Hypermobility Syndrome, AKA Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (JHS), Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type (EDS-HT), Hypermobility Spectrum Disorders (HSD)

February 04, 2016

Link: How to protect the sacroiliac joints when doing yoga

Yoga for Back Pain: Tips for Maintaining SI Joint Health by Olga Kabel is a very informative article on how to protect your sacroiliac joints when doing yoga. It is especially relevant to people with hypermobility syndrome.

People with hypermobility syndrome suffer from a variety of musculoskeletal pain and are likely to gravitate to yoga in their search for self-help physical therapies because they find themselves good at yoga due to their hypermobile joints. However, hypermobile joints are not the same as a flexible body with healthy joints and muscles. In fact, yoga can be a double edged sword in hypermobility syndrome.

There are some more articles on the site that are relevant to hypermobility syndrome: 

However, the asana they have described, was incredibly difficult for me to do and I would suggest that one should not try it unless guided by a yoga teacher who is familiar with SI and hypermobility issues.

In case you already practice yoga, this article offers great pointers about how the SI joint can be abnormally stressed during some poses.

You may also like to read this excellent article written by a yoga teacher about the precautions necessary for people with hypermobility syndrome when doing yoga:
Hypermobility on the mat: some pointers for teaching yoga to people with Ehlers Danlos / Hypermobility Syndrome