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Australian Yoga Journal

Australian Yoga Journal July 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.
going within

WINTER FEELS like an appropriate time for stillness, cosiness and going within. It’s a time for exploring the nooks and crannies of your psyche, and observing how that plays out in your relationships with others. The Danish have a term, hygge, which means warmth, intimacy and cosiness. In essence, it’s about creating a warm environment and enjoying the good things in life with the people you love and care about. As we begin to take our awareness within, we naturally become more mindful of how we interact with the world around us, and while this can sometimes be a somewhat confronting process, it’s a necessary one on the path of a yogi. As we move into the cooler months, I’ve been contemplating what self-nurturing means. When once I believed this was something…

2 min.
talk to us

Have you visited our website lately? Make sure to drop by our website and check out the latest poses, stories and inspiration. Connect with us on email or social media. Facebook Make sure you’re following us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest yoga news and fun yogi memes Instagram 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. Your perfect beach companion! Thanks for sharing @yogireb Ocean stillness with @ommcollective It doesn’t get much better than this @pieceofcate_yoga CONGRATS @pieceofcate_ yoga for winning a one-year subscription. Email us at claim your prize. Email Send us an email with your thoughts on the latest issue or general musings about yoga. Yoga and trauma The announcement by…

2 min.
what’s on

Temple Yoga – Escape to Paradise Ubud July 28-4 August or August 6-13 Tucked away in the outskirts of Ubud, this transformational retreat is designed with the ultimate indulgence and relaxation in mind. Includes yoga, meditation, sightseeing, spa treatments and more. Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Melanie McLaughlin Sydney June 23-July 2 This nine-day urban retreat held at InYoga is open to students who want to deepen their Yin knowledge as well as teachers wanting to dive into sharing Yin, a style of yoga that is growing in popularity in response to our yang-dominated yoga culture. Sprout Yoga Himalayan Retreat North India September 3-16 Join Anisa Poonja on a unique journey of yoga located in the peaceful mountains of Mcleodganji, North India. Combining Zen meditation, Ashtanga yoga and Ayurveda, the retreat brings together inspiring teachers and…

1 min.
spaces we love rooms with views

PIER ONE SYDNEY With champagne on arrival and a view of Sydney harbour, Pier One is like no other. Built on and over the water, guests can expect seamless luxury for the ultimate mindful indulgence. The rooms are spacious and elegant, with calming ocean views, and the feeling is majestically homely. This is the perfect place for a Sydney stopover, and ideal for yogis looking for a fashionably conscious experience. The hotel sources its food from local producers and farmers, recycles grey water and uses eco-friendly lightbulbs and a saltwater cooling system. ELEMENTS OF BYRON For the ultimate in yogi indulgence, Elements of Byron is the place to be. Think luxury to the max with organic, nature-inspired modern cabins sporting artworks made of driftwood on the walls and the most comfortable bed…

2 min.
wintry weather and cosy cuppas going call for within...

BEAU-TEA-FUL PRESENCE Tea ceremonies are the new meditation, with the art of tea being shared ceremoniously in the yoga community. Cha Dao, or, the way of tea, is a traditional Japanese meditative practice that ritualises the preparation and consumption of tea, propelling the participants into the here and now. Many experienced yogis express the benefits of ritual and ceremony in everyday life, and as practitioners we can see how bringing awareness to practices off the mat can enhance the beauty of the moment. Not only that, but the physical benefits of tea are undisputed: loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, this magical drink is believed to boost metabolism, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and even ward off cancer. So, as the weather cools down, drink up! Under the Sea You’d be forgiven for…

1 min.
spirit-ual events

Bali Spirit Festival celebrated its 10th anniversary this March, with a five-day, seven-night extravaganza of yoga and dance. Set among the picturesque rice fields of Ubud, the event attracted thousands of yogis from around the globe. As Australian Yoga Journal’s representative, I delightedly soaked up the atmosphere on the island of the gods, indulging in yogic offerings – from ecstatic dance to hatha classes, cacao ceremonies and some truly sensational breathwork sessions. During Sacred Sonic’s cacao celebration on day one, the group ecstatically announced, “If you don’t think it’s possible to reach greater levels of bliss, you’re in for a real treat.” I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face over the next four days, as I moseyed from one transformational workshop to the next, taking breaks in between to…