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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

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Gyrotonic Teacher Training Course Starts in March

SPYRL is offering the Level 1 “pre-training” instructor course during the two weekends of March 9 to 11 and March 16 to 18 at its Highland Park studio.

1-Minute Change Helps Users Adjust Their Energy Quickly

Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi is helping people to change their energy with a free downloadable app called the 1-Minute Change.

Specialized Yoga Can Enhance Fertility

Diana Zic, of Pulling Down the Moon Holistic Health, is offering six weekly 90-minute Yoga for Fertility classes from 5:30 to 7 p.m., from January 23 through March 6th.

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.
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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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Moving Through Menopause

Exercising Reduces Symptoms
Walking, strength training and yoga are just a few of the ways that being physically active during menopausal changes eases our days and benefits mind and body.

Gardening Asanas

Yoga Poses to Stay Pain-Free
Overdoing garden work can produce aches and pains, but by integrating yoga positions while planting and weeding, we can emerge pain-free after hours of being on our knees and bending.

Fitness in 10 Minutes

A Full-Body Workout for Busy People
By strategically working certain muscles in strategic sequences, we can get fit in a 10-minute, 10-step workout just three times a week.

Be On the Ball

Putting Extra Fun into Fitness
Originally designed as toys, exercise balls are now used for everything from building core stability to helping healthcare patients regain mobility.

10,000 Steps and Counting

Keep Moving to Stay Fit
Walking 10,000 steps a day began as a pedometer marketing ploy, but it’s become a goal worth striving for because of the way it beats back diseases like diabetes and breast cancer.
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Yoga Soothes the Blues

Lowers Symptoms of Depression

Physical Activity Deters Alzheimer's

Reduce Risk with Movement

Aerobics Keep the Brain Young

Exercise Protects the Mind

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