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

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

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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.

God Bless America

God Bless America

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God Bless America

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#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 starts back up Monday, March 25, 2019 in Nederland, Texas

Beginners Yoga starts back up Monday, March 25, 2019 in Nederland, Texas

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No yoga, March 18th.  Beginners Yoga starts back up Monday, 6:15 PM March 25th, 2019.  Held at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.  Call Gail at 409-727-3177 on your yoga questions.  Thank you

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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