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HEALTH & WELLNESS

From the Editor

This issue of Synergy challenges us to ask for what we want… And when that doesn’t work, to have the courage to stand up and speak out. Whether you stand up for your... 



Bikram Yoga

What is Bikram Yoga? Basically it’s a series of 26 beginner yoga postures and two breathing exercises completed in a room heated to your body temperature. The program was developed... 



One Month Challenge

Every month the staff at Frontrunners have a one-month challenge. Over the course of the month, with the help of the odd customer, friend of the store and delivery people, the staff... 



Yoga: Compassionate Action

Yoga is a very practical discipline of mind and body which refines our spirit and enlarges our capacity for compassionate action. Yet little is made of the spiritual dimensions... 



Autoimmune Diseases

At the risk of stirring up the sting of a hornets’ nest by bringing up this topic, I ask: Why should one’s body suddenly begin attacking itself? Could there be a reason... 



St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort has a history more than 2000 years old. In ancient Greece, Hippocrates used the tops of the flowers to treat a host of ailments. It was later believed that if... 



Health Spin

Most of us know that there is important information out there on which we should base our health decisions. It might be the reason you’ve chosen to look over this little article.... 



Your Shape

We all have different body shapes, we are different sizes, we have different areas of our bodies we like (or dislike) more than others, and we all have our individual body issues. ... 



Courage

This is an article about having the courage to speak out. It begins with a personal story and a vow made 50 years ago. It ends with a present-day appeal to acknowledge the shame and... 



Beliefs in Action

No one would have ever imagined me involved in politics. I didn’t watch it. I didn’t read about it. I didn’t regularly vote. I didn’t see a connection to my... 



Synergy Magazine, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada