I have been experiencing tight muscles in my left glut for about a year and sometimes it wakes me up at night. I went for a acupressure massage and before I even mentioned it she found the tight muscles in my bum on that side. She worked on it but recommended that I do more backbends as part of my practice. No problem there, I love backbending! I’m wondering if anyone has used the Iyengar bench for backbends. It feels great when I’ve used it in the past and now I’m thinking of getting one of my own. I’ve always wanted one and it would encourage me to do more backbending…. Any ideas? Thank you, doyogawithme community!
I have not used an Iyengar bench but I have used a yoga wheel for backbending and find it incredibly useful in adding more mobility the the different areas of the spine! They are easy to find now and many studios are carrying them for students to try out. I am curious if the tight bum muscle you are reffering to is your piriformis? This little guy gets super angry when the sacroiliac joint is out. This is common especially in yogis