Australian Yoga Life Issue 48

Australian Yoga Life Issue 48


Practice – The foundation of growth in yoga
Nancy Jackson explains why practice makes it possible to learn, improve, maintain and deepen your experience of yoga.

How greed is killing the Ganges
Once a pristine, powerful and peaceful symbol of India’s spiritual but is the Ganges now becoming little more than an open sewer and free-for-all quarry. Read filmmaker Lisa Sabina Harney’s fascinating story, about a group of monks who are waging a battle against powerful forces.

Filmmaker Lisa Sabina Harney’s story why the Ganges is fast becoming little more than an open sewer and free-for-all quarry.

No gap yoga
Melbourne’s Peggy Hailstone visits a Victorian property that is using yoga as part of their recovery method from addiction.

Slow Down
Do you ever catch yourself rushing your yoga practice? Amy Booth shows gives us some clues why this happens, and how to resolve.

From injury to insight
Iyengar Yoga teacher Mark Gibson’s story about how physical compromise is a chance to explore the versatility of yoga.

Information Overload
Swamped by emails? Confused by advertisements? Overwhelmed with facebook posts? In this age of information excess can yoga help us discern the real message?

IYTA heading for 50 years old
From founder to modern-day president. How the organization has grown and shared yoga to thousands.

Yamas Challenge
Rebecca Hanley spends one month immersing herself in the ancient guidelines for yogic living. Om symbol please.

Finding solid ground
It’s 5 years since the earthquakes in Christchurch and yoga is still making a difference to people’s lives. Read this inspiring story.

In Conversation with Abhi Iyengar
During her recent Australia tour AYL talked to the new face of Iyengar Yoga, Abhijita Srindgar Iyengar.


Trikonasana – Triangle Pose
Jenni Morrison shares tips on how to identify and avoid common compensation movements in Trikonasana.

Vinyasa – Soothe and Surrender
Enjoy this restorative practice blends time comfort and warmth to dissolve tension.


How can you do deep back-bending postures safely and effectively? Sydney’s Simon and Bianca from Yoga Synergy answer this and other student’s questions.

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

This Yoga Life
Loraine Rushton shares the joy that yoga brings to deaf and blind students.

Notes from the Classroom
Vivienne Pearson shares how yoga has found her at various points along life’s journey.

Wholly Munchies – Super Legumes
Enjoy some great recipes using these nutritious pulses.

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

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

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.