TIP12: Pelvis 201 The Pelvic Tilt

Before we jump in what the “Pelvic Tilt” is,,,

Please note that what I want you to get out of today’s tip is what the “consequences” of these tilted positions (for a prolonged time) are.

You might already know what a “Pelvic Tilt” is, or mean, but the significance of it and how it affects the whole body continues to be a hot topic among health/ fitness professionals.

Below is is a side view of a super simplified description what a “Pelvic Tilt” looks like.

Left: Posterior Pelvic Tilt

Centre: Neutral Pelvis

Right: Anterior Pelvic Tilt


You can see, how the angle of the Pelvis, influences the curvature of the spine.   (Consequence 1)

Usually, we all have a tendency to fall into either anterior or posterior tilt.

Now, imagine yourself in countryside Africa, having to carry a load on top of your head.

You might have never tried this, but you can imagine.




Now, go back to the first image and think which pelvic angle you would want to have in this situation.

Which angle looks suitable and the least damaging??

Now, we are fortunate enough to live in a world where we rarely encounter this type of situation, but we still need to keep in mind our “head” is as heavy as a “bowling ball”.

You need to know the BIG advantage of maintaining a neutral pelvis for your postural health and vice versa.

The more you spend time in a tilted pelvic position, the more your core muscles become weaker to maintain neutral pelvis poison and the more you will face issues along the spine (low back, mid back, upper back, and neck,,,, sound familiar??) (Consequence2)
In addition, your posture-related muscles adapt to whatever posture you are in the most, creating many muscular imbalances throughout the body.  (Consequence3)

This is no exception with sitting.

You may say “it is so hard to maintain a good sitting posture for long “.

You are absolutely right.   Us humans weren’t designed to sit for prolonged periods of time, of course, it’s difficult!!

What you can start from today is to start observing yourself.
This first step is to become aware how much time you may be spending in a tilted pelvic poison.





TIP9: The Pelvis 101-2

Today, let’s talk about the structure of the pelvis.

I’m not going into much detail because if you’re interested, you can always ask Mr. google and hit a million websites that will describe it in the depth of your dreams.

Here, we only discuss what “I,” think “YOU” should know.

So, the pelvis.


During the early stage of our life (i.e. kids), the different colors parts described in the picture used to be separate bones.

Then, at puberty, the Ilium, Pubis, and Ischium all FUSE together and left with a less complicated structure.

As adults, we are left with a set of Hipbones, a Sacrum, tailbone, and a cartilage (Pubic Symphysis) at the front.

If anything could go wrong in the pelvis, it’s usually related to conjunctions in the front (Pubis Symphysis) or the back (SI Joint).

I’ll tell you why tomorrow.





★A “JOINT” is a site where 2 or more bones articulate.

★The “bones” of a joint are “taped” together with ligaments,
★Depending on how much that joint is designed to MOVE, the joint surfaces (where the bones articulate) are usually covered with some degree of cartilage.

★ Muscles that overlap the joints are responsible for moving that joint.   There are at least 2 muscles associated with each joint.

★There are simply too many joints in the body to keep track of all of them.

Most of the joints will remain unrecognized until something goes wrong.
However, the joints we should be taking care of, are those that bear the weight.
Yes, the weight bearing joints.
When we take care of these joints properly, all joints should become happy!