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Got Lower Back Pain? Relieve SI Joint Discomfort with Tree Frog Pose

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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, talks you through a relaxing pose to let the muscles that control the relationship of your pelvis and spine have a time out, conferring relief for your lower back.

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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.