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Soothe Sciatica and Lower Back Pain With These 10 Easy Yoga Poses

Simple stretches send pain packing.

Sciatica and lower-back pain are certainly no joke. If you struggle with one or both, you know the toll they can take on your mood, your productivity, and your general well-being — but you don’t have to continue to suffer.

These days, we all spend a lot of time sitting. Inevitably, that means the vertebrae in our lower spine and the muscles in our lower back, hips, and glutes take a lot of pressure on a daily basis. This can lead to chronic pain and sciatic trouble. The good news is, yoga can help.

If you’ve never practiced yoga or don’t identify yourself as an athletic person, not to worry. The simplest postures can help you both strengthen and lengthen key muscles involved in sciatica and lower back pain. The key is to honor where your body is, STOP if you’re feeling intense or sharp pain, and of course, breathe as deeply as you can to encourage the muscles to soften. Check out the stretches below.

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