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Yoga for Sciatica Relief

Beginner II

If you are experiencing sciatic pain, this class will be both tough and effective. David has personal experience with sciatica and he understands how to provide effective relief for chronic sciatic nerve pain. This class repeats the best (and most uncomfortable!) yoga poses and stretches for sciatic pain, helping you release the key muscles that are responsible for the tightness and pain in the area around the sciatic nerve.

Equipment:
  • Strap
  • Blankets
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angelaschmold
angelaschmold
September 15, 2022
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David, I have been watching your videos for about a decade on YouTube. I've gone through different parts of my life and stopped my hips and hamstrings practice when I got busy sitting at my desk. I developed sciatica because of a couple factors, and I look forward to following this video as part of my recovery along with physio strengthening to help me get back to functioning. Thank you for your videos, and I hope you and your team are well.

maria philipose...
maria philipose...
September 14, 2022
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thank you David. thank you, I got a catch in my back and then did some cupping then Ayurvedic massage for 10 days, suddenly I was someone with a problem a back pain, for me this was tough as I have worked out every day for 20years, and loved the intermediate to advanced classes on doyogawithme. I sat in silence and just knew I had to return to your site to feel like myself. I starting with your class. this one. it is humbling, as I feel the tightness and mild pain but I am very grateful for you and this class. it is so slow and kind. letting me spend time and talk to my stiffness and give it love. thank you.

ciderflax71
ciderflax71
July 24, 2022
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Wow, I started verbalizing quite a bit on that first single-leg stretch - and a moment later you said "there's a lot of sensation in this stretch usually!" Absolutely!! Haha! Clearly I needed this, and clearly it will be something I add into my regular rotation. Thanks for the excellent class!

rmcdonnell
rmcdonnell
July 13, 2022
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I have been trying to cure my sciatica for 2 years. This video really helps. I also lift weights and find my back feeling tight. Can you recommend some videos to loosen up my back? I am a beginner. Thank you so much for your help.

oakhazel
oakhazel
July 6, 2022
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I don't have sciatica but other hip and back problems which this is great for. Really good lesson. David has such a calming manner and voice and really knows what he is doing. Thank you.

ailishloveyoga
ailishloveyoga
May 17, 2022
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Been doing this class for years, have terrible sciatica that has such an impact on my mobility and confidence and this class amazes me every time <3 thanks David, your classes are what made me love yoga years ago <3

JMacDee
JMacDee
April 9, 2022
Fivestar Rating:
4
Comment:

I found this great for stretching my hips and hamstrings. I enjoyed David's pace and calm voice. Since it is all lying down I sometimes found it hard to follow without getting up to look at the screen. I often mistook "slide your foot back in" for into the strap rather than on the floor which is what D. meant.

rjames
rjames
February 6, 2022
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I have had acute pain in the SI joint/low back with walking. Doctor diagnosed as Piriformis Syndrome, which impacts the sciatic nerve. David's class has helped immensely with the pain. Thank you thank you. 🙏🏻

Sparky11
Sparky11
January 30, 2022
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Great class but the video keeps glitching and I have to restart it. Happened 3 times. Same with other videos since you changed the website. Do I need to use a specific browser?

DebLader
DebLader
January 30, 2022
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Mine are too! It’s been happening every day for the past week. Hugely frustrating. I’m using an iPad and never before experienced this problem. I’m a longtime subscriber. Thoughts?

almonetts
almonetts
January 24, 2022
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Thank you for sharing your talent and gift of healing!

AngieG
AngieG
June 1, 2021
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Thank you so much David, this is exactly what I needed. I can't wait to try other classes and teachers on here.

patlee
patlee
April 21, 2021
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Was having lots of pain for over a month. I did this video 2 days ago and cannot believe how much better I feel. Thank you!

Shellster
Shellster
February 10, 2021
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Thank you! This is my first journey into stretching my body daily and I have fallen in love. As. a skier, mt biker I really feel this gets deep inside where it needs to be, As well, the smooth slow pace is refreshing to my brain!

daisey122
daisey122
January 30, 2021
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Thank you David. I have a foot injury that throws my whole left side out of whack after golf. I return to this video over and over to straighten me out! Your class is like taking a Pilates Reformer session. You are a very talented instructor. I am so grateful.

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
January 8, 2021
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THanks again David. My sciatic nerve was bothering me lately and when it does I return to this practice. However, this is a great practice for a general leg stretch after a workout.

jscole
jscole
November 15, 2020
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I suffered three weeks with back and hip pain after moving heavy furniture and only on discovering this amazing class did I figure out that my problem was sciatic nerve pain. The first day doing this practice was difficult, but after eight consecutive days, gently increasing my range of motion, I am now pain free! I returned to my regular daily yoga here on Do Yoga With Me, and am slowly regaining strength and flexibility in my lower back, but still PAIN FREE! I am eternally grateful for David's wisdom and and calm reassurance that this practice would help.

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
October 8, 2020
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Great as usual. My sciatica is so much improved. However, I went to this practice today just for the leg stretch after working on my Bowflex machine.

That movement we do in the seated position is so awesome. I find I do it often after every practice, especially the one were we move our chest down over our thigh. When I come back up I feel fantastic as I can feel a great stretch from my neck right down to my hip - its as if I can feel my sciatic nerve being stretched and healed.

Johannasjo
Johannasjo
September 8, 2020
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Great class - thank you! A nice variation of my favorite among David's classes : "Deep release for the hips, hamstrings and lower back". These classes make a huge difference for my well-being .

terkalin
terkalin
August 11, 2020
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I am beyond grateful to have discovered this class. I am having a bad sciatica flare and none of the usual stretches seem to be helping. I logged on to DYWM for a beloved Melissa Krieger class this morn and decided to search the site for sciatica. This routine came up in the results, and I was intrigued. As soon as I began the stretches, I knew immediately it was what my body needed. I am pleasantly shocked to say the pain I had before doing the class seems to have diminished by at least 75%. Absolutely incredible. I will be doing this class or some form of the stretches daily as needed. THANK YOU, DAVID!

honzacat
honzacat
July 20, 2020
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This class is so helpful. I have had all kinds of treatment for sciatica over the last month and they helped temporarily. this helped me right away the day I did it! So I did it again the next day and plan to continue doing it regularly. It is tough and pushes me, but to my benefit. Thank you very much!

jmart3977
jmart3977
July 7, 2020
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Incredible class. I’ve had sciatica for six miserable months and your videos have been more helpful than physical therapy and pain medications. I truly appreciate your kind voice and skill as an instructor. Love and light.

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
May 12, 2020
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That was great David. I am just about over my piriformis injury, which as you know interfers with the sciatic nerve. This class felt great with no feeling of pain. So I will incorporate these stretches. I love having the gentle music too.

Such good instructions too.

brindmore
brindmore
April 6, 2020
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Wonderful precise explanations to do the poses properly and get the full benefit of each stretch. Thank you!

gdt021
gdt021
February 13, 2020
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This video is so helpful. I've been dealing with sciatica since becoming pregnant for the first time. It became worse with each of my 3 pregnancies. Yoga and physio have helped me get back to doing what I need to do and running without pain! Thank you so much for this video.

A. Curtis
A. Curtis
July 1, 2019
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A long-time yoga practitioner and instructor, I have had my first (and I hope only) bout of sciatica. I feel so fortunate to have found this very helpful video, and new-for-me website. This class takes takes supta padungustasana variations to an even more therapeutic level. Thank you so much for offering it!

Connienaka
Connienaka
April 27, 2019
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I'm suffering from sciatica for the first time. This really helped! A few parts were really uncomfortable which is understandable but I pushed through and wow- it really gave me relief.

This will be part of my daily routine.

Namaste!

Stande1
Stande1
January 19, 2019
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THIS stretches exactly where I need it. Absolutely amazing. Thank you so much David

Teresa Campos
Teresa Campos
September 18, 2018
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Thank you for the wonderful class, David. I want to download it; is a small computer considered large screen? (Maybe those are two different formats and one doesn't work in both devices)
Thanks in advance for your answer.
_/ \_

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
September 19, 2018
Comment:

Hi Teresa.
Thanks for the kind words. It actually depends... the mobile version will work on a computer screen but it may seem a bit pixelated if the screen is fairly large. The HD is your best bet if you want the video to be sharp.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Take care,
David

NicRoy
NicRoy
August 28, 2018
Comment:

I love this class and always feel very energized when It's completed. One thing I notice is with my left leg, from a previous hamstring injury, is that I feel tingling on the outer aspect of left leg. Particularily when I bring straight upper leg across lower right leg. I don't over emphasise the stretch but I can feel tingling. Should I avoid it all together?

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
August 29, 2018
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Thanks for the feedback! No, you don't need to avoid it all together, but you do want to be careful not to hold the stretch for too long or move it deep enough that you feel pinching or burning. Sometimes tingling is a necessary part of releasing really tight muscles.

Maralepp
Maralepp
August 19, 2018
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This class was a blessing. Thank you, David, for always explaining the stretches in great detail. I look forward to repeating this class frequently. Namaste.

missethyl
missethyl
August 13, 2018
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This was amazing and I now feel amazing, Thank you, David, for this wonderful class and all of DoYogaWithMe. Grateful to have you/DYWM in my life :-)

roxy1
roxy1
July 4, 2018
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The first time I did this class I had relief only the day after.
After doing this class 4 times now, the sharpness of the pain is gone. Going to stick with this one.
Thank you!

missmialynn
missmialynn
June 20, 2018
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The instructions were very clear and easy to follow with this class, and the pace was perfect for how I was feeling. I was able to keep my laptop on my desk and replicate the poses and stretches without sitting up to look at the screen even once! I don't have my own strap, so a sturdy scarf worked just fine in a pinch. I saved this video and am hoping that it will help relieve my sciatic pain--and I'm definitely going to look and see if David has other classes on this site!

gokyo
gokyo
May 30, 2018
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I agree with other commenters that the class is wonderful: excellent, clear, detailed instruction -- and I think my symptoms have improved. I've been doing the routine daily for about a week -- the full class in the morning and just the left (painful) side in the afternoon. Wondering if that's too often and, if so whether there are other complementary classes on the site. Thank you, David!

Alisonbmeyer
Alisonbmeyer
May 22, 2018
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Sciatica catches me often when I am overdoing. This class provides relief in such a lovely way. Thank you.