Yoga, Injury and Therapy – Interview with Simon Borg-Olivier

My friend, Francesca d’Enrico, has just published an article after interviewing me on the subject of Yoga and Injuries, and therapy in general. It is translated to Italian but the original english is at the end… Here I am again on Yoga and Injuries, this time talking with one of the world’s top Yoga Teacher and Therapist: Simon Borg-Olivier. Simon …

Are your hamstrings okay?

Do you have a hamstring tear? Over-stretching can easily damage your hamstrings and if you keep ‘trying to stretch them out’ they can get more damaged and take years to heal. Whenever you injure the body there is an “acute phase” of the injury where there is often pain and inflammation. During this acute phase it’s very important to rest …

Cardiovascular work is very important

Cardiovascular work is very important. But many people have it the wrong way. Cardiovascular health is when the blood flows and circulates very easily but the heart hardly has to beat. Many people, especially in Australia, shorten and abbreviate words and by calling ‘cardiovascular exercise’ simply ‘cardio’ this puts the emphasis in the wrong place. The emphasis should be on …

Pelvic Floor Exercise and Breathing for Enhanced Sexual Function

by Simon Borg-Olivier The following series of exercises form a great sequence that I have practiced for many years to help strengthen the function of the pelvic floor and the reproductive system. This sequence can really help anyone improve the function of their urogenital system and improve sexual health and performance in both men and women. In combination with the breath-control …

What to do Before, During and After a Yoga Practice

This blog is based on  a video  interview I did with my dear friend and film maker Erick Joseph at the Bali Spirit Festival last year. You can also read the article i wrote about it recently. “There are certain things we should all be doing before, during and after our yoga practice on a physical (anatomical), energetic (physiological) and emotional level. …