If you have lower back pain, as many people do, it is possible that the sacro-illiac joint could be involved. Of course, you would need to see your doctor for any kind of diagnosis, but yoga has many poses that support sacro-illiac health and which excourages the strengthening, and the flexibility of muscles involved in the movement of the sacro-illiac joint. If you are somewhat unfamiliar with this joint, the following video has graphics in the beginning which may be helpful to you.
Locus pose is just one of the poses which support healthy sacro-illiac joints. In the following video, Esther Eckhart demonstrates locust pose. Though how she teaches is somewhat different from how I teach in class, this pose can be an alternative way to practice in order to support this joint in returning to a normal state, if there are problems. I hope you will enjoy!
Always be gentle with yourself in your practice and seek the support of a teacher or medical professional as needed. (I was taught never to turn the head when practicing locust and do not recommend doing so.)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Yoga Pose of the Day: Locust
Yogic Concept of the Day: I can bring the mind to focus on the breath and how it supports me as I work with yoga to strengthen and aid my back through poses.