This is How We Roll: Piriformis Release

ON April 8, 2019
Piriformis Release Self Massage

Self massage can be an amazing and inexpensive tool for working with tight muscles and releasing the fascia, which is a thin web of connective tissue that covers your muscles and organs.

Are your spring activities getting you in places you forgot about? One common area that gets tight from cycling and running is the piriformis, which helps with hip rotation and runs diagonally from the lower spine and connects to the upper part of the femur. The sciatic nerve runs underneath or through this muscle as well. Follow along with Sarah Moody and this therapeutic roll out of the piriformis.

This is How We Roll: Piriformis Release

The piriformis helps with hip rotation and runs diagonally from the lower spine and connects to the upper part of the femur. The sciatic nerve runs underneath or through this muscle as well. Follow along with Sarah Moody and this therapeutic roll out of the piriformis.

Posted by Namaste Yoga + Wellness on Monday, April 8, 2019

 

Note: like anything that has the power to heal, misuse and overuse can cause harm. Start with small doses – 30 seconds on each muscle group you want to roll. If you have more time, try doing three sets of 30 seconds, with 10 seconds of rest in between. Also, try to decipher the difference between pain and discomfort in your body. Rolling should feel something like a deep tissue massage, but never painful. Stay in the middle space between effort and ease, making sure that your breath is smooth and that the muscles on your face are relaxed.

 

Join Sarah for her regularly scheduled weekly classes, including Roll+Release, Yin Yoga, and Restorative.

 

Spend a little more concentrated time with Sarah and attend her upcoming Roll Release and Restore workshop on Saturday, April 13.

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