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DIY face mask into “Buffs” or “Gators” Tutorial

Sew or hand sew your own Buff or Gator to use as a face mask – Gail Pickens-Barger

Gail and her original Buff from when she went to Mongolia.  Taught yoga in Mongolia, when visiting her oldest in the Peace Corps.

DIY, Sew your own face covering, buff, gator, neck cover, face covering mask.
DIY, Sew your own face covering, buff, gator, neck cover, face covering mask.  Using the Buff from when I taught yoga in Mongolia years ago, used as a pattern.  Used my LuLaRoe Leggings that I no longer wore.  Recycle upcycled from the items you already have on hand!
OSU colors for my LuLaRoe Leggings.  Go Pokes!
OSU colors for my LuLaRoe Leggings. Go Pokes!
Taking original Buff and measuring how much to cut. DIY Buff Shield
Taking original Buff and measuring how much to cut. DIY Buff Shield
Can make two Buff from a pair of LuLaRoe Leggings.  DIY Buff
Can make two Buff from a pair of LuLaRoe Leggings. DIY Buff
Pin the fabric sides together to prepare to either sew by the machine or hand sew.
Pin the fabric sides together to prepare to either sew by the machine or hand sew. DIY Buff Face Shield
My Pfaff machine getting put to use!  Sewing down the side seam.  I kept the waist band here on this diy face mask.
My Pfaff machine getting put to use!  Sewing down the side seam.  I kept the waist band here on this diy face mask.

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Another Tutorial of using Legging/yoga pants/LuLaRoe material ==> Tutorial #2 of using then ends of the Lularoe Leggings or Yoga Pants into No Sew Face Masks

face shield mask diy
diy face mask shield
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Sew your own Buff or Gator aka Dust Face Mask – Top 8 Tutorials

Sew your own Buff or Gator aka Dust Face Covering. Dec. 2020

DIY, Sew your own face covering, buff, gator, neck cover, face covering mask.
DIY, Sew your own face covering, buff, gator, neck cover, face covering mask.

Here’s your list!  WAIT! . . . (quick tutorial, take old Lularoe pants, measure about 20 inches from waist band or under waist band, cut both legs, then divide up in half. Wrong sides together and sew….more details ) ==>  Go see the TUTORIAL I wrote to make a DIY face mask from an old pair of yoga pants, jazz pants, or those LuLaRoe Pants ==> DIY Face Mask Tutorial from LuLaRoe Leggings – by Gail Pickens-Barger

From LuLaRoe Leggings - DIY face mask aka Buff - Gail Pickens-Barger
From LuLaRoe Leggings – DIY face mask aka Buff – Gail Pickens-Barger

The list of DIY tutorials for making the buff, face mask coverings.

  1. From the My Sewing Machine Obsession site – another great tutorial, with the emphasis of summer fabrics.  I like how this one is configured and updated.
    http://mysewingmachineobsession.blogspot.com/2020/07/mask-making.html
  2. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Stylish-Neck-Gator/ Also known as “Gator” good use transform into a buff/face mask
  3. http://giveitgrace.blogspot.com/2011/10/keeping-warm-and-staying-cheap.html Give it Grace Keeping warm and staying cheap: A DIY Head wrap/face mask. Oct 2011
  4. https://jennabrand.com/2014/05/01/tubular-bandana-buff-tutorial/ Tubular Bandana Buff Tutorial – May 2014
  5. https://www.thelaststitch.com/sewing-buff/
    DIY Buff 2015 Instructions PDF – Updated May 2020!  – https://www.thelaststitch.com/sewing-buff/
  6. http://blog.fehrtrade.com/gallery/883/sewing-indie-month-a-buff-tutorial/Buff – Sew your own active wear – May 2014
  7. https://lotsafreshair.com/2017/05/19/howto-make-a-buff/ Lots a Fresh Air Sewing your own Buff from a T-shirt May 2017
  8. Sewing your own Gator – Oct 2008
    https://gatorproject.wordpress.com/gator-neck-warmer-instructions/
Top 7 Buff / Gator DIY Sew Your Own Face Mask Tutorials - Online Yoga with Gail
Top 7 Buff / Gator DIY Sew Your Own Face Mask Tutorials – Online Yoga with Gail

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More sewing projects with masks and yoga!

Sewing your own yoga gear. My nice long yoga mat bag from upholstery material, plus yoga straps for the handles. Zafu Meditation seat cushions (pillows) made from denim. I've had the mediation pillows for year, they have held up nicely! Yoga with Gail. 409-727-3177
Sewing your own yoga gear. My nice long yoga mat bag from upholstery material, plus yoga straps for the handles. Zafu Meditation seat cushions (pillows) made from denim. I’ve had the mediation pillows for year, they have held up nicely! Yoga with Gail. 409-727-3177
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Chair Yoga in the News!

Chair Yoga in the News!

Chair Yoga Fitness - Gail Pickens-Barger

Chair Yoga in the News!

  • Chair yoga offers a gentler alternative to exercise – The Ledger reports that, many senior citizens and people with disabilities are finding chair yoga as a welcome and non-daunting alternative exercise method. The system, of unknown origins but brought to the forefront by California-based instructor Lakshmi Voelker in the early 1980s, utilizes a chair as a station and exercise prop to perform traditional yoga stretching exercises.

    Lakshmi Chair Yoga Teacher Training is wonderful! I took her chair yoga training over 8 years ago at the Open Center in NYC!

Chair Yoga class using blocks and straps to assist in our class at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Texas

Found this in one of my vintage Jack LaLange Exercise Books! Jack does chair yoga too!
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Multiple Sclerosis Yoga – Nederland/Beaumont Texas

Chair Yoga (1)

During our world’s health crisis, The National MS Society sponsors a free Adaptive Yoga class for those who have MS and their support people.  Currently the chair yoga is offered through a rotating list of free Youtube Videos on Gail Pickens-Barger channel.  Playlist listed here ==> Chair Yoga Fitness Videos

Join Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger for an hour-long class.  This adaptive, gentle yoga class is a great way to add exercise into your life as well as the added benefit of meeting new people living with MS.

Yoga classes focus on movement and breathing-this will help to increase your muscle tone, and improve balance, coordination and overall body control.  We hope to see you soon.  This class is offered exclusively for people living with MS and is free of charge.  Call Gail Pickens-Barger at 409 – 727 – 3177 or email gaileee@yahoo.com for more information.

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Yoga Reduces Fatigue In Multiple Sclerosis Patients, OHSU Study Finds

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Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627

ScienceDaily (June 10, 2004) — PORTLAND, Ore. — Just six months of yoga significantly reduces fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis, but it has no effect on alertness and cognitive function, says a new Oregon Health & Science University study.

The study, published June 8 in the journal Neurology, found that yoga is as good as a traditional aerobic exercise program in improving measures of fatigue, a common and potentially disabling symptom of MS. It was the first randomized, controlled trial of yoga in people with MS.

A parallel study by the same OHSU authors, presented in April at the 56th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, found that cognitive function does not improve among healthy seniors in a six-month yoga program or exercise class, but physical health and quality of life appear to be enhanced.

The MS study was not designed to determine the impact of yoga on the disease itself, said the study’s lead author, Barry Oken, M.D., professor of neurology and behavioral neuroscience in the OHSU School of Medicine. Rather, it was intended to determine the effect of yoga and aerobic exercise on cognitive function, fatigue, mood and quality of life among people with MS.

“There are some claims out there that yoga helps MS itself, that it can decrease the number of lesions” in the brain caused by MS, said Oken, director of the Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders (ORCCAMIND) at OHSU. “I’m not sure that that’s not the case, because stress may have an impact on MS. But that was not what we were trying to show.”

Study co-author Dennis Bourdette, M.D., professor of neurology in the OHSU School of Medicine and director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Oregon, said yoga was studied because many people with MS already are using it and reporting benefits.

“We wanted to see whether or not it was beneficial when studied scientifically and how it compared with a type of exercise that physicians are more comfortable recommending — exercise on a stationary bicycle supervised by a physical therapist,” said Bourdette, chairman of the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology and associate director of ORCCAMIND.

An earlier survey of nearly 2,000 MS patients in Oregon and southwest Washington found about 30 percent of respondents tried yoga. Of those, 57 percent reported it to be “very beneficial,” Bourdette noted. Indeed, many chapters of the National MS Society sponsor yoga programs.

“So it is used fairly commonly, and I believe with the publication of our results it will gain even more acceptance and use,” he said. The study “also clearly demonstrates that yoga postures can be modified for use among people with MS who have disabilities caused by their condition and that yoga can be done safely and effectively.”

The study examined 69 MS patients in three groups: one taking weekly Iyengar yoga classes along with home practice; another taking a weekly exercise class using a stationary bicycle along with home exercise; and a third group placed on a waiting list to serve as a control. Participants were monitored for attention, alertness, mood, anxiety, fatigue and overall quality of life.

The yoga classes were offered once a week for 90 minutes. Participants were taught up to 19 poses, each held for 10 seconds to 30 seconds with rest periods of 30 seconds to a minute. They also performed breathing exercises to promote concentration and relaxation, as well as progressive relaxation, visualization, and meditation techniques. And daily home practice was strongly encouraged.

The MS study’s aerobic exercise component was similar to the yoga intervention, with one class per week plus home exercise. It consisted of bicycling on recumbent or dual-action stationary bicycles, and each class began and ended with about five minutes of stretching. Participants were given exercise bikes to use at home and were encouraged to use them outside of the weekly class.

While the yoga and aerobic exercise programs produced no significant changes in alertness, attention or other measures of cognitive function in MS patients compared with the waiting-list group, the study found there were improvements in two fatigue measurement tests.

“We think they’re equally beneficial for symptoms of fatigue from MS,” Oken said of yoga and aerobic exercise.

The study cautioned that the reasons behind the reduction in MS fatigue symptoms are unclear. The socialization aspect of the yoga and exercise classes, as well as a placebo effect — simply telling participants that the exercise program was specifically designed to improve psychological well-being — could be credited.

Yoga is a type of so-called mind-body medicine that includes tai-chi, meditation, and dance, music and art therapy. It is a commonly practiced method involving behavioral, psychological, social and spiritual approaches to health, and it is centered around meditation, breathing and postures.

Of the active or hatha yoga techniques, Iyengar yoga is the most common type practiced in the United States. Participants assume a series of stationary positions that employ isometric contraction and relaxation of different muscle groups to create specific body alignments. There also is a relaxation component.

“I see it mostly as a kind of physical activity with a stress-reduction component and body awareness features,” Oken said of yoga. “It has this aspect of bringing your attention to the present moment. But it’s hard to know if that’s due to relaxation or getting your mind not to worry for a little bit.”

Whatever the workout method, exercise seems to help MS patients reduce fatigue symptoms, Bourdette said.
“This is true whether the regular exercise is yoga, swimming, using a stationary bicycle or any other physical activity,” he said. “Sometimes the effects are quite dramatic and other times less so. But everyone with MS who exercises regularly reports benefit.”

The parallel study on the effects of yoga and exercise on healthy seniors focused on 136 participants aged 65 to 85. It showed there were some improvements in physical measures, such as cardiovascular fitness, and quality-of-life measures, such as energy and fatigue.

There was no improvement in measures of cognitive function, however, compared with a waiting-list control group.

“I was hoping to show some cognitive benefit, but the main benefit was a decrease in fatigue and higher energy levels,” Oken explained. “I think those relative benefits are only going to be seen over quite a long period of time. In healthy people, it’s probably going to be a fairly subtle effect.”

Both studies were funded by the National Institutes of Health.


Relaxation done in the chair.

Adaptive Chair Yoga for MS at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627. Sponsored by the National MS Society, free for attendees and their support people. 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Thursdays.

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Adaptive Yoga for those with
Multiple Sclerosis
Instructor Gail Pickens-Barger is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Yoga Alliance, and is sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
She is certified at the 200-hour & 500-hour experience registered yoga teacher level and specializes
in Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis.
For more information, contact Gail Pickens-Barger at 409-727-3177 or gaileee@yahoo.com .
“The only authentic yoga is the one that works for each person according to circumstances and needs, and there are many possibilities.” T.K.V. Desikachar

1 comments:

B. Burleson said…
Great article! I wish Yoga did enhance cognitive ability. Betty Burleson
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Get your gear, let’s do yoga for easing back pain!

Get your gear, let’s do yoga for easing back pain!

Here’s my little preview video announcing about the Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care class that I teach for the Veterans Yoga Project. Thursdays at 11 AM CST. Free for Veterans, Active Military, Friends and Family.

Gear you’ll need?

  • A tie, or sash from a robe, or long scarf — or yoga strap
  • A couch pillow, or two rolled up hand towels — or a yoga block
  • A non slip surface — or yoga mat
  • A long towel or throw blanket to cover up with for comfort

45 Minute beginner yoga class to ease back pain, lessen stress, increase flexibility, gain strength, build bones, better balance, lower blood pressure and more!

https://www.facebook.com/17112046/videos/10108758076815822/

Here’s a link to my little preview video, and I’ll do another preview video on Thursday over at https://www.facebook.com/VYPonlinestreamingclasses

During the pandemic, I’ve had to move my classes over to Zoom Video conferencing platform, YouTube and Facebook Live. I hope to see you in class on Thursday at 11 AM.

#VetGratitude #VeteransYogaProject #yogaforbackpain #backpain #yogaforbeginners #yogawithgaileee #VYPonlinestreamingclasses