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Yoga room opens at Chicago's O'Hare airport

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  • The Chicago Department of Aviation announced Tuesday that the airport yoga room is open on the mezzanine level of the Terminal 3 rotunda at O'Hare. The department also plans to open a yoga room at the city's Midway International Airport in the near future.

      The Chicago Department of Aviation announced Tuesday that the airport yoga room is open on the mezzanine level of the Terminal 3 rotunda at O'Hare. The department also plans to open a yoga room at the city's Midway International Airport in the near future.

 
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Find your zen air travelers: Chicago's O'Hare International Airport now has a yoga room.

The Chicago Department of Aviation announced Tuesday that the airport yoga room is open on the mezzanine level of the Terminal 3 rotunda at O'Hare. The department also plans to open a yoga room at the city's Midway International Airport in the near future.

Aviation commissioner Rosemarie Andolino calls the yoga room an "oasis for passengers."

The 15-foot by 16-foot room has sustainable bamboo wood flooring, a wall of floor-to-ceiling mirrors and exercise mats. One side of the room has frosted windows to let in natural light. There is a video monitor to play yoga techniques or nature images and audio plays soothing sounds.

The room is open daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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