Yoga For Sciatica Yoga With Adriene
Hello everyone. Welcome to yoga with Adriene. I'm Adriene, and today'spractice is yoga for Sciatica or for lower back pain, nerve pain. This is a really great practiefor anyone who has dealt with any flare ups in the lower back body. Perhaps you're recovering from an injury, and you're needing toease back into things.
Be really mindful. If you are in pain now, youmight need to ask your or you might need to checkin and just make sure you're doing the right exercise, but this is a really yummy practice that's going to balancestrengthening and stretching in a really kind and loving way. So, for today's practice,you're gonna need a towel,
a little towel if you have it. If you have a yoga strap, awesome, or if you have a tie,you can use that as well. Just something about yay long that will help you find length. Alright, so hop into something comfy. Grab your towel or your strap or your tie, and let's get started.
(lively, bouncy strumming music) Alright, the first thing we're gonna do is going to be a supine on our backs, and you're gonna need your towel or your strap or yourtie, whatever you got. So, put it right to your sideso you can grab it easily, and then bend the knees, use your hands to slowlyroll down to your back.
Get situated here. Connect with your breath. Knees are up towards the sky. Feet are on the mat. And take a second to bringthe hands to the belly or right to the hip points here, and just notice what'sgoing on in the lower back. If there's a space, ifyou can crawl your hand
between the lower back, see if you can make an adjustment tobring your lower back flush with the mat. And if you have to adjustyour feet, please do. So the lower back is nowpressing against the mat and since we're here to practice and go the extra mile, self love and care, take a moment to close your eyes,
Nerves 5 Nerve Plexuses
Nerve plexuses arebasically braids or interminglingsof spinal nerves, with each other,to form peripheral named nerves, likethe sciatic nerve. If this is at all like, what the heck is shetalking about, let's orient ourselvesto the brachial plexus. This is the actual anatomyof the brachial plexus.
Don't panic yet. You can see somethinghere that's familiar. RightéWhat do you think these areé These are spinal nerves. They're actually, each one ofthese cords, right here, is actually the anterior ramusfor this spinal nerve. So this is the anteriorramus of C5, this is the anterior ramusof C6, and so on.
The brachial plexus is made ofseveral named nerves, that we'll look at, and theycome from C5 through T1. Those are all the spinal nerves that are contributing pathwaysto make up the brachial plexus. If we're good with that, thenthe concept of a plexus is like a netor a knot or a tangle, and I just want you,like, take a deep breath, because I just want youto get this conceptually.
Parts of the anterior ramusof C5 split off. Now check out the split,and combine with C6. Combine again, like differentparts, combine with C6. This part is actuallycombining with a piece of C7. Here we've got C6 combiningwith pieces of C7 and C8. Do you see how we could do a map of the brachial plexusand have to know all, like, which piece connectedwith which part.
You're not goingto have to do that. In fact, I'm goingto take a red pen, and I'm going to show you whatyou're going to have to know. I want you to knowwho is contributing fibers to the brachial plexus named nervesthat we're responsible for. I want you to knowthe musculocutaneous nerve, the axillary nerve,
the median nerve,the ulnar nerve, and the radial nerve. Are there more nerves that area part of the brachial plexusé Yeah. These are the onesthat we're going to know. Hopefully you lookat this and go, whoa, can we even seethat in our cadavers, and the answer is yes. We will have a brachial plexusprosection