Help relieve your back pain with these top 5 yoga poses

I’ve got a short list of the Top 5 things you can do – to ease back pain – It’s Yoga.

This is just a short list. Work with me to find your easing of back pain solution with a gentle yoga class for healthy back’s class! Gail Pickens-Barger, ERYT200, RYT500, NACYT, Get Fit Where You Sit Chair Yoga Fitness Instructor 409-727-3177

Contact Me to help you find a solution to easing your back pain. It’s Yoga! Gail Pickens-Barger 409-727-3177.

Sign up for a Free Yoga Class for Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care on Mindbody Online through the Veterans Yoga Project. It’s Free!

Wednesdays at 1 PM CST Time.

Teaching Online Yoga on Mondays

Mondays 6 PM Texas Time (Central Time) $10 Zoom Online Yoga or weekly video class!

Join me for this beginners yoga class to help ease pain, lessen stress, increase strength, gain flexibility, lose weight, better balance, build bones and more!
Monday Yoga for Easing Back Pain with Gentle Beginners Yoga with Gail
Monday Yoga for Easing Back Pain with Gentle Beginners Yoga with Gail

Starts back up May 17th & 24th!

Payment link for the class, then you’ll get the registration Zoom Link


Interesting Study: New Study Adds Growing Evidence that Yoga and Meditation Can Reduce Chronic Pain. I can attest to that study, as it has helped me with my chronic back pain!

The study echoes previous findings on the benefits of yoga and meditation for chronic pain published in 2016 in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.

“The bottom line is that patients are seeking new ways to cope with chronic pain and effective non-pharmaceutical treatments are available,” says Dr. Marske. “Our findings show meditation and yoga can be a viable option for people seeking relief from chronic pain.”

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This just in. Yoga Eases Moderate to Severe Chronic Low Back Pain - Yoga with Gail
This just in. Yoga Eases Moderate to Severe Chronic Low Back Pain – Yoga with Gail

The effectiveness of yoga for chronic low back pain

Why yoga for chronic Low Back Pain? cLBP

Weekly online classes with Gail, to reduce your chronic low back pain.
  • Educational book self help book
  • Exercise / PT
  • Yoga
  • All three reduced chronic low back pain.

All three reduced chronic low back pain.

At the 12 week mark, the yoga reduced cLBP the most according to several scientific studies.


The additional benefits of yoga included:

  • Less pain
  • Better sleep quality
  • Less stress and more

The studies found that there wasn’t much additional pain reduction based on taking one VS two classes a week. Clients also had a home practice.

The cost effectiveness in doing yoga vs PT/Exercise/Book was that the yoga participants only lost 2 days of work due to their cLBP versus doing the usual therapies for low back pain, they lost 43 days of work.

Typically, when you go to the PT or Exercise or read from a self care book,
each one has their way of helping with pain. Yoga adds meditation and breathing which is linked to perceived less pain, better sleep, less stress and more.

Yoga Alliance Youtube Video Bringing Scientific Research to Life: Back Pain and the video Scientfic Research on Yoga & Back Pain

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I teach a weekly 45 minute free yoga class for the Veterans Yoga Project Online Streaming Classes Facebook page. Live on facebook. I will typically add it to my youtube videos. If you’d like to practice with me use either the video or the facebook live video. Yogawithgaileee Youtube channel

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Here’s the link to the facebook page, where I teach live on :

VYP Online Streaming Classes Facebook Page on Thursdays at 11 AM CST.

Veterans Yoga Project Live Yoga Classes

Veterans Yoga Project Live Yoga Classes -Thursdays at 11 AM Central Time, 12 Noon ET and 9 AM PT – Gentle Yoga for Low Back Pain Class.

Streaming Live Online Yoga Classes for Veterans
Streaming Live Online Yoga Classes for Veterans on Veterans Yoga Project Facebook Page

Here’s the latest yoga practice that I’ve done for Gentle Yoga effort over on Facebook Live at #VYPonlinestreamingclasses.

Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care – a Healthy Backs Class for easing back pain. Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger, Yoga Vista Low Back Care Specialist. Teaching for the online effort for Veterans Yoga Project.

Five tools for Veterans. Breathing, Mindful Movement, Meditation, Guided Rest & Relaxation and a Gratitude Practice

Yoga with Gail Pickens-Barger, Adaptive Yoga Teacher

Yoga for Veterans – from the Veterans Yoga Project folks!

PTSD Infographic. Yoga for Veterans. Yoga with Gail
PTSD Infographic. Yoga for Veterans. Yoga with Gail.

Chair Yoga Fitness - Gail Pickens-Barger

I am teaching the Flow Yoga for Low Back Pain class on Friday at 10:00 AM Central Time. over at VYP Online Streaming Classes facebook page. Come join me!

I use the chair to help one get down onto the floor, and then up from the floor.  This class is maining on the floor yoga poses.  So give it a try!  Yoga with Gail 409-727-3177

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Regular yoga practices helps with health conditions

A regular yoga practice, be it gentle, or seated on the chair, helps with the following health conditions:

Easing back pain through a gentle beginners yoga practice with Gail.
  • Health Benefits Within – From lowering blood pressure to increasing pain tolerance, the following health benefits can all be discovered within the body.
  • Blood pressure. A consistent yoga practice decreases blood pressure through better circulation and oxygenation of the body. These two exercises can help lower blood pressure.
  • Pulse rate. A slower pulse rate indicates that your heart is strong enough to pump more blood with fewer beats. Regularly practicing yoga provides a lower pulse rate.
  • Circulation. Yoga improves blood circulation. By transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout your body, yoga practice provides healthier organs, skin, and brain.
  • Respiratory. Like the circulatory system, a lower respiratory rate indicates that the lungs are working more efficiently. Yoga decreases the respiratory rate through a combination of controlled breathing exercises and better fitness.
  • Cardiovascular endurance. A combination of lower heart rate and improved oxygenation to the body (both benefits of yoga) results in higher cardiovascular endurance.
  • Organs. Yoga practice massages internal organs, thus improving the ability of the body to prevent disease. Additionally, an experienced yoga practitioner becomes better attuned to her body to know at first sign if something isn’t functioning properly, thereby allowing for quicker response to head off disease.
  • Gastrointestinal. Gastrointestinal functions have been shown to improve in both men and women who practice yoga.
  • Immunity. Yoga practice has frequently been correlated with a stronger immune system. Read this article for more on the immune system and yoga, including some poses that specifically work on areas of immunity.
  • Pain. Pain tolerance is much higher among those who practice yoga regularly. In addition to pain tolerance, some instances of chronic pain, such as back pain, are lessened or eliminated through yoga (see below for more on back pain).
  • Metabolism. Having a balanced metabolism results in maintaining a healthy weight and controlling hunger. Consistent yoga practice helps find the balance and creates a more efficient metabolism.
  • Health Benefits Without
  • Just as many health benefits occur within the body, there are many benefits that can actually be experienced from without the body. From better sleep to more energy and strength, this list provides several benefits found on the outside of the body.
  • Aging. Yoga stimulates the detoxification process within the body. Detoxification has been shown to delay aging, among many other health benefits.
  • Posture. The very nature of yoga teaches the practitioner how to hold and control one’s body in a more healthful position. Through consistent practice, your posture will improve so that you look more confident and healthy.
  • Strength. One of the premises of yoga is that you are using the weight of your own body for overall strength. Find out more about how yoga works as an excellent method of strength training in this article.
  • Energy. Regular yoga practice provides consistent energy. In fact, most yogis state that when you perform your yoga correctly, you will feel energized after your yoga session rather than tired.
  • Weight. The benefits of a better metabolism along with the exercise of yoga work to keep your weight in check. Additionally, the stretching of muscles longwise helps to reduce the amount of cellulite that can build around muscles.
  • Sleep. Because of the many benefits to both body and mind that a yoga routine can provide, many find that their sleep is much better. Read here for more on sleep and yoga, as well as some positions for helping induce sleep.
  • Balance. An integral part of the yoga practice is balance and control over your body. With a consistent practice, you will find that your overall balance will improve outside the yoga class.
  • Integrated function of the body. Yoga is derived from Sanskrit and means “to join together and direct one’s attention.” This is exactly what happens to your body after you start practicing yoga. Yogis find that their body works together much better, resulting in more graceful and efficient body movements.
  • Body Awareness: Doing yoga will give you an increased awareness of your own body. You are often called upon to make small, subtle movements to improve your alignment. Over time, this will increase your level of comfort in your own body. This can lead to improved posture and greater self-confidence.
  • Core strength. With a strong body core, you receive better posture and overall body strength. A strong core helps heal and reduce injuries. This is why a lot of athletes do yoga as cross training (boxersMMA fighters, etc). Read how this swimmer uses yoga to strengthen her core and improve her swimming.
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