You asked for it and we are answering!
Starting in May, look for early morning classes in Lincoln Park and also outdoor classes to be added in June.
We will be creating a special outdoor summer pass, a discount for school teachers & students who have the summer off (Pure90 is perfect for y’all!), and more!
Keep on the lookout and don’t forget to tell us what you need and want!
We are going through some changes at Pure.
Please bear with us as we begin to transition into Aligned Modern Health throughout 2013. Some staff members are moving to work there full time and we are also slowly merging into their larger, more advanced studio facilities.
All questions can be directed to Christy, email@example.com
Check out this article on CNN today:
Silly or serious? Worthwhile or not so much?
Either way, if you take a picture of yourself doing airplane yoga (on an airplane), email it to Christy or post it on our Facebook wall and you will get 1 free class here at Pure Wellness!
Prenatal yoga: worth it or not?
Hands down the evidence says that it is. Check out this article by the Mayo Clinic on the benefits of it:
Other less scientific publications also shout the joys of prenatal yoga:
Come try it out whether you are expecting, trying to, or just a curious medical practitioner.
Fridays, starting this week on the 18th, 5:30-6:30 pm at our Lincoln Park location.
We will start it every other week until we build a following.
Hope to see you there!
Christy is excited to announce to Pure’s clientele that she will be now directing the fitness and training programs at Aligned Modern Health, which has two chiropractic and wellness centers on the Southport Corridor and in Lincoln Square. You can buy packages for group classes and private training/ Yoga/ Pilates classes through Aligned’s website here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=33984 and look forward to seeing the same high-quality, personal, professional instruction you get at Pure (and some of Pure’s instructors!).
Pre-sale for packages begins NOW with a discount code of AMH2013 for 30% off a new year package!
Please note that as separate companies, no packages will crossover between the Pure and Aligned.
Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org regarding this new programming to launch on January 7th, 2013!
In schools across the nation, yoga is being incorporated into physical education classes as well as before and after school programs. Recent research supports that yoga programming in schools inspires positive change in both students and staff. According to “Yoga in Schools,” a nonprofit organization that advocates for and funds yoga programming, yoga in schools yield the following results:
1. An increase in students’ physical strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation
2. Improved individual student capacities for focusing, concentration and retention of new information
3. Positive impact on students’ social and psychological development as expressed in higher self esteem (confidence, efficacy) and body awareness
4. Increased ease in classroom management for both students and teachers
5. Greater management of life stressors for both students and teachers
If your school would like to participate in before and/or after school yoga, contact Pure Wellness today. We provide programming for both students and staff! Namaste!
Some useful health tips for the day:
- Did you know that you should never take probiotics or vitamins with hot liquids? It denatures them.
- Did you know that your heart is made of muscle (although a different kind), just like your biceps and triceps? This is why you need to work it hard, relax, and repeat (like interval training) to get the best heart health results.
- Did you know that over 40% of people in Chicago are low on Vitamin D, which contributes to feelings of depression? Get yourself a supplement or some sunshine!
- Did you know that peppermint and ginger are useful, all-natural stomach soothers? Try chewing the actual plant or steeping it in hot water to make a tea.
Have a happy & healthy day!
Mahatma Gandhi once said,
There is more to life than increasing its speed.
With summer commitments galore, these words could not ring more true for most people today. I am sure I am not the only one who feels more exhausted by my weekends than I am refreshed by them. And though I am grateful to be invited to share in occasions that cause for celebration, I am also overwhelmed with scheduled commitments, work, work social commitments, and more. This Monday morning came without any spring in my step; in fact, I fancied wanting to stay in bed for hours, which is unlike me. I don’t think I’m alone in this feeling on these hot summer days.
How can one slow it down while keeping up with life and loved ones? How can one calm the inner storm? Though yoga and meditation help, it can sometimes be about the power of saying “no” and knowing when rest is appropriate. This morning I scheduled no clients and stayed in a bed for a bit. I told myself not to feel guilty and to revel in the moments of puttering around my house, listening to podcasts, and relaxing.
More importantly, I didn’t feel guilty about it. Sometimes life isn’t about going faster, making more money, seeing more clients. Sometimes, you just need to rest.
Where in your week will you schedule some rest? Find an hour, a half day, even a full day. This I challenge you to do!
Today, try the technique of breath awareness.
After you find a comfortable seat, work with your breath. With eyes closed, being to notice your breath. Spend some time here, noticing the qualities it has and smoothing out the inhale & exhale. As you deepen your breath and become more focused, you can even count the inhale and the exhale (i.e. saying to yourself, “inhale, 2,3,4,5 and exhale, 2,3,4,5…).
Set an egg timer for 3 minutes and try this technique, breath awareness, today.
Try some visualization today!
After you find a comfortable seat, work on creating visualization for your meditation with your eyes closed. Many people find nature to have very calming effects, and visualize a relaxing scene to ease into meditation. For example, as you sit with your eyes closed and relaxed breath, picture yourself at the beach. Envision the water, the waves, the sky, and the clouds. Smell the ocean water and hear the sounds of the beach.
Set an egg timer for 3 minutes and try visualization today. Good luck!