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Yoga Poses to Soothe Sciatic Nerve Pain


The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body which originate in the spinal cord and then thread through the sacrum and then merge to form the main body of the sciatic nerve. It passes through deep buttock muscles going down the outer edge of each leg. There are many causes of sciatic pain including herniated disks in the lumbar which may put pressure on the sciatic nerve. Pain may also be caused by the piriformis muscle which lies deep in the hip rotator which is used to move your thigh. It is the muscle used as an abducts the thigh when you walk. When the piriformis is rigid, it put pressure on the sciatic nerve causing pain (called piriformis syndrome). Elongation of the hamstring is one of the best ways to find relief from sciatica when the source of the pain is a herniated or bulging disk. If the source of pain is piriformis syndrome, then focusing on lengthening the hamstring is best. Best poses for sciatic pain:
Knees-to-Chest Pose ~ Apanasana
Eye-of-the-Needle Pose ~ Sucirandhrasana
Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose ~ Supta Padangusthasana
One-Legged King Pigeon Pose ~ Eka Pada Rajakapotasana


Pineapple Yoga Studio is here to serve the community. Feel free to contact us via email or phone with any questions you may have about yoga or any of our programs. We look forward to hearing from you. Namaste, PYS


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