Australian Yoga Life Issue 44

Australian Yoga Life Issue 44


Yamas for Mamas
How can yoga support the ongoing demands of motherhood? New Zealand yoga teacher and mother Sam Loe looks to the ancient sage, Patanjali, for inspiration and support.

Beyond the Body – Serenity
Leigh Merchant explores serenity as part of our yoga practice, and how developing this quality helps us in the midst of life’s ups and downs.

Muscular Dystrophy as a source of Strength
New Zealand yogi Claire Szabo-Cassella tells her story about the healing benefits of yoga on muscular dystrophy.

Power of the breath
Flo Fenton explores how a greater understanding of the breath enhances one’s asana practice.

Wisdom of the Ancients
In part two of our series Radha Bornstein shows how understanding doshas can enhance the quality of our life.

Melbourne’s November Evolve Yoga Festival
Get your tickets early.

The Shadows of Judgement
The tendency to judge infuses everyday life. Nancy Jackson (Swami Dayananda) explores how to steer your inner judge from hyper-critical into insight and understanding.

Men-Only yoga
Exclusionary and elitist, or space for self-discovery and better health? Peggy Hailstone investigates men-only yoga.

Yoga for eating issues: anecdotes and evidence
Can yoga help those struggling with eating disorders and body image issues? Physiotherapist Dr Lauren Waters reviews the evidence.

The Courage to Step-up -Yogis making a difference
Many yogis consider selfless service an integral part of yogic life. Suvi Mahonen talks to five Australian yogis about their charitable contributions

Yoga for the long haul
What is it about yoga that attracts and keeps us? Suzanne Eggins talks to some long-haul yoga students and gathers insights to inspire and support you wherever you are on the journey.


Prasarita Podottamasana – Wide Stance Forward Bend
Adam Bornstein takes us through this inversion posture that offers a wide variety of benefits.

Challenge yourself and increase pranic benefits by making the breath and its quality, the focus of your practice.


Notes from the classroom
Jen Hall tells her story of the lessons learnt from a broken ankle.

This Yoga Life
When the public spotlight on the sexual abuse of children revives personal pain, yoga provides a challenge and a solace for one practitioner living with the ever-present past

Yoga Quest
Our overseas contributor Siddhartha Krishna helps you understand the philosophy that underscores yoga.

Sutras – Sacred Threads
Understand the sutras and how to use them in your day-to-day life.

Prana Rahasya
Sydney based yoga teacher Sindar Kaur answers your pranayama questions.

Wholly Munchies
Simple whole food recipes from My Petite Kitchen Cookbook.

Is it common to feel pins and needles in the extremities during some poses? Sydney’s Simon and Bianca from Yoga Synergy answer this and other student’s questions.

Books CD & 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.