Australian Yoga Life Magazine


In this issue…

Issue 53 December – February.

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Benefit of Doubt

Doubt can be a nagging habit or a clear signal. Nancy Jackson (Swami Dayananda) discusses how yoga philosophy helps you investigate.


Rishikesh and the International Yoga Festival

Rishikesh has been on the radar of spiritual seekers for hundreds of years. Lisa Allwell shares her experience of yoga and this holy city that is known as, the yoga capital of the world.


In conversation with Amy Weintraub

Amy Weintraub travels the world sharing her wisdom and knowledge, and the evidence-base behind yoga for depression.


Changing the World for Someone Else

Three inspiring yoga practitioners share how they reach out in their own lives in order to help others.



We explore how rituals can create a pause in the busy-ness in life and reconnect you with the things that are important.


Managing Thyroid Imbalance

AYL looks at how diet, lifestyle and yoga can help to help balance the thyroid gland. Plus special web only content go to


Yoga – Giving Athletes an Edge

Three well-known Australian sports personalities embrace yoga to enhance their lives inside and outside the sporting arena.


Early Pioneers of Yoga

Peggy Hailstone continues to explore some of the yoga pioneers of the early 20th century who’ve shared the teachings of modern yoga. This issue we feature Yogi Ramacharaka and Margrit Elisabeth Segesman.


The Whale in the Room

Melbourne’s Peter Harley gives us an insight into the history of props and Australia’s contribution to some major innovations..


AAYT Australia’s peak body for Yoga Therapists

AAYT moves forward to represent and promote Yoga Therapists exclusively.


Don’t Miss our Special Teacher Training supplement

Over 50 of Australia’s teachers and studio’s offer their 2017 opportunities.



Marichyasana I – Pose dedicated to the sage Marichi

Peter Scott explains how practicing Marichyasana I in progressive parts teaches us actions that lead mindfulness and deeper levels of consciousness


Inversion sequence

Inversions for all levels. Reap the benefits of going upside down with John Ogilvie, founder of Byron Yoga Centre

Regular features


Is yoga practice without specialised breathing purely physical? Simon and Bianca from Sydney’s Yoga Synergy answer this and other student’s questions.

Pranayama – your path to better breathing

Sindar Kaur discusses the benefits of yoga breathing for your wellbeing.

Yoga Quest

Our overseas contributor Siddhartha Krishna takes a look at the philosophical side of yoga.

Sutras – Sacred Threads

Understand the sutras and how to use them in your day-to-day life.

Wholly Munchies

Kunara Kitchen Share Cookbook ia all about creating food to share

Books, CD and DVD reviews

Australia-wide Teacher Training Directory

Retreat directory

Your guide to Australian and Overseas retreats.

Classified directory

A comprehensive guide to products and services.