Yoga Relieves Sciatic Pain With Simple Exercises


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Yoga is a good and effective way to treat sciatica via simple exercises. It has proved to be one of the most popular therapies when all the conventional treatments fail to treat sciatica.

If you are suffering from sciatic pain for a long time and all the contemporary therapies have failed to work, yoga may be a relieving option. The yoga exercises can prove vital in treating sciatic pain. The yoga poses are basically a medium to keep the sciatic nerve pressure free.

Yoga Relieves Sciatic Pain

Most of the people hate working out while they suffer from minimal lower back pain. They wait for the condition to become worse. At that point, exercise alone does not work. Working out for just 10 minutes daily can dissipate your sciatic pain away.

Yoga is the best way to keep the back muscles and the core tight. This therapy has yielded great results for the people suffering from sciatic pain. The best three postures of yoga for sciatic pain relief are as follows:

* Butterfly pose- Basically, it is a posture similar to the Indian meditation pose. The bottoms of your feet come to your pelvic areas and knees facing outwards. This movement or posture should not be forced to avoid worsening of the condition. You need to push your knees down a little and make a good stretch through your pelvic area. This posture helps open up your muscles and thus the sciatic nerve experiencing pressure is relieved.

* Forward bend- This is also a very easy yoga pose. One thing which is really important is not to force yourself at all in to doing it. This posture is realized when you are already in pain. You need to stand straight up with your legs spread as wide as your shoulders. Keeping your back flat, bend forward at the waist. Bend forward to the extent you feel comfortable and hang out there for 30 seconds to 2 minutes. This stretch reduces the tension in your lower back and your hamstrings.

* Downward dog pose- This is one of the most popular yoga poses. This posture demands you to stand upright first and then bend in a way to place the palms on the floor. If you are having any problem in visualizing the posture, note that your objective is to look like an upside down "V". Try to keep your feet flat as much as possible. You have to hold this position for 2 minutes but if you are just starting, do it only for 30 seconds. Remember to not force yourself.

These yoga poses should be attempted with great caution. Start with one round and then gradually increase the rounds and the time. For complete benefit, the exercise should be done with full mental concentration. All these exercises provide great degree of relief and have given benefit to many people suffering from sciatic pain. Yoga helps to correct muscle imbalances.

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