Please continue to keep the North Coventry Food Pantry in mind during your shopping trips. For the October distribution they are in need of toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, baby wipes and feminine pads. They also need plastic and paper grocery bags. Please drop off any donations at the studio.
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Pottstown’s High Street Yoga; Room to Stretch, Quiet to Reflect
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Yoga for Sciatic Pain
My journey to yoga evolved because of several factors. First, my husband was transferred with his job from Houston to rural Northern NJ. My life transformed overnight. In Houston we lived in the city where I worked full time as a Special Education teacher. Our new home in NJ was rural and I stayed home with my boys. The adjustment to these changes was huge. The second factor leading me to yoga was sciatic pain. Struggling with the move and in tremendous pain I turned to yoga.
I did yoga during the boys nap time and researched yoga for sciatic pain. Eventually this led me to a yoga teacher training program and free of sciatic pain.
Throughout my teacher training my instructor Mike asked me every week, “how is your hip” I’d answer, “it’s the same, my leg is still numb” until one day I realized it was gone. Years later I still love the hip opening poses and incorporated them into classes and my own daily practice
The following four poses helped ease my sciatic pain. In addition to relieving sciatic pain, these poses help with the following:
Stretches the thighs, groins and psoas, abdomen, chest and shoulders, and neck Stimulates the abdominal organs Opens the shoulders and chest
Cow Face Legs Only
Stretches the ankles, hips and thighs, shoulders, armpits and triceps, and chest
Downward Facing Dog
Calms the brain and helps relieve stress and mild depression Energizes the body Stretches the shoulders, hamstrings, calves, arches, and hands Strengthens the arms and legs Relieves menstrual discomfort when done with head supported Helps prevent osteoporosis Improves digestion Relieves headache, insomnia, back pain, and fatigue Therapeutic for high blood pressure, asthma, flat feet, sciatica, sinusitis