Need a breathing, mindful movement, meditation, guided rest or gratitude practice? Gotcha covered!

Need a breathing, mindful movement, meditation, guided rest or gratitude practice? Gotcha covered!

Yoga sleep method to ease you into better sleep

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Veterans Yoga Project Gratitude Week 2021

I am teaching a donation based yoga class to benefit the Veterans Yoga Project during #VetGratitude Week

Veterans Gratitude Week – Join Gail for this donation class on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 6 PM CST


Donation Based class. November 8th 2021 at 6 PM CST.

Yoga postures for easing back pain

Gentle Yoga for low back pain 45 minute classes hosted by the Veterans Yoga Project folks!

Hosted by the online streaming classes Facebook page, VYP Online Streaming Classes
Here is the class that I did for the Veterans Yoga Project for Healthy Backs Yoga Class

Thank you for joining this yoga class and I hope you enjoy the class!🤗

Remember, you don’t have to be able to touch your toes, or bend like a pretzel to do yoga!

Back PAIN info:

  • Back pain is the 2nd most sited reason people go to the doctor
  • Back pain has a high occurrence in veterans for a number of reasons
  • And they are prescribed pills but it doesn’t really help
  • Then comes fatigue, depression & quality of life goes down
  • Yoga can actually help the back pain
  • 45% of veterans have a military-connected disability
  • 8% of adults in the US have back pain at some part of their life
  • 30% of people in the US in the next 3 months will have a short course of back pain
    • So this affects everyone
    • This method of practices and yoga poses
    • Reduces the intensity of pain, depression, fatigue & medication use
    • Pain interference with daily life.
    • Quality of life & self-efficacy both went up with regular yoga practice
Ease back pain through gentle yoga through online practices offered by the Veterans Yoga Project Online Streaming classes Facebook/Zoom pages.
#VYPFamily, #VYPBootsOnTheGround, #VYPLightACandle and #NamasteMemorialDay

Since the formative years of the United States, more than one million American Soldiers have given and lost their lives protecting our freedoms and defending our nation’s liberties. Those Americans made the ultimate sacrifice. Veterans Yoga Project recognizes their sacrifice by annually gathering on Memorial Day to light candles in their honor.

We stand where they once stood.
We bow to them with gratitude.
We speak of their valor.
We live.

All of us at Veterans Yoga Project

Gail Pickens-Barger, Veterans Yoga Project Ambassador

I bend, so I don’t break. Get moving!

I bend, so I don’t break. Get moving!

I bend so I don’t break.

I bend, so I don’t break. What about you?

So true. If you rest, you will tend to rust. When I taught yoga in Victoria Texas, I had 6 people come to my gentle yoga class that had fibromyalgia.

They told me they hurt if they don’t come, they hurt if they do come to yoga. But the hurt coming out of yoga was of a lot of body relief. They craved coming to class. I think that is because yoga not only works on the body, but the mind, and of easing of pain for some, and getting better sleep.

I think about that class that I had in V-town a lot because that was early on in my yoga career, and I just was a bit confused by their comments about different types of pain.

Now after teaching for over 20 years, it makes a lot of sense to me, as I am now inhabiting my body with levels of pain issues. Oh, if I don’t move, move move, it is big time hurt city. I still hurt, but pain levels between 7-9, now regularly sit between 1-3. That is significant to me.

What about you?

I invite you to come to my #freeyoga class held on #mindbody sponsored by the Veterans Yoga Project I’ve got the link below. Be sure to sign up at least an hour maybe two before your first class, so that you get the verification email in time to do class. You’ll get an email link to come into the class 30 minutes prior.

Gentle Yoga for Low Back Pain is what I teach. 60 minutes beginner-level class.

Yeah, you don’t have to bend like a pretzel or touch your toes to get massive health benefits from a regular yoga practice.

Comments? Complaints? Questions? Complements? I want to know!

Here’s the link

Free yoga for Veterans in Nederland, Texas

Free one hour long yoga class for Veterans in Nederland, Texas. Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 6 to 7 PM.

SETX Yoga for Veterans
June 15, 2021
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Held at Wesley United Methodist Church
3515 Helena Avenue
Nederland, Texas 77627

Yoga for Veterans, being held in Nederland, Texas at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. Here is Nederland’s monument to our local Veterans! Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 6 to 7 pm. Free.

Held in the church’s Foyer area, which is in the sanctuary building.

The sanctuary building is closest to the street.

SETX Yoga for Veterans.

This initial set of classes is geared for beginners.

You don’t have to touch your toes or bend like a pretzel to do yoga!

Free Class.

This class will be held throughout SETX. Wesley UMC, Clifton Steamboat Museum of Beaumont, Texas and Bridgepoint Fellowship of Bridge City, Texas.

It will be a mat yoga class with access to using chairs in the varied yoga postures.

Many veterans and active duty service members will notice a lessening of stress and easing of pain when they participate in a regular yoga class.

SETX Yoga for Veterans is sponsored by No Longer Limited Duty and the Veterans Yoga Project.

Gail Pickens-Barger, is the local ambassador yoga teacher for the Veterans Yoga Project (VYP).

Gail Pickens-Barger, Yoga for Veterans Ambassador
Gail Pickens-Barger, Yoga for Veterans Ambassador Here in Big Bend National Park doing tree pose!

Here is Gail’s bio on the Veterans Yoga Project site == > She has been teaching classes for the past year online on both Facebook Live and on youtube for the VYP during our world’s health crisis.

In teaching for the VYP, they use 5 tools to assist the Veteran.
* Breathing
* Mindful Movement
* Meditation
* Guided Rest
* Gratitude Practice

This is Gail’s 20th year to teach yoga after retiring from the IT field at DuPont/Conoco company.

This class is free for Veterans and active military.