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Season 1 - Episode 4

Sciatica Care

20 min - Practice


This practice will help you find support and relief for sciatica pain. We explore passive back bending, nerve gliding, and holds in Pigeon and Supta Padangusthasana 2, relaxing your back and hips while the effort is moved into your arms, shoulders, and upper back. You will feel released, relieved, and empowered.
What You'll Need: Mat, Blanket, Strap, Block (2)

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So lovely, at 74 I find I can do the practices longer and slower. This was a Goldie Locks practice. Thank you
What an inspiration you are Sara S ! Yoga is a lifelong hobby and friend of sorts. I'm so glad a sciatica practice could feel like a balanced Goldie Locks practice  - not too much, not too little, just right.  That way, we don't aggravate the injury but we also don't avoid it entirely.  Wonderful! Keep me posted how the practice evolves for you! 
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That was wonderful! Thank you!
Noreen S I'm so glad you enjoyed this practice. Wishing you a wonderful day!
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Omg this class, so many thoughts! First, Olivia, this is the first lower back/sciatica class I have done where I honestly felt no pain in my lower back - it think it was the passive back bends! These back bends made me so aware of how often my lower back is tensing, throughout the entire class (and I will keep an eye out from now on!) So thank you for all that guidance and intricate queuing. One question for you - maybe it's bc my arms are long and my torso short (I need to get creative with lots of poses bc of these proportions), but doing the passive back bends (low cobras) in prone position w my hands next to my shoulders it was almost impossible for me to keep my back from tensing. I gave myself more room by bringing my hands forward in front of my mat, still about shoulder width apart, and then I was able to feel my back relax.  From a PT perspective, is this kind of modification ok? Thank you for the pain free class!! ❤️ 🙌🏼
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nice! thanks Olivia.
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Great question Elizabeth M!  Yes, you can and should bring your hands forward. The longer arm to torso ratio is one reason, thank you for bringing it up! Another reason is stiffness in the spine and shoulders.  Glad you found relief from the passive backbends - you can do them on their own multiple times a day for relief.
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Glad you enjoyed Matthew!  Wishing you a great week!
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Fantastic! I got a great release in my lower back when we did the extended-leg stretch. Muchas gracias ❤️💕" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Val J It's so nice to get a release to the lower back! I think we all could use one every day - so much compression occurs in this area of the body. Glad to hear your feeling good about the extended leg stretch! De nada!!

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