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Australian Yoga Journal

Australian Yoga Journal August - September 2017

Australian Yoga Journal is dedicated to encouraging the beginner, as well as challenging the expert, in the physical and spiritual aspects of yoga. A beautiful magazine covering in-depth content on yoga, nutrition, fitness, wellness, travel and lifestyle.

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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
meditative memories

WE LIKE TO MOVE FAST, don’t we? I’ve had to train myself to go slow, reassessing my life’s values along the way. Resisting the call of my heart to keep up was the norm for a while. And it served me well. I taste it for moments here and there now too. But mostly, these days, my striving comes in the form of settling into stillness … savouring the moments in between. And reminding myself that I don’t need to be go go go to be whole. I don’t need to be the kind of busy that the world tells me I should be. I don’t need to be fast. I just need to be okay with this, right now. It all started with meditation. The first time I tasted the…

2 min.
talk to us

Have you visited our website lately? We share some of our favourite articles from the magazine, as well as other fun and inspiring reads — including updates on the AYJ team’s adventures through the Australian yoga world and beyond. Head to to stay connected. Connect with us on email or social media. Email Send us an email with your thoughts on the latest issue, or general musings about yoga. We love your feedback and contribution to improving our content and sharing all the latest yogic wisdom. Send your emails to Make sure you’re following us @yogajournalaustralia. We share daily yogic inspiration, shots of you enjoying the latest edition and behind-the-scenes snippets. Hash tag #AYJinspo to be featured on the page. @_rawbynature loving our ‘going within’ edition alongside a delicious smoothie bowl Yoga is always better shared…

2 min.
what’s on

Yoga and hiking retreat New Zealand October 13-18 An inspirational five-night yoga and hiking retreat on New Zealand’s stunning South Island. Mountain views, twice daily yoga, daily mountain hiking, delicious vegetarian meals and picnics on the trails. Bali Vegan Festival Ubud, Bali October 6-8 This three-day event is a celebration of animals, the environment and the earth. Open to vegans and the vegan curious, this community festival aims to inspire, educate and enlighten, and includes yoga, raw cooking classes, inspiring talks and more. Awakened Heart India India August 27-September 6 Over the years, retreat host and Kundalini yogi Premaloka has developed the Aroha Kriya — a sequence of nada yoga, meditation, pranayama, asana and mudra. This Kriya will be explored in stunning Southern India during an enlightening journey of opening the heart. Ekam Yoga Festival Port Macquarie…

2 min.
spaces we love

SERENE SEAL ROCKS A popular stop on the journey north, or a perfect weekend escape from city life, the almost untouched fishing village of Seal Rocks never disappoints. And there’s something very magical and mysterious about Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse Cottages — the superbly quaint accommodation on top of a hill by the lighthouse, overlooking expansive ocean views. Built in 1875, the cottages traditionally housed the lighthouse keepers and their families. Rich with history, unforgettable views and mod cons, the cottages are a perfect almost off-grid experience (the limited phone and internet connections are a blessing!). The three on-site cottages share the property with the lighthouse, which has 16 beams, and guests can lazily wander up the backyard steps at night for an impressive show. There are plenty of nature walks in…

1 min.

Move over adult colouring books: the latest mindfulness trend is here to stay. US physicist Robert Lang’s TED talk, The math and magic of origami, has been viewed more than two million times as Westerners cotton on to the art of paper folding. The ancient art boasts not only benefits such as hand-eye coordination and spatial skills, but promises a meditative effect with all the pay-backs. Meditation for the masses A new urban meditation centre has launched at Sydney’s BodyMindLife Yoga near central station. The centre offers lunchtime and evening guided meditation classes, plus practical introductory courses. The sessions will be led by Andy Amos, who brings more than two decades of meditation experience and extensive studies with scientist and holistic healer, Doctor Reza Samvat, who explores the teachings of Paramashansa Yogananda…

1 min.
mindfulness equals happiness

Harvard researcher and popular speaker Matt Killingsworth is an expert when it comes to happiness, developing an app to answer the question: What makes us happy? Studying 15,000 individuals of varying socio-economic status, levels of education, age, occupation, marital status and income over 80 countries, the study discovered that we’re happiest when we are mindful in the moment, and least happy when our minds are wandering from the current activity. Killingsworth concluded that happiness has less to do with what people are doing, and more to do with being fully engaged in the moment. For more about Matthew and his research, see or find his TED talk at…