Gentle and Restorative Yoga Sequence to Rest Muscles of Sciatica
In part two of this blog, we examine the muscle imbalances in the hip and buttocks muscles. Tight muscles that are either pulling or compressing other muscles, joints or bone in this area create pain. Tight muscles in this area can be from improper alignment, poor posture or sitting for long hours.
This blog will focus on resting the tightened muscles and bringing the pelvic area back into balance to ease tension, pain and discomfort. For maximum benefit and relief, practice the sequences of part one and two alternately twice per week.
To practice, find a quiet place with no distractions. If you choose to use props for the supported inversion, you will need 1 bolster and 2 blocks, 1 bolster and 2 blankets or 4 blankets. If you choose to use the couch or bed for your inversion, you will need 1 blanket.
Reclined ½ Crescent Pose
Side Lying Quad Stretch
Reclined Knee Down Twist
Belly Down ½ Frog Pose
Reclined Leg Rest
MY BOOK: YOGA FOR LOW BACK AND HIP HEALTH
These poses are from my book, “Yoga For Low Back and Hip Health”. In it, you’ll find easy gentle and restorative yoga instruction that anyone can do. You’ll be feeling better in no time, without drugs or surgery. No experience needed: it’s perfect for beginners and advanced yogis alike.