Do you have an Anterior Pelvic Tilt? This might be some of the most important info I teach! (Video)

What is an Anterior Pelvic Tilt?  Why is it important to me?  Why should I fix it?  Before we can answer these questions, we must first come to the understanding of who we are and where we came from.  Without that, we can’t really know where we are supposed to be…

Every human body is born to be balanced with this planet, that balance has been a culmination of a few million years of awkward, uncomfortable adaptation to our natural environment.   Over that long period of time, the human body developed patterns of functionality that worked well with mother Earth, and made us the dominant species of this planet.   Perhaps the most significant of all adaptations was our ability to get ourselves to balance on two feet.  Obviously the first time an ape decided to walk or run, it was probably an uncomfortable process.   Give it 3 million years to practice and you have yourself a monkey that moves quite naturally, without having to drag  its hands anymore.  Humans developed these bodies over a large period of time and have biological foundations rooted in this evolutionary path.  If a human is not inline with her/his biological root, they will likely fail and will sooner than later die.

Mechanically, our bodies are meant to have a certain type of alignment.  Great posture is a natural pattern that is usually existent in all human beings.   The next time you look at a healthy 2-3 year old, you might notice that they don’t have a rounded posture or a swayed lower back.  If anything their body is usually in almost perfect alignment.  It’s not until the child becomes institutionalized into our modern day society that the breakdown of her/his natural posture begins.  One of the many  inhibiting patterns we learn from our culture today is sitting.  From childhood on, we all sit at a desk, sit in a car, sit at a theater, sit on a jet ski, sit on a bike, etc.  You could probably imagine how well a human being 100,000 years ago would have been if she/he decided sit as much as we do in our culture today.  Fact is, our bodies didn’t adapt to sit down, our bodies adapted to move.  Since these recent discoveries have been made, people have been making it a priority to exercise in order to balance everything out.  But what happens when you sit all day, and then decide to move?

 

In this video I discuss this major problem in our culture today and I would highly recommend you watch.

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15 Comments

  1. Derek June 7, 2011 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I’m curious if you will be addressing (or have addressed) the opposite – a posterior (?) pelvic tilt?

    • Naudi June 7, 2011 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Its such a rarity to deal with a posterior tilt, but sure I could show u how to correct it. May I ask what physical patterns u repeat all day?

  2. Derek June 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Curious if you’ve addressed (or will address) the opposite dysfunction – posterior (?) pelvic tilt?

  3. Derek June 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    I could be wrong, but when I watched your video, I noticed that I have almost no lumbar curve, so I’m assuming that I have a posterior tilt.

    Currently, I do lots of sitting, but prior to about a year ago, I spent most of my time at work standing and walking (running also, playing soccer). My hamstrings are super tight, and when I sit, I tend to slouch, which also tilts my pelvis underneath me. When my lower back is aching, backbends and bridges over a fitness ball are what feels best and relieves the pain/tightness.

    (Digging your site, by the way. Came here from a link to this post that my friend (and trainer/yogi) Michael Lloyd-Billington posted to Facebook. It’s a breath of fresh air to see functional fitness addressed, not simply more strength and conditioning advice.)

    • Naudi June 7, 2011 at 10:48 pm - Reply

      Thanks a bunch brother, i’m going to make a video specifically for you on how to correct your imbalance. I’ll have it ready by the end of the week 🙂

      • Derek June 8, 2011 at 6:57 am - Reply

        Thanks, mate! I look forward to it, and will be checking out the rest of your posts in the meantime. Cheers!

  4. Ibrahim July 15, 2011 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Thanks man I found this videos very helpful. I have 2 questions, I have severe anterior pelvic tilt and I’ve been doing the bridge everyday for almost 2 month now but i see no improvements. I also stretch my hip flexors daily and i do planks and leg raises 2 times a weak to strengthen my lower abs.
    How long would it usually take to fix this problem completely?
    And is there any other exercises that i can do to help me faster?

    • Naudi July 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm - Reply

      I’d have to spot your mechanics to see what you might be doing incorrectly, because often times that’s usually the problem… I would highly recommend doing some MFR on your Tensor Fascia Latae and Gluteus Medius beforehand so you can break up the tissues keeping the Gluteus Maximus from achieving a proper engagement. I have videos on all of these in my gallery.

      • Ibrahim July 16, 2011 at 9:22 pm - Reply

        ok then, I recently started doin MFR on my hip flexors and quads,
        I will also do on glutes from now on
        I used a tennis ball for my hip flexors and it get very sore the next day is that normal?
        How often should i work on these muscles and is it ok to MFR when they are sore.
        Sorry for asking too many question, i really need this
        thanks

  5. Elizabeth October 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    I am a Massage Therapy student and I am currently doing a research paper on this topic. I have found it surprisingly difficult to find useful information on anterior pelvic tilt even though it is the most common pelvic tilt in our society. (Especially in women who most commonly are seen with this condition.) I just wanted to thank you for putting this up on your website. It was helpful for me in my research and I think that the exercises will be helpful for me personally. I chose this topic because I have an anterior pelvic tilt and wanted to learn more about it and how to correct it. So thank you very much.

  6. Linda June 7, 2012 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    How long does it take to correct?

  7. Clair September 27, 2012 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    I have just been diagnosed with a tilted pelvis after Self referring to the physio. I have been in pain since Feb. It started hurting after carrying my kids school books (about 60) to my car after my trolley broke (I’m a treacher). I assumed I had leaned back to balance the weight of the books whilst carrying them and had maybe strained my back. At first I could not sleep on my front at all and couldn’t wear heels without pain. It gradually over months eased but never went away. I went to the doctor as I thought it was strange for a strain to take so long to heal. The doctor seemed to dismiss it after he lay me on the bed and raised my leg he said to stop ex resize and see if that helps and if still no better in 6 wks he’d send me for an X-ray. I left it until recently to go back thinking the doc wasn’t really interested and because I could lift my leg it had made me feel a bit of a fraud. However the pain, although tolerable just hasn’t gone in 8 months. The doc this time was a cover doc and she said it sounds muscular from how I described the pain when I bend to do things like Hoover and if i stand still or sit still for long periods. The doc told me to self refer and the physio then said I’ve got a tilted pelvis and gave me exercises. What I’m now confused about is how this has happened, is my pain due to staining my back, the pelvis tilt or due to the jogging I do as this may have tightened my hip flexers. This time last year I had a lot of up back pros with muscle tension and saw a lady who said I had a lot of calcification ad that it was due to my posture when using lap top and marking school books. I am now told this may have been caused by the prob in my lower back. Whilst I’m doing the back exercise to try an help this condition is it still ok to jog and exercise or could this make it worse? Thanks for your video and info as they were really helpful!

  8. Clair September 27, 2012 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    So sorry for all the typo’s in my last message its this iPhone lol

  9. macak November 23, 2014 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Do you think it possible for adults to fix their apt? I am 26 and I don’t know if it is too late for me. Btw I don’t have any pain or discomfort, it’s just the physical appearance (for now).

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