Sciatica refers to a symptom of pain that radiates along the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve branches from either side of the lower lumbar spine and goes through the hip, buttock, and down each leg. You can feel pain anywhere along the sciatic nerve, but usually you only feel pain on one side of the body. Yoga postures that focus on the hips, buttocks, and hamstrings can help alleviate the symptoms of sciatica. See the postures below for more information.
With any type of muscle pain or discomfort relaxation is key. Try some restorative yoga postures. Relax with an Eye Pillow . Sip soothing chamomile tea or try some Yogi Honey Lavender Stress Relief Tea with chamomile and spearmint. Relax your muscles with an epsom salt and lavender bath. Breathe in some relaxing essential oils such as lavender or peppermint ; Just make sure to do your homework while using essential oils. Not all oils are safe for topical use. Namaste.