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The Language of your body​ – Listen to the subtle language of yoga

The Language of your body Words by Nicole Rubio What is an intelligent yoga practice? Nicole Rubio asks us to listen to the subtle language of yoga. Have you considered asana as a language? Its sounds, shapes, and textures speak through you and within you. What may begin as a high-pitched conversation between yourself and Standing Forward Bend (Uttanasana) can steadily deepen in tone. …

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How will the changes to the private insurance health rebate affect the yoga community?

SUBSCRIBE TODAY! |  DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION |  PRINT SUBSCRIPTION The article is sourced from the Australian Yoga LIFE Issue 64 (current issue) By Suvi Mahonen In discussion with leaders, teachers and students in the yoga community, the Director of The Yoga Institute Dr Michael de Manincor and Australian Yoga Life writer Suvi Mahonen, we examine the impact of the recent changes to the private insurance health rebate …

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In tune with silence – It’s no secret that wisdom, insight, and serenity arise from a quiet state of mind.

It’s no secret that wisdom, insight, and serenity arise from a quiet state of mind. But how do you find silence amidst today’s intense sensory experiences and, even more challenging, beyond thought itself? Nancy Jackson (Swami Dayananda) draws on the tradition of yoga to help you develop pathways to the silence within. It’s a busy world – even if you have created a …

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What’s the story behind the rocks on AYL cover?

SUBSCRIBE TODAY! |  DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION |  PRINT SUBSCRIPTION “I was drawn to these rocks as they were perfectly stacked in a formation that was first inspired by artist Andy Goldsworthy. I have collected all of his books on his various creations using natural materials. What’s beautiful about Andy’s work is that he only uses natural material found in the environment. He creates sculptures …

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FIND OUT WHAT’S INSIDE ISSUE 64

SUBSCRIBE TODAY!   DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION |  PRINT SUBSCRIPTION FEATURES SUBSCRIBE TODAY!   DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION |  PRINT SUBSCRIPTION Inner Peace Open yourself to clearing away negativities. Then when life shakes your stability, you know you have a foundation of inner peace you can draw upon. In this article, Nancy Jackson (Swami Dayananda) shows you how to bring yourself back to inner peace after times of turmoil. She …

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Bhakti yoga for sceptics

To those who like their yoga rational, scientific and straight, bhakti yoga – often translated as the ‘yoga of devotion’ – can be a challenge, especially if there’s mention of the word ‘God’. But as Swami Vimalratna explains, bhakti yoga practices offer powerful tools to help us open ourselves to positive emotions and taste the fulfillment of deep spiritual experience. …

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Breath of life – Improve unconscious breathing habits

Michael de Manincor looks at breathing in yoga practice, examining how to improve unconscious breathing habits and develop simple breath awareness. Most yoga practitioners would agree that good breathing is an important aspect of their yoga practice. Different approaches to yoga place varying degrees of importance on breathing, awareness of the breath, and breathing techniques. However, an awareness of the …

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Mantras – A tool serving as a focusing device releasing us from the trappings of our grasping mind.

“Those that know the secret of the sound know the mystery of the whole universe” ― Hazrat Inayat Khan Mantra sound is energy made up of vibrations or wavelengths. Sound waves affect matter. For example, the sound of a certain wavelength can shatter glass, whereas other wavelengths have the capability to heal. Mantras are sacred sounds, prayers or thoughts that affect …

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Viparita Dandasana – Inverted Staff Pose

“By persistent and sustained practice, anyone and everyone can make the yoga journey and reach the goal of illumination and freedom.” -BKS Iyengar.   With this positive statement of encouragement, Mr Iyengar tells us that the goal of yoga is not beyond anyone’s reach. Before undertaking any challenge, careful preparation is required, whether we are preparing to climb a mountain, compete …

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