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Yoga Asana To Avoid Piriformis Syndrome

If you are a runner, swimmer or a work-alcoholic there stands a great risk of stiffening of piliformis muscle. This muscle is  located beneath the gluteal (butt) muscles and  laterally rotates and stabilizes the hip.

The piriformis turns your thigh out and helps to stabilize your pelvis and sacrum. Located under the gluteus maximus muscle, it runs from your sacrum to your upper thigh bone. The piriformis is probably best known as the cause of piriformis syndrome. The sciatic nerve runs directly under the piriformis and down the back of your leg. If your piriformis is tight or in spasm, it can cause a painful pinching of the sciatic nerve.

In order to check the piriformis Syndrome, try incorporating the following yoga asanas in your stretching routine.

Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist):

Agnistambhasana (fire-log pose)

Gomukhasana (Cow-Face pose)

Kapotasana (Pigeon Pose):

It is excellent hip opener for all those who spend long hours sitting or maintain wrong posture.

Garudasana (Eagle pose)

Note: Before any activity be sure to thoroughly warm up all the muscles and tendons that will be used during your sport or activity.

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