Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care with Gail

Veterans Yoga Project – Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care with Gail

Enjoy this 45-minute video to assist in lessening your back pain with Gail Pickens-Barger, VYP Ambassador.

Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care with Veterans Yoga Project Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger
Join Gail for this 45 minute yoga class. Great for beginners and those of us with back challenges.

Welcome friends! Join me for this 45 minute yoga class with Gail P-B. Geared for beginners and those of us with back challenges.

Just remember, you don’t have to be able to touch your toes, or bend like a pretzel to do yoga!

Thank you for joining me here on FB Live this past year. Next week, new schedule, new Online Virtual format for bringing yoga to you.

Please indicate in the comments below where you’re from & your military status and/or any military affiliations, or First Responder, Health Care Worker status

Ex: Active duty, Reserves, Veteran, Retired, Military. Spouse, Family Member, Civilian, etc.

Thank you for joining this yoga class and I hope you enjoy the class!🤗

Back PAIN info:

  • Back pain is the 2nd most sited reason people go to the doctor
  • Back pain has a high occurance in veterans for a number of reasons
  • And they are prescribed pills but it doesn’t really help.
  • Then comes fatigue, depression & quality of life goes down.
  • Yoga can actually help the back pain
  • 45% of veterans have military-connected disability
  • 8% of adults in the US have back pain at some part of their life &
  • 30% of people in the US in the next 3 months will have a short course of back pain

So this effects everyone.

This method of exericise
** reduces intensity of pain, depression, fatigue & medication use.
** pain interference with daily life. Quality of life & self-efficacy both went up with regular yoga practice.









Outdoor Yoga

Ever wanted to try outdoor yoga?

I will be teaching two outdoor yoga classes to benefit the Veterans Yoga Project on Monday, May 17 & May 24, 2021. Starting at 6:30 PM in the breezy prayer garden at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Texas

I recently did a short little video of even in 90 degree weather, how nice it is to do yoga once the sun has started to set, but still great light outdoors!

You Ready? Outdoor Yoga in Nederland, Texas. 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas at Wesley UMC. Suggested donation to benefit the Veterans Yoga Project, $10, $15, $20, $25, $30. Thank you
Nice butterfly garden to visit too!
Call Gail for more details!

6:30 PM. Bring a yoga mat, bottle of water, long beach towel, and a strap, or dog leash, tie for your yoga gear.

You can write a check out to Veterans Yoga Project, send a paypal transfer, or use this link for a donation

Donation Link ==

Paypal transfer amounts

Thank you!

The donations you make go toward our Light a Candle Memorial Day effort for the Veterans Yoga Project.

Since the formative years of the United States, more than one million American Soldiers have given and lost their lives protecting our freedoms and defending our nation’s liberties. Those Americans made the ultimate sacrifice. Veterans Yoga Project recognizes their sacrifice by annually gathering on Memorial Day to light candles in their honor.

We stand where they once stood.
We bow to them with gratitude.
We speak of their valor.
We live.

We invite you to join with us in honoring our fallen.

Any generous gifts made in honor of Light A Candle will go directly to our efforts to aid in the recovery and resilience of our nation’s veterans, military, caregivers, families, and communities. In doing so, we will light a candle on behalf of your dedication.

Without your support, we could not do what we do.

Donation Link ==

Should you choose not to donate this Memorial Day, we still invite you to join us in honoring and remembering our fallen by lighting a candle and sharing in our candlelit meditation vigil via livestream at 3pm your local time. Livestream link –

6th Annual Light a Candle Memorial Day

On May 31st, please join us in keeping candles burning bright in remembrance and keeping alive the unbreakable stories, valor, and memory of the veterans who lost their lives as a final act of service.

All of us at Veterans Yoga Project

Gail Pickens-Barger, Veterans Yoga Project Ambassador

Once again, here’s your donation link!

Yoga in the Prayer Garden – Nederland Texas

In-person yoga classes. To be held in the Prayer Garden at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. May 17 & 24, 2021

You don’t have to bend like a pretzel to do yoga. In-person classes in Wesley UMC’s prayer garden. Monday, May 17 & 24, 2021. 6:30 PM.
Online Yoga with Gail Pickens-Barger, in Nederland, Texas. You don’t have to bend like a pretzel to do yoga! Gentle yoga for low back care class!

Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational Quotes

May you be happy.
May you be peaceful.
May you be free from suffering.

May no harm come to you.
May no problems come to you.
May you always meet with success.

May you have the wisdom, courage and understanding to meet and overcome the inevitable difficulties in life.
Art is so immersive and inspirational. Check out the new museum in Houston, Texas
There is no past.
Come back to this moment.
Right Here Right Now
b r e a t h e
Meditate on what is
Just be present
Gail’s Photography – Yoga with Gail social media specialist

Today you are completely,
100%, indefatigably (look it up)
focussed on your breath. Imagine the feeling . . . by the seashore, in the woods, on a mountaintop breathing in the crystal clear air.
Delighting in a long slow breathe,
“drinking in” the Divine
all day long . . .

while enjoying the scenery (your life). I am now breathing fully and freely.
I am now breathing fully and freely.
I am now breathing fully and freely.
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Sharpening the Saw – Habit #7 – Daily Reflections of Highly Effective Teens – Sean Covey – 7 habits of highly effective teens. Photography by Gail P-B.
Be Present with Every Person You Meet Today.

Gail’s – Inhale Yoga Music List – Steve Ross – Maha Yoga

Updated 5/2013 – 2/2020

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Playlists of songs from the Steve Ross Inhale show on Oprah’s Oxygen TV Channel.  1999 – 2000 – 2001

Wow, it has been 20 years now, since I’ve been re-introduced to yoga. Through my friend Tammy, who said, “Go check out this guy, Steve Ross on the Oxygen channel.  He has some really interesting yoga class with some great music.”  I did, and wow, super loved his class content, humor, music and sweet meditation at the end.  Back in the day, I videotaped his show on my little VHS tapes, as it was on at 5 am, sometimes 6 am in the morning!

I started to write down the music he used, and started buying my music from itunes, and putting them into playlists.  So soon after that, I became a yoga teacher, and I’d haul out a couple of times a year my Steve Ross Inhale Playlist.

My Original message on this…”
Looks like Inhale Yoga has been temporarily taken off the Oxygen channel.  Last time this happened, it took a year and a half for Oxygen to get all the music rights to get the program back on Oxygen.  And when that happened, it seemed to be that not all the Inhale Yoga programs came back on….only about two-thirds of the originals came back.  It is my understanding that there were 33 programs done back in 2000/2001/2002.

So I had been introduced to Steve Ross, of the Inhale Oxygen show back in the early 2000 by one of my friends.  I was thinking, oh, this is hard (for me)!  I really liked the music, and wanted to make my own music list from the music off of the show.  At one point in time, the song titles and artist’s names were listed at the bottom of the screen during the Inhale Show.  I taped the shows a lot at that time, and created my list of music from the show.

Steve Ross played guitar for Fleetwood Mac back in the day, and also for the Australian band, “Men at Work”.  Lots of good guitar licks in this music playlist.  If you know of others to add to this list, please post a comment!

Here is my Steve Ross Inhale Yoga Music List.

  1. Mustang Sally – Commitment
  2. Revolution  –  Kirk Franklin
  3. I’ll take you there – Staple Sisters
  4. Supersititions  –  Stevie Wonder
  5. Love and Happiness – Al Green
  6. I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  7. Ain’t Nobody  – Chaka Kahn
  8. I Believe  -Sounds of  Blackness
  9. Come Away with Me – Norah Jones
  10. Let the River Run  – Carly Simon
  11. Got to be Real  –  Cheryl Lynn
  12. Waking Dreams Meditation  -Yoga/Reiki Relaxation. 6:15 slow
  13. If I ever lose my faith –  Sting (Unplugged)
  14. If I ever lose my faith  – Sting slow
  15. Mercy, Mercy – Marvin Gaye
  16. Hoi Doi – Yulara slow
  17. Aliens soundtrack
  18. A Thousand Years  – Sting  slow
  19. Five for fighting superman –  Dave Mattews (fly song)
  20. Makambo  – Geoffrey Oryema  – (ending music) slow
  21. Creep – TLC  (funky slow warm up)
  22. Vise Versa Love – Barrington Levy (slow warm-up)
  23. Angel Love / Devotion  – Aeoliah Meditation (slow)
  24. Teacher – Barrington Levy (funky fast)
  25. Stomp – Kirk Franklin (funky fast)
  26. Watermark  – Enya (slow)
  27. Sing a Song – Take 6 (fast)
  28. 2/2 Music for Airports –  Brian Eno  (slow)
  29. Standing outside a broken phone booth with money in my hand – Primitive Radio
  30. You’ve got the Best of My Love – Emotions
  31. Rock with You Mix – Brandy
  32. Fields of Gold  –  Sting
  33. If I could change the world  – Eric Clapton and with Baby Face
  34. Change the world – Eric Clapton
  35. My Fathers Eyes – Eric Clapton
  36. My Fathers Eyes  – Eric Clapton acoustic
  37. Shy Guy – Diane King (Reggie Mix )
  38. Fields of Gold –  Sting Acoustic
  39. Sexual Healing –  Marvin Gaye (Bolton maybe sings this on the show?)
  40. Let’s Stay together  – Al Green
  41. When the lights gone out –  Ziggy Marley
  42. FirstLight –  Brian Eno
  43. Ain’t to proud to beg – Temptations
  44. The vanishing breed – Robbie Robertson
  45. Happy Ever After – Julia Fordham (Added 2/2010)
  46. I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
  47. Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) by Us3 (Added 9/2011)
  48. Ghost Dance – Robbie Robertson – added by Gail 3/2012
  49. Tomorrow People – Countdown Singers – added by Gail 3/2012
  50. Tom’s Diner – added by Gail 3/2012
  51. Keep It Coming – B. B. King – added by Gail 3/2012
  52. Nothing ‘Bout Me – Sting – added by Gail 3/2012
  53. Stars All Seem To Weep – Beth Orton   5/2013
  54. She Pleases Me – Wailing Souls – added by Gail 5/2013
  55. Love is the Seventh Wave – Sting – added by Gail 5/2013
  56. Kothbiro – Ayub Ogada – Added by Gail 5/2013

Please post a comment if you’ve enjoyed having this list.  Thank you.
Thanks Y’all!   Gaileee 

Steve Ross PlayList A:

  1. Fields of Gold – Sting
  2. Mercy, Mercy Me – Marvin Gaye
  3. I Believe – Sounds of Blackness
  4. My Loving (Never, Never Gonna Get It) – En Vogue
  5. I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  6. Love and Happiness – Al Green
  7. Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
  8. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  9. Vise Versy Love – Barrington Levy 
  10. A Thousand Years – Sting 
  11. Angel Love – Aeoliah 

 Steve Ross Playlist C
1. Keep It Coming – B B King
2. Cantaloop – Us3
3. Mustang Sally – Commitments
4. Teacher – Barrington Levy
5. Sing a Song – Take 6
6. Nothing ‘Bout me – Sting
7. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – S Wonder
8. You’ve Got the Best of My Love

Steve Ross Playlist D
1. Telephone Booth
2. Rock wit me
3. I feel good
4. Tom’s Diner
5. Stomp
6. You’ve Got the Best of My Love
7. My Lovin’ Never Gonna Get It
8. Teacher
9. Over My Head
10. Say a Little Prayer for You