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Season 2 - Episode 7

The Sacred Bone

5 min - Talk


Kristin shares a talk on the sacrum, or the sacred bone, explaining the anatomy and the differences between the male and female sacrum.

Please see attached .pdf below for Sacrum Anatomy.

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I have personally found that I need to try and avoid the cues to coax the sacrum into nutation. I have experienced pain when the sacroiliac joints get out of place!
About the name of the sacrum, I read somewhere that it was thought that this bone was not subject to decay! Perhaps it survived longer, intact, than other parts of the skeleton because of its density...
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I haven't hear that before Kate interesting!
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I heard that if we didn’t keep both sitting bones on the ground in a twist, this could cause a kink in the spine. I’m assuming they meant lateral flexion. Any thoughts on this would be really helpful
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Bryony F my guess is that they mean one sitting bone is not higher than the other (ie one off the floor) this sets the spine up for a possible kinky twist-heheh- but i'm all for sliding one back (rotating pelvis) is a seated twist rather than trying to keep them absolutely square which if the twist is aggressive could create instability in the SI or add stress to the lumbar vert- does this make sense?

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