Are you looking to Sleep Better, Ease Stress, Lose Weight, Lessen Back Pain? Yoga may be the answer!
Sleep Better, Ease Stress, Lessen Back Pain – Try Yoga! Best Kept Secret! It’s Yoga! You don’t have to bend like a pretzel or tie yourself in a knot to gain all the benefits of a fun and energizing yoga practice.
Chair Yoga starts back up July 11th at 10 am – 11 am at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. Call Gail on your yoga questions 409-727-3177.
Thursdays, Starting July 11th, 10 am at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. $5 Held in the foyer of the church sanctuary. Give me a call, leave a voice message to Gail at 409-727-3177. See how chair yoga can help you!
Class passes for beginners yoga – Nederland, Texas
I passed out six class passes this past Monday in Beginners Yoga class. This was to reward my students to enjoy a regular yoga practice. I have three more to pass out next Monday.
When I taught Zumba I’d have a class pack that one could purchase, and it would expire. Being a little small business, all this was done by notebook and pen. I earned a lot of money for the church by doing business this way, and through the yoga and Zumba classes, we contributed a lot toward the children’s playground equipment at Wesley. Thank you so much for coming to Wesley for your classes. You are helping your community!
Now a days I like to host classes that support the #VeteransYogaProject, or the United Board of Missions, or Back Pack Food Ministry at the church. Again, thank you! See you on the mat, YogaKiddos, or on the chair!
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!
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.
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.
Though meditation is usually recognized as a largely spiritual practice, it also has many health benefits. The yoga and meditation techniques are being implemented in management of life threatening diseases; in transformation of molecular and genetic structure; in reversal of mental illnesses, in accelerated learning programs, in perceptions and communications beyond the physical, in solving problems and atomic and nuclear physics; in gaining better ecological understanding; in management of lifestyle and future world problems. Some benefits of meditation are:
It reduces oxygen consumption.
It decreases respiratory rate.
It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
Increases exercise tolerance in heart patients.
Leads to a deeper level of relaxation.
Good for people with high blood pressure as it brings the B.P. to normal.
Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
Decreases muscle tension (any pain due to tension) and headaches.
It increases serotonin production which influences mood and behavior. Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, obesity, insomnia and headaches.
Helps in chronic diseases like allergies , arthritis etc.
Reduces Pre – menstrual Syndrome.
Helps in post-operative healing.
Enhances the immune system. Research has revealed that meditation increases activity of ‘natural-killer cells’, which kill bacteria and cancer cells.
Also reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress.