How To Lessen Back Pain. You Need To Know, It’s Yoga.

How to Lessen Back Pain, You need to know, it’s Yoga.

Start with this beginners yoga series on September 17th, 2018 on Mondays at 6:15 PM.

Gail goes through this series of yoga exercises to ease your back challenges!

$10, you and a yoga mat (I do have extras on hand), will get you started.

Call Gail at 409-727-3177 on your yoga questions.

NPR, did a report on a study comparing Yoga, Physical Therapy & Education for Chronic Low Back Pain.

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Gentle Beginning Yoga with Gail, lose weight, lessen stress, ease back pain. 409-727-3177

” The findings, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, are in line with new guidelines for treating back pain from the American College of Physicians. The group recommends that people with back pain should avoid pain medicines if possible, and instead opt for alternatives such as tai chi, yoga and massage. As we’ve reported, those guidelines are aimed at people with run-of-the-mill back pain, rather than pain due to an injury or other diagnosed problem.

Who was in the study? Researchers recruited 320 racially diverse, predominantly low-income participants in the Boston area, all of whom had chronic low back pain. The study lasted one year.

What did participants in the study do? Participants were divided into three groups. One group was assigned to a weekly yoga class for 12 weeks. Another group was assigned 15 physical therapy (PT) visits. The third group received an educational book and newsletters. For the remainder of the year — roughly 40 weeks — participants in the yoga group were assigned to either drop-in classes or home practice. The PT group was assigned to either “PT booster sessions” or home practice.

The skinny: Researchers assessed changes in pain and function using a 23-point questionnaire. The participants in the yoga and physical therapy groups had about the same amount of improvement in pain and functioning over time.

When the study began, about 70 percent of the patients were taking some form of pain medication. At the end of three months, when the yoga classes were wrapping up, the percentage of yoga and PT participants still taking pain medication had dropped to about 50 percent. By comparison, the use of pain medication did not decline among participants in the education group.

“It’s a significant reduction,” says study author Rob Saper, director of integrative medicine at Boston Medical Center.

“I’m not recommending that people just go to any yoga class,” Saper told us. He pointed out that their research has helped nail down poses and relaxation techniques that are helpful and safe.

Saper says he chose to compare the effects of yoga with physical therapy because “PT is the most common referral that physicians make for patients with back pain. It’s accepted, it’s reimbursed, and it’s offered in most hospitals.”

Saper says if research shows that yoga can be as effective, “maybe yoga should be considered as a potential therapy that can be more widely disseminated and covered [by insurance].”

Wow, here’s NPR’s original article  if you want more details.

I teach beginners yoga, with the emphasis in easing back pain.  Again, it’s for beginners, but if you are a seasoned yoga practitioner with some back challenges-run of the mill type of thing, you’d also benefit from this class.

Mondays, $10, 6:15 PM at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas, yoga with Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177

 

 

 

 

 

Beginners Yoga on Mondays – Nederland, Texas

Beginners Yoga on Mondays – Nederland, Tx – at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue – $10.

Remember, you don’t have to be flexible, or in shape to do yoga. If you can breathe you can do some form of yoga. The more out of shape that you are, the more you’ll see immediate results in a regular practice.  AGAIN, you don’t need any previous experience to make dramatic changes in your life in a very short time. It doesn’t matter what shape you’re in right now, yoga is suitable for every “BODY!”  Whether in small group class or one on one individual lessons.  Give me a call to get you started on your path of health and vitality!
Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177  

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Salute to the Sun. Sun Salutations in Nederland Beaumont Texas. Yoga for Beginners

Salute to the Sun. Sun Salutations in Nederland Beaumont Texas. Yoga for Beginners



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The sequence of poses for the salute to the sun with additionally demonstrating Warrior I, Reverse Warrior and Side Angle Pose.  All done at the Beginner Level to help you toward your wellness goals.  Even on the chair, there are Advance, Intermediate and Beginning versions of poses.

Call Gail Pickens-Barger, Yoga Teacher.

If you don’t like my classes, or the fit isn’t just right, I will find you a class or teacher to help you on your path to your wellness goals.  409-727-3177.  Please leave a voice message, if I am unable to immediately get to your telephone call.  Thank you!


 

More bone building yoga poses – Nederland, Texas

Wow, more bone building yoga poses for lessening osteopenia osteoporosis – Nederland, Texas

Response has been overwhelming.  People want to know about using yoga for building bone density (bmd – on those dexascans folks).  Wow!

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Tree, Triangle & Warrior Two (2)

Here I am several years ago demonstrating these yoga poses.  But the thing is, one can do a pose, but are you actually being active in the pose?  Pressing your foot into your inner thigh, pressing the feet apart in a wide stance, while shoulders being aligned, and dynamically extending arms opposite directions, while pushing feet opposite directions?

Was that a long sentence or what?

Here’s the study that talks about using Yoga to raise your BMD in your spine and femur.

https://journals.lww.com/topicsingeriatricrehabilitation/Citation/2016/04000/Twelve_Minute_Daily_Yoga_Regimen_Reverses.3.aspx#

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Two more bone building poses, Bridge and Locust!

Happy to work with you one on one to assist you in your bone building journey. Either through private yoga lessons at Exygon Health and Fitness or private yoga in your home. Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177.

Yoga in Beaumont Texas

Yoga in Beaumont Texas (6 yoga studios, plus instructors and gym yoga)

Previous posts I’ve listed Yoga in: Update April 30, 2019

Orange Texas (Orange County)

Mid-Jefferson County – including Nederland, Port Arthur, Port Neches Texas

And now the various classes/instructors of yoga in Beaumont.

Beaumont/Fannett:
Gyms/Studios:

McFaddin-Ward House
1906 Calder Avenue – Beaumont, Texas – 77701 | 409-832-2134
Thursday, May 2nd at 5:30 pm with Julia Lee!

Best Years Senior Citizens Center
780 S. 4th Street, Beaumont Texas
(409) 838-1902
Since April 9, 2019, a daily $4 fee if you are not of Beaumont
Yoga Monday & Friday 10:30 AM
Celeste Rosales & Ellen Allrich
Tai Chi: Tuesday & Thursday 11 am
Beyond Triangle Therapeutics
2990 Laurel Ave. Suite B, Beaumont, TX 77702
(409) 347-8373
http://www.beyond-triangletherapeutics.com/group-classes/
Tuesday – Yoga 5:30 pm

Bhakti Yoga
Located: 
4555 Calder Avenue, Beaumont, Texas
Contact:Yogi Edwin Bhadrapalaeca68@hotmail.com, (409) 895-0299
Yogi Issa (Jesus) (409) 338-4449
https://www.facebook.com/BhaktiYogaTX/

Brentwood Country Club
4201 S Major Dr, Beaumont, Texas 77707
Mon/Wed/Friday – 9 am – Melissa Cornwell
$10 drop in, $5 for members.

EXYGON Health and Fitness Center
6450 Phelan Rd
Beaumont, Tx 77706
Instructors: Melissa, Melody & Amanda
Gail – Private Yoga Lessons only
https://exygon.com/beaumont-schedule/

Golden Triangle Yoga – Jessica Depew
Fannett, Texas
Jdepew@goldentriangleyoga.com
409-861-0003

Lamar University
Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center at Lamar University.
Open to students and faculty.
See Lamar Rec Sports Center schedule for current yoga offerings.
Instructors: Edwin & Melissa
https://students.lamar.edu/student-engagement/recreational-sports/fitness/group-fitness.html\

Love Yoga Beaumont
2481 Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX 77702
(409) 454-3977
Instructors: Tiffany, Juliana, Mike, Sheila, Jessica P,
http://www.loveyogabeaumont.com/services.html

Satya Rising Studio
1445 Calder, Beaumont tx 77701.
We are between Down to Earth and Twigs florist.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Satyarisingstudio/

Sound of Soul Yoga (formerly Heart Space Yoga Center)
Inside Rosa Vita Salon & Spa
409-550-4305
2700 Toccoa Road, Beaumont Tx
Instructors: Ellen

Beaumont Power Yoga (Formerly Sun Tree Yoga)
4435 Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX 77706
(409) 225-1872
Instructors: Tara, Nicole, Angi, Beth, Kelly & Ginger & more….
BPY schedule

Wilton P Hebert Health and Wellness Center
3030 North Street
Beaumont, Tx 77002
Instructors: Julie, Amber, Amanda, Michelle R, Lauren C, Mani & Lisa
http://christushwc.org/group-class-schedule/

World Gym
229 Dowlen Road, Suite 5
Beaumont, Tx 77706
Instructors: Celeste, Tammi, Tina, Katrina, Ellisia,
https://www.worldgym.com/beaumont/schedule

Churchs:
Unity of Southeast Texas
1555 S 23rd St, Beaumont, TX 77707
(409) 842-0271

Tai Chi & Yoga

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
680 Calder, Beaumont, TX 77701
(409) 832-3405

Individuals:
Erin Barrows
(409) 679-7624  

Edwin Cruz
(409) 895 0299

Gail Pickens-Barger
(409) 727-3177, Please leave a message with your phone number.  Thank you!
yogawithgaileee@gmail.com
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Private yoga in your home or Small Group Classes at your place of business.  Through Exygon or at your venue/home. Beginners, Yoga for Osteopenia/Osteoporosis, Kids, and Cross training.

Celeste West Rosales
(512) 820-1504
mettasolyoga@outlook.com
Donation Yoga Classes at St. Marks Episcopal Church, Beaumont
Private Yoga one on one sessions.

Gail Pickens-Barger Yoga Teaching Schedule – July 2017

Yoga in Beaumont & Nederland Texas

Beginners Yoga in Nederland Texas. July 2017 Teaching Schedule for Gail Pickens-Barger

Senior Yoga in Beaumont & Nederland Texas Tx

Chair Yoga Teaching Schedule for Gail Pickens-Barger in Nederland & Beaumont Texas

July 2017 Yoga Teaching Schedule for Gail Pickens-Barger, Nederland, Beaumont Texas.  Call Gail at 409-727-3177.  I am probably teaching a private yoga class, if I do not answer, so please leave a message.  I WILL return your call.  Thank YOU!

Are you looking to: Sleep Better, Ease Stress, Lose Weight, Lessen Back Pain? Beginners Yoga, One on One yoga lessons may be the answer!

areyoulookingtoAre you looking to:  Sleep Better, Ease Stress, Lose Weight, Lessen Back Pain?  Beginners Yoga, One on One yoga lessons may be the answer! Contact Gail Pickens-Barger, to start your efforts of establishing a personal yoga practice.  Remember, You Don’t Have to Bend Like a Pretzel or Tie Yourself Up in a Knot, to Experience the Full Benefits of a Regular Yoga Practice!  yogawithgaileee@gmail.com or 409-727-3177