5 Basic Yoga Poses for Sciatica Pain

Sciatica is a nerve pain. It affects the sciatic nerve which is located from your lower back till your toes. There may be different causes of the sciatica pain but in most of the cases, it is caused as a result of problems with your rubbery cushions.  Some other habits which may increase the risk of suffering from sciatica are overweight, aging, sitting for a long time, diabetes etc. Below, you will be able to see and read some yoga exercises which help in sciatica pain relief.

Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose).

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This yoga movement is beneficial for exercising the core and also the hip flexors. It is especially good for preventing sciatica from happening.

  • Lay on your back on the ground. Recline your arms in the ground and parallel with your body. Bend your knees so that the lower leg part is perpendicular with the ground. Make sure the feet are well-stretched on the ground. Your feet should be wide the same as your hips.
  • Your palms should be well-stretched on the ground and in the meantime, you should exhale. When inhaling start to lift your hips up.
  • Hold the lifting position for as much as eight slow breaths. You should breathe with your nose and after that gently back down in the starting position.

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