Have you tried yoga for sciatica pain relief? I’ve experienced complete sciatica relief through my yoga practice. Tight muscles are often at the core of sciatic pain, which is caused by compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, and/or another spinal nerve. The results can include pain, tingling, or numbness in the lower back, glute, leg, or foot. Stretching the lower back, hips, glutes, and hamstrings with the right yoga poses can provide relief!
Yoga for Sciatica Pain Relief
Here’s a quick and easy yoga practice that you can do several times a week to relieve your sciatic pain. You should notice a lessening of pain in a couple weeks.
Child’s Pose – Kneel on a mat or towel (knees together or apart) and allow the tailbone to relax back toward the heels to release the lower back. Walk the fingertips out to lengthen the spine and rest the forehead on the mat. Soften the belly and hip flexors to allow yourself to fold forward. Hold for 6-10 breaths. Relax the body on each exhale.
Downward Facing Dog – From child’s pose, keep the hands where they are, flip the toes under, and push the tailbone up and back to lengthen the spine. Keep the shoulders relaxed away from the ears, soften the space between the shoulder blades, and work the heels toward the mat to lengthen the back of the legs. Hold for 6-10 breaths. Notice if the heels can work toward the mat as your muscles soften and lengthen.
Yoga for Sciatica Pain Relief [video]
I found a wonderful free video – Jen Hilman demonstrates the best yoga poses to ease the pain of sciatica. I apologize for the ad at the beginning, but the video is worth it – and you can skip the ad after 5 seconds The full video is 14 minutes and contains great advice and precautions.
Enjoy your yoga for sciatica pain relief! Please let me know in the comments how this helps!