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20 min

Alleviate Low Back Sciatic Nerve Pain

Pre/Post Natal | By Stephanie Snyder on May 19 2012
This is a short sequence to help alleviate the low back pain associated with the sciatic nerve. This is a very common pregnancy ailment that is unfortunately difficult to regulate. However, yoga can help manage the discomfort, create relief and prevent future flare ups. We use a chair, the wall, a strap, a blanket, and blocks in the sequence.

Description

This is a short sequence to help alleviate the low back pain associated with the sciatic nerve. This is a very common pregnancy ailment that is unfortunately difficult to regulate. However, yoga can help manage the discomfort, create relief and prevent future flare ups. We use a chair, the wall, a strap, a blanket, and blocks in the sequence.

Comments

  • yogagal      Oct 19th, 2013
    Could you recommend any of your classes when you "tweak" you back from not lifting something correctly.
    Any of your regular or pre/post natal class. Muscles seized up, so gentle class, this 1 little too much too soon.
    Would appreciate it, so much
    • stephanie snyder     Oct 21st, 2013
      o dear. How about the somatic class? Restore and heal? That may help if you go slow and stick with only the ones that feel good...
  • Melanie Gorr     Oct 19th, 2013
    Thank you for this practice! Sciatic pain has been dreadful for weeks and when my client did not show up for her appointment today I used the time to give this a try! What a relief!! I will do it again tonight as my commute to and from work make chronic sciatica a real challenge. Thank you thank you thank you
    • stephanie snyder     Oct 21st, 2013
      Love that you can get to this at work and also really happy you got some relief!
  • Lauren Chenelle     Aug 1st, 2013
    I found this class quite helpful as a chronic sciatic sufferer. Stephanie, you are great and I would like to be the third person to request a longer class focusing on sciatic relief for the non-pregnant!! Thanks so much for bringing some comfort- finally!!!!
    • stephanie snyder     Oct 21st, 2013
      Sounds good :) Lots of Love.
  • Amelie Bourget     Apr 24th, 2013
    What a relief! I've been struggling with sciatic pain in every pregnancy from the first trimester through the last and this quick fix is a blessing. Thank you
    • stephanie snyder     Apr 30th, 2013
      Bless you- that is tough. Im sending wishes that your sciatic pain DISAPPEARS. OM.
  • Leah Lowry     Mar 27th, 2013
    Thank you! I am in my 2nd trimester of my 3rd pregnancy. I have never had sciatic issues before, but they have been horrible starting early in this 2nd trimester. This felt great!!
    • stephanie snyder     Mar 27th, 2013
      Yes it seems that with each pregnancy we get more loosey goosey. Its common for the second and third pregnancies to get more challenging physically than the first. Although labor and delivery tend to get easier so I think its a trade off most of us will happily take -Take it easy :)
  • Leah Bissonnette     Feb 2nd, 2013
    Thank God for you and this practice, Stephanie. I was almost in tears from shooting sciatic pain down both of my legs. Let's just say, late third trimester and sex don't mix so well for me! Thank you for helping me realize I just needed to release my hamstrings to be rid of the tension built up from, well, you know ... :)
    • stephanie snyder     Mar 27th, 2013
      Leah-
      I love your note, and very very happy to hear that you are feeling better :)
      XO-
      S
  • stephanie snyder     Sep 19th, 2012
    Hey Friends-
    Thank you so much for your feedback. I know what a bummer sciatic pain is and Im so happy that this has been helpful to you!
  • Melissa Boone Osburn     Sep 19th, 2012
    I needed this so bad today! After being on my feet all day, I came searching for this practice. Thank you I know it's going to be one of my staples for the remainder of this pregnancy :)
  • yogagal      Sep 3rd, 2012
    Would love a longer "sciatic" theme session for those who are not pregnant.
    This was a great "teaser" left me wanting more, it felt so good
    • Rachel Stuckey     Oct 2nd, 2012
      I second this request! This class was so fabulous, I would absolutely love a longer session focused on chronic sciatica for those of us who have it without being pregnant.
      Thanks for the great class, it's been super helpful for learning how to modify poses in other classes.
  • Katherine Polce     Jun 29th, 2012
    Thank you Stephanie! Never had any sciatic issues with my last pregnancy but it has made a strong appearance with my second pregnancy-and I'm only in my second trimester!! Trying to manage it before I start getting bigger. Great cues - thanks again!
  • Melissa Teske     Jun 21st, 2012
    Thanks Stephanie! That felt great after a long day sitting in a desk chair at work. Aaahhhh!
  • Kelly Blount     May 21st, 2012
    Wow, this one couldn't have come at a better time!!!! I just started getting sciatic pain a few weeks ago and I've been trying tons of hip openers and hamstring stretches but that tip about letting the hip go with you instead of keeping them squared is very helpful!!!! Thank you Stephanie!!! Now, if you only had one for heartburn.... ;-)
    • stephanie snyder     May 24th, 2012
      Hey Kelly- Ugh Heartburn is the worst. I had to sleep sitting up in my third trimester because of the heartburn. I can tell you that you dont want to go upside down if you are having trouble with heartburn, not even down dog. I hope it gets better soon and Im SO glad this sequence helped your back pain.