Past articles: Philosophy

Here are some articles from earlier issues of Australian Yoga Life which can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the read more links.

If you use for anything other than your own reading please credit with the words: Source Australian Yoga Life magazine

If you cannot download these documents, click here to download the free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The eight limbs of yoga

To many, yoga means postures or physical positions of the body, but it is much, much more. The word itself implies a linking or blending or harmony of what with what? Well, harmony within the individual and also with the environment. Harmony and balance between all the systems of the body.
Read more

Making space for spirituality

A spiritual life doesn’t mean putting on sack cloth, abandoning family and employment, denying yourself all pleasures and removing to a hermetic existence. But religion and spirituality are quite distinct, and the spiritual practice of yoga invites us to investigate and understand for ourselves who we are and how to live.
Read more

Yoga – What links does it have with Hinduism?

Read more

The Bhagavad Gita

The first of a four part series discussing this important yoga text.
Read more

Living in the Dharma

How does this foundational philosophy of yoga encourage us to live in mindfulness and do the right thing?
Read more

Is life an illusion?

Nancy Jackson encourages us to look at Vedic philosophy to help develop discrimination.
Read more

Karma – take responsibility now

The Law of Karma offers insight to remind us to be present in the moment and accept responsibility for our lives.
Read more

Patanjali unplugged

An insightful look at this great yoga master from a new perspective.
Read more