#ChairYogaFitness – Site for Benefits of Chair Yoga

#ChairYogaFitness – a site for the benefits of chair yoga

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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!

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#ChairYogaFitness new website

Head on over to my new website #ChairYogaFitness

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Thursdays, Starting July 13th, 10am 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!

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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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Personal Practice of Yoga – It’s all good!

Personal Practice of Yoga — It’s all good

So my yoga practice has changed a bit, these past 4 years.

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#easebackpain with #beginnersyoga

I was vigorously practicing the 12 yoga poses for easing osteopenia/osteoporosis, but still experiencing back pain.

Upon the advise of my MD Anderson Women’s Care doctor, she suggested that I go back to my primary physician and get xrays done to start to figure out what is going on with my back pain.

Well, turns out I have scoliosis.  Got me thinking, what was my xrays back in 2010 telling me from my chiro visits.  Got another baseline done, and yup, my curves have increased.  No wonder I have pain.

Back to yoga.  Apparently practicing the same of both sides is aggravating my challenged side.

So investigating into this, books, internet, etc.  Found YogaBerry in the UK, and took her yoga teacher training for scoliosis, and recently did a group webinar with 4 other people to practice yoga with regards to our specific curves.

Let me tell you,

I’m in less pain.  Also work with at PT to strengthen my multifidus deeeeeep back muscle and my transverse abdominus. Yes, a lot of what I’m doing is yoga, but we are targeting to my needs of my back.

WOW!  Its working!

Yoga for easing back pain.  I’m an example!

See you in Beginners Yoga folks!

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Mondays 6:15 PM & Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Call me Gail Pickens-Barger for your yoga questions 409-727-3177

Beginners Yoga with Gail

Invest in yourself. Try Beginners Yoga with Gail

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.

How to: Ease Chronic Back Pain. It’s Yoga

How to: Ease Chronic Back Pain. It’s Yoga – Beginners Yoga Ned.,  Tx

Beginning Yoga Series, starts back up Monday, September 17th at 6:15 PM.

At Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.

This beginners class is $10, where you dress comfortably, bring a yoga mat and learn the poses to assist you in easing your back challenges.

I’ve included some research and links for you to pursue into looking into doing yoga for your challenges. Don’t take my word for it, do a bit of research yourself!  In the mean time if you have questions, give me a call at 409-727-3177.  Gail Pickens-Barger International & Registered Yoga Teacher.  Over 18 years teaching experience!

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Yoga eases back pain

National Institutes of Health – article on Yoga eases moderate to severe chronic low back pain
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/yoga-eases-moderate-severe-chronic-low-back-pain

Boston University study find it’s as good as physcial therapy for relieving lower back pain
https://www.bu.edu/research/articles/yoga-for-back-pain/

NPR – National Public Radio reports – study finds yoga can help back pain, but keep it gentle with these poses, as heard on Morning Edition.
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/20/533505211/study-finds-yoga-can-help-back-pain-but-keep-it-gentle-with-these-poses

There are even some guides on this article!

Science Daily Reports – Yoga helps back pain among veterans! –
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170725154211.htm

Time Magazine states, Yoga works as well as physical therapy for Back Pain –
http://time.com/4825261/back-pain-yoga-physical-therapy/

Consumer Reports – Try Yoga for Back Pain
https://www.consumerreports.org/back-pain/try-yoga-for-back-pain/

New Back Pain Guidelines from Consumer Reports – https://www.consumerreports.org/back-pain/new-back-pain-guidelines/