Nidra sleep? Add Yoga Nidra Practices to your nightly routine.

Nidra sleep? Add these Yoga Nidra practices to your nightly routine!

Nidra Sleep? Add nightly Yoga Nidra Practices to your night routine!

Benefits of Yoga Nidra.

Great for Beginners to meditate, those of us needing guided rest for better sleep, easing of pain, and more.

So just to provide a little bit of context, and a little bit of predictability, our Yoga Nidra or our Guided Rest Practice is a form of guided meditation. Still, there is nothing for you to do, except to listen and follow the guidance of the teacher’s voice.

Aside from being relaxing, restorative, and restful, studies have shown that yoga Nidra can also:

  • ease insomnia
  • decrease anxiety
  • alleviate stress
  • reduce PTSD, chronic pain, and chemical dependency
  • heighten awareness and focus
  • transform negative habits, behaviors, and ways of thinking
  • foster feelings of peace, calm, and clarity
  • reduce stress
  • improve sleep
  • help heal trauma
  • reduce chronic pain
  • plant seeds for future growth

Create an account and book a class on Veterans Yoga Project Online Yoga Studio.

Playlists:
Yoga Nidra Meditation Videos:

Yoga Nidra Practices from VYP Yoga Teacher Gail P-B.

Rain Sounds for Sleeping Videos:

Rain sounds to ease into slumber

Easing into sleep with Soothing Rain Videos and Yoga Nidra Meditation Practices:

Both Rain and Yoga Nidra Practices playlist

Gentle Yoga for Healthy Backs – Beginners Yoga on Veterans Yoga Project Online Studio Site

Gentle Yoga for Healthy Backs – Beginners Yoga on Veterans Yoga Project Online Studio Site

Studies show that yoga is effective in assisting with lowering back pain.

National Institutes of Health – article on Yoga eases moderate to severe chronic low back pain

Boston University study finds it’s as good as physical therapy for relieving lower back pain

NPR – National Public Radio reports – study finds yoga can help back pain, but keep it gentle with these poses, as heard on Morning Edition.

There are even some guides in this article!

Science Daily Reports – Yoga helps back pain among veterans! –
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170725154211.htm

Time Magazine states Yoga works as well as physical therapy for Back Pain –
http://time.com/4825261/back-pain-yoga-physical-therapy/

Consumer Reports – Try Yoga for Back Pain

New Back Pain Guidelines from Consumer Reports – https://www.consumerreports.org/back-pain/new-back-pain-guidelines/

Yoga Classes in Jefferson Mid-County, Texas. Nederland, Port Neches, Port Arthur, Tx.

Yoga in Nederland, Port Neches, Port Arthur, Tx. Jefferson Mid-County

Got your yoga classes and locations listed here!  My classes and schedule don’t fit everyone’s schedule, so I thought I’d list out all the yoga that I know of here in Mid-County. (Beaumont &  Orange listings at the end of this post.)  Summer/Fall 2022

Starting 2022: Beginners Yoga on Tuesday night in Nederland, Texas. $10 held at Wesley UMC/Nederland, Tx.  6:00 PM CT.  Call Gail for additional information, or just show up with a yoga mat, a couple minutes prior to class starting. 409-727-3177.

Wednesdays: 12:30 PM CT.  Free Yoga on Veterans Yoga Project Online Yoga Studio.  Taught by local teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger.   A Beginners’ Gentle Yoga for low back care class.  Great for beginners and those with back challenges.  Linke below for getting a free account, then book the class. https://veteransyogaproject.org/vyp-classes

Fridays: 10:30 AM at Lakeside Best Years Senior Citizen Center.  Yoga. 60 minute class.  Free for Beaumont residents, come a bit early if you are not a member of the center, to register.  $4 fee for non-residents, and come a bit early to register.  Please wear a mask into the facility and into the yoga room.  Once you are stationed six feet apart, you have permission to take off your mask.

Nederland, Texas

Yoga Private lessons available
upon request
409-727-3177
yogawithgaileee@gmail.com
https://yogawithgaileee.com

Exygon Health and Fitness 
1001 Nederland Avenue, Ned. Tx
409-729-2592
Bring a yoga mat. $15 drop-in fee, included with monthly membership.
http://exygon.com/

PowerHouse Gym in Port Neches
Monday & Wednesday 6:30 PM $10 drop-in fee, comes with membership
Hatha Yoga Class

 

YMCA of Port Arthur 
6760 9th Avenue, Port Arthur, Tx 77642
409-962-6644
Yoga Tuesday/Thursday at 10:00 AM
Friday – 10:00 AM  – SilverSneakers YogaStretch
$15 drop-in fee, included with monthly membership
http://ymcasetx.org/health-well-being-fitness/

Individuals:

Gail Pickens-Barger – Private Yoga instruction in your home or place of business, 409-727-3177 or Contact Gail


SETX (Southeast Texas) Yoga for Veterans

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

Updated 5/2013 – 10/2021 – added more songs to the Steve Ross Inhale Yoga Playlists.  Yoga with Gail

Steve Ross Inhale TV Yoga Music Playlists
Steve Ross Inhale TV Yoga Music Playlists

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
    Gods
  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
  57. As I Lay Me Down – Sophie Hawkins – Added by Gail 10/2021
  58. I Got You – I Feel Good – James Brown – Added by Gail 10/2021
  59. Over My Head – Fleetwood Mac – Added by Gail 10/2021
  60. Coyote Dance – Robbie Robertson – Added by Gail 10/2021
  61. Sahtosh – David Off – Added by Gail 10/2021
  62. Save the Children – Marvin Gaye – Added by Gail 10/2021

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

Yoga Stretches for Back Pain Relief

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.

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