Piriformis syndrome

Piriformis syndrome

 

Before my YTT journey, I occasionally felt this pain on my upper legs especially when I walked too long, and due to some yoga practice, I thought it was my alignment of my feet and tried to walk abit differently to try things out to make my upper leg hurt less. 

 

During my YTT journey, we had to learn a lot on muscles and it also has its connections to the nervous system. Having to also identify our bodies, for example, having a smaller shoulders would make inversions harder or a simply shorter quadratus femoris could make yoga poses like Marichyasana D hard to do, mine was the fact I never knew I had piriformis syndrome! This can all be spotted whether standing or seated, the little things that the body does, be it a higher knee compared to the other when seated.