Prenatal Yoga for the Lower Back and Sciatica: The Neck

Sarah Jane Steele
Instructor Sarah Jane Steele
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Average: 4.8 (17 votes)
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Duration:
30
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22

Pregnancy (and life, for that matter) can cause headaches, often associated with neck tension and tightness around the entire back and hips. Sarah-Jane helps you find relief with this slow-paced, gentle yoga class for the spine. Keep breathing deeply and encourage the body to relax into every yoga pose. The entire program, Prenatal Yoga for the Lower Back and Sciatica, can be found on our Yoga Programs page.

Equipment: None
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Postnatal Yoga

Comments

Emerot 2 months ago

Thanks for this lovely, gentle series of classes, Sarah Jane. It's great to have some short, relaxing, nourishing routines that I can do when I'm feeling creaky a day of waddling around with the bump!

Yoga Meg 8 months ago

Hi, did you ever try this one when actually pregnant? (Or with some pregnant yogi friends?) I'd be surprised if there were many women who found the forward-leaning poses possible in their third trimester. It's not a case of flexibility; there simply isn't space for belly. I'd suggest amending class description to recommend for first and second trimesters perhaps.

Sarah Jane Steele 8 months ago

Hi there- Yes, actually at 36 pregnant with my second I find I can still do the forward leaning postures but everyone carries baby differently and every body has its limits for sure. What you've cued me to is that I should be offering more alternatives than I did in this video and that is helpful. As a suggestion, separating your legs more in these postures, and taking care in the third trimester to not do such a deep fold is best for A) not squishing belly or bringing on heart burn and discomfort and B) not over stretching giving all of the muscle, joint and ligament laxity happening in the last few weeks of pregnancy. I do hope this helps. Thank you for the feedback!

LNav978 1 year ago

I found this is be a great release for headache tension. Thank you!

Kyraniums 1 year ago

I really enjoyed this class. Short and sweet, and perfect for those who spend too much time sitting in an office. It was a bit odd to hear about making space for your baby, but if you can look pass that, this is a very relaxing class for just about anyone.

chewj1976 1 year ago

I enjoyed the slow pace of this class, but I think maybe the title is a bit misleading. I would say the focus is probably mostly the neck & upper spine. It does help open the entire spine some, but I wouldn't say it aims for relieving sciatica (and isn't mentioned during the class either). Making this comment mostly so maybe the class name will be changed?

It was very relaxing & the voice of the instructor soothing

chewj1976 1 year ago

I enjoyed the slow pace of this class, but I think maybe the title is a bit misleading. I would say the focus is probably mostly the neck & upper spine. It does help open the entire spine some, but I wouldn't say it aims for relieving sciatica (and isn't mentioned during the class either). Making this comment mostly so maybe the class name will be changed?

It was very relaxing & the voice of the instructor soothing

Fantaszy 1 year ago

This was a great video! Although I am a male, I benefited greatly from this - it helped me slow down, relax, focus on my breathing to release the tension around my neck... This is perfect for after work, when I just need to sit down, reconnect with my breath, and release tension. Thank you!