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Asana International Yoga Journal is a monthly magazine that is dedicated to providing the yoga community with the latest news and events. This non-profit organization was founded in 1999 by Dr. Asana Andiappan, a renowned yoga guru who specializes in yoga therapy. Dr. Andiappan has over 60 years of yoga experience and has published over 30 books and 5 yoga videos.

At Asana Journal, the quality of the published content is more important than recruiting advertisers and the editorial board consists of a team of renowned yoga masters who are both highly-experienced and professional, while the organization is run by a strong group of dedicated yoga teachers who offer their services on a voluntary basis.

Prominent yoga masters who frequently publish in the Asana Journal in addition to Dr. Andiappan include: Dr. Lakshmi Andiappan, Dharma Mitra, BKS Iyengar, Anna Forrest,  Dylan Werner, Jason Crandel, Talia Sutra, Jani Jaatinen aka Mahayogi Gokul, Tiffany Cruikshank and Manju Jois.

The magazine is published on the 20th of the month and popular topics for the featured monthly articles include:

  • Yoga therapy for various ailments
  • Partner yoga
  • Yoga poses feature
  • Asana clinic
  • Yoga music
  • Sun salutation
  • A calendar of events

Asana Journal is distributed in over 45 countries in Asia and Europe as well as the United States and Canada, to over 80-000 subscribers. In India, it is printed in Tamil and English.

Anahata yoga members who live in Hong Kong receive free access to the Asana Journal magazine and it is distributed in libraries, colleges, yoga retail shops, and organic restaurants around the globe. In addition, e-subscribers can access the content on the Asana website which is updated daily at www.asanajournal.com

The magazine has been consistently growing in popularity and to date, there have been over 30,000 iPad downloads for the Asana Journal app.

The Asana Journal has also collaborated with media partners at the following yoga events:

The 3rd All India Yoga Championship & Festival, India 2012
The Bali Spirit Yoga Festival, Bali 2012
The Yogathon, Hong Kong  2011 & 2012
The 2nd International Yoga Championship, Hong Kong 2012
The Yogamania, Singapore 2009
Korea Yoga Festa 2011,2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

The Asana International Yoga Journal is quickly becoming a premier yoga publication for enthusiasts and practitioners of all levels.

Dr Asana Andiappan
Dr Asana Andiappan Ph.D

Guruji Dr. Andiappan has served a critical role in yoga’s evolution, shaping it into the practice it has become today. He has contributed a large body of knowledge to the field through research, where he has uncovered numerous secrets within ancient yogic texts that reveal the therapeutic benefits of the practice. These include the seminal text in Thirumoolar’s Thirumandiram, about the curative effects in yoga practices.

Yogananth Andiappan
Yogananth Andiappan

Yogananth Andiappan is known as a pillar of yogic wisdom and techniques from well worth a lifetime of learning. The son of well-renowned Yoga Guru Dr. Asana Andiappan, a figurehead in yoga from India, Yogananth began his yogic journey at the age of 2.

Dr. Lakshmi Andiappan
Dr. Lakshmi Andiappan

Dr. Lakshmi Andiappan, a full fledged medical practitioner, has been practicing yoga from the age of two under the eagle eyed tutelage of her father and Guru Dr. Asana Andiappan, a pioneer of Yoga Therapy and Thirumoolar’s Ashtanga Yoga in India.


TT has undertaken Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Yogananth Andiappan, received his Yoga Teacher Training Certification accredited by MS University in India and Master of Science in yoga and naturopathy. He has also trained with Baron Baptiste and David Swenson.

Joe Chiang

Joe Chiang has undertaken 300hours Advanced Hatha Yoga Teacher Training with Yogananth Andiappan and is currently studying for a Master of Science in Yoga. He also teaches for the Yogananth Andiappan Community, a non-profit group conducting yoga classes.

Anna Hsu

Anna has extensive regional experience in Marketing across different lifestyle categories. She started practicing Yoga over ten years ago and her passion in yoga has led her to cofound a Yoga studio in Hong Kong and to organize teacher training and yoga retreats across the region.

Louise Vas, Mouna Chamariq, Josh East, Dr. Anjhana Priya, Noga Weiss, Edward Staskus, Gregory Ormson, Sebastian Thomas, Akiko Tanimoto

Editing and Proof Reading
Chloe Sze

K Soundararajan, Maharajan, Aruna

Cat Lai

India Office

Asana Publication, 16, 21st Main Road, Anna Nagar West, Tamil Nadu, South India Tel: +91 44 6514 0199

Hong Kong Office

International Yoga Academy, Rm1901, One Lyndhurst Tower, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong Tel: +852 2905 1822


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Asana Publication retains copyrights in all materials published in the journal. No part of this journal may be reproduced without the permission of Asana Publication. The views expressed in the journal are not necessarily shared by the Editorial Board and authors accept no responsibilities for loss resulting from any person acting, or refraining from acting, because of views expressed or advertisements appearing in the journal.