#Jan16SciaticaRelief 1/21 -1/31
Overall goal: To stretch and strengthen the muscles around the spine and correct postural problems that cause or add to the problem. These poses can be used as a quick form of relief for a minor ‘flareup’. If there is any extreme pain, please see a doctor. The goal here is to breathe throughout the asana (pose) and move slowly and with control. It would be beneficial to add these poses into your daily practice/stretching routine.
Sciatica affects the following:
- The piriformis – a muscle that provides stability to your sacrum.
- Constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg.
- Leg pain that is described as burning, tingling or searing.
- Sharp pain in the low back or leg that inhibits standing/walking.
- Foot Drop – a condition in which you are not able to flex your ankles enough to walk on your heels.
Most of these poses are to be done while sitting/laying on the floor.
- Seated Tadasana/Seated Mountain Pose
- Knee to Chest Pose
- Supine Leg Stretch 1
- Supine Leg Stretch 2
- Supine Figure Four Pose
- Supine Supported Twist
- Fire Log Pose
- Reclining Hand to Big Toe Pose
- Baddha Konasana/Bound Angle Pose
- Ardha Savasana/Half Corpse Pose