In this issue

Yamas for Mamas?

How can yoga support the ongoing demands of motherhood? New Zealand yoga teacher and mother Sam Loe looks to the ancient sage, Patanjali, for inspiration and support.

Beyond the Body - Serenity

Leigh Merchant explores serenity as part of our yoga practice, and how developing this quality helps us in the midst of life's ups and downs.

Muscular Dystrophy as a source of Strength

New Zealand yogi Claire Szabo-Cassella tells her story about the healing benefits of yoga on muscular dystrophy.

Power of the breath

Flo Fenton explores how a greater understanding of the breath enhances one's asana practice.

Wisdom of the Ancients

In part two of our series Radha Bornstein shows how understanding doshas can enhance the quality of our life.

Don't miss Melbourne's November Evolve Yoga Festival.

Get your tickets early.

The Shadows of Judgement

The tendency to judge infuses everyday life. Nancy Jackson (Swami Dayananda) explores how to steer your inner judge from hyper-critical into insight and understanding.

Men-Only yoga

Exclusionary and elitist, or space for self-discovery and better health? Peggy Hailstone investigates men-only yoga.

Yoga for eating issues:
anecdotes and evidence

Can yoga help those struggling with eating disorders and body image issues? Physiotherapist Dr Lauren Waters reviews the evidence.

The Courage to Step-up
- Yogis making a difference

Many yogis consider selfless service an integral part of yogic life. Suvi Mahonen talks to five Australian yogis about their charitable contributions.

Yoga for the long haul

What is it about yoga that attracts and keeps us? Suzanne Eggins talks to some long-haul yoga students and gathers insights to inspire and support you wherever you are on the journey.

Prasarita Podottamasana
- Wide Stance Forward Bend

Adam Bornstein takes us through this inversion posture that offers a wide variety of benefits.


Challenge yourself and increase pranic benefits by making the breath and its quality, the focus of your practice.


Here are the regular features you will find in our current issue.

Notes from the classroom

Jen Hall tells her story of the lessons learnt from a broken ankle.

This Yoga Life

When the public spotlight on the sexual abuse of children revives personal pain, yoga provides a challenge and a solace for one practitioner living with the ever-present past.

Yoga Quest

Our overseas contributor Siddhartha Krishna helps you understand the philosophy that underscores yoga.

Sutras - Sacred Threads

Understand the sutras and how to use them in your day-to-day life.

Prana Rahasya

Sydney based yoga teacher Sindar Kaur answers your pranayama questions.

Wholly Munchies

Simple wholefood recipes from My Petite Kitchen Cookbook.


Is it common to feel pins and needles in the extremities during some poses? Sydney's Simon and Bianca from Yoga Synergy answer this and other student's questions.

Books, CD and DVD reviews

Australia-wide Teacher Training Directory

Retreat directory

 Your guide to Australian and Overseas retreats.

Classified directory

A comprehensive guide to products and services.