Sciatic nerve pain can be tricky and painful. If it’s something you struggle with, here’s a simple 5 minute yoga sequence to help you alleviate this discomfort. Sciatica refers to inflammation or pinching of the sciatic nerve. You might feel this in your low back, in your hips, glutes and radiating down the leg. I’ll take you through 5 yoga poses for sciatica pain relief which will target your hips and lower back.
Please remember that sciatica nerve pain is different for everyone and the general rule of thumb with all health & fitness is that if something doesn’t feel good, don’t do it! If there’s pain while performing any of these poses please leave them out or reduce the level of intensity.
The five yoga poses for sciatica pain relief I’ll be guiding you through are:
– staff pose/dandasana
– seated twist/ardha matsyendrasana
– reclined pigeon/supta kapotasana
– reclined hand to big toe pose/supta padangusthasana
– bridge pose/setu bandha sarvangasana