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Australian Yoga Journal

Australian Yoga Journal October 2015

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

1 min.
life changing

Change is a fact of life. Change happens constantly, whether we like it or not. Change creates, rebuilds and renews. Change is a universal experience that touches everything, even yoga. The way teachers are teaching yoga (page 40) and the way yogis are practicing yoga (page 46) is changing. Attitudes to yoga and its multiple benefits are changing (page 56). And apps like instagram are changing the way yogis, like our beautiful cover model Tahl (page 23), connect with the world. Yoga Journal is changing, too. We’ve got a new team of yoga teachers, writers, designers and photographers who come with fresh ideas and a bold, brave and infectious enthusiasm. You ‘ll notice new Australian covers, new sections and readers’ stories, a whole new look. Soon you’ll see a new, much improved…

2 min.
talk to us

Teacher Training You guys do a great job in informing and helping to guide readers. However I find all the Yoga Australia, Yoga Alliance, RYS 200/300 etc all very confusing. What does it all mean? Or is Yoga Alliance mainly for America? If a school is doing Teacher Training, does that mean that they are a registered Yoga School RYS? I was sure that you had already written an article on all of this and I had a hunt through all my old issues but couldn’t find it. So if you have already written about all this, could you please inform me which issue. If not, a clarification would be awesome. —Kelly Good question Kelly. We have written about it some time ago, but it’s time to revisit the subject with the…

3 min.
save the date!

Workshops With Patrick Beach Perth September 18-20 As a teacher, Patrick works to create an experience for his students that facilitates them in finding a deeper sense of awareness and connection to the present. His unique style combines simple poses with excited inversions and will leave students floating! From the U.S, Patrick is currently touring Australia and beyond. For dates and details see Yoga Therapy For Kids Sydney Brisbane Melbourne October A two-day course that gives you the tools to understand yoga therapy for children and teens and how to apply it. This course is facilitated by Loraine Rushton, one of the world’s leading authorities on yoga for children and teens. (And Yoga Journal contirbutor.) Her methods are based on proven principles with a record of success. For dates and details see Kundalini Yoga…

4 min.
in the now

How to say sorry Researchers at Edith Cowan University had 251 participants respond to videos of a surgeon apologising to them for a surgery gone wrong. Probably commissioned to educate doctors who’ve stuffed up, the study found that people responded most positively when the doctor apologising focussed their apology on the person they were apologising to instead of themselves. Professor Alfred Allan from ECU’s School of Psychology and Social Science led the research and explains, “This research has shown that if we can empathise with the person we’re apologising to and explain that we understand what it means for them, then it’s likely to be a more effective apology.” Did we really need a study to tell us this? into the WOODS Spending quiet time in wooded areas is viewed as good medicine in…

1 min.

Beautiful Food BY JODIE VASSALLO Underpinned by Ayurvedic principles of eating to support your body type, Beautiful Food gently encourages you to take your own path to health and reveals the power of the right ingredient to bring balance to the digestive system and joy to the taste buds. If you are struggling to locate lovely recipes that are low GI, gluten-free and low allergen, or you would simply like to eat well, Beautiful Food offers up 130 delicious recipes that will fuel your body. $33.50. Waking Up Neuroscientist and author of numerous New York Times bestselling books, Sam Harris has created a book for those who follow no religion but who suspect that important truths can be found in the experiences of such figures as Jesus, the Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the…

1 min.
support the love

Couples’ counseling is moving beyond the couch. Some couples’ therapists are now offering partner yoga as a treatment for improving sex lives and forging stronger bonds. For instance, Loyola University Health System’s Sexual Wellness Clinic in Chicago recently added 90-minute partner-yoga sessions after studies showed practicing yoga increased women’s arousal and sexual response and improved men’s sexual satisfaction and stamina. Edward Dunbar, a yoga teacher and clinical psychology professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, says partner yoga allows couples to take risks with their bodies, and partner-holding poses—such as assisted backbends where one person bends over the other’s body—and learning to coordinate breathing patterns create a way to connect that doesn’t require language. Practicing together, even in simple seated postures, is a first step toward reducing performance anxiety…