Back Pain during yoga. Can you suggest anything to help me?

I have been asked the following question about back pain doing postures. Here is my short general answer: QUESTION: I have difficulty breathing in when I drop back to a back arch (urdhva dhanurasana) from standing with my arms in the air (urdhva hastasana) as it aggravates my back pain. Can you suggest anything to help me? MY ANSWER: It …

Is there any way I can reduce the pressure in my head during headstand?

I have been asked the following question about inverted postures and headstand in particular. Here is my short general answer: QUESTION: Is there any way I can reduce the pressure in my head during headstand? MY ANSWER: Headstand is an advanced posture and should not be attempted by most people. It requires adequate neck and upper body strength, adaptation to …

Join Simon for a FREE Online Summit

Hi Yogis, Please join me in a FREE online gathering this April 7-11: The Yoga & Wisdom of Nature Summit, by Hanuman Academy. I am honoured to be one of 25 master yoga teachers, consciousness leaders and wisdom keepers chosen to discuss natural intelligence — how yoga at its roots is designed to connect us to our essential, natural Selves, …

Get on your head

Should you ‘get on your head’ or ‘off your head’?

Are you feeling ungrounded? and maybe a bit ‘Off your head’ from too much partying perhaps? Are you feeling lacking in lacking in self confidence? Well here is the solution… Get ‘onto your head’ (instead of ‘getting off your head’!) and build your self confidence by letting the ‘sun shine out of you’! by first ‘putting the sun into you’! …

Join us for the Earth Sequence

We look forward to seeing you on the mat for the Earth Sequence. Earth is the first of the 5 sequences, and is usually practiced at the beginning of the year after the holiday season to firmly put our feet back on the ground. Summer is hot and the practice needs to be responsive to this by being calm and …

has yoga lost it's soul in the west?

Has yoga lost its soul in the West?

Today I was asked ‘Has yoga lost its soul in the West?’ … Here is an answer I just wrote … I think that most people teaching modern yoga have good intentions and some modern yoga does seem to help some people for some time. However, I don’t think that what is mostly being taught under the banner of yoga …

Kickstart 2018 with our FREE Online Course to Boost Your Energy

NEW FREE Online Course – Boost your Energy in 2018 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 …