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Book Review: The Writer’s Toolbox

The Writer’s Toolbox is ideal for inspiring poetry, prose, screenplays and novels as it offers a jump-start into creativity. Even without those goals in mind, the Toolbox is... 



Yoga Perspective

Kyiya yoga translates as "the yoga of action”. Simply put, it involves three forms of activity: tapas, or fiery dedication to practice; svadyaya, or self study; and isvara... 



Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is the total blockage of airflow for ten seconds or more during sleep. The severity of the condition depends on the number of times it occurs per hour. In mild apnea,... 



Signs Our Bodies Give Us

An exaggerated sense of well-being… Now you may be thinking, "What does she mean by an ’exaggerated’ sense of well-being? How can that be a sign our body is giving... 



Your Shape – Adding Activity to Your Life

What exactly is active living? Is it going to the gym, yoga class, walking the dog, taking a tai bo class? The answer: all of the above or none of the above. Active living is simply... 



From the Editor

Active living and summer fun! Nourishing ourselves through play is essential to staying healthy and happy. In a world where "busy-ness" is endemic, this edition of Synergy... 



The Sensei

It’s 3:30 on a warm Tuesday afternoon, and as he always does, Brian Maximchuk stops and performs a quick ritual bow before entering the teaching area of his martial arts dojo... 



Interview with Yvonne Hedley

I’ll always remember the elating effect of learning games as a Brownie Leader. We simply played games and sang songs (suitable for 6 – 9 year olds) in an all day workshop... 



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