Bellingham Athletic Club

Yoga For Sciatica

Sciatica is a very common problem. You’ve most likely experienced it yourself or you know someone who has. If you have sciatica, then you know that it’s a real pain in the butt, both literally and figuratively. Affected areas can include your buttocks, legs, and back and your symptoms may consist of weakness, numbness, tingling, and burning, as well as moderate to extreme pain. This is because the source of the discomfort is irritation of the longest nerves in your body.

If a herniated disc is the cause of your pain, yoga can help you manage the situation and can even reduce the herniation. Certain poses can align, strengthen and lengthen your lower back and offer gradual improvement. If your sciatic nerve is being aggravated by a tight piriformis, yoga is a great remedy.

In this mini workshop, we will take care not to aggravate our condition, but rather alleviate it by minding our sensations and progressing from gentle poses to foundational poses based on a well thought of sequence. You may find relief from particular stretches, and you will be able to do them regularly to help prevent a recurrence of your sciatica or other ache.

Disclaimer: yoga positions can help relieve and heal sciatic nerve pain. However, the mini workshop should not be used to treat serious ailments without prior consultation with a qualified healthcare professional.

Where: Cordata Studio
When: Saturday, October 22
Time: 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $20 for members, $30 for non-members
Please sign up early at front