Did you know that more than thirty percent of the population all across the world suffer from sciatica? If you are amongst the people who suffer from sciatica, then you know how much pain it gives you. Luckily, there are things that you can implement if medications don’t seem to work, like practicing yoga for sciatica.
Studies have shown that yoga for sciatica has many abilities, like reducing chronic back pain, reducing pain without medication, improving limitations in certain activities, and much more, through which you can easily say good-bye to the problem of sciatica.
What Exactly Sciatica Is All About?
First of all, you need to ask yourself, what is sciatica? Only then you would be able to scroll through and understand this article with a better perspective.
Sciatica refers to a particular nerve that starts from your lower back and stretches all the way to your buttocks and thighs.
The problem of sciatica takes place when your sciatic nerve gets irritated, compressed, or injured. Sciatic pain is characterized by a sharp, throbbing, and burning sensation that occurs through your leg.
While for some, the problem of sciatica is not that much of a big deal, other people (people new to this problem) find it hard to deal with due to the sudden and shooting pain that it causes, their whole day gets disrupted.
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Yoga Asanas For You To Reduce Sciatica
Balasana [Child Pose]
Balasana is an easy and breezy way to stretch your spine and relieve unwanted stress and tension. It is also known to stretch out your lower back, hips, and thigh region. Just in case you are not that flexible and are tight, then feel free to grab a cushion or a rolled-up towel to put under your forehead, back of the neck, hamstrings, basically wherever you need the most support.
Adho Mukha Svanasana [Downward Facing Dog Pose]
Have you ever seen how puppies love to stretch their head facing the ground and bums facing the sky? That is exactly what the body language of Downward Facing Dog Pose looks like. This particular pose is tougher than it looks as it helps in straightening your spine, relieving pain and, unwanted tension from your lower back. This pose is also great at deeply stretching and strengthening your arms.
Ardha Chandrasana [Half Moon Pose]
Are you ready to practice a balancing asana? Half Moon Pose mainly focuses on strengthening and balancing your overall body. If practiced in the right manner, this pose will melt tension within seconds while stretching your spine, lower back, and buttocks. Unless you are a regular student in yoga for beginners class, try performing this pose up against the wall. Do not worry about falling over. You will easily be able to stabilize yourself with a block in your hand.
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Supta Kapotasana [Pigeon Pose]
What you need to know is that Pigeon Pose can be a little rough when you are already sitting in the sciatica struggle bus. Without any doubt, your body will feel pressured while performing this particular pose, but there is nothing to lose, right? What makes Pigeon Pose so magical is the way it relaxes the lower back muscles.
Baddha Konasana [Bound Angle Pose]
Baddha Konasana also known as Butterfly Pose, once practiced will surely take you back to your kindergarten days when you tried out every sitting and standing position imaginable. We were quite stretchy back in those days indeed. Bound Angle Pose is known to gently stretch your thighs and groin. The good news for you is that if this pose hits your sciatic nerve in a good way, you will get rid of sciatica in no time.