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.

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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
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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
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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.

Jujon16
Jujon16
August 26, 2017
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David,
I appreciate this class and all of your classes, and just the beauty and service you offer the world. Thank you.
Julie Johnson

barbariuxf
barbariuxf
July 19, 2017
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Have been suffering with piriformis pain and have had to abandon my yoga classes. This helps me stay flexible and relieve the pain. Thank you so much for offering some sort of relief!!

JacquieO
JacquieO
May 15, 2017
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I love you David Procynshyn. You are the best yoga stretch instructor! I love your teaching methods, calmness, and thorough explanations. I have chronic neck and back problems and your videos help me feel better after I practice. Thank you for this website and all the classes available.

johnnapuusa
johnnapuusa
May 5, 2017
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Very effective for relieving my sciatic pain! Clear and concise, David is an excellent teacher.

mkzs23
mkzs23
April 2, 2017
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I felt the difference in my body. I was worried about doing it wrong and hurting myself, but David provided very good instructions.

sarah w
sarah w
March 15, 2017
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This was amazing, I was in agony the last 24 hours. It hurts to sit, stand, move, lay down. I was crying this morning while doing chores, being in so much pain and so frustrated. Still in pain but not agonizing pain, what a relief. Thank you David, will be incorporating this into my weekly yoga routine.

Helen Alford
Helen Alford
March 6, 2017
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I wonder if I could ask a question? My hips (and other joints) seem to be getting more clunky as i am getting a more regular yoga practice. Is this normal? I don't experience any pain .

lindacanyon
lindacanyon
March 4, 2017
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I suffered from sciatic pain for over three years, experimenting with multiple stretches, myofascial release and chiropractic treatments...continued to exercise but could no longer run without immediate sciatic pain.
After doing David's sciatic relief program every other day for six months, I no longer have sciatic pain...as long as I continue following this program every other day. I am back to hiking up to 10 miles, walking 6-7 and biking 30 miles with no sciatic pain. Thank you David!

DebbyBee
DebbyBee
February 25, 2017
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I teach fitness classes and I have teaching my students a few of your stretches at the end of my classes. I tell them about YOU and this site. Thank you David for you kind and caring approach to flexibility training. Namaste!

Rbreid73
Rbreid73
January 27, 2017
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I bought a yoga strap this week and I'm so glad I did as it meant i could try out my new strap on this class. Having the legs elevated for long periods with the strap creates different types of openings across the hips and sure helped me with range of motion as I cycled to work post-class yesterday morning. Thank you David for this class and also the 30 day challenge - it's been life affirming this past month.

sueyo
sueyo
January 25, 2017
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My new years resolution..... my mind has quite often wandered into the thought of doing Yoga so now at 56 I am finally listening! I started with the 30 day challenge but seem to drift back to your classes David. I find your teachings and instructions make it so much easier. My energy levels are improving and defiantly feeling more flexible. I find my right hip gets very cranky and the stretches are more difficult that side so adjust accordingly. I have done this class twice now and just love the stretched feeling
Question please: You said you can do it daily or part thereof, if my hip is cranky is it best just to do it every second day or daily. Many many thanks :)

debbvoltz
debbvoltz
January 23, 2017
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I have been experiencing extreme tightness/stiffness in the muscles & tendons surrounding my hips for month and doing this class really provoked a lot of sensation, it is difficult to know where the line is to stop when even the slightest amount brings on such stretching sensation. This class was so beneficial though even though it was challenging for me, I can feel a new level of openness in my hips right now that I haven't felt in a very long time. Thank you David, for another terrific class! I'll be visiting this one frequently!

Christine Morgan
Christine Morgan
January 23, 2017
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It's wonderful! My legs feel so much better after I take this class. I do some of the exercises regularly, even outside this video, but love to do the whole thing sometimes too.

WARNING: You can overstretch doing these exercises. I've been doing them for about 2 months and I ended up with some intense hip pain after I pushed myself too far. The line between stretch and pain can be hard to pinpoint, but err on the side of caution. These stretches work no matter how far you can pull your leg.

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
January 23, 2017
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Good, to hear, Christine! And good comment about over-stretching. That applies to all classes, but particularly if you're repeating the same series or class over a long period of time. It's very important to make sure the joint is stable. However, it's more likely that people who experience sciatic pain have very tight muscles around the hips, so over-stretching won't be a concern.