Secrets of advanced breath-control (pranayama) with internal locks (bandha), energy-control gestures (mudra) and internal cleansing (kriya)

This is a video segment on breath-control exercises (pranayama) and in particular breath retention (kumbhaka) with internal locks (bandhas) from a workshop I was invited to teach in June 2012 in Moscow by the really amazing teachers and students of the Yoga 108 School in Moscow and Wild Yogi Magazine. Along ...
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Underwater Yoga: Fish pose (lotus) swimming

This is a short video of underwater yoga freediving of two types of fish pose (lotus) swimming by me (Simon Borg-Olivier in the black Stingray suit) and Christopher Morey (in the blue Orca Suit). The video was shot at William Truebridge’s Freediving Master Class (brilliant) at the Blue Hole Long ...
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How to slow the heart from 88 beats to 32 beat per minute in 45 seconds

How to slow the heart from 88 beats to 32 beat per minute in 45 seconds

This video was shot in the Bahamas in October 2009 at William Truebridge’s Freediving Masterclass where I had the honour of being invited to teach these amazing elite athletes yogic techniques of how to be relaxed in stressful situations. The video shows me using breath-control techniques (pranayama) to slow my ...
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Ancient secrets of the breath

In this short video I am talking about pranayama and what I learnt from traditional yoga teachings and also from western medical science ...
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Regulate your breath to control body and mind

Simon Borg-Olivier doing Pranayama in Kandasana The ultimate state of pranayama (yogic breath-control) and meditation is a state where breathing is reduced as much as possible without force. However this is a process that can for most people take a life time. In order to work towards the mastery of ...
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Zen Hua Yang: Taoist Yoga Master

by Simon Borg-Olivier Master Zhen Hua Yang has been my main yoga teacher since 2006. After practicing yoga for more than 40 years and teaching for 30 years Master Yang has helped me make a fresh beginning to my practice that has resolved many of the physical and physiological challenges ...
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Creating happiness with yoga

Simon Borg-Olivier in Ardha Badha Padma Eka Hasta Mayurasana Creating happiness with yoga By Simon Borg-Olivier MScBAppSc(Physiotherapy) Course Coordinator / Lecturer Master of Wellness Degree, RMIT University, Melbourne; Director Yoga Synergy, Sydney & Bianca Machliss BScBAppSc(Physiotherapy) Director Yoga Synergy, Sydney Yoga can be thought of as the art of creating ...
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Tips for Developing Arm and Core Strength for Arm-Balancing Postures and Push-up Positions

Arm balancing postures and positions such as the Cataranga Dandasana (the push-up) can be very exhilarating. They can energise you by increasing your circulation and they are also good at developing chest, arm and core strength. When done correctly they can really help relieve and prevent back and neck pain and ...
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Traditional Australian Yoga of the 1980’s: a light-hearted look

Our last few posts have been a little on the serious side so this one is a little more light-hearted… This is classic australian yoga of the 1980’s – well sort of – there is a series of handstands and a spinning headstand and Humphrey B Bear doing hanumanasana (the ...
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