Pop Up Yoga – Sunday, Feb 17th at Wesley UMC, Ned. Tx

Pop Up Yoga – Sunday, February 17th at 3:30 PM at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Texas

It’s happening again!  A beginners yoga class at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.

  • Doors open at 3:15 PM.
  • $10 yoga class to benefit the Youth program at Wesley….thank YOU!
  • Class starts promptly at 3:30 PM.
  • Come a bit early to sign in, get your yoga props (a block, blanket and strap, and yoga mat if you need it), find your place in the foyer.
  • Foyer located in the sanctuary building, which is the building closest to the street!
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Beginners Yoga with Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177 on your yoga questions.

Pop Up Yoga – Three for February 2019, Nederland, Texas

Pop Up Yoga – Beginners Yoga, offering three times in February 2019 in Nederland, Texas

Mark your calendar for Sunday, Feb. 10th, 17th & 24th, for some Beginners Yoga on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 to 4:30 PM.  Doors open at 3:15 PM.  Benefits the Youth program at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.

Held in the Sanctuary Building in the foyer.  The closest building to the street. $10.

Bring a yoga mat (I do have extras).  You’ll take a block, strap, and blanket out of the yoga studio closet.  Great class for those of you who don’t like to drive in the dark.

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Feb. 10th, 17th, & 24th. 3:30 PM.  Come a bit early to set up your mat and yoga props.  Call Gail, 409-727-3177 if you have questions.

Top Three Benefits of Yoga for Beginning Students

The Top Three Benefits of Yoga for the Beginning Student

Top Three Yoga Benefits

Top Three Benefits of Yoga for the Beginning Student.

I teach beginners yoga at my church. You have to start somewhere….why not with someone who loves to teach to beginners?

With beginners yoga, you learn with an experienced teacher (over 17 years of teaching experience).

Discover How to: Ease Back Pain, Lessen Stress, Lose Weight and more!

Additional benefits can include: Better Balance, Increased Flexibility, Gain Strength, Build Bones, and Lower Your Blood Pressure.

Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177 for your yoga questions, plus I teach a mat yoga class on Mondays at 6:15 PM, chair yoga class on Thursdays at 10;00 AM, plus teach at corporations, yoga for your place of business.

See you at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, for the two public classes, and call me for your place of business or private yoga!
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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.

How To Lessen Back Pain. You Need To Know, It’s Yoga.

How to Lessen Back Pain, You need to know, it’s Yoga.

Start with this beginners yoga series on September 17th, 2018 on Mondays at 6:15 PM.

Gail goes through this series of yoga exercises to ease your back challenges!

$10, you and a yoga mat (I do have extras on hand), will get you started.

Call Gail at 409-727-3177 on your yoga questions.

NPR, did a report on a study comparing Yoga, Physical Therapy & Education for Chronic Low Back Pain.

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Gentle Beginning Yoga with Gail, lose weight, lessen stress, ease back pain. 409-727-3177

” The findings, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, are in line with new guidelines for treating back pain from the American College of Physicians. The group recommends that people with back pain should avoid pain medicines if possible, and instead opt for alternatives such as tai chi, yoga and massage. As we’ve reported, those guidelines are aimed at people with run-of-the-mill back pain, rather than pain due to an injury or other diagnosed problem.

Who was in the study? Researchers recruited 320 racially diverse, predominantly low-income participants in the Boston area, all of whom had chronic low back pain. The study lasted one year.

What did participants in the study do? Participants were divided into three groups. One group was assigned to a weekly yoga class for 12 weeks. Another group was assigned 15 physical therapy (PT) visits. The third group received an educational book and newsletters. For the remainder of the year — roughly 40 weeks — participants in the yoga group were assigned to either drop-in classes or home practice. The PT group was assigned to either “PT booster sessions” or home practice.

The skinny: Researchers assessed changes in pain and function using a 23-point questionnaire. The participants in the yoga and physical therapy groups had about the same amount of improvement in pain and functioning over time.

When the study began, about 70 percent of the patients were taking some form of pain medication. At the end of three months, when the yoga classes were wrapping up, the percentage of yoga and PT participants still taking pain medication had dropped to about 50 percent. By comparison, the use of pain medication did not decline among participants in the education group.

“It’s a significant reduction,” says study author Rob Saper, director of integrative medicine at Boston Medical Center.

“I’m not recommending that people just go to any yoga class,” Saper told us. He pointed out that their research has helped nail down poses and relaxation techniques that are helpful and safe.

Saper says he chose to compare the effects of yoga with physical therapy because “PT is the most common referral that physicians make for patients with back pain. It’s accepted, it’s reimbursed, and it’s offered in most hospitals.”

Saper says if research shows that yoga can be as effective, “maybe yoga should be considered as a potential therapy that can be more widely disseminated and covered [by insurance].”

Wow, here’s NPR’s original article  if you want more details.

I teach beginners yoga, with the emphasis in easing back pain.  Again, it’s for beginners, but if you are a seasoned yoga practitioner with some back challenges-run of the mill type of thing, you’d also benefit from this class.

Mondays, $10, 6:15 PM at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas, yoga with Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177

 

 

 

 

 

Why do people come to yoga? Nederland, Beaumont Texas

Who do people come to yoga?

According to 2016 Yoga in America Study Conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance Reveals Growth and Benefits of the Yoga Practice.

  1. Flexibility
  2. Stress Relief/Reduction
  3. General Fitness/Conditioning
  4. Improve Overall Health
  5. Physical Fitness/Getting Better In…
  6. Strength
  7. Mental Health

So most people start yoga because they want to improve some aspect of their health and wellbeing.  The survey sure does indicate this!

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FINDING THE RIGHT TEACHER:
The problem is most yoga teachers teach to the 35 and under crowd.

Most yoga teachers haven’t been trained to teach people who don’t fit the traditional YOGA BODY model.

For example, students who are:

  • Over the age of 40
  • Overweight
  • Living a sedentary lifestyle
  • Inexperienced in fitness training

So what are the barriers people have to over come to get started?

  • Unsure if it’s right for me.
  • Do not know how to get started.
  • I don’t exercise.
  • No place to go to
  • I feel out of place

Take the first step, give me a call, Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177.  I teach yoga for beginners.  Plus I teach yoga for those who don’t like the idea of getting down on the ground (Chair Yoga).

Two classes available for you to try, or private one-on-one sessions in your home.

What do you need?

  1. A desire to improve some aspect of your health and well being!

I teach beginners yoga at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.  On Mondays at 6:15 PM, you’ll need a yoga mat, and a $10 fee.

Additionally I teach Chair Yoga on Thursdays at 10:00 AM, either a $5 donation or a specific donation of food for our church’s back pack food ministry.

Questions?  Please call me on my home phone at 409-727-3177.

A little something about me. I am 58 years old, and have been teaching yoga now for over 18 years.  My favorite class is to teach yoga to someone who is new to this unique exercise format.  Either with the assist of using a Chair, or using the yoga mat, where we get up and down off the ground (I often use a chair in this format too!).

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Beginners Yoga, and we use the chair in some of our balance poses, or assist in getting down onto the floor.

30 Days of Yoga #30daysofyoga Nederland, Texas

30 Days of Yoga #30daysofyoga Nederland, Texas with Gail Pickens-Barger

Soooooo many 30 Days of FREE yoga out on youtube these days.  I have my favorites of course, but I’d thought I’d list them out for you, the ones that I found for 2018.

Enjoy!

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#30DaysofYoga #YogaWithGaileee My 2018 Youtube list of 30 day yoga programs!

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So many 30 Day yoga programs out there, here is part 2 #30DaysofYoga #YogaWithGaileee