Foot Yoga, Hand Yoga, a bit of everything seated on the chair!

Foot Yoga, Hand Yoga, a bit of everything seated on the chair.

I share little handouts with my chair yoga students every now and then, and it bears repeating this info I find.  Find us on Thursday at 10:00 AM at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Tx 

Today, in my email feed Sherry Zak Morris shares this little vignette of a bit of hand yoga.  Please enjoy this youtube and follow along!

Hand Exercises for Arthritis with Sherry of the YogaJP fame!

Additionally, from the Get Fit Where You Sit Chair Yoga from Lakshmi Voelker, I share the hand sequence that we use in #ChairYogaFitness class occasionally.  In class, we typically only repeat 9 times. Here’s a little snippet of the routine.

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Benefits of Chair Yoga can be found here.

117 Health Conditions Helped by Yoga

117 Health Conditions Helped by Yoga

Permission granted by Dr. Timothy McCall to share this pdf.

117 Conditions Helped by Yoga. Permission granted to copy and share this information. Yoga as medicine. As found in scientific studies as of June 2019. Yoga with Gail

117 Conditions Helped by Yoga. Permission granted to copy and share this information. Yoga as medicine. As found in scientific studies as of June 2019. Yoga with Gail

Here is the link to this PDF and the scientific studies supporting the health conditions helped by yoga.

No Labor Day Yoga – Nederland, Texas

YEP, no yoga on Labor Day

Wesley UMC is closed, so I am too!

See you instead for Chair Yoga on Thursday at 10:00 AM, and YogaKiddos right after that!

Regular Monday night yoga resumes, Monday, September 9th at 6:15 PM. $10 at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Tx.

Call Gail at 409-727-3177 if you have questions.

Sept 2nd No Yoga

Monday classes start back up September 9th, 2019

Yoga Mat Spray

Yoga Mat Spray

I shared this recipe with my yoga students.  One of the ladies goes to a couple of other yoga classes, and she came back to say that she gets compliments all the time on the smell of her yoga mat.

That is so sweet of her to share, plus it fights germs. Always a bonus!

Here’s the recipe.  I only use doTerra essential oils.

Yoga mat spray, using doTerra essential oils. Love this spray, fights germs too! Yoga with Gail

Yoga mat spray, using doTerra essential oils. Love this spray, fights germs too! Yoga with Gail

EOA - EO RECIPES FOR PETS - 13 LITTER BOX POWDER

LITTER BOX RECIPE
Question: I would love to use something natural to help in the litter box, any ideas?
From Dr. Janet Roark, the EO Vet:
LITTER BOX POWDER RECIPE
1 c. Baking Soda
1 tbsp. Epsom Salt
3-4 drops Essential Oils of your choice (Lavender, Cedarwood, Grounding Blend, Lemongrass are all good choices.)
DIRECTIONS: Mix together and let sit for a minimum of four hours. Sprinkle on litter as needed.

OIL SAFETY FOR PETS

  • Dilute for topical use.
    • Know your pet’s health status.
    • Do NOT use oils on or near eyes, ears, nose, or genitals of your pet.
  • Use a water diffuser for aromatic use and allow your pet to roam freely with an open door to the room.
  • Caution should be used around animals that are pregnant, nursing, young, or on certain medications.
    • Do not use oils topically on your pet if using a topical medication or dermal patch – this includes topical flea/ tick preventatives.
    • Do not give any of the products containing xylitol (toothpaste, beadlets, etc.).
    • Only use Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.
  • Observe your pet’s behavior.

 

In the event of an adverse reaction, dilute with a carrier oil – skin irritation is the most common and most reactions resolve within 24–48 hours after oil exposure. Discontinue use of an oil if your pet shows signs of distress, drooling, squinting, rubbing their face, vocalization, shaking, vomiting, or diarrhea.

Where to begin a yoga practice? On the chair! Yoga in Beaumont Tx Yoga in Nederland Tx

Yoga in Beaumont Tx, Yoga in Nederland Tx, Yoga in Orange Tx, Yoga in Bridge City Tx, Yoga in Port Arthur Tx, Yoga in Port Neches Tx. Beginners Yoga with Gail Pickens-Barger. Yoga in Nederland School District, Yoga for Teachers in Nederland ISD.

Chair Yoga Fitness - Gail Pickens-Barger

Where to begin your yoga practice?  Start with Beginners Yoga in Nederland, Texas.

  • Chair Yoga at 10:00 am, $5 at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.  Call Gail at 409-727-3177 on your yoga questions.  Please leave a voice message and I will return your call!

Yoga can help you:

  • Ease your back pain
  • Help to lose weight
  • Lessen one’s stress
  • Increase flexibility
  • Gain strength
  • Ease pregnancy challenges
  • Build bone mass
  • and Better your balance

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You don’t have to bend like a pretzel in yoga, to get a LOT of these benefits.  A gentle beginners practice is the way to get started!  Either one on one lessons in your home, or start with my chair yoga class on Thursdays at 10am.

beginnhardest Yes, the beginning is always the hardest, but I LOVE beginners and easing their mind about yoga.  We all have to start somewhere, and we have LOTS of fun…

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Invest in yourself…try yoga…beginners yoga in Nederland, Texas

Invest in yourself….try yoga….Beginners Yoga (my specialty) in Nederland, Texas.

Invest in yourself. …. try yoga….

  • Ease back pain.
  • Lessen stress.
  • Lose weight.
  • Increase flexibility & strength.
  • Better balance.
  • and Build bones.

Yes, this can be done in a Beginners Yoga class – my specialty!

Don’t like to get down on the floor? I have a chair yoga beginners class too!

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Invest in yourself…..try yoga….beginners yoga with Gail Pickens-Barger

  • Beginners Yoga – Mondays 6:15 PM
  • Beginners Chair Yoga – Thursdays at 10:00 AM.
  • At Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Tx.
  • Call Gail 409-527-1900 on your yoga questions (or text). Thank you!

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#yogainnederlandtexas

#chairyoga

#setxyoga

#yogaforbeginners

Not Enough Shut-Eye? Try Yoga Nidra – It’s Transformational Sleep Time!

Not Enough Shut-Eye? Try Yoga Nidra – It’s Transformational Sleep Time

Yogic Sleep

Yoga Nidra, Yogic Sleep, Guided Relaxation – It’s all Transformational Sleep!

Most of us do not get enough rest. As a culture, we’re always connected, often stressed, and our nervous systems are constantly in a fight-or-flight, sympathetic state. Yoga nidra is an effective and efficient way to access the “rest and digest” parasympathetic state, which is where healing happens.

Yoga nidra is often referred to as “yogic sleep,” a paradoxical state of being between sleep and consciousness that’s conducive to deeply emotional and physical healing, rewiring your brain, and self-exploration. The practice of yoga nidra starts with a personal intention. So while it truly depends on the intention, yoga nidra will help you rest, restore, de-stress, increase awareness, undo bad habits, and eventually understand your true calling and higher purpose.

​In addition to the benefits of the actual practice, yoga nidra is accessible to everyone, can be done almost anywhere at very low cost, and is a simple way to start a meditation practice.

An entire Yoga Nidra session is done while lying down in final relaxation.

Come joins us in Beginners Yoga on Monday night at 6:15 PM where we do some mindful movement, breathwork, guided rest and gratitude!  $10 at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.