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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How to Ease the Back Pain. Shh! You Need to Know. It’s Yoga.

How To Ease Back Pain. You Need To Know. It’s Yoga…

The economy is in the dumps. Gas prices continue to shoot upwards. Your kids may be off from school and driving you up the wall.

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It’s summer, very nearly fall time. It used to be vacation time. If only you can take a vacation from stress.

Now you can. Right now while you read this post.

Sit up straight and take a deeper breathe than you normally do. Hold it for a second or two, and let the air out with a sigh. Go ahead. No one will notice.

Now, do it again. Take a deeper breathe than before. Hold it for a moment or two and just… let … it … go.

Most people tend to breathe very shallow in their chest. Shallow breathing promotes stress and tension. Deep breathing melts it away.

In a few minutes of deep breathing, you can actually eliminate all stress and tension, lower your blood pressure, and instantly gain a lot more positive attitude.

My name is Gail Pickens-Barger and I teach yoga in Nederland, Texas. Forget what you’ve heard about yoga. You do not have to twist yourself into a pretzel to do yoga. It’s for everyone. Whether you are in shape or not.

And the benefits are immediate.

It’s the start of a new school year, so this is the best time to get started eliminating your stress with yoga.

Come to my Monday night Yoga Class at 6:15 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, starting Monday, October 15th, 2018 and I’ll show you some simple techniques that will eliminate your stress. And with continued yoga practice, your stress will be gone for good.
Come visit my website at yogawithgaileee.com or my blog at yogawithgaileee.blogspot.com or pick up the phone and call me at 409-727-3177.

Beginner  Yoga Series, starts Monday, October 15th at 6:15 pm.  3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Texas.  Just $10 and you to get you started.

Easy Seated Pose – Private Yoga in Nederland or Beaumont Texas

yogaduoCome explore yoga one on one through private yoga lessons.

To help ease back pain, lessen stress, lose weight, increase flexibility & strength, better balance and build bone mass, through a tailored yoga session in your home for your unique needs.

Keep it between the easy and ouch!

Private Yoga with Gail Pickens-Barger, International Yoga Teacher. 409-727-3177 or through the CONTACT FORM.  Thank you!

 

You call it Water, I call it Aqua…its all good….water yoga for ms, fibromyalgia, arthritis and prenatal….

You may well be aware of the many health benefits that can be derived from
practicing Yoga – –

— but did you know that by combining proven yoga exercises with the healing effects of movement in water, medical evidence now lists therapeutic values that range from physiotherapy for the muscles, to increased movement for multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia, arthritis, and prenatal patients. This is the practice of Yoga in water, is called, Water Yoga, or more modern terms, Aqua Yoga….

For over five thousand years yoga has been helping people find relief from everyday stress while strengthening and firming. Now, yoga takes you into the pool to ease tense muscles, tone up the internal organs, and improve the flexibility of the body’s joints and ligaments.
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Every fibromyalgia expert will tell you that exercise is an essential component of any fibromyalgia treatment program. However, most fibromyalgia patients complain––with valid reason––that exercise is difficult and painful. So how can people with fibromyalgia get the exercise they need without causing themselves more pain? Water exercise is one good way.

Benefits of Exercising in Water
Water provides several benefits that make exercise easier, less painful and more effective.

Water’s buoyancy decreases the effects of gravity, displacing 85 percent of your weight. As a result, it takes less effort to move because you don’t have to support your whole weight. The buoyancy of water also takes the weight off of your joints, allowing for more flexibility. The hydrostatic pressure of water reduces joint swelling and inflammation, which makes exercising easier and less painful. Water provides resistance, which helps you increase strength and improve balance. The resistance factor also burns more calories. An exercise done in water can burn twice as many calories as the same exercise done on land. Immersion in water promotes relaxation, reduces muscle fatigue and lessens pain perception.

More information at the www.wateryoga.net Website.

You call it Water, I call it Aqua…its all good….water yoga for ms, fibromyalgia, arthritis and prenatal….

You may well be aware of the many health benefits that can be derived from
practicing Yoga – –

— but did you know that by combining proven yoga exercises with the healing effects of movement in water, medical evidence now lists therapeutic values that range from physiotherapy for the muscles, to increased movement for multiple sclerosis, and fibromyalgia, arthritis, and prenatal patients. This is the practice of Yoga in water, is called, Water Yoga, or more modern terms, Aqua Yoga….

For over five thousand years yoga has been helping people find relief from everyday stress while strengthening and firming. Now, yoga takes you into the pool to ease tense muscles, tone up the internal organs, and improve the flexibility of the body’s joints and ligaments.
….
Every fibromyalgia expert will tell you that exercise is an essential component of any fibromyalgia treatment program. However, most fibromyalgia patients complain––with valid reason––that exercise is difficult and painful. So how can people with fibromyalgia get the exercise they need without causing themselves more pain? Water exercise is one good way.

Benefits of Exercising in Water
Water provides several benefits that make exercise easier, less painful and more effective.

Water’s buoyancy decreases the effects of gravity, displacing 85 percent of your weight. As a result, it takes less effort to move because you don’t have to support your whole weight. The buoyancy of water also takes the weight off of your joints, allowing for more flexibility. The hydrostatic pressure of water reduces joint swelling and inflammation, which makes exercising easier and less painful. Water provides resistance, which helps you increase strength and improve balance. The resistance factor also burns more calories. An exercise done in water can burn twice as many calories as the same exercise done on land. Immersion in water promotes relaxation, reduces muscle fatigue and lessens pain perception.

More information at the www.wateryoga.net Website.

Does yoga help fibromyalgia and back pain?

I taught a gentle beginning yoga class, back when I lived in Victoria, Texas. I had several people in the class who had fibromyalgia..
Here are some testimonials from some of the people who took my class…

“I’d never taken a yoga class before a friend insisted I “at least try” Gail”s Beginning Yoga class. I found it to be a wonderful experience for my out-of-shape condition! I couldn’t do everything the rest of the class did, but Gail set a level of comfort in every class, where I felt comfortable in making whatever accomodations necessary for my particular problems. She assisted and made suggestions, but I was free to make whatever adaptations were comfortable for me. After foot surgery, I wore a walking orthopedic boot to class, and gradually began working back up to where I’d been before I missed a few weeks. After Gail moved, I tried two other classes, same title, but the instructors really didn’t “get” what beginning means. The last time I went, I really hurt my knee. My fault for not accepting my limitations, but the comfort zone was just not the same. If you don’t get to go to every class, you will lose continuity in some classes by having to look at the instructor continually because they abbreviate instructions. Not with Gail! She has a wonderful smooth flowing rhythm of speaking that allows you to totally focus on your own movements. Really miss the comfortable, friendly atmosphere of Gail’s class! Always very professional, Gail makes it fun, relaxing, and rewarding, and always has a smile that says, “I love teaching yoga!” Always made me leave with a smile too, thinking, “I love Gail’s class!” May 2007

Patsy, a 65 year “young” Gentle Beginning Yoga student
Victoria, Texas

“I always enjoyed your Gentle Yoga class because it was excellent for a beginning class and after it I always felt so much better after all the stretching. As a teacher you were so good about offering modifications for difficult poses and with all your class you were so concise about the directions part of the effects of feeling so good at the end was being so relaxed I could always keep my eyes closed and with your instruction still be certain I was able to follow the moves.” Spring 2007

Judy, a Fibromyalgia student and a Gentle Beginning Yoga student
Victoria, Texas

“In taking Gail’s class, I don’t miss my Vioxx as much. I’m not having any spasms in my left leg. I can manage my stress better.” Summer 2005

Brenda, a Fibromyalgia student and a Gentle Beginning Yoga student
Victoria, Texas

“I was able to do all of the poses, with a few modifications, when I took your ‘back yoga’ class. My back feels so good afterwards.” Spring 2007

Mildred, a Yoga class participant from the YMCA
Port Arthur, Texas

Here is a link about back pain and fibromyalgia. www.yogaholidays.net/magazine/fibromyalgia.htm

We first did standing yoga postures, then poses with the chair, as we stood, then some postures in the chair, and those that could, postures on our yoga mat with a wonderful guided relaxation at the end.

Does yoga help fibromyalgia and back pain?

I taught a gentle beginning yoga class, back when I lived in Victoria, Texas. I had several people in the class who had fibromyalgia..
Here are some testimonials from some of the people who took my class…

“I’d never taken a yoga class before a friend insisted I “at least try” Gail”s Beginning Yoga class. I found it to be a wonderful experience for my out-of-shape condition! I couldn’t do everything the rest of the class did, but Gail set a level of comfort in every class, where I felt comfortable in making whatever accomodations necessary for my particular problems. She assisted and made suggestions, but I was free to make whatever adaptations were comfortable for me. After foot surgery, I wore a walking orthopedic boot to class, and gradually began working back up to where I’d been before I missed a few weeks. After Gail moved, I tried two other classes, same title, but the instructors really didn’t “get” what beginning means. The last time I went, I really hurt my knee. My fault for not accepting my limitations, but the comfort zone was just not the same. If you don’t get to go to every class, you will lose continuity in some classes by having to look at the instructor continually because they abbreviate instructions. Not with Gail! She has a wonderful smooth flowing rhythm of speaking that allows you to totally focus on your own movements. Really miss the comfortable, friendly atmosphere of Gail’s class! Always very professional, Gail makes it fun, relaxing, and rewarding, and always has a smile that says, “I love teaching yoga!” Always made me leave with a smile too, thinking, “I love Gail’s class!” May 2007

Patsy, a 65 year “young” Gentle Beginning Yoga student
Victoria, Texas

“I always enjoyed your Gentle Yoga class because it was excellent for a beginning class and after it I always felt so much better after all the stretching. As a teacher you were so good about offering modifications for difficult poses and with all your class you were so concise about the directions part of the effects of feeling so good at the end was being so relaxed I could always keep my eyes closed and with your instruction still be certain I was able to follow the moves.” Spring 2007

Judy, a Fibromyalgia student and a Gentle Beginning Yoga student
Victoria, Texas

“In taking Gail’s class, I don’t miss my Vioxx as much. I’m not having any spasms in my left leg. I can manage my stress better.” Summer 2005

Brenda, a Fibromyalgia student and a Gentle Beginning Yoga student
Victoria, Texas

“I was able to do all of the poses, with a few modifications, when I took your ‘back yoga’ class. My back feels so good afterwards.” Spring 2007

Mildred, a Yoga class participant from the YMCA
Port Arthur, Texas

Here is a link about back pain and fibromyalgia. www.yogaholidays.net/magazine/fibromyalgia.htm

We first did standing yoga postures, then poses with the chair, as we stood, then some postures in the chair, and those that could, postures on our yoga mat with a wonderful guided relaxation at the end.