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Australian Yoga Journal October 2106

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.
spring has sprung

AS I WRITE THIS I’m settling back home after a two-week holiday in Bali. After spending the winter months abandoning my physical practice in favour of doting on my newborn nephew, overdosing on kitchari and indulging in enormous amounts of rest, this little getaway was the perfect re-introduction to moving my body. And my oh my did it feel wonderful! Sometimes I forget how connected the body and mind are. But after a big binge on daily practices and vegan eats, I began to notice myself feeling lighter, happier and more present. I fell in love with my practice and my self all over again. And that’s one of the many things I adore about yoga. Coming back home to it. It doesn’t matter how much time we’ve spent apart, and…

1 min.
talk to us

instagram Keep hash tagging #AYJinspo to be featured on our instagram feed! @ckve finds the perfect place to dance. @zavyzavyogini opens her heart to change the world. @pennytodman_sauchaliving enjoys some AYJ in Fiji. CONGRATS @pennytodman_sauchaliving for winning a one year subscription! Connect with us to claim your prize. facebook We are so delighted by the response our Facebook friends had to our last issue featuring the inspiring YogiDunx! With close to 1000 likes and over 100 comments we’re feeling the love. Here are some of our favourite comments: Absolutely love the cover! And even better it has some fantastic stories, classes and food. Thank you for a daily dose of yoga bliss in the pages of your mag –Hannah Gibson. Good to see the men for a change. We need to change the stereotype in my view! Well…

2 min.
connect what’s on

IRest Level 1 Training Gold Coast September 6-12 Designed to provide you with the basic principles, history, theory, practice and delivery of iRest – an evidence based ancient transformative practice of deep relaxation and meditative inquiry that releases negative emotions, calms the nervous system and develops a greater sense of equanimity. Yin Yoga Workshop Sydney September 9-11 Join Sarah Manning as she shares her passion for Yin Yoga. Learn the elements of a balanced Yin Yoga practice, incorporating Yin safely into a general yoga Living Yoga Retreat Thailand September 10-17 Nourish body and soul with BodyMindLife’s Noelle Connolly and Kat Clayton at The Living Yoga Retreat on Koh Samui. Open to students and teachers of all levels, and those hungry to learn can immerse themselves in 50 hours of teacher training. Ekam Yoga Festival Port Macquarie September…

6 min.
expand your horizons

DIVINE YOGA SPACE IN SEMINYAK, BALI The heart of Seminyak is home to a beautiful space, owned by our Australian friends Divine Goddess. Next time you’re in Bali be sure to stop by this little pocket of goodness. Sitting in the raw, vegan café, Divine Earth, you’ll find solace from the busy streets outside while your worries drift away. Right next door there’s a shop with all your favourite DG outfits and jewellery, and upstairs there’s a cosy yoga studio that offers a smorgasbord of your favourite styles, with a big focus on Ashtanga – including daily Mysore classes. The studio is popular amongst visitors and expats – so a perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded yogis and nestle into the inviting community. FLOAT YOUR WAY TO FREEDOM ON THE GC You’ve…

1 min.
yoga on the fly

A little asana and meditation can be the perfect antidote to summer-travel angst and aches. Enter the growing number of US airports offering yoga and meditation. JetBlue recently held free one-hour yoga classes at JFK International Airport. Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Burlington international airports have all added dedicated yoga spaces—complete with complimentary mats—to their departure areas. And the Albuquerque and San Diego airports offer meditation spaces. The trend is yet to catch on in Australia, find some space and try these practices from internationally renowned yoga teacher Annie Carpenter: PRE-FLIGHT Sucirandhrasana (Eye-of-the-Needle Pose) while seated, to stretch your hip rotators and outer thighs, and relieve low-back tension. Do this in-flight, too, if you have the legroom. POST-FLIGHT While waiting for your luggage, put one foot on the baggage-carousel edge or…

5 min.
spring into kundalini

Breath of Fire One of the most amazing, direct and powerful ways to re-energise our systems is through the breath. In Kundalini Yoga we use many specific pranayam techniques as well as dynamic Kriyas (yoga sets or meditations) to bring about a very specific result. In winter, as the days are short and cool, and nights longer and cold, we naturally go into a space of inward reflection and it’s a time of year to go within. As we move into spring, we start to feel more elevated and alive. These feelings can be supported and increased with yogic practices. We need to increase our ‘inner fire’ and stimulate the navel point for motivation and vitality. One simple way is to practice ‘Breath of Fire’ daily, which gives us the fire of…