This variation of Lizard pose will open a different part of your hip, as well as offer a nice stretch for the hip flexor, which can also contribute to sciatica discomfort.
- From Downward Facing Dog, step your right foot forward between your palms. Keep your hands on the mat, and lower your left knee to the floor, pointing the toes.
- Slowly lower your right knee to the right, so you're resting on the outside of your right flexed foot. Keep your arms straight, pressing your chest forward just like in Upward Facing Dog. This will help encourage your hips to lower, increasing the stretch.
- Gaze forward, and enjoy this pose for five breaths. Then switch sides.