As your baby gets larger and applies more pressure to your spinal cord, the sciatic nerve, which runs all the way down the back of the leg to your foot, can become compressed, and may start giving you a degree of discomfort.
Sciatic pain takes many forms ranging from tingling sensations in your legs, to a sharp, stabbing pain. When severe, it can also cause the leg to go numb when standing or walking.
A great pose to help relieve your sciatic pain is Pidgeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
How to do the pose
- Start on all fours
- Slide your right knee forward and lay the leg across the width of your may, bent. The right heel will be aligned with the left hip.
- Walk the back foot longer so that the back leg is fully extended, thigh to floor.
- Keep the heart high, chest open
- Support yourself with the fingers and hands
- Extend the torso to create space in the lower back
- Press your tailbone down and forward
It’s a good idea to practice this pose each night before you get into bed. Breathe and stretch and you will be able to deepen over time
Hold for as long as feels comfortable, working up to 3 minutes
Repeat on the other side
Yoga For Two
Pregnancy Yoga – Brisbane – Ipswich