If you want quick relief from sciatica, get into this pose and breathe a sigh of relief.
“The twisting position of half moon pose makes it a win for sciatic pain sufferers,” says Visram. “The twisting motion helps to open up and create space between the vertebrae, thereby decompressing the spine.”
Not only will you feel less pressure on your sciatic nerve while you’re in this pose, you’ll also strengthen the muscles surrounding it.
“The balance needed to complete this pose helps to engage and strengthen the lower back and core muscles,” says Visram.