Australian Yoga Life Issue 45

Australian Yoga Life Issue 45


Eight practices to help you on your journey
One measure of yoga is how well it serves you. Nancy Jackson discusses some fundamentals that help you navigate your personal pathways.

Beyond the Body – Connection
In the final article in this series Leigh Marchant looks how yoga can improve relationships.

The power of sound
Yoga Therapist Radha Sandararajan explores the healing qualities of sound.

Are you a Yo-yo yogi?
What is hyper mobility andhow do we practice safely when our joints move beyond the normal range expected for a particular joint?

The Banyan Tree
An inspirational poem from Barbara Long of Melbourne.

Yoga Nidra – the art of letting go
Sannyasi Mantradharma explains how this practice offers a simple way to effectively reduce stress, clear the mind and restore energy.

Yoga teacher training
So you have decided to take the plunge but where to you start? Alice Williams explores the possibilities.

The aftertaste of asana
From modest goals of physical wellbeing and a desire to simply reduce stress in our lives, Kelly Ryan discovers how our yoga practice can take us on an amazing journey.

Wisdom of the Ancients
Rhadha Bornsteins concludes her series of articles with how to balance your digestive fire.

A tribute to the late BKS Iyengar
BKS Iyengar left behind an unforgettable legacy of the power and beauty of yoga. AYL reflects on the life of this yoga giant.

Personal reflections on BKS Iyengar
Peter Scott and Alan Goode share their insights.

Sacral Nutation
Monica Gauci explains the key to straight feet in backbends.

Yoga Teacher training supplement
A great guide of some of Australia’s most respected teachers to help you plan 2015.


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

Notes from the Classroom
Pauli Cole shares her story about becoming a yoga teacher and the challenges it presented.

Wholly Munchies
Great vegan recipes from Nikki Medwell’s new book Bed and Broccoli.

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

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

This Yoga Life
Gemma Boyd navigates the world of Fibromyalgia and Coeliac and discover how yoga can help tame these conditions.

I’ve been practicing yoga for 3 years but don’t feel any energy moving up and down my spine.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.


Asana Anantanasana – Vishnu’s Couch Pose
As Bowral teacher Kate Pell explains, this pose promises a complexity that will challenge you to rise to your physical, mental, and emotional equipoise.

Vinyasa – Finding your ease
This vinyasa helps create mobility, strength, and flexibility in addition to creating strong bones, muscles and ligaments.