Yoga For Sciatica Yoga With Adriene
Hello everyone. Welcome to yoga with Adriene. I’m Adriene, and today’s practice is yoga for Sciatica or for lower back pain, nerve pain. This is a really great practie for anyone who has dealt with any flare ups in the lower back body. Perhaps you’re recovering from an injury, and you’re needing to ease back into things.
Be really mindful. If you are in pain now, you might need to ask your or you might need to check in and just make sure you’re doing the right exercise, but this is a really yummy practice that’s going to balance strengthening and stretching in a really kind and loving way. So, for today’s practice, you’re gonna need a towel,.
A little towel if you have it. If you have a yoga strap, awesome, or if you have a tie, you can use that as well. Just something about yay long that will help you find length. Alright, so hop into something comfy. Grab your towel or your strap or your tie, and let’s get started.
(lively, bouncy strumming music) Alright, the first thing we’re gonna do is going to be a supine on our backs, and you’re gonna need your towel or your strap or your tie, whatever you got. So, put it right to your side so you can grab it easily, and then bend the knees, use your hands to slowly roll down to your back.
Get situated here. Connect with your breath. Knees are up towards the sky. Feet are on the mat. And take a second to bring the hands to the belly or right to the hip points here, and just notice what’s going on in the lower back. If there’s a space, if you can crawl your hand.
Between the lower back, see if you can make an adjustment to bring your lower back flush with the mat. And if you have to adjust your feet, please do. So the lower back is now pressing against the mat and since we’re here to practice and go the extra mile, self love and care, take a moment to close your eyes,.
And deepen your breath. And then we’re gonna start with this really, really fancy yoga move that a friend of mine taught me the other day, reminded me of it in class. And it’s where you take the two corners of your mouth and gently lift them up towards your eyes or your ears. So chances are if you’re doing this tutorial, you’re tending to a little back pain.
Sciatic Nerve Pain Stretches Exercises Ask Jo
Hey y’all, it’s Jo and my assistant with me today is Bailey again. And today I’m going to be talking about your piriformis. So lots of times I hear people say they’ve got that sciatic nerve, well actually everybody has a sciatic nerve, but you can have pain coming from that nerve, and a lot of times that piriformis muscle is causing the pain. So we’re gonna show you some stretches to stretch out your piriformis and hopefully get rid of that sciatic nerve pain. Alright let’s go on to our backs. Here we go. I think we’re gonna maybe move Bailey out of the way. In the first stretch for your piriformis is a pretty simple one. A lot of pictures you may get from your therapist will actually.
Show one leg down, I actually like for you to have it staying up so you can prop your foot over it. So your gonna make almost like a figure 4 with your legs and then what you’re gonna do, the side that’s hurting, so my left side is hurting, I’m gonna cross that leg over. And what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna bring my knee with my opposite hand towards my shoulder over here. So I’m pulling this leg up and across my body. And what you wanna do same kind of thing with all the stretches, you wanna pull and you wanna feel a stretch under there. Soon as you feel a really good stretch you wanna hold it for 30 seconds. So remember up and across the body. Just coming up is not gonna get that piriformis stretch. But.
Coming up and across the body like I’m trying to bring that knee towards my shoulder. Holding it there for about 30 secondsa real 30 seconds. And then coming back down and you wanna do that 3 times. Now the next one to do, sometimes this is a little harder for people, but what your gonna do is your gonna keep that same figure 4, and what your gonna do is your gonna take your hands and on the opposite side that it’s hurting, so the hurting side is still up crossed over it’s still my left side. I’m gonna take my hands and put them underneath my thigh, and I’m gonna bring my leg up, and I’m gonna pull until I feel that stretch underneath there. Now some people might have a hard time grabbing on to their leg here, so again you.
Can use your belt, or your dog leash and put it under, around your leg, and pull up towards you like this. Same kind of thing, you want to hold that stretch for 30 secondsbye Bailey, we’ll see you later and then 3 times each. Alright, so now you’re gonna bring that down getting it nice and stretched. For those of you that need a stronger stretch, those might not be stretching it out quite as much, what I’m gonna have you do is I’m gonna have you turn over. And what your gonna do is the side that’s hurt again, my left side, I’m gonna bring my leg up across. Now as you can see, this is something you have to be pretty high level, pretty flexible to do, but it’s gonna get a fantastic stretch. So your gonna put.
Your knee over across your body, and bring your body down. So it’s almost that same concept, you’re bringing that knee towards the opposite shoulder, but what you’re doing now, is you’re using your body weight to bring it down. You can stretch that back leg as far as you can. You can bring your arms down, but that knee is essentially going towards that opposite shoulder. 30 second stretch, 3 times each. Alright and there you have it. Those were your piriformis stretches. So if you had some pressure on that sciatic nerve, hopefully that will loosen it up a little bit. So if you like my hair, or if you like the stretches, please click quot;likequot; and leave me a comment. And if you’d like to see some more stretch.
Tutorials, or if you’d like to go see some educational tutorials, please go to AskJo . And remember, Be Safe. Have Fun. And I hope you get to feeling better y’all!.