The piriformis is a muscle located deep in the hip that runs in close proximity to the sciatic nerve. When the piriformis muscle becomes tight and/or inflamed, it can cause irritation of the sciatic nerve. This irritation leads to sciatica like pain: tingling and numbness that run from the lower back, to the rear and sometimes down the leg and into the foot.
HOW TO DO IT.
Cross Right knee over the left knee. Imprint your spine so that your lower back is pressing into the mat. Draw both legs up off the floor and clasp behind the bottom leg. Drawing both legs into the chest. If you’re flexible, alternatively hold both ankles as shown in the picture
Repeat on opposite leg.
Hold for 2 minutes per leg, to be done daily.
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