Yoga for Sciatica

by on December 21, 2012

Yoga for Sciatica


This video is for those who experience sciatica – the pain, weakness, numbness and/or tingling in your leg or foot that often radiates down the back of one of your legs. The pain is caused by compression or irritation of one or more of the nerve roots of the sciatic nerve. This compression actually irritates the nerve and causes swelling and pain along the nerve. Herniated discs are the most common cause of sciatica. This video will focus on what to do to ease your pain and how to prevent future flare ups. I will lead you through a series of yoga exercises that will release pressure on your sciatic nerve. In addition this video will focus on rehabilitation with special core strengthening, hip mobility and spinal stability exercises to allow you to move forward in a way to prevent the problems that cause sciatica in the first place. Finally I will teach you the postures you should absolutely stop doing in a yoga class as somebody suffering from sciatica and teach you postures to do in their place so that you don’t continue to make your sciatic symptoms worse.

Researched by Joy Boardman, Massage Therapist

Video: 55 Minutes in Length and is in 720P High Definition

Samples from the video

More Samples can be seen by visiting my YouTube Channel here

  • Marsha Banasiewicz

    Melissa: this makes me feel special! My very first weeks on the membership site, I asked if you had something for us sciatic sufferers! Boy do you deliver, and fast!

    • Dr Melissa West

      Dear Marsha
      You have been such a valuable addition to our membership community! It was my joy and pleasure to be able to fulfill your request. Actually it literally was Joy’s pleasure to fulfill your request since she did the research for this video! :) Namaste, Melissa

  • Joyeaux

    Haha, clever Melissa!
    It WAS indeed my pleasure :) I loved doing the research for this class. I learned so much and I also suffer from a form of sciatica (piriformis syndrome) so it helps me, too.
    Also: this is a great ab workout, too!! :)
    Love, Joy

    • Dr Melissa West

      Thank you for your research efforts on this video Joy! :) I loved your walking in one place exercise! That was such an original exercise! Your knowledge of anatomy together with your curiosity makes for a great combination in research. Thank you! Namaste, Melissa

  • Marsha Banasiewicz

    Ladies, you both did a fantastic job! A couple of the things you included were used as part of my physical therapy earlier this year for bursitis. Getting old is not for sissies. Namaste, ya’ll

    • Dr Melissa West

      Thank you for your kind comments and acknowledgment Marsha! Just proves the validity of Joy’s research!

  • PaoDaza

    thank you so much for sharing :)

  • DrMelissaWest

    PaoDaza I hope you found it helpful. There are lots more tips and tricks in the video :) Namaste, Melissa

  • whutto1

    Hi, How long is the video for sciatica? Thank you.

  • DrMelissaWest

    whutto1  Terrific question, I updated on the website too. The video is 55 minutes in HD format.
    Thanks for asking :)
    Tim West

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