Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pain Symptoms I'm Addressing with Hands On Yoga Adjustments

Sciatica - A set of symptoms caused by the compression or irritation of spinal nerve roots in each sciatic nerve or by compression/irritation on either sciatic nerve.
The sciatic nerve is longest and largest nerve in the human body and begins in the lower back, travels through the buttocks and into the lower limb. The sciatic nerve supplies feeling to the leg's skin, and muscles of the back of the thigh, and those of the leg and foot.

Decompression Adjustments: 
In seated forward fold, ground the hips into the earth with both hands. This works to decompress the spine.

In marichyasana C, engage and straighten the spine with the meaty part of my calf muscle. Place the palm, fingers facing downward, on the back of the rib cage on the extended leg side, and grip the opposing shoulder, and on an exhale gently lift the ribcage and assist the client into the twist. The lift in the ribcage decompresses and then increases spinal range of motion.

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