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Best postures for Pranayama

When you are practising seated meditation and/or breath-control exercises (pranayama) the most important thing is to be sitting in a comfortable pain-free position with a lengthened and relaxed spine and trunk. For most normal people the best way to do this is to sit up straight on a chair without leaning against the back of the chair. However, For those …

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

My friend, Francesca d’Enrico, has just published and 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 …

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OM – What’s it all about?

We chant OM at the beginning and end of every class. The symbol is everywhere, and although many of you enjoy the feeling and the unity that comes from a group chanting OM together, you’re probably also wondering what its all about!! Here’s some information to help deepen your understanding and connect your heart to this ancient sacred syllable.  AUM …

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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 …

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To Savasana or Not to Savasana

Ultimately the choice to lie down or rest for savasana is up to the individual and one must pay attention to the effect of doing or not doing it and see how the individual body responds in different circumstances – remember every moment and every practice is different so the aim of the practitioner is to learn to respond to …

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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 …