Piriformis Syndrome Relief Through Yoga
by Carolyn Weatherson
is a real pain in the butt. It is often associated with
running and other
athletic activities such as skating, dancing, stepping and
biking. It can
also happen from spending hours driving or sitting in front
of the computer.
Most often the extreme pain is caused by spasm of the
piriformis muscle which
compresses the sciatic nerve. Inflammation of
the piriformis muscle occurs due to excessive
tightness. The piriformis is a
deep gluteal muscle. Pain is usually
felt in the hip socket and may go down
the back of the leg. Yoga is a highly
effective way to relieve this problem.
This muscle needs to be stretched.
Slowly and properly while paying
careful attention to alignment. If you
have been diagnosed with this
problem I highly recommend that you come to
one of my classes! Please
let me know if you are suffering with this so
I can help lead you along the
most beneficial path. Even chronic,
long-time sufferers can learn how to
find relief through Yoga.