This month, David answers a question from Mort about butt pain and sciatica. While pain in the gluteals is sometimes related to sciatica, David talks about another possible cause of gluteal pain, trigger points.
This month I’m highlighting the deep six lateral rotators. The deep six lateral rotators are a powerful group of muscles that move the hip. Take a look at where these muscles attach, what actions they do, and how they are used in yoga practice.
In this Question of the Month a student ask: A student asks: Do I have a “trapped nerve”? I give my answer and put the question into context. There seems to be an assumption that it is a trapped nerve.
Practicing yoga with back pain is one thing. Practicing yoga with a herniated disc is something completely different! Differentiating between the two is a big guessing game for most yoga teachers. It’s difficult because the symptoms of either back pain or herniated disc overlap.
The piriformis muscle (Very Popular) is this month’s Muscle of the Month. Like last month, a nice and simple description of the key points of the muscle and how it relates to yoga.
A Real Pain in the…. Piriformis
I love tackling the “buzz” word muscles and topics. Piriformis fits into a category of muscle names that I hear so commonly. Other muscles and topics include psoas, QL (quadratus lumborum), sciatica and others.