Australian Yoga Life Issue 46

Australian Yoga Life Issue 46


Beginners mind
Nancy Jackson explores how the practice of beginner’s mind can bring a fresh perspective to each moment

Ten steps to a daily yoga practice
Doctor Lauren Tober outlines some practical ways to achieve this elusive goal

Beyond the mat – the art of doing and being
How do we take that sense of being from the mat into our daily life?

Loving the body back to life – Iyengar yoga in addiction recovery
What do Patanjali’s practices of dharana, dhyana and samadhi have to do with Alcoholics Anonymous?

Downward Facing Dog – A lifes work
Dog is a whole body mudra often used as a way to teach the bandhas or energy locks. Flo Fenton explores.

Inspired by a dream
Suvi Mahonen talks to the man who would be Australia’s first Aboriginal yoga teacher.

Moved to tears
Denise Cullen explores the unexpected emotional responses many of us experience on the mat

Yoga News – Changing of the guard
Yoga Australia new president highlights the year to come and what it means for teachers and yoga practitioners

Chenrezig Institute
Chenrezig opens its doors even wider for those of us seeking compassionate, mindful ways to counter the stresses of modern living.

Yoga styles change
Yoga teaching and styles have changed dramatically over the last 30 years but what does this mean for yoga teachers?

Business of Yoga
Yoga is now big business, but where do the bucks stop asks David Spratt?

Savasana – Corpse Pose
Savasana an after-thought, or is this the only time a person actually experiences yoga? Melbourne Iyengar teacher Tim Bosworth gives some clues to mastering this posture.

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


Pranayama – your path to better breathing
Sindar Kaur discusses the benefits of yoga breathing for your wellbeing.

Notes from the Classroom
Belinda Firmstone shares how yoga helped her overcome the fear of not being good enough.

Wholly Munchies
Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian shares some great recipes to satisfy your stomach and soul.

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
Kate shares her waking body movements and sounds exploring her emotional resilience and spiritual self.

How can physical yoga help you meditate? 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
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