Stress Relievers for the Modern Man – It’s Yoga.
Come join us on Mondays at 6:15 PM for Beginners Yoga at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. Just $10, you, and a yoga mat, comfortable clothing.
Start you on your journey to less stress through gentle movement, breath work, easing of aches and pains along the way, and strengtheners for the body’s muscles and the mind.
End with a restful guided relaxation, that will make you feel rested and at ease.
Questions? Call me Gail Pickens-Barger at (409) 727-3177. I will return your call.
How to: Ease Chronic Back Pain. It’s Yoga – Beginners Yoga Ned., Tx
Beginning Yoga Series, starts back up Monday, September 17th at 6:15 PM.
At Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.
This beginners class is $10, where you dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat and learn the poses to assist you in easing your back challenges.
I’ve included some research and links for you to pursue into looking into doing yoga for your challenges. Don’t take my word for it, do a bit of research yourself! In the mean time if you have questions, give me a call at 409-727-3177. Gail Pickens-Barger International & Registered Yoga Teacher. Over 18 years teaching experience!
Yoga eases back pain
National Institutes of Health – article on Yoga eases moderate to severe chronic low back pain
Boston University study find it’s as good as physcial 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 on this article!
Science Daily Reports – Yoga helps back pain among veterans! –
Time Magazine states, Yoga works as well as physical therapy for Back Pain –
Consumer Reports – Try Yoga for Back Pain
New Back Pain Guidelines from Consumer Reports – https://www.consumerreports.org/back-pain/new-back-pain-guidelines/
Sara Varona, of BuildYourYogaBusiness.com created this sequence to assist in easing your lower and upper back pain. She gave me permission to post it on my display at my recent Yoga Booth at a Health Fair.
She also shows on her website, the different things that she does in helping a client in their private yoga practice. Here is her video listed at the end of this specific ezine going through the poses pictured on the right.
I took lots of notes, taught these sequences to my various yoga classes, and people noticed how much better their backs felt after going through the sequences. It is a 40 minute google video, to get your pen an pencil ready, take notes, practice and come back and back to this wonderful sequence of yoga poses.
The model in the photos is one of my daughters. She is in the process of training to be a yoga teacher. She is already a wonderful Ballet teacher. She has also taught tap, modern, jazz and creative dance.
Oh, Your Achin’ Back
Sad to say, most of us will have back pain at some point in our lives, but the best cures are surprising low-tech, says Luke Madigan, MD, a spine specialist at Knoxville Orthopaedic Clinic in Tennessee. Some easy yet effective options:
Do next to nothing. In a review of more than 70 studies analyzed by Dr. Madigan, 90% of patients with back pain felt better three months after a flare-up, whether they used an anti-inflammatory (like Advil) or a heating pad or did daily stretching.
Relax. “Research has shown that meditation and gentle yoga can help relieve back pain,” says Susan Evans, PhD, director of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program at Weill Cornell Medical College. That’s probably because they decrease muscle tension and your perception of how bad the discomfort really is. Abigal Cuffey, for the July 7, 2009 Womans Day Magazine.
So, come to Yoga Next Monday night, June 22, 2009 at 7 p.m. for a bit of Gentle Beginning Back Yoga with Gaileee. (Soon to be an Internationally Known Yoga Teacher).