Pilates for sciatica

Pilates for sciatica

Pilates class designed to help ease symptoms related to sciatica

  • Difficulty: Easier
  • Length: 23 minutes

The class is suitable for most levels but if you are unsure about any exercises please seek advice from a health professional. The class begins in sitting then continues into four-point kneeling, then on our fronts and backs onto the mat.

This class includes:

  • Sitting spine twist and mermaid stretch
  • Four-point kneeling swimming
  • Child pose stretch
  • Cobra stretch
  • Hamstring curls
  • Scissors level 1
  • Hip twist
  • Bridging
  • Neural glide knee fold and stretch
  • Knee hugs
  • Rotation stretch
  • Glute/piriformis stretch
  • Sitting upper body reaches

The class begins in sitting with a spine twist and mermaid movement to gently stretch the spine. We then continue into four-point kneeling and work our arms and legs with a swimming movement, then stretch our backs into a child pose stretch. Moving down onto our fronts onto the mat we then mobilise our spines into an extension position with a cobra stretch and work our legs with some hamstring curls.

We then continue the class onto our backs onto the mat and engage our core with a scissors, hip twist and bridge movements. We then try to gently mobilise the nerve with a leg neural glide, extending and flexing our knees. We then continue onto our backs and cool down with some knee hugs, rotation and glute stretches. Finishing the class in sitting with some upper body reaches.

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