There’s a little muscle located deep on the back of your pelvis called the piriformis.
It’s a small muscle, but don’t let the size fool you; the sensations are huge when the piriformis gets too tight.
For some, a tight piriformis leads to a sore and achy lower back.
For others, its tension compresses the sciatic nerve shooting more severe pain through the buttocks and down the leg.
A tight piriformis also contributes to SI joint problems, especially when the piriformis on one side gets tighter than the other.
Don’t worry, if you experience any of the issues above, you’re on your way to relief.
The exercise in today’s video uses a contract-and-relax technique to release the piriformis. It’s one of the most effective stretches I’ve found for this, and I hope it will leave your body saying, “Ahhh, that feels better!”
If you try it, I’d love to know how it goes. Was it intense? Or maybe stronger on one side than the other? How about your back? Does it feel less tight?
Let me know in the comments below.
P.S. I hope you’ll join me on October 20 at 1:00 PM EDT, where we’ll spend 90 minutes exploring:
- Your body’s natural “core intelligence”
- Activating the core vs. pulling in the stomach
- Deep core vs. superficial core muscles
- What happens to the pelvic floor during core work
I’m super excited about this new class and would love to see you there!
You can learn more and register at the link below.
Space is limited, so if you’re interested, grab your spot now.
(There’ll be a recording, too, in case you can’t attend live. 🙂 )