Up to 40% of adults will have sciatica at some point in their lives. This means they will experience pain, numbness, or tingling anywhere between the lower back and feet, caused by compression of the sciatic nerve, which runs from the base of the spine all the way down the leg.
While there are many conditions that can bring on sciatica, such as physical injury or a narrowing of the spinal canal, exercises that work to stretch and reduce inflammation in the muscles of the lower back, butt, hips, and legs can do a lot to bring relief to those suffering from this common ailment.
Yoga is one way to gently and mindfully practice such exercises. Here are some poses that may provide relief from discomfort caused by sciatica and contribute to the overall healing process.
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