What is sciatica?
When you suffer from sciatica, you feel intense pain. It can be felt from the buttocks to the feet, following the course of the nerve. Among the symptoms, we can also add back pain and spinal stiffness.
This pain is caused by compression of one of the five nerve roots. It may be due to a herniated disc, osteoarthritis, a lack of elasticity of the hips, but not only. A false movement can also lead to a sharp pain that affects the entire leg. The pain comes on brutally, like an electric shock.
It is better to be careful when lifting large boxes during a move, for example.
Does therapeutic yoga help?
Passive yoga exercises allow you to bring true well-being when you suffer from sciatica.
The sciatic nerve (or rather, the sciatic nerves, since there are two of them) is the longest and thickest nerve in the human body. Lower from the lumbar to the feet. It is a mixed nerve: it carries sensory and motor information.
How can a yoga session help you relieve sciatica pain?
To begin with, in the case of sciatica, it is not advisable to stop doing physical activity for too long, at the risk of losing muscle mass. Therefore, a tailored -made yoga practice is important so you maintain your muscular mass, improve mobility, release hormones to decrease pain and make you feel good!!
If we are active, we can help the muscle to release tension more easily. It is proven that people who are active recover faster.
Remember, we are talking about a yoga designed for you, when we say movement, we don’t mean running a marathon!
After the therapeutic Yoga classes, allow the body to rest between 24 and 48 hours before gradually returning to normal daily activities, such as walking, mainly. Then, the intensity of these activities can be progressively increased and you will be able to come back to your daily activities including hobbies and sports. A tailored-made Yoga practice will help you improve mobility, increase the production of endorphins and reduces pain.