Effective postures that over-time will increase the blood flood to your sciatic nerves and relieve pain.
Yoga has been effective in treating various ailments of the body because it concentrates on holistic treatment that when performed in the long run can drive away the condition completely. However, this requires dedication to perform the various poses at least four to five times a week. Sciatica refers to pain anywhere along the sciatic nerve and it usually appears on one side of the body. The sciatic nerve passes along the buttock muscles through the back of the thigh and prolongs along the outer edge of each leg to the foot. If you have sciatica, a yoga practice that starts with standing positions, moved on to downward-facing dog and then to poses that can be performed while lying on the back and the sides can relieve and strengthen the back area. Below are a few postures that are easy to perform and can give you great relief from sciatica.
This is an effective pose for folks who find lying down in the supine position difficult.
This supine position pose can be performed even in bed. Do this before you go to sleep and if the pain is acute, when you wake up in the morning as well.
Once you master the first two stretches, you can take on this posture to challenge the muscles further. The pose is also known as the King of Hip Openers for good reason.
*Advanced position- Bend the upper body forward towards the ground after step iv.
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