Yoga pose for sciatic nerve pain | belly down ½ frog

yoga pose for sciatic nerve pain - Cyndi Roberts Yoga

Yoga pose for sciatic nerve pain

This yoga pose for sciatic nerve pain is a supportive stretch that softens and rests the muscles in the back of the hips and buttocks. With these muscles at rest, the pressure is taken off the sciatic nerve. Piriformis syndrome and sciatic nerve pain down the leg are thereby relieved.
While practicing this pose, the first chakra—the root chakra—is opened. The ability to ground is increased, thereby banishing fear in the body. Feeling comfortable in the body, feeling worthy of prosperity, and feeling safe and secure enough to let go and relax are developed as this energy balances.

Instruction

  • Starting in Table Pose, slowly lie down on your stomach.
  • Bend the right knee and bring it in line with the hip (the leg will be at a right angle).
  • Stack the forearms and rest the head down, turned toward the right.
  • Close the eyes and breathe for 2-4 minutes.
  • Transition to the other side: slowly straighten the bent leg, turn the head to the other side.
  • Bend the left knee, bringing it in line with the hip, at a 90-degree angle.
  • To release: straighten the bent leg and slowly come back into Table Pose and practice Child’s Pose. Transition slowly and mindfully.

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Yoga For Low Back and Hip Health - Cyndi RobertsThis pose is 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.

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  • Over 200 pages of in-depth and appropriate instruction
  • 43 restorative and gentle yoga poses
  • 15 practical and unique yoga sequences. Practice at your convenience—no pressure to get to a packed studio class at an inconvenient time!
  • Includes over 300 high-resolution images to help you along