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Australian Yoga Journal

Australian Yoga Journal October 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.
walking on sunshine

I READ SOMETHING interesting about the human mind being geared towards negativity recently. Apparently this has served us well from an evolutionary perspective, as being attuned to potential dangers has ensured our survival. This has created minds that may be a little less optimistic than what we would like them to be in the modern world. As a result, we sometimes end up unnecessarily stuck in our fight-or-flight response, leaving less time for resting and digesting, and creating dis-ease in our bodies and minds. The suggestion for balancing out this natural tendency towards the less pleasant aspects of life is to spend a few moments at the end of each day reflecting on the positive. I’ve integrated this habit into my own life, mentally noting ten positive elements of the…

2 min.
into the light

AS WE MOVE into spring, our energy levels shift. After the stillness of winter, the days begin to lengthen, and you may notice yourself feeling more motivated as you spend time being rejuvenated by nature. Some days we may become stagnant as the challenge to rise to the new season feels tiresome. We might find ourselves reluctant to emerge from our cocoon. This internal energy is reflected in the season itself — as spring delivers perfect blue skies as well as chilly, gloomy days. Try these three yoga poses to restore yourself physically and energetically, honouring the restorative nature of winter, while embracing the newness of spring. The inclusion of both yang and yin, strong and supple postures will help to cultivate balance as you enter spring. The focus is…

2 min.
what’s on

The Subtle Arts – 50-hour teacher training with Rod Galbraith Sydney October 11-15 As teachers, it’s so important to have the tools to encourage the personal growth of our students. Learn how to inspire a high level of self-enquiry in your students, allowing them to become enlightened to the full potential of yoga. Facilitated by our recent cover model and meditation expert Rod Galbraith. Yamba Yoga Festival Yamba October 14-15 Where better to celebrate yoga than the quaint beach town of Yamba? Featuring a sprinkling of some fantastic yoga teachers from the area and beyond, the event promises a weekend to reconnect —with all your yoga festival favourites — from workshops and classes, to music and more. Did we mention it’s temptingly affordable? International Yoga Teachers Association 50-year celebration Sydney October 20-22 Featuring Dr Ananda, Donna…

2 min.
pause for a cause

“Yoga, in the absence of social activism, in the absence of collective community and global transformation, ends up being self-absorption and solipsism.Love without Action is Meaningless, and Action without Love is meaningless. – Deepak Chokpra” Protect the enchanted forests of the Daintree The Daintree Rainforest in Queensland is the oldest surviving tropical rainforest on earth. Containing some of the most biologically diverse flora and fauna, it is vital to keeping the ecosystem thriving. Think childhood fantasies of enchanted forests, of Jurassic Park and Avatar — this rainforest is truly magical, and visitors can easily find themselves drifting off into a kind of pre-historic nostalgia as they explore unseen shades of green and untouched terrain. There are breeds that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, like the cassowary, tree kangaroos and…

1 min.
hydrate your plate with this delicious spring soup

6 Persian cucumbers, cut in 0.5-cm dice, divided 1/2 cup red grapes, sliced into rounds 10–12 spring onions, white and pale green parts only, thinly sliced, divided (1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp.) 4 tsp. chopped fresh dill, divided 2 cups green grapes, roughly chopped (peeled optional, see above) 1/2 lemon, juice (about 3 tsp.), divided 3/4 tsp. kosher salt, divided SERVES 4 For a smoother soup, peel your grapes: Slice a small ‘X’ shape in the bottom of each grape and blanch in boiling water for 1 minute until skins start to peel away. Drain and let cool, then slip off skins. In a bowl, combine 1 cup diced cucumber with red grapes, 2 tbsp spring onions, and 2 tsp dill; refrigerate until soup is ready. In a second bowl, combine remaining cucumber,…

1 min.
what i eat in a day

A vegetarian: Samantha Doyle Upon rising: Herbal tea and 500ml-1L water Breakfast: Fresh juice and porridge: Cold-pressed fresh juice (usually carrot, beet, celery, apple and lemon). Porridge with berries, ghee and a tiny drizzle of raw honey Lunch: Salad wrap with mixed salad, hummus, lentils and chutney Dinner: Roast vegetable and quinoa salad. Roasted vegetables (such as thinly sliced or cubed pumpkin or sweet potato), roasted in ghee with cooked quinoa, fresh mint, pecans, baby spinach or rocket, avocado and Spanish onion. For the dressing, I use apple cider, maple syrup, tamari, olive oil and lime. Snacks: 2-4 pieces of raw chocolate after dinner. Herbal teas, fruit or golden milk throughout the day. I also have supplements: multivitamins, greens and probiotics. Watch this space for more yogi diets to come.…