Yoga for Osteoporosis

Yoga for Osteoporosis or Osteopenia

First Twelve Yoga Poses and Second Twelve Yoga Poses for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis bone-building efforts.

osteoporosis _ Osteopenia Packing List

Love working with folks to help them back to having healthy bones!  Work with me to help you build back your bone density through the two sets of 12 yoga poses, that use the muscles that will stimulate bone growth!  Call Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177.  Please leave a voice message, if I am unable to answer your call.  I will return your message.  Thank you!


The second set of poses are to address the bone-building issues with the wrists, elbows, and shoulders.  Additionally giving additional weight bearing poses to complement the first set of yoga poses.

The second set of poses are to address the bone-building issues with the wrists, elbows, and shoulders.  Additionally giving additional weight bearing poses to complement the first set of yoga poses.

Dr. Loren Fishman has come up with a second set of poses to use for bone building.  Beginners versions of the poses, intermediate and classical versions of the poses.  Nice that you can mix and match depending on your body’s ability to do a pose.

Interested?  Give me a call, Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177, leave a voice message if I am unable to get to your phone call.   We can work together to get you started on your bone building journey!

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


Side Lateral Flexion seated on the floor, or you may on a chair!



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!


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.

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 or my blog at 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.

Yoga for Bone Strength – Beaumont & Nederland, Texas

Yoga for Bone Strength – Beaumont & Nederland, Texas

Yup! Annual OBGYN appointment.  Mentioned to my doc, that I was participating in the international study where one uses yoga to build bone strength, instead of taking the recommended bone density pharmaceuticals.  She asked all lot of questions, and I told her about Dr. Loren Fishman’s study of 8 years, where he demonstrated that a particular sequence of 12 yoga poses lessened the effects of osteoporosis and osteopenia.  Wow!  She wanted to know how I helped folks with this issue, and I gave her a stack of business cards.

Apparently there are a lot of folks out there who want to try their hand at reducing their risk of fracture with exercise.  I’m here to help!

This is a great for someone who is using yoga as a tool to help increase their bone strength.

Yoga for Bone Strength – Private Yoga Lessons –

I teach yoga lessons that are focused on bone strength using dynamic tension, duration and alignment to have the most effective practice for bone strength.   Bone health is critically important for supporting the structure of the body, protecting organs and providing the foundation for a strong musculature.  Prevention strategies should be a priority for everyone and especially people at risk for osteopenia and osteoporosis.  Fortunately, there is an increasing body of evidence that show exercise and especially practicing yoga and good for preventing bone loss and in some cases, may stimulate the formation of new bone structure.  A recent study conducted by Loren Fishman, MD, found that a regular yoga practice can increase bone density, muscular strength and balance….all which is good news for decreasing the risk of falls and fractures.


Yoga for Bone Strength with Gail Pickens-Barger


After you have figured out what level of poses that you are to do safely, It can take about 25 minutes to go through the first 11 sets of poses.  But one needs to do a good 7 – 9 minute relaxation, to really enjoy the stress reduction effort!


Links to Research and articles done on Bone Health and Yoga