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Features

Guruji

Guruji’s 100 years

The teachings and influence of BKS Iyengar have spread far wider than the flu pandemic that threatened his life when he was born 100 years ago. Linda Apps tells us the story in words and pictures of how, through yoga, he demonstrated what the human body and spirit are capable of.

Spirit

Yoga: Body, mind – and spirit?

A long-time yoga practitioner recounts incidents where she has been challenged on the relationship between yoga and religion, including a surprising reaction to her yoga practices from a member of her own family. Finally, an incident while travelling in India forces her to face the question: can yoga and Christianity go together? She invites you to consider – is yoga a ‘body and mind’ practice only, or do you prefer it to encompass body, mind and spirit?

Yogi's Journey

The Yogi’s Journey

The practices of yoga constantly present dimensions of personal insight. Nancy Jackson (Swami Dayananda) views yoga as a road of discovery where the goals can be elusive and there are many trials and triumphs along the way.

OM

Philosophy of Om

An understanding of the mystical sound of Om could add a new dimension to your yoga practice. Penelope Unn tells how.

VedicChanting

Learning Vedic Chanting

Vedic chanting is one of the most important tools of yoga for health and healing and yet it is not widely understood in Australia. Debby Badger outlines the relevance and benefits of this practice and gives instructions how to do it.

Raja Yoga

Raja Yoga

There is much to be gained from understanding the essence of Raja Yoga. Swami Karma Karuna expounds on this ‘Royal path’ that leads us through different levels of pratyahara to an ability to reconnect with our higher wisdom.

Asana

ForwardBends

The Psychology of Yoga Asana – Forward Bends

Flo Fenton reveals the physical, physiological, pranic and mental effects of forward bends and shows how postural limitations in performing them can be overcome through the use of props and appropriate modifications.

Vinyasa

Vinyasa

Vinyasa Flow sequence

Try Rob Lahoud’s strength sequence to feel stronger in
your core and connected from your head to your toes.

Special

Teacher Training Supplement 2019

A great state by state guide from some of Australia’s most experienced teachers.

Regular features

This Yoga Life

As a traveling yogi, Laura tells us how she maintains a healthy mind, body and lifestyle whilst constantly on the move.

Notes from the classroom

Read how the decision to become a yoga teacher and the teacher training process changed the life of Tamar Boas.

Tapas

Simon and Bianca from Sydney’s Yoga Synergy answer asana and other students’ questions.

Pranayama – your path to better breathing

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

Yoga Quest

In this teacher training special issue, our overseas contributor, Siddhartha Krishna, looks at why it is important to receive yoga teachings from a teacher – plus his usual look at various questions from the traditional philosophical side of yoga.

Wholly Munchies

Enjoy these delicious fuss free recipes that restore, rejuvenate and revive.

Book, CD and DVD reviews

Australia-wide Teacher Training Directory

Retreat directory

Your guide to Australian and Overseas retreats.

Classified directory

A  guide to products and services.