Yoga for Holiday Car Rides #4

I love the energy this pose gives me. Here is the final pose of my Car Ride Series, Virabhadrasana 1, standing lunge with your car as a prop. Safe and Happy Travels!

Namaste, Lillah

Yoga for Long Car Rides -Part 4 Standing Lunge

This post was written by Lillah on November 19, 2010
Posted Under: Yoga for Long Car Rides

Reader Comments

I have an imbalance in my hips. The right side is tighter than the left. On long car rides, after about 30 minutes, I have a pain down my right leg. It starts at the hip, runs down the back of the thigh to the knee. If I stop and walk around a bit, I get relief. Then after 30 to 45 minutes of driving, it stars up again. Is there a way to get better relief and is this related to the periformis muscle??

Written By Ron Pardue on September 3rd, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

Hello Ron, Thanks for investigating my offerings. Yes, It seems that your piriformis muscle is definitely involved. Question…do you have bucket seats? if yes, fill in the bucket with a folded towel. Raising the hips up will take the pressure off the buttock and the sciatic nerve. Don’t be mad at your piriformis, it may be at a disadvantage. One of the best stretches for you is the one you commented on… get one knee to flex deep while pressing the opposite leg back. Then stretch your hamstrings with a straight leg on the car hood.
One of my favorite tricks for driving is to take a hand towel, roll it and place it under the middle of your right thigh. You can adjust the position up or down… the idea is to lengthen the hamstring over the roll WHILE you drive. It will probably make you crazy after a while but it does help, so use it intermittently. Good Luck! Drive safe.

Written By Lillah on September 3rd, 2012 @ 3:19 pm

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