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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

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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.

Tap Water that is Purified, Activated and Lead-Free

ProEcoLife makes one of the world’s best water filtration technologies.

New International Food Summit Debuts in Chicago

The inaugural Chicago Food Tank Summit will take place November 16 at the Gleacher Center.

30 Days of Doing is Looking for Community Partners

Peterson Garden Project is seeking sponsors and partners to support 30 Days of Doing, an action campaign to be held between October 15 and November 15th.
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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.

Summer Recipes

Using Garden Beets and Parsley
The size of beets will vary depending on the time of the season. Early summer beets are small to medium-sized, and are so wonderful and tasty that you don’t need to do a whole lot in the kitchen.
Natural Awakenings Chicago Fit Body
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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.

Four Reasons to Break a Sweat

The Fast Path to Flushing Toxins
Pesticide, plastic phthalate, heavy metal and BPA chemicals efficiently exit our body when we perspire during a workout, sauna or sunny walk.

New Ways to Court Fitness

Racquets and Paddles Get a Sporting Makeover
Two fresh new faces on tennis courts these days are pickleball, a fun mixture of tennis, squash and table tennis, and cardio tennis, honing skills amid high-intensity aerobic action.

Mastering Self-Defense

Staying Aware Avoids Problems
Effective self-defense comes when we move mindfully through environments and know how to safely redirect an opponent’s energy.

Run Fun

Races Beckon Beginners
Spring is a fine time to lace up our running shoes and head for the road or trail; maybe even start training for a community race.
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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

Barefoot Running Improves Technique

Ditch the Shoes for Better Form

Exercise in Midlife Helps Preserve Mental Sharpness

Keeps Cognitive Impairment at Bay

Music Makes Exercise Easier

Provides a Workout Boost