Australian Yoga Life Issue 49

Australian Yoga Life Issue 49


Drishti – The Eyes have it
Amanda McLean looks at the subtle yogic technique of purposeful fixed gaze.

Illuminating Compassion
How you use compassion sheds light on who you are and how you want to be. Nancy Jackson (Swami Dayananda) provides keys to finding your own strengths to help others.

Beyond the Asana
Popular publicity about yoga encourages us to measure our progress by our ability to achieve ever more challenging asanas. Western Australia yoga teacher Jean Byrne finds she learns more about herself and yoga by notbeing able to ‘get’ the next posture.

Niyamas – the 30-day challenge
Rebecca Hanley shares her continuing journey as she immerses herself in the ancient guidelines for yogic living.

Yoga Teacher Training ­- Planning for your brilliant career.
AYL looks at the nuts and bolts that will help you on this path.

Managing Menopause – Gracefully
Melissa Borich offers some practical holistic techniques to help manage the physical, mental and spiritual dimensions of this inevitable transition.

Making Living Teaching Yoga
Shellharbour yoga teacher Linda Sattlecker shares some insights how to get your yoga business started on the right track. Business plan, cash flows how to set your price – some great clues to start, or review your business.

Towards the Light
At what point does your yoga practice become embodied and lead you to a greater understanding of your mind and the illusions it creates. Michelle shares her intriguing story.

A Pain in the Neck
Neck dysfunction is one of the most commonly treated condition treated by physiotherapists. Poor posture while standing or sitting is the most common cause. Flo Fenton looks how yoga can help.

Early Pioneers of Yoga
In this new series, senior AYLwriter Peggy Hailstone, explores the yoga pioneers of the early 20th century who’ve shared the teachings of modern yoga. Plus some great image from the past.

SPECIAL – Teacher Training supplement.
A great state-by-state Australia wide guide from some of Australia’s most experienced teachers.


The Impossible Balance Pose
Dan Aldler takes you through the paces and gives you some suggestions how to ‘get’ this pose.

A great way to relax and gently mobilise the neck.


What’s the best way to get better at the twisting standing postures?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.

Wholly Munchies
Enjoy some great recipes.

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.

Notes from the Classroom
Do you say what you mean and mean what you say asks teacher Grace, and are your words and actions in harmony?

Books, CD and 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.