The Sacroiliac Joint: Anatomy and Function

By
Ray Long MD, FRCSC

The sacroiliac joint (SI joint) is involved in literally every yoga pose we practice. It is the hub for the transference of force between the legs and torso. Although it is designed to be a stable joint with limited mobility, some yoga practices can destabilize the joint, causing dysfunction. Understanding the anatomy of the SI joint can help us understand how to move in ways that promote stability.

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