realign this joint while stretching the front of your body.

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About Our Expert
Sage Rountree is a pioneer in yoga for athletes and an endurance sports coach. Sage is the author of seven books, including Everyday Yoga and Lifelong Yoga, co-written with Alexandra DeSiato. These tips are adapted from the second edition of her Runner’s Guide to Yoga, available now. Learn more at sagerountree.com.