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.

Gratefully,
All of us at Veterans Yoga Project

Gail Pickens-Barger, Veterans Yoga Project Ambassador

Yoga Stretches for easing Osteoporosis

Yoga Stretches for easing Osteoporosis or Osteopenia

First Twelve Yoga Poses and Second Twelve Yoga Poses for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis bone-building efforts.

Are you dynamically holding the postures to help build bone? 

Even in mountain yoga pose, which basically is standing, one can push their feet into the ground, then push the feet away,.  You’ll notice the sensation of your muscles being activated. 

When you have that great muscle activation, and stay in the pose for at least 30 seconds….that muscle contraction stimulates bone growth.  That is where your bone building begins.

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Love working with folks to help them back to having healthy bones!  Work with me to help you build back your bone density through the two sets of 12 yoga poses, that use the muscles that will stimulate bone growth!  Call Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177.  Please leave a voice message, if I am unable to answer your call.  I will return your message.  Thank you!
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The second set of poses are to address the bone-building issues with the wrists, elbows, and shoulders.  Additionally giving additional weight bearing poses to complement the first set of yoga poses.

The second set of poses are to address the bone-building issues with the wrists, elbows, and shoulders.  Additionally giving additional weight bearing poses to complement the first set of yoga poses.

Dr. Loren Fishman has come up with a second set of poses to use for bone building.  Beginners versions of the poses, intermediate and classical versions of the poses.  Nice that you can mix and match depending on your body’s ability to do a pose.

Work with me – Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177, leave a voice message if I am unable to get to your phone call.   We can work together to get you started on your bone building journey!

Now there are a third set of yoga poses to address bone building in the upper body too!

Now a third series of yoga poses to ease osteopenia osteoporosis. Show the chair yoga versions of these poses. Work with me - Gail Pickens-Barger
Now a third series of yoga poses to ease osteopenia osteoporosis. Show the chair yoga versions of these poses. Work with me – Gail Pickens-Barger
Three yoga poses for easing osteoporosis/osteopenia
Three yoga poses for easing osteoporosis/osteopenia

Summer Break – What is coming up?

Summer Break – what is coming up?

Summer break – Go ahead and catch classes on Youtube with YogawithGaileee and the Veterans Yoga Project

Links: Youtube with YogawithGaileee

Links: Youtube with Veterans Yoga Project

Links: Videos tab on VYP Online Streaming Classes Facebook Page

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Outdoor Yoga

Ever wanted to try outdoor yoga?

I will be teaching two outdoor yoga classes to benefit the Veterans Yoga Project on Monday, May 17 & May 24, 2021. Starting at 6:30 PM in the breezy prayer garden at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Texas

I recently did a short little video of even in 90 degree weather, how nice it is to do yoga once the sun has started to set, but still great light outdoors!

You Ready? Outdoor Yoga in Nederland, Texas. 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas at Wesley UMC. Suggested donation to benefit the Veterans Yoga Project, $10, $15, $20, $25, $30. Thank you
Nice butterfly garden to visit too!
Call Gail for more details!

6:30 PM. Bring a yoga mat, bottle of water, long beach towel, and a strap, or dog leash, tie for your yoga gear.

You can write a check out to Veterans Yoga Project, send a paypal transfer, or use this link for a donation

Donation Link == https://veteransyogaproject.z2systems.com/donation.jsp?campaign=65&

Paypal transfer amounts

Thank you!

The donations you make go toward our Light a Candle Memorial Day effort for the Veterans Yoga Project.

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.

We invite you to join with us in honoring our fallen.

Any generous gifts made in honor of Light A Candle will go directly to our efforts to aid in the recovery and resilience of our nation’s veterans, military, caregivers, families, and communities. In doing so, we will light a candle on behalf of your dedication.

Without your support, we could not do what we do.

Donation Link == https://veteransyogaproject.z2systems.com/donation.jsp?campaign=65&

Should you choose not to donate this Memorial Day, we still invite you to join us in honoring and remembering our fallen by lighting a candle and sharing in our candlelit meditation vigil via livestream at 3pm your local time. Livestream link –

6th Annual Light a Candle Memorial Day

On May 31st, please join us in keeping candles burning bright in remembrance and keeping alive the unbreakable stories, valor, and memory of the veterans who lost their lives as a final act of service.

Gratefully,
All of us at Veterans Yoga Project

Gail Pickens-Barger, Veterans Yoga Project Ambassador

Once again, here’s your donation link!
https://veteransyogaproject.z2systems.com/donation.jsp?campaign=65&