Releasing the Lower Back with a Good Leg Stretch
Here is a yoga pose that may be helpful for some types of sciatica.
It is also a great hamstring stretch, as well as hips, thighs, groins and calves.
Using a belt makes this pose much easier, in fact, it is easy to relax the head and breathe deep.
So stack things in your favor, by lying on the floor. Grab your belt and get ready for a nice stretch.
The official yoga name for this pose is Supta Padangusthasana, or in English – Reclining Big Toe Pose.
Really flexible people can just grab their big toe with their fingers. The rest of us use a belt.
Pause for a moment after you do the first side. Notice, is the right buttock softer now? It just about always is on me. Then after I do the second side, both sides are softened.
Lillah Schwartz has been training yoga teachers for over a quarter century. She is a great yoga intructor with lots of knowledge and experience.