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Author: Lori Charko

MAY VIEWS 2010 – The Value of Commitment

Commitment is strong word. Dedicating oneself to an engagement means a decision has been made and the integrity of word behind that decision will be tested. Whether the commitment involves a couple of hours for physical participation, a year of obligation to school/work, or a lifelong pledge to a spouse, we can expect an energetic shift. This type of shift...

APRIL VIEWS 2010 – Journey Into Spring

Spring has arrived! As nature goes through one of its most beautiful cycles of rebirth and regeneration, why don't you join in? Start off this spring season by renewing your body, health and life. We at Body Harmony are preparing for our Spring Yoga Retreat and Cleanse at the Xenia Sanctuary on Bowen Island. If you can’t join us, why...

MARCH VIEWS 2010 – We Have a Dream!

Vancouver, the lower mainland, Cypress Mountain and Whistler have all been doing a remarkable job of fulfilling the Olympic Dream of 2010! It is an additional bonus that Team Canada is pulling the country together with a wonderful sense of emotional pride. And with only a few more days of all this excitement and anticipation, we ask you intend to...

FEBRUARY VIEWS 2010 – A World of Potential

We look upon this February like no other. With earthquakes in Haiti, floods in Peru, and the Olympics in Vancouver, we see a world full of both adversity and contrast. It may be a challenge to see the oneness of humankind in such conditions, but we all have hearts consisting of the same energetic pathways, and our hearts go out...

JANUARY VIEWS 2010 – Resolve to Evolve

The approaching year of 2010 is sure to be an interesting one, even though there is a great chance you're not an Olympian and you’re probably not aspiring to be one. In preparation for a New Year, where most of us would be happy to cultivate more of our best selves, I invite you to consider the Journey of Our Hearts - 7...

DECEMBER VIEWS 2009 – The Ultimate Gift

Presence is the greatest gift you can give yourself and others. Those moments when totally present and mindful of our surroundings, are some of life’s most precious gifts. When we do this, we can enjoy the range of emotions the holidays bring. It may also encourage us to live life to the fullest, and it is wonderful to be alive! Move...

NOVEMBER VIEWS 2009 – Falling Back into Good Yoga Etiquette

There is great awareness of the term 'yoga’ in our society and it is growing! Curious viewers of TV programs and videos are hearing about yoga’s numerous benefits, but for some, the first step into a yoga studio can be intimidating. Even if friends, family and co-workers have raved about how much they love their local yoga classes, you never really know what to expect from the...

OCTOBER VIEWS 2009 – Taking Care of Busyness

With the invevitable change of season, we ourselves are best to allow for change. Recently a colleague in the fitness industry confessed, "Once my life gets in order, I'm going to yoga." It was evident that even the mention of yoga brought him a feeling of relief. I smiled, "come to yoga and everything will fall into place." It made him think.  Those of us who include yoga in our...

SEPTEMBER VIEWS 2009 – Enlighten Up!

What IS yoga, really? Every person you talk to will likely have a different story. This makes sense for many reasons. There are a variety of styles of yoga, numerous personalites of teachers, copius ranges of environments of which to practice and essentially, uncounted personal preferences for why one would want to try. So imagine the diversity of answers? Actually, even if you had the...

SUMMER VIEWS 2009 – The OM Connection

With the solstice now behind us, it means a change of schedule for many and the possibility to find OM in all that we do this sOMmer. OM, sometimes spelt AUM, is a primordial sound referring to the 'oneness' of all things. It is the universal sound of creation, or the pulse of the cosmos itself. Its vibration and frequency shape and organize energy in such a...