Yoga and back problems

Doing Yoga with sciatica is tricky. A person who practices yoga for a few years if he feels it is possible to practice yoga as well dosed with selected postures may contribute to an improvement.

To do this, you’d better know what sciatica and avoid postures that aggravate! What are they?


Sciatica generates a sharp pain (sciatica) and is caused by irritation or pinching of the sciatic nerve. The pain typically goes along the outer leg, radiating to Buttock, Leg, The foot .

A crisis of lumbago or sciatica requires complete rest. The sciatic nerve (iskhion of hip, in Greek) is the largest and longest nerves of the body. The sciatic nerve is the main nerve of lower limb, where it mainly provides motility (movement) and sensitivity.The sciatic nerve is formed by the meeting of 2 nerve roots leaving the spinal cord and then through the spine:

# Between the fourth and fifth lumbar vertebra.
# Between the fifth lumbar and first sacral vertebra.

After the meeting of these two nerve roots, he is joined by other roots (S1 nerve root exiting the sacrum) to form the sacral plexus. The nerve thus formed descends along the posterior thigh (behind it) and then divides behind the knee (popliteal) in 2 branches which are:

* The internal popliteal sciatic nerve, which descends to the back of the leg
* The peroneal nerve descends on the side of the calf.

Sciatica in Yoga requires a lot of attention:

* Practice with concentration, relaxation and listening to the body particularly sensitive.
* Perform a soft and warm adapted.
* Always precede the postures of a autograndissement.
* Maintain the postures more briefly than usual.
* Lock the back, the abdominal muscles, back and buttocks, especially the standing poses and back extensions.
* The forward bends are tricky: do not round your back!
* Musculature profonde Balancing the forces of all muscles: front / rear, left side / right side abdominal muscles deep.