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et Out and Go With the Flow We have so much to celebrate each month in our vibrant city, and September tends to enhance it all with Indy’s mix of surprisingly warm Indian Summer days and crisper nights. In this edition, we highlight activities and events to get us out, get moving and do some good along the way. Local studios honor National Yoga Month, encouraging our new or renewed participation. Hundreds are walking for a cause. We’re celebrating our area’s creative culture with the Penrod Arts Fair, and Carmel International Arts Festival. At month’s end, two popular events return to provide informative, fun, interactive experiences focused on healthy lifestyles—the TURN Fest and Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest. A great way to go with the flow is through a regular yoga practice that encourages movement of your body and often moves your mind and spirit. Recognizing the many health benefits it offers, yoga is one of my favorite forms of self-care. Linking your breath to life force, affirming the light in your spirit and creating a flow of movement takes you directly from your yoga practice into your daily life. The holistic art and practice of yoga, which has many styles, can strengthen, calm, restore and balance us. Some classes offer specific health-related applications, such as restorative yoga, while other classes now take you off the mat, including aerial, aqua and SUP yoga. Check out our Natural Awakenings special Yoga Glossary listing various yoga styles on page 14. If you haven’t already discovered the bliss of yoga, why not try it during National Yoga Month? This is the month to get out and get moving for a special cause. There is a wide range of walks and running events to raise awareness and funds for worthy organizations, highlighted in Jenn Willhite’s local feature, “Steps of Support: September Offers Community Walk/Run Fundraisers.” I’ve participated in many such walks throughout the years, most frequently in support of breast cancer research, the most common cancer diagnosed in women. There is a camaraderie and hope in walking with others who have a connection to the cause—be it from personal experience, a caregiver role to a family member or friend, or a desire to make a difference in the lives of others. I can raise my hand to all of these roles, and attest to the sense of empowerment and fulfillment that comes from participating in events that raise awareness, educate and support research that can lead to breakthroughs. I encourage you to pursue activities that celebrate September’s beautiful opportunities to be in the flow of life. You’ll find plenty of information and resources in this month’s issue of Natural Awakenings to help get and keep you in the flow. Enjoy,
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Contents 13 SEPTEMBER IS NATIONAL YOGA MONTH
Indulge in Self-Care on the Mat
14 YOGA GLOSSARY 16 STEPS OF SUPPORT September Offers Community Walk/Run Fundraisers
18 FOREVER FLEXIBLE Keep Joints Naturally Healthy
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2018 TURN Fest Offers ‘Earth-to-Table’ Experience
he TURN (Transforming Urban Neighborhoods) Fest is a one-day educational event to take place from noon to 6 p.m., September 29 at Paramount Farm. There’ll also be a TURN Feast at 6 p.m. on the day before, featuring a five-course “earth-to-table” experience. Special dinner guest Pete Eshelman, founder of Joseph Decuis, one of Indiana’s most highly awarded Pete Eshelman restaurants, will also present the keynote address on Saturday at 1 p.m. Located in Roanoke, Joseph Decuis’ guests enjoy a farm-tofork destination experience, including special events and more at the venue. TURN Fest, presented by Paramount School of Excellence and Paramount School Farm in partnership with the Community Health Network, offers a celebration of urban sustainability, focusing on farm, food, health and environment with demonstrations, exhibits, children’s activities, music and food. Attendees will have the opportunity to spend time on the farm complete with goats, chickens and bees. This year’s TURN Fest event will feature exhibitors from a variety of area businesses and organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, Eco Logic Indiana, Bongo Boy Music Recreational Music Center, Indy VegFest and The Jane Pauley Community Health Center. Admission to TURN Fest is free. Admission to TURN Feast is $125 and limited to 100 guests. Location: 3020 Nowland Ave., Indianapolis. For more information or to make TURN Reservations, visit TurnFestival.com.
2018 Holler on The Hill Festival Brings Music, Food and Fun to Garfield Park
ndianapolis-area families are invited to pack a lunch and come out to Garfield Park for the 2018 Holler on the Hill music festival from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., September 22 and 23. Described as a “boutique festival experience” that offers more than 30 band performances on three stages throughout the weekend, available tickets are limited to 5,000 each day. The 2018 festival’s entertainment lineup includes performances by Jamestown Revival, Moon Taxi, Whiskey Wolves of the West, and Bigfoot Yancey. A complete list of performances is available online. Festival-goers can check out a variety of Indianapolis-area vendors who will be present throughout the festival offering locally produced goods, including Circle City Kombucha and Pags Bags. There’ll also be several food trucks and local restaurants present such as Union Jack, Muy Thai, Scout’s Treat Truck and Greek on the Go. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales benefit organizations instrumental to the vitality of the Indianapolis community, including the Indiana Farmers Union, Garfield Park Farmers’ Market and the Indianapolis Parks Foundation. Admission: single-day general admission, $48; reserved seating single day, $65; 2-day general admission, $85. Location: MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park, 2450 Conservatory Dr., Indianapolis. For more information, visit HollerOnTheHill.com.
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pproaching its three-year anniversary, The Art of Healing, in Greenwood, is celebrating kindness and love by honoring military veterans by providing them free, 30-minute float pod and infrared sessions along with massages with select massage therapists throughout this month. In addition, the center will donate 40 percent from the sales from all of such sessions by all customers for the month of September to Veteran Health Indiana. Last year, the center raised more than $1,600 to benefit the organization, says owner Cody Adkins. “We are giving back to the community and raising awareness about mental health and suicide prevention,” Adkins says. “I think it’s important to raise awareness about these issues, especially in our veteran community, and to help them out and provide healing to our community.” The center cites many testimonials from veterans on the effectiveness of float therapy rather than varying types of drug regimens in reducing pain, anxiety and agitation, and providing increased serenity, calmness and other therapeutic effects. The Art of Healing, which also offers health coaching, Veggimins, CBD oils and more, was awarded Best Massage 2016 & 2017; Top 2 Best Day Spa – Indy-A-List (IndyAList. com). Location: 3019 Meridian Meadows Rd., Greenwood. For more information or to make an appointment, call 317-360-6336 or visit TheArtOfHealingIndy.com. See ad on page 31.
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T 2018 AHNA Regional Conference Offers Great Takeaways for Health
he American Holistic Nurses’ Association’s (AHNA) 2018 Holistic Self-Care Conference for Nurses will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on September 14 at the Kavanaugh Conference & Retreat Center, in Crestwood, Kentucky. The AHNA is a specialty nursing association serving more than 5,000 nurses and holistic healthcare professionals in the U.S. and internationally. Their mission is to illuminate holism in nursing practice, community, advocacy, research and education, with a vision that every nurse is a holistic nurse. The AHNA’s one-day conference is offered as part of its commitment to the Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Grand Challenge. This year’s event will feature lectures on a variety of holistic health topics, including Holistic Self-Care: Your Secret Power for Enhancing Patient Care presented by Margaret O’Brien King, Ph.D., RN-BC, AHN-BC, CNL; The Pleasure & Power of Using Essential Oils presented by Monica Meier, MSN, RN; and Yoga for Better Balance, Energy & Well-Being presented by Kerry Churchill, RN, HN-BC, Certified Yoga Nurse. Attendees meet with local holistic nurses and can take home new knowledge and actionable skills to deepen their self-care in aromatherapy, energy work, mindfulness, movement and resilience. Cost: $90 through Sept. 7; $105 Sept. 8-14. Location: 705 Kavanaugh Rd., Crestwood. Registration includes lunch and six CNE contact hours. For more information, visit AHNA.org/Regionals or call 785-234-1712. For lodging information, call 502-2419091 or visit CampKavanaugh.org.
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Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest Celebrates Fifth Anniversary
resented by Enjoy Life Foods and run by Gluten Free & More magazine, the nationwide Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest series returns to Indianapolis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 29 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on September 30 in the Expo Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Fest, celebrating its five-year anniversary here, is the largest expo of its kind in the Indianapolis area with more than 70 exhibitors focused on helping navigate gluten-free options plus new products and ideas. Visitors to the event learn that living with a food allergy or sensitivity doesn’t mean being deprived and missing out on tasty, healthy food. The show celebrates the gluten-free community, providing education and information about celiac disease, gluten sensitivity and the gluten-free diet. Enjoy free sampling of gluten-free and allergy-friendly foods, including baked goods, entrées, sauces and snack foods. Leading experts will give presentations and answer questions about food allergies, including tips to help solve gluten-free cooking challenges. In addition, attendees receive a complimentary tote bag along with some goodies to get started. Natural Awakenings Indy is a proud sponsor of the event, which is part of a nationwide series, and will operate a booth. Stop by and visit us!
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Meditation Improves Long-Term Cognition Cognitive gains that people experience from an intense meditation retreat can persist for at least seven years and slow age-related cognitive decline, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of California at Davis followed up with 60 people that had participated in a threemonth retreat in which they meditated in a group and alone for a total of about eight hours a day. Immediately afterwards, the meditators showed improvements in holding sustained attention— the ability to stay focused on a task or object—a key measure of cognitive function. Seven years later, researchers found that those significant gains were partly maintained, and that older participants that diligently practiced meditation didn’t show typical patterns of age-related attention declines.
Cruciferous Veggies May Lower Stroke Risk Elderly women that eat lots of broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and cabbage have less plaque on their carotid artery walls, reducing risk of strokes and heart attacks, a new study shows. Researchers from the University of Western Australia surveyed 854 Australian women over the age of 70 to determine their vegetable intake, and then used sonograms to measure their carotid artery wall thickness to ascertain the severity of carotid plaque. Those eating the most cruciferous vegetables had a .05 millimeter lower carotid artery wall thickness compared to those with the lowest intake. “That is likely significant, because a 0.1 millimeter decrease in carotid wall thickness is associated with a 10 to 18 percent decrease in risk of stroke and heart attack,” says lead study author Lauren Blekkenhorst. Other vegetables, including leafy greens and alliums like onions, were not found to have the same protective effect.
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A United Nations-backed report, Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018, reveals that the world invested more in solar power than any other single energy technology in 2017 and installed more new solar capacity than all other energy sources combined, including fossil fuels. The report tally saw investors committing $279.8 billion to renewable energy overall, excluding large dams, and $160.8 billion to solar specifically. United Nations Energy Programme head Erik Solheim explains, “The extraordinary surge in solar investment shows how the global energy map is changing and more importantly, what the economic benefits are, including the creation of more better-paying, higher-quality jobs.” China, the leader in solar and renewable investment, was responsible for more than half of the 98 gigawatts of solar capacity added last year and 45 percent of the dollars invested in renewables overall. The U.S. was second, investing $40.5 billion in renewable energy. Mexico, Australia and Sweden increased their commitments by substantial amounts—810 percent, 147 percent and 127 percent, respectively—with all three countries ranked in the top 10.
Animal Safety Measures Delay Tree Cutting
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has denied a request by Dominion Energy, the lead builder of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, for more time to cut trees along the route. The company had to stop cutting by the end of March in order to protect migratory birds and endangered bats in the path of the project, planned to run from West Virginia to terminals in Virginia and North Carolina. Opposing the controversial natural gas pipeline from the Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic coast, Jamshid Bakhtiari, Virginia field coordinator for the Chesapeake Climate Action Network, says the FERC decision will delay, but not stop the project. Yet he states, “It’s a good thing. We should shoot to have more things like this happen in terms of delaying the pipeline. But it’s not a final nail, by any means, in the coffin.” The pipeline is one of two conduits up to 42 inches in diameter for transporting fracked gas that developers want to build through the central Appalachians. It’s across terrain that critics say is both scenic and poorly suited to heavy infrastructure. Bakhtiari’s group is part of a broad coalition of organizations, including the Sierra Club, that has mobilized to stop the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The denial means tree clearing has to halt at least until September, and at some points on the route, until November.
Farms Test Low-Tech Pesticide Alternative To make sure more beneficial bugs come to their crops to feed on pests, farmers are planting flowers in the middle of their fields. On a farm near the town of Buckingham, England, a crop of oilseed rape is planted amidst rows of wildflowers. It’s one of 14 sites in a study testing the wildflowers’ efficacy in attracting pest-eating bugs, and how well they would perform in replac12
ing toxic pesticides. The study also includes the use of borders of wildflowers around each field, a technique farmers in the area have used for the past two decades to promote general biodiversity, though not specifically for pest control. Researchers Ben Woodcock and Richard Pywell, of the UK Center for Ecology and Hydrology, write, “The crop AwakenIndy.com
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eating bugs—along with other techniques like breeding plants to better resist pests, using technology to better diagnose and forecast pest behavior and application systems that can apply tiny amounts of pesticide more precisely—pesticide use could be dramatically reduced. Harsh chemicals can then serve as a last line of defense, rather than the first thing farmers reach for.
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ow that we’re into the rhythm of fall and the kids have returned to school, it’s time to take a deep breath, turn your focus inward and indulge in self-care. It’s an ideal time to explore yoga and its benefits during National Yoga Month— a national observance designated by the Department of Health and Human Services to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. All September-long, yoga studios, teachers and students are celebrating throughout the country with free classes and events. Yoga Month Founder Johannes R. Fisslinger says, “Experience is a powerful teacher, so we decided to give people the opportunity to try yoga for themselves.” The health benefits of yoga for the body alone are many, including weight loss, enhanced brain function, greater flexibility and stronger bones and joints. Practitioners also experience reduced
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flow. Uplifting and meditative, yoga can be applied as a spiritual practice, as well. Although many schools, or styles, of yoga exist, most differences derive from the primary focus of the practitioner’s attention: precise alignment of the body; holding of the asanas; flow between the postures; breath and movement coordination; or inner awareness and meditation. No particular style is better than another, and many students practice more than one.
Aerial: Originated in California and
now in several countries. Sometimes branded as AntiGravity Yoga, aerial incorporates traditional yoga asanas with the use of a hammock or sling and combines elements of Pilates and dance. This style is said to deliver benefits on emotional and psychological levels and has a fun component.
with an emphasis on meditation. Ananda combines classic yoga postures with breathing and silent affirmations to attune with higher levels of body sense, energy and silent inner awareness. As an inner-directed practice, it has less appeal to those desiring a more athletic or aerobic experience.
style that is light on meditation, ashtanga yoga employs a fast-paced series of flowing poses to build strength, flexibility and stamina. Developed by Indian yoga master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, ashtanga’s progressively difficult postures are synchronized with a loud breath (called ujyaii breath in Sanskrit) and are designed to produce intense internal heat and purifying sweat in order to detoxify muscles and organs. The room is usually heated to warm muscles and increase flexibility. Preferred by many athletes, this style is too intense and demanding for most beginners.
Chair: Practiced sitting or standing, it
uses a chair as a support/prop. Asanas are adapted from traditional hatha yoga. It benefits older individuals and those that are body-challenged. Flexibility is enhanced, as well as mind-body awareness.
Ananda: A form of gentle hatha yoga
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Ashtanga: A physically demanding
oga, a holistic art and practice that originated some 5,000 years ago in India, aims to integrate mind, body and spirit. The word yoga comes from the Sanskrit root yuj, meaning to yoke or unite, and refers to the joining of body with mind and mind with soul to achieve health, balance, tranquility and enlightenment. Individuals of every age and physical condition can benefit from the regular practice of yoga, which has been proven to enhance flexibility, strength, stamina and concentration. Using a combination of asanas, or postures, and breathing techniques, yoga works to induce deep relaxation and reduce stress, tone the body and organs, increase vitality, and improve circulation and energy
flow,” and blends spirituality with inner/ outer alignment and balanced energetic actions. Developed by John Friend in 1997, this style urges students to think of poses as artistic expressions of the heart. Individual abilities and limitations are deeply respected and honored, so Anusara yoga can be helpful for everyone and is good for beginners.
Anusara: Anusara means “go with the
Hatha: Hatha yoga is the
foundational discipline on which nearly all other styles are based. In Sanskrit, ha represents the sun and tha, the moon— hence, the practice is designed to bring the yin and yang, light and dark, masculine and feminine aspects and polarities into balance. Essentially, hatha yoga brings all aspects of life together. A class described as hatha will likely include slow-paced stretching, asanas, or postures, that are not too difficult, simple breathing exercises and perhaps seated meditation. Hatha yoga classes provide a good starting point for beginners to learn basic poses and relaxation techniques.
Hot Yoga: Hot yoga is performed in a heated room using
varying temperatures and yoga poses. A Bikram yoga room is set at a minimum of 105° Fahrenheit with about 40 percent humidity, performing 26 prescribed asanas. Both forms of heated yoga help to speed up metabolism and improve circulation.
Integral: A gentle style of yoga brought to this country in
1966 by Sri Swami Satchidananda. Classes are structured to balance physical effort with relaxation, and include breathing practices, chanting and both guided and silent meditation. Integral yoga is suitable for beginners and helpful for more advanced students that wish to deepen their physical and spiritual awareness.
Kundalini: A powerful, enlightening style that incorporates mantras (chanting), meditation, visualization, breathing and guided relaxation with precise postures. According to Hindu philosophy, kundalini is a concentrated form of prana, or life force, represented by a coiled, sleeping serpent said to reside at the base of the spine. When breath and movement awaken the serpent (energy), it moves up the spine through each of the seven chakras (energy centers) of the body, bringing energy and bliss. Once a closely guarded secret in India, kundalini yoga was first brought to the West in 1969, and has been known to help with addictions and releasing endorphins in the body. Kundalini will not appeal to everyone and should be practiced under the supervision of an experienced teacher.
Prenatal: This yoga style is specifically tai-
lored for pregnant women during all stages of pregnancy. Its combination of stretching, focus and breathwork make it ideal for improving strength and decreasing stress levels in preparation for childbirth. It might also alleviate pregnancy-related headaches, nausea and back pain.
Restorative: Distinguished by the use of
props, this form of yoga aims to relax the muscles, calm the mind and open up the body through slow movements and passive stretching. Maintaining balance and holding gentle stretches for up to 20 minutes is made easier through the use of blocks, bolsters and blankets that support deep relaxation.
SUP: An acronym for stand up paddleboard, SUP yoga can
be practiced on a lake or other calm body of water. Hatha and vinyasa asanas are employed with the intention of challenging the practitioner to distribute their weight to maintain balance. Benefits include improved core strength, circulation and balance.
Viniyoga: A transformative, slower and more individual-
ized form of yoga that emphasizes gentle flow and coordinated breath with movement, Viniyoga is holistic in its approach and teaches the student how to apply the yoga tools of poses, chanting, breathing and meditation. Function is stressed over form in this style. Viniyoga is recommended for beginners and seniors, as well as those in chronic pain or healing from injury or disease.
Vinyasa: A challenging style that matches breath to
movement. Vinyasa yoga poses incorporate alignment principles and are woven together in a flowing practice that is both intense and dance-like. Translated from Sanskrit, Vinyasa means “without obstacle”. The style is best suited to energetic, physically fit students.
Yin: Developed by yoga teachers Paulie Zink and Paul
Grilley to improve joint mobility and flexibility through holding asanas for up to five minutes or longer, yin yoga complements more intense practices such as Bikram, increases circulation in connective tissue and fosters inner stillness.
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s cooler temperatures usher in the start of fall, it’s a perfect time to “take steps” and enjoy the season’s change and support your community. Throughout the month there are several walking and running events intended to get you moving that support Hoosier health and wellness while raising awareness and funds for worthy
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The St. Vincent Flyaway 5K, this year’s St. Vincent Cancer Walk, starts at 9 a.m. on September 15. This year’s event marks the first time the event will be held in Indianapolis. Aptly themed Take Flight to Fight Cancer, the Flyaway 5K’s route is on a runway at the Indianapolis International Airport and will offer an adult and kids 5K. Each year millions of Americans are affected by the devastating disease as either a patient or caregiver and thousands of those impacted are Hoosiers. Participants in the family-friendly walk/run event will meet at the Republic Airways Hangar at
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The 20th annual Ovar’coming Together Teal Ribbon Ovarian Cancer Run/ Walk, an outreach and fundraising event, starts at 8 a.m. on September 22 at the Indianapolis City Market downtown. Sponsored by Clovis Oncology, the event raises funds to help build awareness and support ovarian cancer survivors and caregivers, as well as funding ovarian cancer research initiatives. Participants can choose from three events: a one-mile walk, 5K walk or a 5K competitive run. The event, which honors Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, will feature entertainment, a TEAL market and educational booths. For more information, call 317-925-6643 or visit OvarianCancerIn.org.
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The St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer starts at 9 a.m. at the White River State Park’s Celebration Plaza, September 29. The pet-friendly 5K walk/run event will raise funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The families of children treated at St. Jude do not receive a bill for housing, food, travel or medical treatment costs and funds raised through donation and events such as the St. Jude Walk/Run event help to make that possible. There is a $10 registration fee per participant. Location: 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis. For more information, visit Fundraising.StJude.org. To register, visit RunSignup.com/Race/IN/Indianapolis/ StJudeWalkRuntoEndChildhoodCancer5.
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The term “arthritis” can conjure images of aging cartilage worn thin by years of overuse. Yet this common type, known
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hirty-seven percent of American adults 18 and older suffer from arthritis—a catch-all term for a dozen varieties of joint disease—according to the nonprofit Arthritis Foundation. One in two men and two in three women 65 or older may have it, estimates a recent Boston University study. Due to increasing obesity rates and autoimmune disorders, it’s also impacting 8 million Millennials, reports the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 18
“I’m seeing higher rates, more severe cases and more of them in younger people. It’s an epidemic no one is talking about,” says Dr. Susan Blum, a Rye Brook, New York, physician and author of Healing Arthritis: Your 3-Step Guide to Conquering Arthritis Naturally. About 65 percent of patients try to treat joint pain with daily anti-inflammatory drugs that can damage the stomach and kidneys. Many work and exercise less due to pain, making arthritis the leading cause of disability. More than 1 million
as osteoarthritis, is just one of many joint pain culprits. Rheumatoid arthritis, which manifests in swelling and pain in the hands, wrists, feet or toes, arises when the body’s immune system attacks itself, destroying tissue around the joints. Spondyloarthritis inflames the spine and sometimes the eyes and gut. Infections like Lyme disease, parvovirus and hepatitis B can also ignite arthritic joint pain. Inflammation may exacerbate them all, so an anti-inflammatory program can typically provide relief, says Blum. Serious forms might require more aggressive treatments; a visit with an integrative clinician is an important first step.
undergo expensive, risky surgeries annually, with hip and knee replacements performed twice as often now as in 2000. Although conventional medicine maintains that drugs, surgery and reduced activity are inevitable, a new generation of clinicians disagree. They’ve seen how by losing weight, fighting inflammation with wholesome food and supplements, exercising smart and exploring science-backed integrative therapies, patients can manage the root causes of joint pain and find relief. “We have many tools at our disposal to halt or slow the progression of arthritis so most people never have to have surgery,” says Doctor of Naturopathy Casey Seenauth, a staff physician at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine Pain Relief Center, in Tempe, Arizona.
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About one-third of obese people have arthritis, and research shows that with every pound lost, joint pain diminishes—the lighter the load, the less the pressure on joints. A Wake Forest University study of knee osteoarthritis patients showed that with each 10 pounds lost, 40 pounds of pressure is lifted from the knee. “But it’s not simply about the load on the joints,” says Blum. Fat cells release compounds called inflammatory cytokines, which can boost inflammation and pain. And new research from the University of Rochester, in New York, suggests that obesity may also impair the gut microbiome (beneficial bacteria lining the gastrointestinal tract), further exacerbating arthritis. “There is no doubt that the gut bacteria are involved in the onset and perpetuation of inflammation and pain in arthritis,” says Blum. When researchers fed mice the equivalent of a “cheeseburger and milkshake” diet for 12 weeks, doubling their body fat, they found more pro-inflammatory bacteria in their colon, more cartilage deterioration than in lean mice and more inflammation in their knees.
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Blum explains that dysbiosis, an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the intestinal tract, can damage its fragile lining, allowing bits of bacteria to enter the bloodstream and ignite an autoimmune response. Dysbiosis can be kick-started by antibiotics, drugs like proton pump inhibitors, bad diet or stress, says Blum, who battled autoimmune arthritis after her son had a traumatic accident. For curbing arthritis through the gut microbiome, the science is young. A few small human studies conducted in China and Finland suggest that ingesting specific strains of Lactobacillus (including casei, acidophilus, reuteri and rhamnosus) and Bifidobacterium (bifidum and infantis) may decrease inflammation and pain associated with arthritis.
In the University of Rochester study, overweight mice fed prebiotics (indigestible fibers that good bacteria feed on) had less arthritis progression. Blum recommends taking antimicrobial herbs like oregano oil to heal a gut overgrown with bad bacteria and a high-quality probiotic supplement to replenish good bacteria. She also suggests ditching processed food and products with refined sugar, along with known allergens like gluten, soy and dairy, which can spawn inflammation. Avoid nightshade vegetables like tomatoes, potatoes and peppers, which anecdotally have been suggested to aggravate joint pain. Overall, strive for a plant-based diet high in fiber, colorful, antioxidantrich vegetables and “good” fats. One recent Michigan State University study found that when osteoarthritis patients switched to a plant-based diet for six weeks, they experienced less pain than those in the meat-eating control group.
When joint pain begins to flare up, a carefully chosen workout may be exactly what’s needed for relief. A.J. Gregg, a chiropractor in Flagstaff, Arizona, says, “There is an element of ‘use-it-or-lose it’.” The proper exercise depends partly on which joints are affected. He notes that properly executed strength training exercises like lifting weights can stabilize muscles around joints, easing strain and preventing arthritis from accelerating. Low-impact aerobic exercises like cycling or swimming can fuel the production and flushing of fluids through the joints without overloading them. Tai chi can improve range of motion. Even running, long falsely maligned as a precursor to arthritis, can help prompt cartilage cells to divide and replenish faster, research suggests. A study of 75,000 runners by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, in California, found that they were less likely to develop osteoarthritis of the knee than less active people. A subsequent paper by University of Illinois researchers found that while each running step levels more force on joints than a walking step, the foot hits the ground
less often, so when it comes to wear and tear, it approximates the effect of walking. “Running doesn’t set people up for earlier development of osteoarthritis, and can in fact be protective,” says Gregg, stressing that proper form, a soft running surface and moderation are all important.
For more advanced cases of osteoarthritis, Seenauth recommends regenerative injections such as prolotherapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. For PRP, doctors draw some of the patient’s blood and spin it down with a centrifuge to isolate platelets loaded with growthpromoting compounds. Then, they inject the platelets into the joint. A study of 78 patients with knee osteoarthritis published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found that those receiving one or two PRP injections had significantly less pain and better function six months later, while the placebo group worsened. In prolotherapy, doctors inject natural substances like dextrose and saline into the joint two to three times for six to eight weeks to promote production of collagen and other tissueregenerating compounds.
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Natural joint pain remedies also encompass acupuncture and meditation. In the UK, a University of York metareview of 114 studies exploring 22 integrative or complementary therapies for arthritis, including strength and aerobic exercise training, found acupuncture to have the most studies completed and the most promising results. “Acupuncture can be considered as one of the more effective physical treatments for alleviating osteoarthritis knee pain in the short term,” concluded the authors. University of Auckland researchers, in New Zealand, recruited 42 rheumatoid arthritis patients and assigned half to a program of mindfulness-based stress reduction, described by researchers as “the cultivation of nonjudgmental attention to unwanted thoughts, feelings and bodily experiences via meditation.” While the meditation group saw no change in levels of inflammatory markers in the blood or the number of swollen joints, they did report significantly less morning stiffness, tenderness and pain. The patients, in essence, trained themselves to experience their symptoms differently. “Pain is not just about nerves detecting a noxious stimulant and sending the signal to your brain. The brain has a whole system for processing these signals, and is also informed by your experiences, emotions and cognition,” says Seenauth, who recommends mindfulness meditation to all of his patients. “With the right nutrition, therapies and state of mind,” he says, “you can significantly reduce the impact joint pain has on your life.” Lisa Marshall is a freelance health writer in Boulder, CO. Connect at LisaAnnMarshall.com.
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JCC Farmers’ Market – 10am-1pm. Thru October. Fresh local produce, baked goods, and diary products, Kosher respectable (no meat products). JCC Indianapolis, 6701 Hoover Rd, Indianapolis. 317-251-9467. JCCIndy.org. Irvington Farmers’ Market – Noon-3pm. Second Sunday of the month, thru Oct. 70+ vendors. Ellenberger Park, 5301 E St. Clair St., Indianapolis. 317-540-2425. Irvingtongardenclub.com.
Eskenazi Health Farmers’ Market – 11am1:30pm. Local produce, several vendors, meditation classes and fitness demonstration. The Common Ground, Eskenazi Healht, 720 Eskenazi Ave, Indianapolis. 317-880-4785. EskenaziHealth.edu. Avon Farmers’ Market – 4-7pm. Thru Sept. Fresh, local produce, baked goods, and handcrafted items all summer long. Hendricks Regional Health south parking lot, 8244 E US 36, Avon. 317-272-0948. AvonGov.org
Original Farmers’ Market at the City Market – 9:30am-1:30pm. Thru October. Gourmet foods are also featured at this market. 222 E Market St, Indianapolis. 317-634-9266. IndyCM.com/ Farmers-Market. Morgan County Farmers’ Market Mooresville – 3-6pm. Thru Oct 6. All items sold at this market are produced in Indiana. Friends Church, 50 N Monroe St, Mooresville. 317-501-3000. Info@McFarmers.org.
Plainfield Chamber of Commerce Farmers’ Market – 4-7pm. Thru Sept. Special event days are featured. Plainfield Friends Meeting Lawn, 105 East St, Plainfield. 317-839-3800. Plainfield-in.com. Crooked Creek Farmers’ Market – 5-8pm. Thru Oct 12th. Healthy foods, locally grown Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center, 2990 W 71st, Indianapolis. 317-293-2660 ext 120 FayBiccardGlickCenter.org.
Statehouse Farmers’ Market – 10:30am1:30pm. Thru Oct. 8. Farmers’ Market with Food Trucks. 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis. StateHouseMarket.com. 38th & Meridian Farmers’ Market – 4-6:30pm. 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays. Thru Oct. 3808 N Meridian St, Indianapolis. 317-924-2612. Brownsburg Farmers’ Market – 4-7pm. Thru Sept.3, SNAP benefits accepted at the market and many vendors participate in the WIC nutrition program. On the lawn of Brownsburg Town Hall, 61 N Green St, Brownsburg. 317-852-1120.
Farm to Fork at Normandy Farms – 4-7pm. Thru Oct. Large selection of certified organic or certified naturally grown produce and meats with no artificial chemicals. 7802 Marsh Rd, Indianapolis. 317-439-0714.
Zionsville Farmers’ Market – 8-11am. Thru Sept. Large selection of sweet treats complement market offerings of local produce, artisan food products, meat and eggs. Main St & Hawthorne, Zionsville. 317-478-4107. ZionsvilleFarmersMarket.org. Carmel Farmers’ Market – 8-11:30am. Thru Sept 30th. Along with a variety of produce, unique food items, the market offers prepared-food items. 2 Center Green, Carmel. CarmelFarmersMarket.com.
Franklin Farmers’ Market – 8am-Noon. Thru Oct 3. Food items, herbs, craft items and more. Parking lot at Jefferson and Jackson Sts, Franklin. 317-346-1258. Greenwood Farmers’ Market – 8am-Noon. Thru Oct 10. Indiana produce, crafts and baked goods and meats. United Methodist Church, 525 N Madison, Greenwood. Farmers Market at the Fairgrounds – 8am-Noon. Thru Oct. Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds, 620 N Apple St, Greenfield. 317-697-0508. Shelby County Farmers’ Market – 8am-Noon. Local produce, baked goods and honey. Public Square, Shelbyville. 317-398-9552. Noblesville Farmers’ Market – 8am-Noon. Thru Oct 11. Federal Hill Commons, Noblesville. 317-776-0205. NoblesvilleMainStreet.org. Saxony Market – 8am-Noon. Thru Sept. The market offers the best fresh produce from local vendors and farmers in the area. 131st and Olio, Fishers, 317-770-1818. Greenfield Farmers’ Market – 8am-Noon. Thru Oct. Variety of food items, treats for pets. Parking lot at Ind 9 and North St, Greenfield. Morgan County Farmers’ Market Martinsville – 9am-1pm. Thru Sept. Courthouse Square, 180 S Main St, Martinsville. 317-501-3000. Info@McFarmers.org. Westfield Farmers’ Market – 10am-2pm. Thru Sept. Variety of produce, baked goods, dairy, arts and crafts. In front of City Hall, 130 Penn St, Westfield.
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Cereal Cinema – 10am. A unique, family-friendly experience created by The Indy Film Fest, The Athenaeum and The IMA. Enjoy a classic movie and a cereal buffet. Location alternates between the Athenaeum and IMA. $5. IndyFilmFest.org. Paws to Read – 11am-12pm. School-aged children who are reluctant readers are invited to read to a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to stories. Registration is not required but preferred by calling the branch. Held at multiple locations, check website or call for addresses. Free. INDYPL.org.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace – 10am5pm. A monthly celebration of all things unique, indie and stylish. The goal is to enhance the experience of living as a more responsible consumer by promoting the positive aspects and fun of vintage, antique, locally sourced, re- and up-cycled goods. Free. Clay Terrace, 14390 Clay Terrace Blvd, Carmel. IndyArtsVintage.com.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Community Tuesday – All day. The first Tuesday of every month several attractions at the White River State Park offer special deals on admission. Including the Eiteljorg Museum, IMAX Theatre, Indiana State Museum and many others. Cost varies. INWhiteRiver.com.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Indy Holistic Hub Business Build Up Breakfast Downtown – 9-10:30am. Start your day off by checking in, sharing successes, and asking for resources from Indy Holistic Hub. Bring your business cards. RSVP required online. Garden Table, 342 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis. 317-775-1418. IndyHolisticHub.com.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
Target $5 Night at the Children’s Museum – 4-8pm. Enjoy all the fun activities and exhibits of the museum for reduced admission of $5. Sponsored by Target the first Tuesday of each month. $5. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St, Indianapolis. 317-334-4000. ChildrensMuseum.org.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
First Friday Food Truck Festival – 5-9pm. Thru Oct. Indulge in the savory selections of Indy’s best food trucks and while enjoying familyfriendly live music and entertainment. $5; 5 and under free. Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St, Indianapolis. OldNationalCentre.com. First Friday Gallery Tour – 6-9pm. Tour more than 25 downtown galleries and art venues. Patrons are encouraged to walk or drive throughout the downtown cultural districts, and visit the city’s diverse visual art offerings. Free. Various Downtown Galleries. 317-634-3114. IDADA.org. Yoga Study Group – 6:15-7:45pm. Yoga philosophy discussion for in-depth understanding. $20/4-month pass. Inner Peace Yoga Center, 5038 E 56th St, Indianapolis. 317-257-9642. IPYC.org.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
Penrod Arts Fair – 9am-5pm. One of the nation’s largest single-day art fairs, with over 300 artists, six stages of live entertainment, children’s area and over 50 arts-related exhibitors. $15/advance; $20/at door. Newfields, 4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis. Penrod.org. Rise for Climate Action Indy – 10am-1pm. Part of a global day of action, the Indianapolis area People’s Climate March is one of thousands of rallies taking place worldwide to demand that local leaders commit to building a fossil-free world and totally renewable energy that works for all of us. Indiana State Capitol, 115 W Washington St, Indianapolis. RiseForClimate.org. Hoosier EVA Meeting – 10am-12pm. Learn to support the continuing growth of using electric vehicles locally. Regular monthly meetings focus on growing local EVA enthusiasts and educate the public on the benefits of electric vehicles. Free. Irvington Library, 5625 E Washington St, Indianapolis. 317-275-4470. HoosierEVA.org.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
Carmel Death Cafe – 2-4pm. A free-wheeling conversation about life and death open to adults 18 and older. Free of ideology, opening and welcoming to all and conversations are kept confidential. Registration required. Free. 11805 North Pennsylvania St, Carmel. 317-730-5481. ElaineVoci.com.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Green Drinks Indy – 6-8:30pm. Join environmentally minded individuals the second Tuesday of the month for casual drinks and conversation. Free. Location varies; check website for updated location. GreenDrinks.org.
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Indy Holistic Hub Business Build Up Breakfast Northside – 8:30-10am. Start your day off by checking in, sharing successes, and asking for resources from Indy Holistic Hub. Bring your business cards. RSVP required online. Another Broken Egg Cafe, 9435 N Meridian St, Indianapolis. 317-775-1418. IndyHolisticHub.com.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
Fall Harvest with Local Ingredients – 6:308:30pm. Learn to use the bounty of the end of summer to produce dishes using local food. All classes are gluten-free. $35. Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe, 6516 Ferguson St, Indianapolis. 317-2553972. EzrasEnlightenedCafe.com.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Holistic Self-Care Conference for Nurses coming to Crestwood, Kentucky Friday, September 14. Join in the commitment to the Health Nurse Healthy Nation Grand Challenge. Take home new knowledge and actionable skills to deepen your self-care in aromatherapy, energy work, mindfulness, movement and resilience. Kavanaugh Conference & Retreat Center: 7505 Kavanaugh Rd, Crestwood, KY. $90 through Friday, September 7; $105 until Friday September 14. Registration includes lunch and 6 CNEs. AHNA.org/Regionals or call 785-234-1712.
Choose to Move Race for Parkinson’s – 9am2pm. All proceeds from the 10K/5K/Fun Run go to benefit the Indiana Parkinson Foundation. After the races, stay to enjoy the sponsor booths and food at the wellness expo. Pre-registration discount available thru 9/19: $40 10K; $35 5K; $30 Fun Run/Walk. Saxony Park, 13578 E 131st St, Fishers. 317-690-0315. IndianaParkinson.org. Spirit Fest – 10am-6pm; Sunday 10am-4pm. A celebration of creativity, spirituality and like-minded people joining together to create an atmosphere of fun and fellowship. Featuring nationwide artisans, free lectures, a walking labyrinth and meditation gardens, John of God Crystal Bed Healing, and food vendors. $5; 12 and under free. Camp Chesterfield, 50 Lincoln Dr, Chesterfield. 765-378-0235. CampChesterfield.net.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
Try Out Hypnosis – 6-7pm. Learn what hypnosis is and try how effective it is. Registration needed by 9/15. $10. Inner Peace Yoga Center, 5038 E 56th St, Indianapolis. 317-445-4203. IPYC.org.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Community Conversations at East 38th St – 6-7:30pm. The entire community is invited to this series of engagement conversations and forums designed to hear citizens’ visions for the growth, safety and well-being of the community and to improve the quality of life for those who work and live within the neighborhood. Free. East 38th St Branch, 5420 East 38th St, Indianapolis. 317-275-4350. INDYPL.org
St. Vincent Anderson Cancer Walk – 8am. Raise hope, funds and awareness in the fight against cancer. The Walk offers a 10-Mile Challenge Walk for those looking for an inspirational challenge and a 3-Mile Family Walk. Walkers are welcome to form a team and encouraged to set fundraising goals. Hoosier Park, 4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson. StVincent.org. The St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer – 9am. Pet-friendly 5K walk/run event to raise funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. $10 registration fee per participant. White River State Park Celebration Plaza, 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis. Fundraising.StJude.org. Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest – Sat 10am4pm; Sun 10am-3pm. Celebrate living well, learn from leading experts and discover delicious allergy-friendly foods and cooking solutions. Ticket prices vary. Indiana State Fairgrounds, Expo Hall, 1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis. GlutenFreeFoodAllergyFest.com. TURN Festival – Noon-6pm. TURN out for Circle City’s celebration of urban sustainability. This event focuses on sustainable and healthier lifestyle practices with over 40 exhibits and hands-on demonstrations, 20 workshops, children’s activities, live music and food. Free. Paramount School Farm, 3020 Nowland Ave, Indianapolis. TURNFestival.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
The Indianapolis Heart Walk – 8am opening ceremonies. Sponsored by the American Heart Association, participate in the 1-mile or 3-mile walk route or 5K run. Funds are collected by walkers to support the cause and raised by a 5K Run on the same day. No fee for walkers; $25/5K runner. 1001 West New York St, Indianapolis. IndyHeartWalk.org.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
United Nations’ International Day of Peace – A day to devoted to celebrating, commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Third Friday on the Plaza – Live music by Bakersfield Bound at the Fountain Square Plaza. Free concert for all ages. DiscoverFountainSquare.com.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
The 20th Annual Ovar’coming Together Teal Ribbon Ovarian Cancer Run/Walk – 8am Sponsored by Clovis Oncology, the event raises funds to help build awareness and suppost ovarian cancer survivors and caregivers. Participate in the 1-mile walk, 5K walk or 5K run. Indianapolis City Market, 222 E Market St, Indianapolis. 317925-6643. OvarianCancerIn.org. Walk to Defeat ALS – 10am. 1.5-mile walk to raise funds to support the fight against ALS. White River State Park Celebration Plaza, 650 W Washington St, Indianapolis. 317-915-9888. ALSA.org. Carmel International Arts Festival – 10am6pm; Sunday 11am-5pm. Celebrate the arts with a wide variety of artists, food vendors, live music and more at this annual event. Free. Carmel Arts & Design District, Main St, Carmel. CarmelArtsFestival.org.
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Good Journeys Expo – 10am-6pm. Sun 10am5pm. A holistic health and spiritual fair, featuring services, products, lectures and workshops. $10 one-day pass; $15 weekend pass. Hamilton County Exhibition Center, 2003 Pleasant St, Noblesville. 317-750-7392. GoodJourneys.net.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24
Walk the Talk: Overcoming Fear – 7:30-9pm. Doors open at 7pm. The evening includes six speakers sharing a different and enlightening story on how they overcame fear. Live music and an interactive environment adds to the evening. $15/adult; $11/student; free/kids 11 and under. The Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington, IN. 317-502-1250. WalkTheTalkSeries.com/events.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
Holistic Hub Wellbeing Fest – 12pm-4pm. A fun, family friendly day to support and empower your journey to wellness. Learn how to better navigate the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual components of health for your entire family. $5 advance online; 17 and under free. Bitwell Event Center, 950 South White River Pkwy West Dr, Indianapolis. IndyHolisticHub.com.
Holler on the Hill Festival – 12pm-10pm; Sunday, 11am-10pm. Best described as equal parts picnic, music festival, and family reunion, we welcome families and cool kids alike, artists and live music fans. $48/single day; $85 2-day admission. Garfield Park, 2450 Conservatory Dr, Indianapolis. HollerOnTheHill.com.
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Gentle Yoga and Sound – 9-10am. Join Hari Datti Kaur for gentle yoga kriyas, breath work, mantra or meditation. Lie down and relax to the healing vibrations of a 15-20-minute Gong meditation in each class. $10 Class Packages Apply. Embarque Yoga, 1057 E 54th St, Indianapolis. EmbarqueYoga.com.
Healing Circle – 9am. Join us to voice support you need for yourself and others. Followed by a chant the healing Maha Mrityunjaya mantra together. Free. Inner Peace Yoga Center 5038 E 56th St, Indianapolis. 317-257-9642. IPYC.org.
A Positive Path for Spiritual Living – 9:30am Meditation; 10am Celebration Service. Come for music, meditation, and inspirational message and stay for fellowship. Youth education and nursery care provided. Free. Unity of Indianapolis, 907 N Delaware St, Indianapolis. UnityOfIndy.com. Sahaja Yoga Meditation –11am-Noon. Unleash your potential for good mental and physical health, balance and maximum performance to help you live fully in the present moment with Sahaja yoga meditation. Free. Southside meeting location, 4950 E County Line Rd, Indianapolis. 317-755-9630. IndianaMeditation.org. Community Yoga – 4-5pm. Hendricks County residents are invited to an all-levels flow class. A great opportunity to add an additional class to one’s yoga schedule. $5. Peace Through Yoga, 134 S Washington, Danville. 317-753-1266. PeaceThroughYoga.com. Qoya with Susan Cotter – 5:15-6:45pm. Qoya is an invigorating, empowering, and mindful movement class that aims to help you heal and rediscover your feminine power through personal expression. Women only; wear comfy clothes to move around in. $15. The Playful Soul, 6516 N Ferguson, Indianapolis. 317-253–0499. ThePlayfulSoul.com.
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Mindful Meditation – 12:15-12:45pm. Brief discussion followed by silent practice and concluding with observation, comments, or questions. No experience, fee, or registration required. Free. CenterPoint Counseling, 7700 North Meridian, Indianapolis. 317-252-5518. CenterPointCounseling.org. Meditation Monday – 6-7:30pm. Bring something comfortable to sit on, a journal, and a meditation buddy. If you are new to meditation, or desire to find your tribe and flourish your current meditation practice, this is the class for you. $15/class; $50/4 classes. HoiTea ToiTea, 6283 N College Ave, Indianapolis. Karmen Fink, 317-343-4004. SAndCEvents.com. Meditation for Peace – 6:30-7:15pm. 1st, 3rd and 5th Mondays. Open to all, a time of spiritual connection and relaxation. Free. Unity of Indianapolis, 907 N Delaware, Indianapolis. 317-635-4066. UnityOfIndy.com. Health & Wellness 101 Class– 6:30-8:30pm. Learn how to support your health naturally and reduce chemical overload in your life. Essential oils, weight-loss support and more, with holistic health practitioner Kim Woods. Free. For more info and to RSVP: Held in Irvington. 317-4094981. BeAmazing.net.
tuesday Evening with the Doctor – 7pm. Learn more about your body’s ability to self-heal and the benefits of Bio-Energetic work. Free. RSVP requested. Morter HealthCenter, 10439 Commerce Dr, Ste 140, Carmel. 317-872-9300. MorterHealthCenter.com.
wednesday Mindfulness Meditation – 5:30-6:15pm. 1st & 3rd Wed. Meditation opportunity open to anyone wanting to practice mindfulness in a supportive community. Drop-in with Cos Raimondi, no registration necessary. $5 suggested donation. Nourish Wellness, 826 W 64th St, Indianapolis. MindfulLifePC.com.
Summer Concerts at the Gazebo – 7pm. June 6-Sept 26. Family concert series with mix of pop rock, jazz and country music. 25th annual season. Free. 1 Civic Square, Carmel. CarmelGazeboConcerts.org.
thursday Mindful Meditation – 12:15-12:45pm. Brief discussion followed by silent practice and concluding with observation, comments, or questions. No experience, fee, or registration required. Free. CenterPoint Counseling, 7700 North Meridian, Indianapolis. 317-252-5518. CenterPointCounseling.org. Vegan Buffet at Spice Nation – 5:30pm. The Indian restaurant features vegetarian and veganfriendly selections. Spice Nation, 4225 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis. 317-299-2127. Community Drum Circle – 7-8pm. Pre-jam begins at 6:45pm. All ages and levels are welcome, no experience necessary. Drums provided by Bongo Boy Music School and REMO, Inc. Free. Bongo Boy Music School, 8481 Bash St., Ste 1100, Indianapolis. 317-595-9065. BongoBoyMusic.com.
friday Gentle Yoga – 12pm. Melt away your tension and tightness with a soothing gentle yoga class. Inner Peace Yoga Center, 5038 E 56th St, Indianapolis. 317-257-9642. InnerPeaceYoga.com. Mindful Meditation – 12:15-12:45pm. Brief discussion followed by silent practice and concluding with observation, comments, or questions. No experience, fee, or registration required. Free. CenterPoint Counseling, 7700 North Meridian, Indianapolis. 317-252-5518. CenterPointCounseling.org. Friendly Friday Flow – 5:15-6:15pm. Start your weekend with a relaxing class. Inner Peace Yoga Center, 5038 E 56th St, Indianapolis. 317-4454203. IPYC.org. Kroger Symphony on the Prairie – June 15Sept 2. 8pm. Bring your own chairs, blankets, food and drinks to enjoy a picnic and musical entertainment in a beautiful outdoor setting. $31/ adult advance, $38/adult at gate; $37/adult premium concerts advance, $44/adult at gate; $13/ child advance, $15 at gate; free/under 2. Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd, Fishers. 317-6394300. IndianapolisSymphony.org.
saturday Farmers’ Markets – Visit one today. There are 16 markets in and around the city taking place on Saturdays through the summer. Check calendar section featuring market listings. Kroger Symphony on the Prairie – 8pm. June 16-Sept 2. See Fri listing. Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd, Fishers. 317-639-4300. IndianapolisSymphony.org.
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ive FREE Veterans rece frared for the Floatation & In of September entire month A Veteran’s Float Experience
“My pains and stresses are automatically lifted away without me having to say a word to anyone... or take any new pill.” - Chief Master Sgt. Michael A. Roberts
What sets The Art of Healing apart from other healing centers? Our goal is to help every one of our clients achieve better health in every sense of the word, not with dangerous pills and potions, but by using safe and natural methods to help the body heal itself. We are approaching our 3-year anniversary and are celebrating kindness and love for our veterans and fellow human beings. Please join with us and help to empower our community to live without fear and instead, to embrace hope, respect for all, and by spreading happiness wherever we can.
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challenges, please come in for your free sessions and let us help you feel good again.
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In addition, we are offering FREE 30 minute massages for our veterans, with select massage therapists. You can help our veterans too by pampering yourself with a wonderfully relaxing healing treatment or massage. For the entire month of September
We Will Donate 40% of ALL Flotation and Infrared Sessions to Veterans Health Indiana.
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