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Yogic Sleep – Why you need it!

Yogic Sleep – Why You Need IT!

Here’s a link to a recent Yoga Nidra, that I posted on SoundCloud.  Let me know how you liked it!  Thanks!

Yoga Nidra for better sleep.
Yoga Nidra for better sleep.

Yoga and Sleep

National Sleep Foundation 2003 Sleep in America Study found that about half of the senior citizen population reports some type of sleep problem such as waking to go to the bathroom and not being able to get back to sleep. Sleep problems in the elderly are correlated with stress, medical conditions, excess weight or fatigue. The study indicates that many of these problems go untreated.

Additional factors that contribute to insomnia include anxiety, depression, caffeine, alcohol, pain, grief, as well as chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome.

There is a positive correlation between sleep and fitness. About half of older adults do some kind of fitness activity during the week. Simple stretching and yoga relaxation exercises can enhance mental and physical relaxation and improve the quality of your sleep.

Yoga Poses:
There are a variety of yoga poses done before bed that may be helpful. They can be adapted to use in a chair. These include: legs up the wall or on a chair (laying on the floor with legs resting on a chair); seated forward bend (seated leaning forward on another chair or table) and sitting in easy pose, cross-legged with back against wall.

Deep Breathing:
Use deep breathing to relax and unwind from a busy day. Breathe deeply and evenly through both nostrils. Inhale for 4 counts, exhale for 4 counts for several complete breaths. Then inhale for 3 counts and exhale for 6 counts. Repeat several times. Increase the length of the exhaled breath as you are able. Only do what is comfortable for you.

Relaxation:
Use progressive relaxation in any one of its many variations to relax the body. For example, begin by focusing on your feet as you inhale and exhale slowly. Focus on relaxing your toes, ankles, heels, calves etc. with each exhale. Some people like to tighten muscles and then relax them as they exhale. As you relax, feel all the tension drain from the part of the body on which you are focusing. Continue throughout your body, relaxing each part as you exhale. In addition, you can focus on your breath as you inhale and exhale or think of a special word and repeat that word as you inhale and exhale. Visualize a favorite place and go there in your mind. Find a progression that works for you and practice it. When you have problems sleeping use the progressive relaxation you have practiced.

Take a little time to unwind before you go to sleep. Don’t keep working until you hit the mattress.

Other Suggestions include:

  • Make your bedroom comfortable and inviting. Eliminate noise and excess light.
  • Go to bed the same time every night. Create a routine that prepares you for sleep.
  • Take a warm bath.
  • Massage your feet, especially the pressure points on the inside and outside of your heels.
  • Massage your face.
  • Alcohol and tobacco taken near bedtime can interfere with deep sleep.
  • Get some exercise during the day. Include walking, weights, yoga, or Tai Chi in your plan.
  • Check with you doctor before taking medication
  • Insomnia is not life-threatening. When you can’t sleep write down the thoughts that are concerning you. Keep a list of positive thoughts and focus on them.
  • Take a 20 minute (not longer) nap during the day

Be kind to yourself. Sleep cannot be forced, it can be coaxed. The world can spin without you for a while. Enjoy this moment.

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Yoga Classes in Beaumont Texas

Yoga in Beaumont Texas (6 yoga studios, plus instructors and gym yoga)

Update January 2020

Orange Texas (Orange County)

Mid-Jefferson County – including Nederland, Port Arthur, Port Neches Texas

And now the various classes/instructors of yoga in Beaumont.
Yoga Near Me 77701, Yoga Classes in Beaumont Texas, Yoga in Beaumont Tx

Beaumont/Fannett:
Gyms/Studios:

McFaddin-Ward House
1906 Calder Avenue – Beaumont, Texas – 77701 | 409-832-2134
Thursday, May 2nd at 5:30 pm with Julia Lee!


Lakeside Center – Best Years
150 Magnolia Street
Beaumont, Texas 77701
(409)-838-1902
Since April 9, 2019, a daily $4 fee if you are not of Beaumont
Yoga Wednesday at 10:30 AM
Yoga Friday at 10:30 AM

Celeste Rosales & Ellen Allrich
Beginner Tai Chi: Tuesday at 10:00 AM
Advanced Tai Chi: Tuesday at 11:00 AM
Beginner Tai Chi:  Thursday at 10:00 AM
Advance Tai Chi: Thursday at 11:00 AM


Beyond Triangle Therapeutics
2990 Laurel Ave. Suite B, Beaumont, TX 77702
(409) 347-8373
http://www.beyond-triangletherapeutics.com/group-classes/
Tuesday – Yoga 5:30 pm


Private Devotional Yoga Beaumont, Texas
with Yogi Edwin Bhadrapala
, eca68@hotmail.com, (409) 895-0299


Brentwood Country Club
4201 S Major Dr, Beaumont, Texas 77707
Mon/Wed/Friday – 9 am – Melissa Cornwell
$10 drop in, $5 for members.


EXYGON Health and Fitness Center
6450 Phelan Rd
Beaumont, Tx 77706
See schedule for detail.
https://exygon.com/beaumont-schedule/


Jessica Depew Wellness
Fannett, Texas
Jdepew@goldentriangleyoga.com
409-861-0003


Lamar University
Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center at Lamar University.
Open to students and faculty.
See Lamar Rec Sports Center schedule for current yoga offerings.
Instructors: Edwin & Melissa
https://students.lamar.edu/student-engagement/recreational-sports/fitness/group-fitness.html\


Love Yoga Beaumont
2481 Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX 77702
(409) 454-3977
Instructors: Tiffany, Juliana, Mike, Sheila, Jessica P,
http://www.loveyogabeaumont.com/services.html


Satya Rising Studio
1445 Calder, Beaumont tx 77701.
We are between Down to Earth and Twigs florist.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Satyarisingstudio/


Sound of Soul Yoga
Inside Rosa Vita Salon & Spa
409-550-4305
2700 Toccoa Road, Beaumont Tx
Instructors: Ellen


Beaumont Power Yoga 
4435 Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX 77706
(409) 225-1872
Instructors: Tara, Nicole, Angi, Beth, Kelly & Ginger & more….
BPY schedule


Wilton P Hebert Health and Wellness Center
3030 North Street
Beaumont, Tx 77002
Instructors: Julie, Amber, Amanda, Michelle R, Lauren C, Mani & Lisa
http://christushwc.org/group-class-schedule/


World Gym
229 Dowlen Road, Suite 5
Beaumont, Tx 77706
Instructors: Celeste, Tammi, Tina, Katrina, Ellisia,
https://www.worldgym.com/beaumont/schedule


Churchs:
Unity of Southeast Texas
1555 S 23rd St, Beaumont, TX 77707
(409) 842-0271

Tai Chi & Yoga


Individuals:
Erin Barrows
(409) 679-7624  

Edwin Cruz
(409) 895 0299

Gail Pickens-Barger
(409) 727-3177, Please leave a message with your phone number.  Thank you!
yogawithgaileee@gmail.com
yogawithgaileee.com
Demonstration for clubs and organizations yoga class and lecture.
Chairyogafitness.com
Private yoga sessions your venue/home.
Beginners, Chair, Yoga for Osteopenia/Osteoporosis, Kids, and Cross training.


Celeste West Rosales
(512) 820-1504
mettasolyoga@outlook.com
Donation Yoga Classes at St. Marks Episcopal Church, Beaumont
Private Yoga one on one sessions.

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Yoga Classes in Orange & Jefferson County Texas (Beaumont, Nederland, Bridge City, Vidor, just to name a few.)

 

People think I’m crazy for listing other teachers, venues, classes.  You have to find the class, instructor, private lesson that fits you!  I only have two-three public class offerings and so I love to refer people out to other awesome instructors in the area.

  • Monday – Beginners Yoga $10 at Wesley UMC – 3515 Helena Avenue Nederland, Tx, 6:15 pm
  • Thursday – Chair Yoga $5  at Wesley UMC – 3515 Helena Avenue Nederland, Tx (then food donation after your first time) at Wesley UMC, 10 am

Yoga Privates available either at  your place of work/home.  Call Gail at 409-727-3177 or Contact Gail 

Otherwise take a look at the lists above to find a class, instructor, studio for your yoga!

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Prayer Garden Yoga at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.  When the weather is “just right”!
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Yoga Classes in Jefferson Mid-County, Texas. Nederland, Port Neches, Port Arthur, Tx.

Yoga in Nederland, Port Neches, Port Arthur, Tx. Jefferson Mid-County

Got your yoga classes and locations listed here!  My classes and schedule don’t fit everyone’s schedule, so I thought I’d list out all the yoga that I know of here in Mid-County. (Beaumont &  Orange listings at the end of this post.)

Please note that I teach private yoga one on one during the weekdays – 409-727-3177 to schedule your weekly office yoga or private yoga in your home!

Gail Pickens-Barger, with over 20 years of teaching experience.

Other Yoga offerings in the Golden Triangle (Beaumont, Orange, Port Arthur, Nederland) area
Beginners Yoga at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Tx Just $10, Childcare available upon request.

Yoga in Jefferson Mid-County, Texas.

Nederland, Texas

Beginners Yoga with Gail
Gail Pickens-Barger
3515 Helena Avenue, Ned. Tx
at Wesley UMC Church
Mondays at 6:15 pm $10
Thursdays at 10 am $5 or specific food donations.
YogaKiddos at Wesley MDO Thursdays 11:15 am

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Yoga Private lessons available
upon request
409-727-3177
yogawithgaileee@gmail.com
https://yogawithgaileee.com

Exygon Health and Fitness
1001 Nederland Avenue, Ned. Tx
409-729-2592
Bring a yoga mat.
http://exygon.com/

Hebert Public Library
2025 Merriman St
Port Neches, Texas
(409) 722-4554
Chair Yoga – Wednesdays 2 pm
Check Hebert Public Library Facebook Schedule for precise times at:
https://www.facebook.com/hebertlibrary/
 PowerHouse Gym
2825 Nall St, Port Neches, Tx 77651
409-293-3637$15 drop-in fee
https://powerhousegym.com/portneches/aerobic-exercise-classes/

 

YMCA of Port Arthur
6760 9th Avenue, Port Arthur, Tx 77642
409-962-6644
Yoga Tuesday/Thursday at 10:00 AM
Friday – 10:00 AM  – SilverSneakers YogaStretch
$15 drop-in fee
http://ymcasetx.org/health-well-being-fitness/

Individuals:

Amanda  Bass – Private Pilates instruction.  Reformer Pilates at home and mat classes in your home.  Contact Amanda at: Amandacharisse229@gmail.com

Gail Pickens-Barger – Private Yoga instruction in your home or place of business, 409-727-3177 or Contact Gail


 

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Gail’s – Inhale Yoga Music List – Steve Ross – –

Updated 5/2013 – 10/2019

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Playlists of songs from the Steve Ross Inhale show on Oprah’s Oxygen TV Channel.  1999 – 2000 – 2001

Wow, it has been 20 years now, since I’ve been re-introduced to yoga. Through my friend Tammy, who said, “Go check out this guy, Steve Ross on the Oxygen channel.  He has some really interesting yoga class with some great music.”  I did, and wow, super loved his class content, humor, music and sweet meditation at the end.  Back in the day, I videotaped his show on my little VHS tapes, as it was on at 5 am, sometimes 6 am in the morning!

I started to write down the music he used, and started buying my music from itunes, and putting them into playlists.  So soon after that, I became a yoga teacher, and I’d haul out a couple of times a year my Steve Ross Inhale Playlist.

My Original message on this…”
Looks like Inhale Yoga has been temporarily taken off the Oxygen channel.  Last time this happened, it took a year and a half for Oxygen to get all the music rights to get the program back on Oxygen.  And when that happened, it seemed to be that not all the Inhale Yoga programs came back on….only about two-thirds of the originals came back.  It is my understanding that there were 33 programs done back in 2000/2001/2002.

So I had been introduced to Steve Ross, of the Inhale Oxygen show back in the early 2000 by one of my friends.  I was thinking, oh, this is hard (for me)!  I really liked the music, and wanted to make my own music list from the music off of the show.  At one point in time, the song titles and artist’s names were listed at the bottom of the screen during the Inhale Show.  I taped the shows a lot at that time, and created my list of music from the show.

Steve Ross played guitar for Fleetwood Mac back in the day, and also for the Australian band, “Men at Work”.  Lots of good guitar licks in this music playlist.  If you know of others to add to this list, please post a comment!

Here is my Steve Ross Inhale Yoga Music List.

  1. Mustang Sally – Commitment
  2. Revolution  –  Kirk Franklin
  3. I’ll take you there – Staple Sisters
  4. Supersititions  –  Stevie Wonder
  5. Love and Happiness – Al Green
  6. I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  7. Ain’t Nobody  – Chaka Kahn
  8. I Believe  -Sounds of  Blackness
  9. Come Away with Me – Norah Jones
  10. Let the River Run  – Carly Simon
  11. Got to be Real  –  Cheryl Lynn
  12. Waking Dreams Meditation  -Yoga/Reiki Relaxation. 6:15 slow
  13. If I ever lose my faith –  Sting (Unplugged)
  14. If I ever lose my faith  – Sting slow
  15. Mercy, Mercy – Marvin Gaye
  16. Hoi Doi – Yulara slow
  17. Aliens soundtrack
  18. A Thousand Years  – Sting  slow
  19. Five for fighting superman –  Dave Mattews (fly song)
  20. Makambo  – Geoffrey Oryema  – (ending music) slow
  21. Creep – TLC  (funky slow warm up)
  22. Vise Versa Love – Barrington Levy (slow warm-up)
  23. Angel Love / Devotion  – Aeoliah Meditation (slow)
  24. Teacher – Barrington Levy (funky fast)
  25. Stomp – Kirk Franklin (funky fast)
  26. Watermark  – Enya (slow)
  27. Sing a Song – Take 6 (fast)
  28. 2/2 Music for Airports –  Brian Eno  (slow)
  29. Standing outside a broken phone booth with money in my hand – Primitive Radio
    Gods
  30. You’ve got the Best of My Love – Emotions
  31. Rock with You Mix – Brandy
  32. Fields of Gold  –  Sting
  33. If I could change the world  – Eric Clapton and with Baby Face
  34. Change the world – Eric Clapton
  35. My Fathers Eyes – Eric Clapton
  36. My Fathers Eyes  – Eric Clapton acoustic
  37. Shy Guy – Diane King (Reggie Mix )
  38. Fields of Gold –  Sting Acoustic
  39. Sexual Healing –  Marvin Gaye (Bolton maybe sings this on the show?)
  40. Let’s Stay together  – Al Green
  41. When the lights gone out –  Ziggy Marley
  42. FirstLight –  Brian Eno
  43. Ain’t to proud to beg – Temptations
  44. The vanishing breed – Robbie Robertson
  45. Happy Ever After – Julia Fordham (Added 2/2010)
  46. I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
  47. Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) by Us3 (Added 9/2011)
  48. Ghost Dance – Robbie Robertson – added by Gail 3/2012
  49. Tomorrow People – Countdown Singers – added by Gail 3/2012
  50. Tom’s Diner – added by Gail 3/2012
  51. Keep It Coming – B. B. King – added by Gail 3/2012
  52. Nothing ‘Bout Me – Sting – added by Gail 3/2012
  53. Stars All Seem To Weep – Beth Orton   5/2013
  54. She Pleases Me – Wailing Souls – added by Gail 5/2013
  55. Love is the Seventh Wave – Sting – added by Gail 5/2013
  56. Kothbiro – Ayub Ogada – Added by Gail 5/2013

Please post a comment if you’ve enjoyed having this list.  Thank you.
Thanks Y’all!   Gaileee 

Steve Ross PlayList A:

  1. Fields of Gold – Sting
  2. Mercy, Mercy Me – Marvin Gaye
  3. I Believe – Sounds of Blackness
  4. My Loving (Never, Never Gonna Get It) – En Vogue
  5. I Wish – Stevie Wonder
  6. Love and Happiness – Al Green
  7. Ain’t Nobody – Chaka Khan
  8. Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  9. Vise Versy Love – Barrington Levy 
  10. A Thousand Years – Sting 
  11. Angel Love – Aeoliah 

 Steve Ross Playlist C
1. Keep It Coming – B B King
2. Cantaloop – Us3
3. Mustang Sally – Commitments
4. Teacher – Barrington Levy
5. Sing a Song – Take 6
6. Nothing ‘Bout me – Sting
7. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – S Wonder
8. You’ve Got the Best of My Love

Steve Ross Playlist D
1. Telephone Booth
2. Rock wit me
3. I feel good
4. Tom’s Diner
5. Stomp
6. You’ve Got the Best of My Love
7. My Lovin’ Never Gonna Get It
8. Teacher
9. Over My Head
10. Say a Little Prayer for You

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Make stuff you love and talk about stuff you love and you’ll attract people who love that kind of stuff. It’s that simple.

Make stuff you love and talk about stuff you love and you’ll attract people who love that kind of stuff. It’s that simple.  Austin Kleon said this in his recent newsletter/blog post.  What a whack on the head for me!

Wow, this is a whack on the head for me!  See more on his original post at:
https://austinkleon.com/2019/10/18/the-digestive-system/

I’ve been digging this course that I’ve been taking over at Yoga Vista Academy, Gentle yoga for the low back specialty certification.  I am about 1/2 way through the coursework.

Learning about poses for various curves in the spine – scoliosis.

Poses for those of us with Lumbar Disc Damage, Spinal Stenosis, True Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome.

There is a manual for each topic, video lectures, digging deep into the poses and variations, understanding the musculature, benefits of the poses.

Then we do teach backs.  The first four sets of teach backs are yoga poses to do for people who have:

  • Lumbar Disc Damage
  • Si Joint Challenges
  • True Sciatica & Piriformis Release
  • and one of your choice, which for me will be Scoliosis

Tests over each section.

Then conduct a teach-back class for the healthy back.

Some of us were able to sign up and have a coach throughout this process, to help us keep motivate, bounce questions off of, and have dial-in conversations about the course material, for further dig deeps into the material.

I am really enjoying figuring how to help my back pain, and then turn it around and help my clients with their challenges.

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Here’s a sample of one of my teach backs.  A series of 5-7 poses one can drop into a regular class to address issues of, in this example Lumbar Disc Damage.  

My clients have been enjoying me dropping in new course material in the classes and privates that I teach. Plus a bonus of a bit of yoga nidra to help assist in better sleep!

So this is my “thanks” to Austin, for his inspiration to make stuff you love and talk about stuff you love, then attract who love that same kind of stuff. Thanks Austin!

Yoga with Gail

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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 19 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!