More bone building yoga poses – Nederland, Texas

Wow, more bone building yoga poses for lessening osteopenia osteoporosis – Nederland, Texas

Response has been overwhelming.  People want to know about using yoga for building bone density (bmd – on those dexascans folks).  Wow!

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Tree, Triangle & Warrior Two (2)

Here I am several years ago demonstrating these yoga poses.  But the thing is, one can do a pose, but are you actually being active in the pose?  Pressing your foot into your inner thigh, pressing the feet apart in a wide stance, while shoulders being aligned, and dynamically extending arms opposite directions, while pushing feet opposite directions?

Was that a long sentence or what?

Here’s the study that talks about using Yoga to raise your BMD in your spine and femur.

https://journals.lww.com/topicsingeriatricrehabilitation/Citation/2016/04000/Twelve_Minute_Daily_Yoga_Regimen_Reverses.3.aspx#

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Two more bone building poses, Bridge and Locust!

Happy to work with you one on one to assist you in your bone building journey. Either through private yoga lessons at Exygon Health and Fitness or private yoga in your home. Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177.

Yoga Basics in Nederland & Beaumont Texas

Here is the basic information about what I teach in the Golden Triangle area, here in South East Texas. #setxyoga #setxyogaforkids
Registered Prenatal & Childrens Teacher recognized through the Yoga Alliance with over 17 years teaching experience.

I teach private yoga in people’s homes or place of business to meet their specific needs.

Additionally I teach four community classes, two of which are open to the public.  Beginners Yoga on Mondays at 6:15 pm for $10 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.  Adaptive Chair Yoga on Thursdays at 10 am for $5, again at Wesley UMC.  Come a bit early your first time to the classes.

Through the Mother’s Day Out Program at Wesley, I teach YogaKiddos to the 4 and 5 year old classes.  We use story books, themes of the seasons for our lesson plans.  Recently our class participated in the 2nd annual International Kids Yoga Day.  Lots of fun!

I also conducted a class to help our local Girl Scout Troupe at the church earn their yoga badge.  We did yoga poses, then I had each girl demonstrate a  yoga pose.  They were given handouts to use to show their families the different yoga poses that they learned.  The Girl Scouts also donated food toward our Back Pack Food Ministry at the church.

Lastly, I teach a Mindful Exercise class at the High School to help kiddos to deal with anxiety, focus, concentration and with “tech neck”.  They are lots of fun and always are wanting to learn more!

Call Gail at 409-727-3177 to see how yoga can benefit you!

Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis

Just finished taking an Adaptive Yoga workshop for Multiple Sclerosis. Yoga Teachers who had allready reached the level of Registered Yoga Teacher Status from Yoga Alliance were qualified to take the training. Here is a recap…

o MS is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that causes damage to nerve axons.
o Damage can occur with and without symptoms.
o MS affects movement, cognition and energy.
o Stress makes MS worse.

* Yoga can help increase function and delay or possibly prevent disability (by maintaining function):
* Breath
* Movement – gentle, repetitive, appropriate, adaptive
* Relaxation techniques
* Yogic philosophy

I look forward to implementing some of the elements from the workshop in the gentle Yoga classes that I teach, and possibly in the near future offering a MS Yoga class.
Namaste’

Yoga and Chocolate? The New Meditation…

Yes, quite a combination. You combine Yoga and Chocolate, and it is the best day ever!!

Thursday classes will be experiencing a meditation with Chocolate during our Yoga Class!

The chocolate meditation is a great exercise in surrender and enjoyment … so relax and enjoy!

Take ONE little piece of chocolate. Unfold it. Let it linger in your hands for a minute or so,
before you gently place it on your tongue. Your mouth is a sacred point of nutrition and the place from where you express yourself. It’s a communion and a source of great pleasure. Once inside, let the chocolate melt and become part of you. Take about ten minutes and then ponder:
“Am I enjoying all aspects of my life, even the difficult moments, in similar fashion?
Am I eating with such grace?

Take the time to just take the time for your pleasure.