Yoga Home Practice

How do I choose a yoga routine?

What are the levels used for Yoga routines?

Why focus on audio products? Why not video products?

How do I use the MP3 yoga classes?

How are the MP3 yoga classes recorded?

What accessories will help me during my Yoga Home Practice?

What about going to a live yoga class?

Can I try out a class before I buy?

Visual Guides

What are Visual Guides?

How do I get the Visual Guides?

What is the best way to use the Visual Guides?

Downloads

Once I have purchased a product how do I download it?

Do I need to download all classes at once upon purchase? What if my download gets interrupted?

I am unable to download a file – what do I do?

Is there a minimum connection speed I need to download?

How do I upload my MP3 yoga class tracks to my iPhone or iPad?

Background

What is Yoga?

What is Live Yoga Life?

Safety

How do I ensure my practice is safe?

I have never practiced yoga before. What do I need to know before I start?

Purchasing

Our Guarantee – 100% Customer Satisfaction

What forms of payment do you accept?

Can I make a purchase if I live outside Australia or the United States?

Is this a subscription service, or do I get to keep the classes I purchase?

I cannot find my download email

I cannot download my purchases

How long do I have to download my purchases?

Security

Is it safe to use my credit card on this site? Is it secure?

Security tips

MP3 audio tracks

What is an MP3?

How does an MP3 work?

Why are MP3s so Popular?

What quality level are the MP3 recordings?

How can I play my Live Yoga Life MP3 audios?

Audio Books

What is an Audio Book?

When I purchase an audio book – what do I receive?

Yogapedia

What is Yogapedia?

How does Yogapedia work?

Who is responsible for the content on Yogapedia?

How do I submit to Yogapedia?


Yoga Home Practice


How do I choose a yoga routine? (Back to top)

1. To begin with, there are several navigation tools available here for you. Yoga Routines are searchable by:

    a. Yoga Style;
    b. Interests, such as Pre/ Post-Natal, Yoga Therapy, Seniors, 20-Minute Yoga, and Yogis (Experienced Practitioners)
    c. Teacher.

Click on the blue play button to listen to teachers teaching different styles. Get a feel for each teaching style. Choose from any of the specialised categories as appropriate for your needs.

2. The next step is to look at the general level and description provided for each Program or set of routines. These levels are:

Beginners – These are designed for absolute beginners. These are gentle classes that introduce you to basic postures and yoga concepts. No previous yoga experience required.

Foundation – These classes have been designed for beginners, and are also ideal for experienced practitioners who are getting back into practice from a long rest-period. These routines are supportive in terms of brushing up with alignment and yoga fundamentals.

Intermediate – These are generally stronger classes designed for individuals with at least 8-12 months of consistent yoga experience.

Advanced – These are only for yogis with plenty of yoga experience.

3. Be sure to choose a class that is at your appropriate level, or below, and within your physical capabilities. Each routine or routine set has been specifically labelled.

As long as you stay within those guidelines you will be fine to try as many different styles and teachers as you like.

4. Our teachers have designed a set of routines (a complete program). If you are a beginner, we recommend you start with Class 1 and work your way up. Repeat each class as many times as you like before moving on to the next class.

5. Each style of yoga presents its own unique benefits, and each instructor has their own individual way of teaching a class, so the more variety you try, the more likely you are to find the styles and teachers that are perfect for you.


What are the levels used for Yoga routines? (Back to top)

The levels are:

Beginners – These routines are designed for any able-bodied person new to yoga. No experience of yoga is required as courses are structured to gently introduce you to the fundamental postures. Emphasis is on relaxation, correct breathing and flow while aligning the body for health and fitness. A class runs between 35 minutes to 1 hour.

Foundation – These routines are designed to provide a foundation course on the fundamental yoga asanas (postures), breath, and alignment. This is ideal for anyone with a general level of fitness who is new to yoga, and is also a perfect re-fresher course for experienced yoga practitioners wanting to re-fresh on their alignment.

Open level – These routines are structured to be accessible to anyone new to yoga as well as regular practitioners. Each posture has an easy version and a full or hard version that the practitioner can choose to attempt with the level of intensity that practitioner desires.

Intermediate – These routines are for regular practitioners of yoga who are continuing their study and practice. This assumes a general level of fitness, knowledge of most of the postural variations, as well as the use of the breath in yoga practice.

Advanced – These are only for yogis with plenty of yoga experience.


Why focus on audio products? Why not video products? (Back to top)

We have specifically decided on this medium of instruction to allow you the flexibility to close your eyes and just be guided throughout the practise, allowing you to draw awareness inwards. We have selected Yoga teachers who are exceptionally skilled at giving clear verbal instructions AND have a wealth of experience and understanding of human physiology.

This is aligned with some fundamental precepts in Yoga – Pratyahara (Withdrawal of the Senses) and Dharana (Concentration). Yoga Home Practice programs are supportive in withdrawing one of the senses – in this case the sense of sight – by not having an active visual reference.

The printable posture guides are provided only as visual reference to facilitate your familiarisation with the routine when starting out. Once you are familiar with the sequence and execution of these postures you can then focus on the flow of your body and your breath, hence promoting another fundamental Yoga precept – Dharana (Concentration).

We will be offering video products at some point in the near future, however these will not be replacing the audio classes. The primary reason being, yoga practice has a fundamental meditative quality and many of the benefits from practicing yoga arise from this silent internalisation during practice.


How do I use the Yoga Home Practice products? (Back to top)

Here’s an easy three-step guide on how to use Yoga Home Practice products.

Once you have downloaded your purchase you will have the following files:

1. One or more audio files (.mp3 file). These are your yoga routine(s)

2. One or more visual posture guides (.pdf file). You should have one for each routine, unless you have purchased an audio product that does not come with a visual guide, such as Pranayama (breath work)

So here’s what to do:

STEP 1

Import your audio files to your computer using a suitable audio player such as Apple iTunes.

If you are using Apple iTunes, this means clicking on ‘File’, then ‘Add to Library’. Select the file here from the location you have downloaded it to.

You now have the option to –

1. Download upload the audio files to a portable MP3 player such as an Apple iPod, OR

2. Copy your audio files from your computer on to an audio CD for playing in a CD player, OR

3. Just listen to it from your computer or laptop (Hit ‘Play’!)

STEP 2

Print your visual posture guide for reference during your yoga practice. Alternatively you can review the visual posture guide on your computer. Just click on the PDF file you want to use.

STEP 3

Use your portable audio player (e.g. iPod) or CD to practice your yoga anywhere, anytime.

Refer to your visual guide whenever you are unsure of what to do next.

Enjoy your practice!


How are the Yoga Home Practice classes recorded? (Back to top)

All of our Yoga Home Practice routines and Live Yoga Life audio classes are professionally edited, mixed and mastered using professional recording and editing equipment in our sound studio.

These are recorded with the highest quality teachers in the recording style most effective for each teacher to deliver an effective class. Most of these classes are recorded in a simulated environment with a student practising with the teacher recording.

The music for each class has been chosen specifically from our music libraries to complement the feel of each class.

Teachers go through a professional photo-shoot to capture all the postures required for each of their routines. These postures are thereafter laid out into Visual Guides for each routine.

These audio-classes and Visual Guides are then fully tested for sound-quality, accuracy, and safe practice.


What accessories will help me during my Yoga Home Practice? (Back to top)

Liveyogalife.com products are digital (or downloadable) products, designed for you to get access to high-quality classes straight-away without any shipping costs – primarily so your practice is portable – practice wherever you go at your schedule!

MP3 Players

Ideally you will need an MP3 player (such as an iPod) to be able to play and listen to your yoga or meditation class whenever and wherever you go. In today’s booming MP3 market there are several options available. You can play your MP3 player from a dock, or you can also get MP3 players small and light enough to strap to you arm (such as the iPod Nano or iPod Shuffle) and use with ear-head phones, so you can enjoying the solitude of your yoga experience.

We particularly like these strap-on-arm-MP3-players with sports ear-headphones that grip behind the head and clamp over and around the ear. Different accessories work for different people so explore which accessories work for you. For inversions, we’ve tried sports ear-headphones (Check out, Sennheiser PMX 70 Sport Neckband Headphones) that grip around the ear and behind the head and don’t fall off! Explore these accessories (belt-clips, arm-bands, wireless headphones, etc). Check your local MP3 player carriers as well as online stores for these and other mp3 accessories.

And if you have a particular favourite that works perfectly for you, send us an email so we can keep your fellow yoginis informed through our newsletter!

A special tip, if you are using sports ear-head-phones that grip around the head, try running the cord inside the arm-hole of your yoga top. It does not get in the way of movement that way…

MP3 Dock

Of course if you prefer not having an MP3 player attached to you while you practice, you can always dock your MP3 on an MP3 dock player. Just hit PLAY!

CD Player

If you are not into MP3s, you can burn your audio file onto a CD and play it from your CD player.

Print and Protect your Visual Guides

Your Visual Guides come with your audio classes. We recommend just grabbing a folder with plastic sleeves from your local office supply shop. Print your Visual Guides, slip them in and just lay them out in front of you on the ground as an easy reference guide. Have them all together in one folder and just flick through and choose the practice you feel like doing!

Another great idea that works is to get them laminated back-to-back. Check out your local office supply shop for this option.


What about going to a live yoga class? (Back to top)

Complementing your yoga classes

Go, go, go to a live yoga class! Nothing beats a live class. Our high-quality routines are designed to support you by complementing the benefits from the classes you already go to.

Our digital classes provide you support during days you feel like doing yoga but cannot make it to a class. Why skip the benefits missing practice? Your Yoga Home Practice routines are available here at your fingertips – lovingly crafted by our teachers, sound engineers and graphic designers for your maximum yoga experience.

For Absolute Beginners or Refined Instructions

You might also be one of those people very interested to join a class, but don’t feel confident about the postures, alignment, breathing, pace etc. Ever been to a live class where you felt it was going to fast?

We can support you! All our teachers have years of experienced, as well as the special gift of giving very clear verbal instructions. The visual guides also provide you clear photos that show you how your alignment is meant to look like!

You can brush up and get familiar with the concepts, then step in to a live class and get maximum benefit!

We even have audios on Pranayama (Breathing Techniques), and audio-digital-books on yoga concepts and principles, and ‘How to Start My Home Practice’. Take advantage of these resources!

Part of our dream is to make the life-long benefits and concepts on yoga as accessible to as many people as possible.


Can I try out a class before I buy? (Back to top)

Yes! We have several free 20-minute sample yoga classes available for you to try before you buy. They are the first 20-minutes of some of our most popular classes. The download also includes a sample Visual Guide so you get the complete experience.

To download any of these samples, sign up for our newsletters here.


Visual Guides


What are Visual Guides? (Back to top)

Visual Guides are PDF files that you get together with your MP3 audio class. Visual guides show you clear and detailed photos and names for the sequence of postures in a particular class. These include standard yoga asanas as well as non-standard transition photos.

Each visual guides is labelled according to the title, level, style, and teacher for the routine it goes with.

Visual guides can be saved to your computer and easily printed for use as a visual reference.


How do I get the Visual Guides? (Back to top)

When you download a yoga routine from your My Download page the compressed file (.ZIP file) will contain both the MP3 audio file(s) and the Visual Guide (.PDF file).


What is the best way to use the Visual Guides? (Back to top)

1. We recommend that you keep each printable posture guide in a safe and easy-to-find place on your computer for easy reference. We recommend creating a folder on your desktop specially for ‘Liveyogalife.com’. This way, you can easily find and print out your Visual Guides anytime you want!

2. Before commencing your practice, look over all of the poses in each guide. This is a good way to get familiar with any new poses, which will assist you to have a smooth, flowing, and safe practice.

3. You can view your Visual Guide from your computer monitor, or print it out. We recommend printing it out, as from experience this has been the best and easiest for regular practice.

We also find it useful to laminate the Visual Guides that we use regularly. It is even cheaper if you put them back-to-back. This allows repetitive use and easy access for regular practice. There are many places where you get them laminated like printing stores and office supply shops.


Downloads


Once I have purchased a product how do I download it? (Back to top)

Once you’ve checked out and your purchase is finalised you will be sent two emails – the first contains your receipt; and the second contains link(s) to download your purchase(s).

IMPORTANT: If you haven’t received either email please check your SPAM folder first. If you still cannot find either email please contact us and we will resend the download email to you as soon as possible.

To start downloading any of your purchases click on the download link in the download email.

Depending on the type of browser you are using your download should either commence downloading straight away (to the usual place for your downloads) or you should see a pop-up window asking you where you want to download the file to.

Each routine is in one compressed file (.ZIP file).


Do I need to download all classes at once upon purchase? What if my download gets interrupted? (Back to top)

All of your purchases are available in your Download page from the moment you purchase them. You can download all these classes at once after purchasing them. Alternatively you can download each routine you’ve purchased as you need them for your practice. It is not necessary to download all of them at once. Your routines will be available for download for 30 days from date of purchase.


I am unable to download a file – what do I do? (Back to top)

There are a range of possible reasons why a file may not download from your browser. The first step we recommend is to go into your Download page and attempt to download the file again.

If this does not work then here are some of the common system settings that can impact your ability to download files from the Internet. Our suggestions are merely guidelines, so please refer to your system and / or browser documentation for specific instructions on adjusting your settings.

  • Temporarily Disable Anti-Virus Programs: Anti-virus programs such as Norton and McAfee may prevent your downloads from completing. If you have any of these programs installed on your computer and you are experiencing issues downloading, we recommend that you temporarily disable your anti-virus program when purchasing from Live Yoga Life.
  • Disable Pop-Up Blockers: You should adjust your browser settings to allow pop-up windows from liveyogalife.com. Live Yoga Life works with your default browser and will commence the download process when you click ‘download’ for one of your purchases on your Download page.
  • Enable Cookies: Live Yoga Life uses cookies to confirm your purchases and manage your file downloads. You will need to enable your browser to accept cookies from liveyogalife.com to successfully download files.
  • Enable Downloads from Live Yoga Life: You may need to add liveyogalife.com to your list of trusted sites or allow downloads from Liveyogalife.com if your browser displays a security warning.
  • Enable Download Notifications: In certain cases, your browser’s security settings may be preventing file downloads without displaying any notification. If this occurs your download will fail. However your browser would not let you know why it has blocked the action. Check your browser’s security settings to make sure that notifications are enabled so you know if your browser is blocking downloads.

Internet Explorer: If you use Internet Explorer and continue to experience download issues after checking the items above, we recommend following the steps below to adjust your browser’s security settings. These instructions are specific to Internet Explorer versions 6 and 7:

  1. Visit the Tools menu (this is a button in IE 7 and a file option in IE 6).
  2. Select Internet Options and click on the Security tab.
  3. On the Security tab, click the Custom Level button.
  4. In the Download section, select Enable under “Automatic prompting for file downloads” and “File download.”
  5. Click the OK button on the Security Settings and Internet Options screens to confirm your changes.


Is there a minimum connection speed I need to download? (Back to top)

No. The speed of your internet connection will determine how long it will take to download a routine or product.

We recommend that you use broadband connection to ensure you get your purchase as soon as possible. While you can use a dial-up connection, this is not optimal.

We have also compressed the files you will receive to enhance the speed of delivery, and we have also invested in fast high-capacity servers to ensure you get the fast speed.


How do I upload my MP3 yoga class tracks to my iPhone or iPad? (Back to top)

Apple controls how you can add files to your iPad.  So the only way you can add files is via iTunes.

To do this you need to:

  1. Download the files from Liveyogalife.com to your computer.
  2. Unzip the .zip file (double click on it).
  3. Add the MP3 files to iTunes – go to iTunes / File / Add to Library.
  4. Create a playlist in iTunes and add the yoga class tracks.
  5. Add the playlist to the list of items that are synced to your iPad.
  6. Sync your computer to your iPad.

Background


What is Yoga? (Back to top)

The word ‘yoga’ is a Sanskrit word derived from the root words ‘yuj’, meaning “to control”, “to yoke” or “to unite”. The word has many meanings, and translations include “joining”, “uniting”, “union”, “conjunction”, and “means”.

In the Western sense outside of India the term ‘yoga’ is typically associated with Hatha Yoga and its asanas (postures), or as a form of exercise. It refers traditionally to physical and mental disciplines originating in India, practiced and studied by disciples in the different schools of Hindu philosophy. Read more on Yoga under Yogapedia.


What is Live Yoga Life? (Back to top)

The purpose of Live Yoga Life (“LYL”) is to support you to ‘Be Who You Are’.

LYL acknowledges the powerful creative being that lies inside each one of us. Wherever you are on your journey, this website offers the creative space and tools, together with a wide range of high-quality products, to support you to explore who you are.

Why Yoga?

The word ‘yoga’ comes from the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’, which means ‘to join’ or ‘to unite’. When the different layers/dimensions of our being operate in unity, there is a powerful synergy. The practice of Yoga, in its many paths, assists in achieving this balance of all aspects of who we are – multi-dimensional beings.

At the heart of Live Yoga Life, is the fundamental truth that you are perfect and complete as you are, and that we are all in the journey of rediscovering this in our own way. Live Yoga Life provides avenues that serve these different inclinations.

For example, Yoga Home Practice offers high-quality yoga routines for those inclined towards physical fitness; while someone on the path of self-inquiry will find a myriad of avenues to explore their inner-world, through Meditation, Music, Community (Events), or Self-Mastery.

LYL is a collaborative effort – an online community/ a hub for personal growth, yoga, and spirituality. LYL has just started, and is gradually expanding into these different avenues.

These pathways are open for your community to explore! We invite you to contact us to collaborate or participate in expanding your online community.

The Vision

Liveyogalife.com aims to supports people to have a yoga home practice, and to explore and integrate yoga in their daily lives. These downloadable MP3 yoga programs come with Visual Guides. These extend and complement the yoga experience you may already love in the classes you go to. It provides a comprehensive range of high quality routines from popular yoga teachers, embracing a wide range of yoga styles and emphasis, such as Vinyasa Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Jivamukti, Yin & Yang Yoga, Yoga Therapy, and Pre & Post-Natal Yoga). It also includes a resource of information on all aspects of yoga with an emphasis on yoga philosophy.

The purpose of Yoga Home Practice (“YHP”) is to support people to build a home practice, and explore and integrate yoga in their daily lives. This extends and complements the yoga experience you may already love in the classes you go to.

The Concept

The concept is to provide a comprehensive range of high quality routines from leading yoga teachers. Each of these routines will be available as high-quality downloadable MP3 guided audio class that come with a printable full-colour Visual Guide.

Online students/ teachers can use this as a rich resource and download these MP3 audio routines to their iPod/MP3 player (or burn onto CD) and enjoy the experience of a really effective yoga class at home, in the park, at the beach – wherever they wish to take it. This is available to anyone who has access to the Internet and is interested in embracing holistic health as a way-of-life.

As part of a body of work that supports people to “Be Who They (You) Are”, YHP provides choice by embracing all styles of yoga (Iyengar, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Jivamukti, Vinyasa Hatha, Yin & Yang, Jivamukti, to name a few…), at different Levels (Beginners, Advanced Beginners, Intermediate/ Advanced). It also includes practices for different sub-categories such as Pre and Post-Natal, Yoga Therapy, Chair Yoga, and Pranayama.

Choice is provided by the highest-quality teachers, at optimal quality, and with utmost care taken to ensure a safe practice.


Safety


How do I ensure my practice is safe? (Back to top)

Yoga Home Practice routines have been lovingly created by your Live Yoga Life teachers. The audios and the Visual Guides have been lovingly put together by the Live Yoga Life Team.

There are several ways we can recommend to ensure your practice is safe and enjoyable:

1. Read the full routine / program descriptions. We like to keep you informed, not only of “What’s Hot” but most importantly about what you’re about to purchase. Each routine has been categorised in terms of Level, and described thoroughly to give you an indication of the intensity and basic requirements for each routine.

2. Each routine your purchase comes with the Yoga Home Practice Introductory Audio. We recommend you listen to this before commencing your practice. There are specific Introductory Audios for particular categories such as Pregnancy and Chair Yoga, for exampple. Check out our Safety Page for more information.

3. You may also with to check out our Terms of Use/ Terms of Agreement.


I have never practiced yoga before. What do I need to know before I start? (Back to top)

Great. You are new to the practice of yoga. At Live Yoga Life we value your safety.

Firstly check out our Safety Page for important information you need to read before you start.

Secondly we want you to have an enjoyable practice so have compiled a list of pointers:

  • Take care when practicing yoga. Always listen to your body and rest or stop at any time that you feel is appropriate. Yoga is not able testing your physical, emotional or mental limits.
  • Please consult your health care professional before commencing yoga for the first time or after taking a break from yoga. If you have any doubts about your suitabilities for practicing yoga please consult your health care professional.
  • If you are pregnant or have serious health concerns such as joint injury, recent surgery, epilepsy,diabetes, or any cardiovascular diseases (especially high blood pressure), be sure to discuss your intention to practice yoga with your health care professional.
  • We recommend that you don’t wear any perfume, aftershave or cologne when practicing. A common feature of yoga is deep breathing and the intake of perfume or cologne may not be beneficial to your lungs.
  • We recommend that you avoid consuming any food at least one and half hours before practicing. In the case of a big meal it is best to leave at least three hours before practicing. While these are recommended time you know your body so adjust accordingly to allow your digestive system sufficient time to digest before your practice.
  • You may find it preferable to practice after taking a shower where possible. Also it is generally useful to evacuate bowels and bladder.
  • If you are already physically exhausted, keep the practice very brief and gentle.
  • Avoid practice if you have had a lot of sun that day. Prolonged sunbathing depletes the body – let it recover before stressing it further.
  • Practice without wristwatches and anything metallic on your body. These items may reduce circulation and block energy flows.
  • Wear confortable loose clothing that you enjoy practicing in. Generally the more movement your allow the best.
  • Where you are practicing a restorative style of yoga (e.g. Yin Yoga, Yoga Therapy), it is likely that you will not be actively moving. So consider wearing extra layers of clothes and socks to keep the body warming than usual.
  • Have bolsters, blocks, blankets and cushions available so you can prop yourself up. Most times that you are sitting it is preferably to have the pelvis tipping forward so that your lower back is supported.
  • Create a quiet meditative space for you to practice in. Where possible turn-off your mobile, ask your family to not disturb you, organise for pets to be taken care of, etc.
  • Have your room temperature comfortable and avoid drafts or cold flowing air.
  • Finish every practice you do with Savasana (resting in corpse pose). This acts as a balance for the activity of your practice and allows your practice to settle.
  • If you have an appointment after the practice, consider finishing your practice earlier so you can include at least 5 minutes of Savasana. This way you leave feeling refreshed and without the feeling of being rushed.
  • To finish – set realistic expectations for your practice. Yoga is a holistic practice that can support you in discovering more about yourself. Be aware that physical sensations, emotions and mental thoughts are part of the process. Just be present to what arises.

Purchasing


Our 100% Customer Service Guarantee (Back to top)

Live Yoga Life Customer Service Guarantee

We strongly believe in our products, and how they can benefit you. We offer a 100% customer satisfaction or your money-back guarantee. All that we ask is that you contact us within 30 days from date of purchase. Even if it is after the first 30 days contact us and let us know what the problem is and we will endeavour to do everything we can to rectify the issue.

To apply for the guarantee, contact us via the form on the Contact Page. In your message, let us know (1) your name, (2) date of purchase, and (3) name of product(s) you purchased. We will be in contact with you within 2 business days.


What forms of payment do you accept? (Back to top)

We use Paypal for payments. Paypal accepts payments from Visa and Mastercard.


Can I make a purchase if I live outside Australia or the United States? (Back to top)

Yes. You can purchase from anywhere in the world.


Is this a subscription service, or do I get to keep the classes I purchase? (Back to top)

We do not offer a subscription service. All the products that you purchase as yours to keep forever.

As we focus on audio products you can continue to use your routines on your iPod or music player for as long as you want.


I cannot find my download email (Back to top)

You should have received an email with the download instructions straight after you purchased your MP3 yoga classes. Please check your SPAM folder for your download email.

If you still cannot find your download email, contact us via the Contact page.


I cannot download my purchase?(Back to top)

We want to ensure you have an awesome experience at Live Yoga Life. If you are having problems with downloading one of your purchases, please check out the rest of our FAQs first to see if your issue can be resolved

Otherwise contact us via our Contact page .


How long do I have to download my purchases? (Back to top)

You have 30 days from date of purchase to download your purchases. If you encounter any issues with downloading your purchases please contact us immediately via our enquiry form.


Security


Is it safe to use my credit card on this site? Is it secure? (Back to top)

Yes. Our site uses the highest level of web-security available. We use SSL (secure socket layer) technology to keep all transactions and information safe, confidential and secure.

For further information on privacy and security please view our Privacy Policy.


Security tips (Back to top)

We are concerned about your security when using liveyogalife.com. As you would expect we have put in place state-of-the-art technological protections to ensure our transaction process is safe and secure for you to use, and that your customer information is protected.

While we can take every step to protecting you, safety is a two-way street. When using the Internet caution must always be applied. The following guidelines have been developed to support you to have a safe and secure online experience with us.

Be aware of unsolicited emails or telephone contacts

  • Live Yoga Life will never e-mail or call you and ask that you disclose or verify your Live Yoga Life account details, password or credit card details. Such information should only be submitted when completing an order on liveyogalife.com or contacting Live Yoga Life directly.
  • If you are contacted by, or receive an unsolicited e-mail from an unknown entity, and are asked to confirm or provide your password or personal or banking information, simply disregard the request and report the incident to Live Yoga Life.

MP3 audio tracks


What is an MP3? (Back to top)

An MP3 (.MP3) is an audio compression codec that allows users to compress the size of songs, speeches, and sounds significantly without noticeable loss of quality. MP3 stands for Motion Picture Experts Group Audio Layer 3 (MPEG Audio Layer 3), and because of its ability to compress songs, it became the de facto standard for music distribution over the web.

You will find that the term ‘MP3’ refers to the type of audio file that is created by the format, as well as the format itself. To recognise an MP3 file just look for the file-extension (the end of the filename), which is .mp3.


How does an MP3 work? (Back to top)

What MP3 codec does, is that it gets rid of parts of audio that you and I cannot hear. Our human ears are quite limited in that after hearing something loud, you can’t hear quiet sound for short period of time after. MP3 codec calculates and deletes that part. This is how MP3 achieves its great compression ratio without the apparent quality loss.


Why are MP3s so Popular? (Back to top)

The popularity of MP3s comes from their practical use. Music tracks in WAV format – the format found on normal music CDs – are extremely large in file size. Being so large, these WAV files are not practical to offer as download over the Internet. MP3 files, however, compresses WAV audio files an average of 10 to 12 times smaller than their original size. This results in audio tracks that are perfect for downloading and sending through the Internet.

MP3 format is also popular for allowing one to load hundreds of audio files into a portable jukebox or MP3 player and taking your collection with you wherever you go.


What quality level are the MP3 recordings? (Back to top)

All of our MP3 recordings are at 128 Kbps or higher. We selected this rate to ensure you have an excellent listening experience.

After extensive testing of our products we decided that at 128 Kbps the quality was near to CD quality.

The other benefit to you is that the file size is significantly smaller than if the bit rate was increased.


How can I play my Live Yoga Life MP3 audios? (Back to top)

There are 3 ways to play your Live Yoga Life MP3s:

  1. Put your Live Yoga Life MP3 on your portable MP3 player (such as an iPod);
  2. Play your Live Yoga Life MP3 on your computer using an MP3 player installed on your computer; OR
  3. Burn your Live Yoga Life MP3 onto a CD and play it on a CD player.

Note: Click Help for a step-by-step guide on this process.


Audio Books


What is an Audio Book? (Back to top)

An audiobook is a set of audio recording relating to a particular subject (e.g. pre-natal, teach yourself yoga etc) and will usually be accompanied with a digital book (i.e. an electronic copy of a book that you can read on your computer or print on your printer). The format of the audio book will depend on the intention of the author – for example, the author may read their book or the author may talk about their own personal experiences of the topic.


When I purchase an audio book – what do I receive? (Back to top)

If you purchase a digital book that is indicated as not having audio tracks, you will receive a PDF copy of the digital book which you can save and read from your computer, or which you can print out.

If you purchase and “audio book”, you will receive a .ZIP or compressed file containing a .PDF file (the digital book) and MP3 audios (.MP3 files) which you can save onto your MP3 player, or burn onto a CD, or download and play from your laptop or computer.


Yogapedia


What is Yogapedia? (Back to top)

Inspired from Wikipedia, Yogapedia is an online free-content yoga-encyclopedia operated by Live Yoga Life Pty Ltd.

The goal of Yogapedia is to provide the highest quality and neutral information on yoga to every single person who seeks it.


How does Yogapedia work? (Back to top)

The Neutral Point of View

The neutral point of view is a fundamental Wikimedia principle adopted on Yogapedia. It is the cornerstone of Yogapedia.

All Yogapedia articles and other encyclopedic yoga content must be written from a neutral point of view, representing fairly, and as far as possible without bias, all significant views that have been published by reliable sources.

This is non-negotiable and expected of all articles, and of all article contributors and/ editors.

Sourcing and Information Trail

Your submission must include all references or sources for the information being provided. You must also provide your name or company name as the owner of your submission.

These details will be cited at the end of submissions to allow a trial of all submitted information to be viewed and verified by online users.

The burden of evidence lies with the contributor-editor who adds or restores material. All quotations and any material challenged or likely to be challenged must be attributed to a reliable, published source stating a citation/ source. The source cited must clearly support the information as it is presented in the article. The source should be cited clearly and precisely to enable readers to find the text that supports the article content in question. Editors should cite sources fully, providing as much publication information as possible, including page numbers when citing books.

Live Yoga Life’s Role as The Operator

If no reliable, third-party sources can be found for an article topic, Yogapedia should not have an article on it.

Any material lacking a reliable source may be removed by ‘The Operator’. If you want to request a source for an unsourced statement you may send through a note requesting a source (The Operator will flag this article with “Citation needed”, or alternatively you provide an alternative citation.

Do not submit unsourced or poorly sourced information that may damage the reputation of living persons or organizations in articles.

If you feel you have something to contribute to Yogapedia submit your contribution by clicking here.


Who is responsible for the content on Yogapedia? (Back to top)

You are! This is a collaborative effort. Yogapedia is in its early stages. We have started the ball rolling, and so many people have contributed information to this project – and anyone can continue to do so, including you. While we look at upgrading our system to allow you to do edits, all you need in the meantime is

  1. Some encyclopedic-yoga knowledge you want to share
  2. References to your sources, and
  3. Your complete submission indicating your name as contributor to allow users to view the information-trail

You can learn who is responsible for the most recent versions of any given page by viewing the source listing at the end of the entry. If you spot an error in the latest revision of an article, you are highly encouraged to be bold and send a submission to correct it.

This practice is one of the basic review mechanisms that maintains the reliability of Yogapedia.

If you are uncertain, or find the wording confusing, quote the material on the associated talk page and leave a question for the next person. This helps reduce errors, inaccuracies, or misleading wording more quickly and is highly appreciated by the community.

Be part of building the most reliable online yoga-encyclopedia supporting people to access and be informed of Yoga – it’s history, concepts and its principles.


How do I submit to Yogapedia? (Back to top)

Please read all the Yogapedia guidelines in this FAQ section before making a submission. Sources, neutrality, and accurate citations are required for a valid submission to protect the integrity of the information on Yogapedia.

If you feel you have something to contribute to Yogapedia submit your contribution by clicking here.