Ah sleep – helped by Yogic Sleep, Yoga Nidra, iRest in Nederland, Texas

Ah sleep – helped by yogic sleep, nidra, iRest in Nederland, Texas

For the last 6 months or so, been looking into the Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep to be used in my beginner’s yoga classes.  IRest is the version, that Dr. Richard Miller created to assist those in the military to address issues associated with trauma, healing, anxiety, and breathwork.

In my recent training, Yoga for Veterans Project, a particular protocol is used in the yoga classes that one would do for Veterans.  So I decided to use this in my beginner’s yoga class.  Wow, here’s the result. Mondays at 6:15 PM at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Tx. $10 – Call Gail at 409-727-3177 for additional questions on yoga!

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Yoga Nidra, aka, Yogic Sleep helped my students sleep better at night!

Here are their comments again!

So I’ve added the specific process of Yoga Sleep (also known as Yoga Nidra, or iRest Meditation). I surveyed my students to see what they thought of their sleep. Here are a few comments.

  •  “Slept Great!”
  •  “Amazing Sleep. Did not wake up, and I normally do wake up during the night.”
  •  “I slept a little better than I normally do, but I normally sleep well. I did sleep longer though.”
  •  “Good Night Sleep.”
  • “I slept without any back pain.”
  •  “Ah, I slept great, I really zoned out. The relaxation was wonderful and so relaxing.”
  • “Slept soundly all night, which is not normal.”
  • “Good. Slept straight thru the night.”
  • “I normally get up to the restroom 1 to 2 times a night. I slept straight thru.”
  • “Slept better than normal.”
  • “I don’t normally sleep through the night, last night after our yoga class I slept straight thru.”

Wow!  So I’ll be adding that to our beginners’ yoga class contents, as I had most of my class respond so quickly on how they slept after taking that particularly formatted class.

Thanks, Yoga for Veterans Project for the “nudge” to use this protocol.  I know it helps me with my back pain!

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Beginners Yoga in Nederland, Texas. March 2019

Beginners  Yoga in Nederland, Texas, March 2019

Beginners Yoga Monday at 6:15 PM $10 with Experienced Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger.  Over 18 years of teaching experience.

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Discover how to: lessen stress, ease back pain, increase flexibility, lose weight, gain strength, build bone mass & better your balance (and about 100 other health conditions helped by a regular yoga practice), with Gail Pickens-Barger.  Call me 409-727-3177, if you have any questions, or want to see if this class is okay for you!  This is not a texting phone, I want to speak to you!  409-727-3177.  Thank you!

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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Free Beginner Yoga class for Veterans – Nov. 12th at 6:15 PM at Wesley UMC, Ned. Tx

Free Beginner Yoga class for Veterans – Nov. 12th at 6:15 PM at Wesley UMC, Ned. Tx

Bring you.  If you have a yoga mat, please bring.  I do have extra’s on hand, in case you forgot yours, or this is your first ever yoga class.  Free for Veterans in honor of them this week.

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3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas at Wesley UMC.  Held in the Christian Life Center, the most southern building on the church property.  Come a bit early if it is your first time.  Call Gail Registered Yoga Teacher on your yoga questions at 409-727-3177.  Please leave your phone number, when you leave a message.  Thank you!  Beginners Yoga!

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Veteran’s Gratitude Week : Yoga – November 7, 2016 – Nederland, Texas

y4vetsVeteran’s Yoga – November 7, 2016. Monday, 6:15 pm
Suggested donation $10 – $14. At Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.  Held in the Christian Life Center (gym) the most southern building on the church property.

We warmly invite you to honor our nation’s veterans by attending this donation-based class as part of Veterans Gratitude Week. This is one of hundreds of classes, where thousands of veterans and civilians will come together in cities around the country to breathe, meditate, move, rest, and feel gratitude for all of the men and women who have served to protect our freedom. 

All proceeds raised will help Veterans Yoga Project support recovery and resilience among our veterans, families, and communities.  We are very grateful for your tax-deductible financial contribution.

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