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.

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!

Zap Stress From Your Life, and Increase Your Flexibility and Strength with Yoga

Zap Stress From Your Life, and Increase Your Flexibility and Strength with Yoga.

If you are feeling stressed, your shoulder or neck muscles feel tight because of the stress or you wake up in the morning feeling listless and find yourself lacking energy during the day….

How would you like to get a relief from the above symptoms and achieve all the following benefits:

Relieve you of your mental stress and accompanying physical symptomsaTakeNoteYoga. You will be able to cope with stressful situations much better and develop the ability to stay calm and relaxed even under trying circumstances – thus enhancing your work efficiency and productivity.

Increase strength and flexibility; it does not matter what your age is or what physical condition or shape you are currently in, you will be able to develop more strength, flexibility and endurance.

Help you relieve any nagging pain in your back, shoulders, knees or other joints.

Develop a positive outlook and a feeling of relaxation and well-being.

Wake up in the morning filled with vibrant energy and completely relaxed from a good night’s sleep.

Observing your renewed vigor and vitality, people at work will be amazed at the transformation in you. They might even think that you are taking some kind of an energy pill!

But you will know the truth. It is the fact that you have discovered the all natural secret to healthy stress reduction.

It is not a pill. It is not a drink. It’s an ancient secret that has relieved stress for scores of people.

It is yoga!

Now popular the world over, yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices that originated in India more than three thousand years ago. Its purpose is to help each one of us achieve our highest potential and to experience enduring health and happiness. Each yoga session consists of a routine that includes a combination of physical stretching, strengthening and toning exercises, breathing techniques, deep relaxation and meditation that will help you realize all the benefits stated above after just a few sessions.

You do not need any previous yoga experience to make dramatic changes in your life in a very short time. It does not matter what shape you are in right now, yoga is suitable for every BODY!

My name is Gail Pickens-Barger, and I am a registered yoga teacher in the Golden Triangle area. I teach to individuals and group classes. My most popular class for beginners is on Monday night at 6:15 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Nederland, Texas. Second most popular class for beginners is chair yoga fitness on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m.

Call 409.727.3177 for more information, or come by my website at
Have a blessed day.
Gail Pickens-Barger, E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher)