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Old 08-29-18, 09:49 AM  
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Last night I did the Focused practice for Low Back and Sacrum Therapy from Viniyoga Therapy for the Low Back, Sacrum & Hips with Gary Kraftsow.

Has anyone went through all the sections on this DVD and saw improvement in the lower back overall?
I have used this DVD on several occasions. It is very boring, but extremely effective. I have had a bulging disc (L5-S1) from overtraining on a road bike as well as sciatica (a combination of hypermobility and a bad fall) and this DVD is back magic. I wish it were more interesting, but regular use of the segments when my back flares up really makes a noticeable difference. A heating pad also gives some relief (cold irritates my back).

Twisting quickly tends to cause problems for me and using heavy weights can irritate my lower back. Since I have hypermobile joints, I have been advised to avoid quick motions. Switching to flat and flexible shoes has also made a difference.

I saw that you posted about cardio as well. Do you have a rebounder? I can use mine without problems most of the time.
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Old 08-29-18, 10:32 AM  
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I've been keeping up with this thread with great interest...thank you for posting!

I too suffer with SI issues/sciatica issues and was unable to do anything with impact or heavier weights for ages without ending up in debilitating pain. Eventually, I started to suspect my issue might have to do with hypermobility in addition to other things (it's been a trial and error learning experience).

As someone who loves loves loves yoga, it was very hard for me to stop practicing yoga entirely in favor of more restrained stretching after regular workouts, VERY hard. But I did that just to see what would happen, and so far, the improvement has been night and day.

I'm able to lift heavier weights (carefully) again and do some impact, though I still prefer to keep things low impact. I'm hoping I didn't just jinx myself and things will continue improving...though I still miss yoga....
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Old 08-29-18, 10:38 AM  
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Thanks for your thoughts on this DVD, Starbelly! I've been back and forth on it for so long!
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Old 08-29-18, 01:01 PM  
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I've been keeping up with this thread with great interest...thank you for posting!

I too suffer with SI issues/sciatica issues and was unable to do anything with impact or heavier weights for ages without ending up in debilitating pain. Eventually, I started to suspect my issue might have to do with hypermobility in addition to other things (it's been a trial and error learning experience).

As someone who loves loves loves yoga, it was very hard for me to stop practicing yoga entirely in favor of more restrained stretching after regular workouts, VERY hard. But I did that just to see what would happen, and so far, the improvement has been night and day.

I'm able to lift heavier weights (carefully) again and do some impact, though I still prefer to keep things low impact. I'm hoping I didn't just jinx myself and things will continue improving...though I still miss yoga....
I practice yoga daily, but it is very different from what I used to do. I formerly taught and practiced hot vinyasa, but came to realize that the up dog causes my sacrum to move around resulting in twingy nerve-type pains and moving fast was not good for my joints. I now practice slower styles and always substitute when something is not right for me. I subscribe to Gaia.com (formerly My Yoga Online) and there are many wonderful practices on the site (some favorites include Kreg Weiss, Marla Waal, and Troy Hadeed).

After recently rediscovering my Ilaria DVDs, I have started up with some of those workouts in addition to rebounding, Pilates, and barre. I also like Essentrics and Margaret Richard. I miss kettlebells and would like to slowly bring some KB work back in, but I tend to go overboard and injure myself.

To minimize problems, try ensuring that your glutes are strong (MHB's bridge series is great for this) and that your psoas is not too tight. The Yamuna body rolling release is very effective for psoas release as is Jill Miller's "gut smash". The Yamuna ball is firmer and, for me, more effective than the YTU ball. Tractioning the spine with either an inversion table or a yoga swing (see the third picture) can create space that reduces pressure on the nerve and was the only thing that gave me relief when I had a bulging disc.

Unfortunately, it seems that once you have this sort of problem, it tends to recur. Regular rolling and keeping a good balance of front and back body strength can help.
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Old 08-29-18, 01:24 PM  
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I saw that you posted about cardio as well. Do you have a rebounder? I can use mine without problems most of the time.
No rebounder. I have very little space, unfortunately.


I have noticed several comments about heavier weights causing problems. I have found the same for me.
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I have been experiencing what I think is SI joint pain on my right side on and off for a few months. I can not figure out what exactly is causing it but my latest bout started yesterday after I took a long walk. It is still bothering me a bit.

Sometimes my lifting routine bothers my SI joint although I can't pinpoint what moves exactly are a problem. I haven't been giving it careful consideration however.

I also had some pain the day after the long flight at the beginning of my vacation. Looking at my exercise log I took a long walk the day before we left. So the long walk then alot of sitting seems to have set it off.
I have been doing some research and I am thinking that a leg length discrepancy may be causing the pain. Anyone else have that issue and any ideas on what can be done in that case?

ETA: I do not do high impact exercise.
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Old 04-13-19, 08:34 PM  
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I have been experiencing what I think is SI joint pain on my right side on and off for a few months. I can not figure out what exactly is causing it but my latest bout started yesterday after I took a long walk. It is still bothering me a bit.

Sometimes my lifting routine bothers my SI joint although I can't pinpoint what moves exactly are a problem. I haven't been giving it careful consideration however.

I also had some pain the day after the long flight at the beginning of my vacation. Looking at my exercise log I took a long walk the day before we left. So the long walk then alot of sitting seems to have set it off.
I have been doing some research and I am thinking that a leg length discrepancy may be causing the pain. Anyone else have that issue and any ideas on what can be done in that case?

ETA: I do not do high impact exercise.
Do you do plie's? There's something in my strength workouts that trigger mine, too, but I don't know what it is. It does seem like every time I do a workout that has plie's it's triggered, but it could be something else in the workout.
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I had this same experience with KCM. Love her as an instructor, but those twisting moves just aggravated my nerve pain. Had to quit doing her workouts entirely. I have the same issue with Jessica Smith's strength workouts too.
Same for me with the same instructors! I can do cardio from both,but not strength work.
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Old 04-13-19, 08:38 PM  
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Walking workouts aggravate my SI joint. Oddly, dance and kickboxing do not.
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