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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

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Yogis to Raise Funds Against Gun Violence

Two Chicago area locations will host instructors from The Africa Yoga Project in early November as part of an awareness and fundraising effort to overcome gun and gang violence in Chicago, Africa and the rest of the world through yoga and meditation practices.

Vibe High and Lose Weight with Angela Laphen

Health coach Angela Laphen knows about the relentless demands that women face while trying to transform their bodies.

Yoga Classes to Help with Fertility Issues

Diana Zic, a certified Institute for Integrative Nutrition health coach with a focus on fertility, 200-hour registered yoga instructor and 95-hour prenatal yoga instructor, is teaching a four-week Yoga For Fertility class.

Harness the Magic of Feng Shui for a New Career

Upcoming classes at the Feng Shui School of Chicago will show students how to add feng shui to their homes.

Discover the Healing Art of Dance

Dancer/instructor Lisa Gold and dancer/doctor Lynne Chervony Belsky, M.D., will teach two new classes that begin January 24 at the CBG Institute for Dance & Health.

Everyone Gets Manic for Annual Vegan Festival

The eighth annual Chicago VeganMania, a daylong celebration of vegan culture, commerce, community, cuisine and couture, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 1st.
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The Answer is: DANCE!

When people move in a nonlinear way, such as in a structured dance class, they build physical strength and stability.

New Chicago Waterways Paddle Guide Online

Openlands, one of the nation’s oldest and most successful metropolitan conservation organizations, has launched a free online paddling guide for the water trails of northeastern Illinois (PaddleIllinoisWaterTrails.org) that provides detailed information on more than 500 miles of water trails for non-motorized boating on 10 of the region’s waterways and promotes paddling as an inclusive activity for local tourism and outdoor recreation.

Recumbent Biking for Fitness, Function and Fun

With smoother aerodynamics, improved ergonomics and a sleek presentation, recumbent bikes are quickly gaining a new audience. In the last several years, more people have started turning to recumbent biking for cardiovascular exercise, off-road adventures, an alternative to driving or just to explore the neighborhood.

Hello Gyro

Workouts Use Natural Body Patterns
“Imagine an exercise system that strengthens the body enough to be used in training world-class athletes, stretches more safely than any form of yoga and expands the core training concepts of Pilates into natural full-body movements like those used in everyday reaching and walking, along with jumping and swimming.

Functional Movement

is Focus at SPYRL Chicago
With an emphasis on flowing movements and functional exercise, many athletes are turning to Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis techniques to increase overall agility and performance.
Natural Awakenings Chicago Fit Body
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Championing Holistic Athletes

The New Face of Sports Medicine
Athletes in a wide range of sports are finding that natural diets and holistic healing modalities help them achieve their personal best.

Try Some Stretches

Four Ways to Flex Our Muscles
Not all stretches are alike, so it helps to know what kind to do for what purpose.

Building Better Bones

Bouncing, Leaping and Lunging Our Way to Bone Health
Even in our later years, we can strengthen our bones with the right targeted movements.

Rodney Yee on Yoga as a Way of Life

Simple Strategies for Staying on Track
The prominent New York yoga teacher counsels us never to berate ourselves about our practice and to set aside time for asanas and exploration of different yoga traditions.

Take a Hike

Escape into Nature with a Day Trip
Blissful moments in nature can be found just minutes away from home, if we know where to look.
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Tai Chi Eases the Blues

Helps Depression Sufferers

Aerobics Improve Brain Function

Boosts Volume and Gray Matter

Yoga Eases Eating Disorders

Regular Practice Reduces Anxiety and Depression

Tart Cherry Aids Runner Performance

Improves Times, Decreases Inflammation

High-Intensity Workouts May Keep People Coming Back

Irregular Exercisers Find HIIT Enjoyable

Not-So-Speedy Pedaling Boosts Benefits

Ideal Biking Pace