Benefits of the Yogic Sleep Method

Benefits of the Yogic Sleep Method

Yoga Nidra for better sleep.

Yoga Nidra for better sleep.

Yoga Sleep, Ease Stress, Less Pain, & Better Quality Sleep

Yoga Sleep, Ease Stress, Less Pain, & Better Quality Sleep

Mondays 6:15 PM at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas $10, bring a yoga mat. Beginners Yoga Gentle Yoga for easing back pain, lessening stress, increasing flexibility and strength, while enjoying the yogic sleep method for better sleep in your life!

Thursday 10:00 AM Chair Yoga Class. Don’t like to get down on the floor? Then this class is for you with all the same great benefits of the beginner yoga class. Help your heart health with this unique chair yoga fitness class. $5, bring you and comfortable clothing. At Wesley UMC!

Call Gail at 409-727-3177 on your yoga questions about these classes and more!

Why Eating Meditations are the best things since sliced bread.

Why Eating Meditations are the best things since sliced bread.

Lex Gillan and The Yoga Institute in Houston – one of the oldest and most respected studio businesses in the country – have been helping others share the dharma for 45 years. Lex has taught this course more than 200 times certifying more than 3,000 teachers. The Yoga Teacher Training and National Certification Courses are registered with The National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers and Yoga Alliance for both 200-hour and 500-hour programs. These are turnkey courses that can help turn your passion for yoga into right livelihood through full- or part-time teaching.”

Lex has shared with his yoga students, that he was once 285 pounds.  He used the Eating Meditation to help him initially lose 70 pounds.  Then after taking a break, he eventually lost an additional 65 pounds.  He really, really wanted to lose weight.  Here is a little snippet of the eating meditation that he recently shared up on facebook.

Mindful eating practice to lose weight.

Mindful eating practice to lose weight.

Not Enough Shut-Eye? Try Yoga Nidra – It’s Transformational Sleep Time!

Not Enough Shut-Eye? Try Yoga Nidra – It’s Transformational Sleep Time

Yogic Sleep

Yoga Nidra, Yogic Sleep, Guided Relaxation – It’s all Transformational Sleep!

Most of us do not get enough rest. As a culture, we’re always connected, often stressed, and our nervous systems are constantly in a fight-or-flight, sympathetic state. Yoga nidra is an effective and efficient way to access the “rest and digest” parasympathetic state, which is where healing happens.

Yoga nidra is often referred to as “yogic sleep,” a paradoxical state of being between sleep and consciousness that’s conducive to deeply emotional and physical healing, rewiring your brain, and self-exploration. The practice of yoga nidra starts with a personal intention. So while it truly depends on the intention, yoga nidra will help you rest, restore, de-stress, increase awareness, undo bad habits, and eventually understand your true calling and higher purpose.

​In addition to the benefits of the actual practice, yoga nidra is accessible to everyone, can be done almost anywhere at very low cost, and is a simple way to start a meditation practice.

An entire Yoga Nidra session is done while lying down in final relaxation.

Come joins us in Beginners Yoga on Monday night at 6:15 PM where we do some mindful movement, breathwork, guided rest and gratitude!  $10 at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.

Spinal movements in Veterans Yoga, Beaumont Texas

Spinal movements in Veterans Yoga – Beaumont Texas

One of the things that I have noticed in chair yoga classes are similar yoga pose offerings.

I took LVCYT training at the Open Center in New York City, back in October of 2012.  Laskmi Voelker has this set of yoga poses that I use in almost every class I teach, whether it is Beginners Mat class or Chair Yoga Fitness.

The Six Essential Spinal Movements.  It is lovely!

Side Lateral Flexion

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Side Lateral Flexion seated on the floor, or you may on a chair!

Cat/Cow

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Cat, bottom 3rd to the Left, Cow, bottom 1st to the Left

and finally, Seated Twist.

Other Yoga offerings in the Golden Triangle (Beaumont, Orange, Port Arthur, Nederland) area

Seated Twist, on the yoga mat, but may also be done seated on the chair

I use them at the beginning and end of class.  They are great!

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Stress Relievers for the Modern Man – It’s Yoga

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.

do things a bit differently. beginners yoga with gail pickens-barger. mondays 6_15 pm at wesley umc, 3515 helena avenue, nederland, texas. $10 to get your stress relief going!

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#yogawithgaileee
#beginneryogaseries
#getfitwhereyousit
#chairyogafitness
#yogakiddos
#bringayogamat
#wearcomfortableclothing
#havefun
#easestress
#lessenbackpain
#increaseflexibility
#gainstrength
#betterbalance
#buildbones
#benefitsofyoga
#prenatalyoga
#yogaforpregnancy

Why do people come to yoga? Nederland, Beaumont Texas

Who do people come to yoga?

According to 2016 Yoga in America Study Conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance Reveals Growth and Benefits of the Yoga Practice.

  1. Flexibility
  2. Stress Relief/Reduction
  3. General Fitness/Conditioning
  4. Improve Overall Health
  5. Physical Fitness/Getting Better In…
  6. Strength
  7. Mental Health

So most people start yoga because they want to improve some aspect of their health and wellbeing.  The survey sure does indicate this!

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FINDING THE RIGHT TEACHER:
The problem is most yoga teachers teach to the 35 and under crowd.

Most yoga teachers haven’t been trained to teach people who don’t fit the traditional YOGA BODY model.

For example, students who are:

  • Over the age of 40
  • Overweight
  • Living a sedentary lifestyle
  • Inexperienced in fitness training

So what are the barriers people have to over come to get started?

  • Unsure if it’s right for me.
  • Do not know how to get started.
  • I don’t exercise.
  • No place to go to
  • I feel out of place

Take the first step, give me a call, Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177.  I teach yoga for beginners.  Plus I teach yoga for those who don’t like the idea of getting down on the ground (Chair Yoga).

Two classes available for you to try, or private one-on-one sessions in your home.

What do you need?

  1. A desire to improve some aspect of your health and well being!

I teach beginners yoga at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.  On Mondays at 6:15 PM, you’ll need a yoga mat, and a $10 fee.

Additionally I teach Chair Yoga on Thursdays at 10:00 AM, either a $5 donation or a specific donation of food for our church’s back pack food ministry.

Questions?  Please call me on my home phone at 409-727-3177.

A little something about me. I am 58 years old, and have been teaching yoga now for over 18 years.  My favorite class is to teach yoga to someone who is new to this unique exercise format.  Either with the assist of using a Chair, or using the yoga mat, where we get up and down off the ground (I often use a chair in this format too!).

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Beginners Yoga, and we use the chair in some of our balance poses, or assist in getting down onto the floor.

Private Yoga Lesson in Nederland & Beaumont Tx. With Experienced Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger

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