#Jan16SciaticaRelief IG Challenge starts 1/21!

#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.

  1. Seated Tadasana/Seated Mountain Pose
  2. Knee to Chest Pose
  3. Supine Leg Stretch 1
  4. Supine Leg Stretch 2
  5. Supine Figure Four Pose
  6. Supine Supported Twist
  7. Fire Log Pose
  8. Reclining Hand to Big Toe Pose
  9. Baddha Konasana/Bound Angle Pose
  10. Ardha Savasana/Half Corpse Pose

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