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Natural Awakenings Magazine Chicago

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It’s Time To Dance This Fall

The CBG Institute for Dance and Health presents a new class, Jazz Mondays, with Kate Wagner.

Spend a Day Renewing Your Life’s Purpose

Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi will celebrate Healthy Living Day from noon to 3 p.m., July 28, at the Evanston Ecology Center.

Study Yoga at the Temple of Kriya

This eight-month program gives students more time to absorb and apply information, leading to greater retention. The small class size allows for greater individualized feedback and attention.

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.
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Exercise Boosts Good Gut Bacteria

Cardio Improves Healthy Microbes

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
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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.
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Natural Awakenings Yoga Glossary

From Ashtanga to Kundalini, we break down the differences between the various schools or styles of yoga.

Why Our Body Loves Yoga

Gentle Poses Foster Flexibility
We don’t have to twist ourselves into pretzels for our joints to benefit from the suppleness that yoga provides.

Top Yoga Trends

Fusion Styles Offer Fresh Choices
From curvy yoga to paddleboard yoga, there’s an evolving style for everyone no matter what their age or level of fitness.

Dive Into Swimming

10 Tips to Optimize Workouts
Swimming offers a low-impact and highly satisfying exercise routine. Strategies from world-class experts can make pool time even more productive and enjoyable.

Exercise To Sleep By

Quell Insomnia and Nighttime Anxiety
By doing the right kind of exercise at the right time of day, we can sleep soundly all night long.