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Shh, the secret to better sleep? It’s Yoga Nidra . . .

In preparation to teaching at the local VA, the Veterans Yoga Project protocol have you including yoga nidra. This not only helps veterans with symptoms of PTS(D), but allows for better sleep.

I took a Yoga Nidra training back in April of 2019, and this is what my students had to say after experiencing yoga nidra in our chair yoga and gentle beginners yoga classes.

” Here’s a 20 minute Yoga Nidra for you to enjoy.

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Better sleep with yoga postures and yoga Nidra practices with Gail Pickens-Barger

I surveyed my students to see what they thought of their sleep. Here are a few comments.

  • “Slept Great!”
  • “Amazing Sleep. Did not wake up, and I normally do wake up during the night.”
  • “I slept a little better than I normally do, but I normally sleep well. I did sleep longer though.”
  • “Good Night Sleep.”
  • “I slept without any back pain.”
  • “Ah, I slept great, I really zoned out. The relaxation was wonderful and so relaxing.”
  • “Slept soundly all night, which is not normal.”
  • “Good. Slept straight thru the night.”
  • “I normally get up to the restroom 1 to 2 times a night. I slept straight thru.”
  • “Slept better than normal.”
  • “I don’t normally sleep through the night, last night after our yoga class I slept straight thru.”

Enjoy this 20 minute Yoga Nidra practice to help you sleep better at night.

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Power of a nap – Yoga Nidra

The Power of a Nap – Yoga Nidra

Watching the PBS Nova special on Sleep. Just some tidbits taken away from this: Toddlers were tested on their memory. Four novel toy items with nonsense toy names were given to them. The toddlers touched, played and the names of the toys were told to them.

Power of a Nap - Yogic Sleep. Yoga with Gail
Power of a Nap – Yogic Sleep. Yoga with Gail

One set of toddlers took a mid-afternoon nap after interacting with the toys.

One set of toddlers did not take a nap, but played, did activities – staying awake.

  • The toddlers who took the nap, were able to recall and correctly identify the toys at 80% recall
  • The toddlers who did not take the nap, were only able to recall and correctly identify the toys at 30% recall

We have a gland in our brain, the amalygila, which stores temporary memories, and by taking a nap, those short term memories get placed into long term memory. Some thing that is done every night we sleep. The thoughts are, in order to improve memory, having higher quality sleep (brain waves a certain way) taking naps is a way to do this.

It could also be a key in improving memory as we have aging brains. Taking naps for memory, concentration improvement.

Yoga Nidra could be also a key in helping with this. Doing a nidra mid day as a nap alternative might help with higher levels of concentration.

There were also thought in this special in how naps help counter PTSD, trama events in our lives.

Mysteries of Sleep – NOVA special on PBS

This special is well worth your time Click Here==> Mysteries of Sleep PBS NOVA Special

Power of a nap, improves memory, focus, concentration, Yoga Nidra can help with those naps.

We practice yoga nidra in the yoga classes that I teach. On a recent survey after doing the class and the yoga nidra, students claimed that they slept 75% better the nights of their yoga class. Better quality sleep, less getting up to go to the restroom, feeling refreshed the next day.

Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care – Mondays at 6:15 PM $10

Chair Yoga Fitness – Thursdays at 10:00 AM $5

Both held at Wesley United Methodist Church
3515 Helena Avenue
Nederland, Texas 77627

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

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Chair Yoga Fitness – Does a body good – Get Fit Where You Sit

Chair Yoga Fitness – Does a body good!

Benefits of chair yoga:  Discover how to: Lower Blood Pressure, Increase Strength, Gain Flexibility, Lessen Stress, Lose Weight, Higher Quality Sleep, Better Balance, and Build Bone Mass and More!

Beginners Chair Yoga now online. Check Gail’s Youtube account: Yogawithgaileee  Free to those with MS.

Chair Yoga to Increase Strength, Better Joint Mobility, Build Bones, Lower Blood Pressure, Lessen Stress, Improves Circulation, Gain Flexibility and Ease Back Pain. Through this beginners chair yoga class with Certified Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger. 409-727-3177
Chair Yoga to Increase Strength, Better Joint Mobility, Build Bones, Lower Blood Pressure, Lessen Stress, Improves Circulation, Gain Flexibility and Ease Back Pain. Through this beginners chair yoga class with Certified Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger. 409-727-3177

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Why Eating Meditations are the best things since sliced bread.

Why Eating Meditations are the best things since sliced bread.

Lex Gillan and The Yoga Institute in Houston – one of the oldest and most respected studio businesses in the country – have been helping others share the dharma for 45 years. Lex has taught this course more than 200 times certifying more than 3,000 teachers. The Yoga Teacher Training and National Certification Courses are registered with The National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers and Yoga Alliance for both 200-hour and 500-hour programs. These are turnkey courses that can help turn your passion for yoga into right livelihood through full- or part-time teaching.”

Lex has shared with his yoga students, that he was once 285 pounds.  He used the Eating Meditation to help him initially lose 70 pounds.  Then after taking a break, he eventually lost an additional 65 pounds.  He really, really wanted to lose weight.  Here is a little snippet of the eating meditation that he recently shared up on facebook.

Mindful eating practice to lose weight.
Mindful eating practice to lose weight.

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

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

Yogic Sleep
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.