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Useful Exercise for Sciatica

By georgedbest - Posted on 02 August 2010

There is nothing easy about sciatica pain. It is frustrating, it is hard to deal with, and if it gets bad enough, it can start to control your life. Always remember that the key to sciatic nerve pain is consistency. Simple daily activities will lessen the pain.

But let's face it, life gets busy, and sometimes we forget to do those simple daily treatments and exercises to ease sciatica pain. But today you are going to learn quick and easy pinched sciatica nerve stretches that you can do while you are already in pain.

You have probably heard of the many benefits of using yoga stretches every day to keep your pain away. There are easy yoga poses that grant fast relief from pain.

Sitting on the ground "indian style" bottom of feet pressed to your pelvic knees facing outward is the butterfly pose. Do Not force the exercise for sciatica movement, but push your knees down a little to get a goof stretch through your pelvic area.

Forward Bend - very easy and fast working. Start by standing upright with your legs spread into a wide stance. Bend forward at the waist keeping your back flat; bend as far as you are comfortable and hang there. This stretch will ease tension in both your lower back and hamstrings.

Downward Dog Pose - another great cure for sciatica pain. You can reach the goal of looking like an inverted 'v' by bending over from an upright position and placing your hands on the floor, face down. Keep your feet as flat on the floor as possible, and try to stay in this position for 2 minutes for a great stretch.


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