6 Yoga Poses to Relieve Sciatic Pain

Yoga can do wonders for sciatic pain. Whether it's from tight muscles, pregnancy or a slipped disc, get relief with these sciatica stretches


The benefits of yoga for sciatic pain

When the sciatic nerve gets irritated, it can cause pain, tingling and discomfort “that radiates from the lower back to the back of the hips, thighs and legs,” says Aliya Visram, a chiropractor, acupuncturist and yoga instructor at Toronto Yoga Mamas.

The good news? Yoga has numerous health benefits, with pain relief being at the top of the list. “There are some gentle yoga poses that can help strengthen and stretch the muscles around your lower back, hips and pelvis,” says Visram.

Roll out your mat, strike a pose and finally find some relief. Here are six yoga-inspired sciatica stretches to help.

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