The below routine takes only 10 minutes and will give you a total-body workout with strengthening and stretching benefits. If you don't have a set of dumbbells (anywhere from 5 to 10 pounds should be good, depending on your current strength), you can do all the moves with just your body weight. This also offers ways to modify the moves to make them a little easier, so this can really be adapted for all levels. The workout starts off with some light stretches to get your body ready.
Sciatica results when your sciatic nerve gets pinched in your lower back. The pain is typically felt as originating in your buttock, radiating down your thigh.Stretching exercises can help reduce sciatic pain. Your sciatic nerve runs through your piriformis, a muscle located deep in your glutes. If the piriformis gets too tight, it can impinge the sciatic nerve, causing pain, tingling, and numbness in your leg. Sometimes, stretching your piriformis may be enough to reduce the pain.
Whether you're living with chronic pain or just want to stretch and strengthen your back, here are yoga poses to try. While yoga isn't a good idea if you have severe pain, those with occasional soreness or chronic aches may greatly benefit from certain postures that can help lengthen your spine, stretch and strengthen your muscles, and return your back to its proper alignment. Yoga’s focus on balance and steadiness encourages your body to develop defences against the causes of back pain.