Welcome to the CoreWalking Podcast, with your hosts Jonathan FitzGordon and Alex Mabilon. Join them on a journey into the body and mind gaining insights for moving, healing and aging gracefully.

Today's Episode:

Sacrum: Spine or Pelvis?

A set of bones that fuses during the first few years of life, the sacrum
is an essential building block of the skeleton. In this episode, we
discuss the functions of the sacrum as a stabilizer and
its relationship to the spine and to the pelvic bowl. 

In this Podcast...

We discuss:

•  What and where is the sacrum

•  The sacrum and its relation to the curves of the spine

•  Jonathan's four favorite joints and how they support the entire body

•  The shoulder girdle and its relation to the sacrum

•  Effects of a tight piriformis and a tight psoas

•  Backbends in yoga and how they affect the sacrum

Time guides:

1:34


7:01

13:29

20:26


26:51

34:01

39:11

"It's supercool because the sacrum is part of the pelvis and the sacrum is the bottom of the spine..."

"So the stable sacrum is like an anchor to the spine..."

"The sweet spot is having a neutral pelvis. Everything good happens from a neutral pelvis..."

"We ambulate with our legs directly under our pelvis and our pelvis needs to be super solid..."

"The movement of the sacrum should involved with the pulse of the body..."

"The energy does not flow through the spine when we are load-bearing poorly at L5-S1..."

"Because it's my belief that no one is strong enough in their psine for assorted different reaons..."

Show Notes...

Blog Posts:

Related Articles:

Images:

Keep on Truckin'

Good walking stance

Psoas Major (and surrounding muscles)

Piriformis muscle

Hip replacement

Hip replacement

The Sacrum

The Rhomboids


chronic neck pain and pectoralis minor

Pec Minor

gluteus medius and minimus

Gluteus Maximus and Medius

sacrotuberous ligament and hamstring

Sacro

tuberous ligament

Exercises:

Videos:

Spine basics

Bridge with a block between the thighs

Preparation for Wheel Pose

Lengthening the muscles of the back

Experiential exercise: arm and knee 1/2 inch off the floor

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