Sciatica, Sciatic Pain & Piriformis Syndrome + Downloadable Cheat Sheet for Yoga Teachers

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce sciatica and explore considerations for supporting students who are experiencing sciatic pain.


Become familiar with sciatica and teaching considerations for supporting students in relieving or accommodating sciatic pain.


Define sciatica. Describe the pathway of the sciatic nerves and compare them to other nerves in the body. Provide potential symptoms of sciatica and explain how pain from sciatica is different from SI joint pain. Describe common causes of sciatic pain, cautions to consider and some potential approaches to addressing it. List types of poses that are often avoided in the case of sciatica and poses that might help.

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