Making Triangle Pose (Trikonasana) the best posture ever

Utthita trikonasana is often taught as simple posture but it can be confusing to beginners and even teachers. If done incorrectly it can be at best ineffective and at worse dangerous for your knees and lower back. In this article we present instructions that make your body ‘Firm but calm’ (sthira sukham asanam) and while creating strength without tension and flexibility …

Fitness Life Magazine Article: Interview with Simon Borg-Olivier on Yoga Synergy Style

A scientist with a heart for all things yogic: Simon Borg-Olivier chats to Fitness Life Magazine about his obstacle-ridden journey to balance, his purist food philosophy and the style of yoga he developed to cater specifically to the needs of the Western physique Click here to view the complete Fitness Life Magazine Article on Yoga Synergy Style.

Hatha Yoga for Children with Asthma

by Simon Borg-Olivier & Bianca Machliss Yoga has a recorded history of at least five thousand years (Feuerstein, 1996). Hatha yoga involves the physical aspect of this ancient Indian science. Hatha yoga uses strengthening and stretching exercises, aerobic conditioning, and relaxation exercises, to help improve posture and breathing. The word ‘yoga’ means union, joining, or to link together as one …

Hatha Yoga Stretching and Muscle Strengthening Exercise

A Guide for Physiotherapists by Simon Borg-Olivier & Bianca Machliss (A paper Presented at “The Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference for Alternative Therapies”, at Byron Bay, Australia July 1997) Introduction Yoga has a recorded history of at least five thousand years (Feuerstein, 1996). Hatha yoga involves the physical aspect of this ancient Indian science. Some of the elements of Hatha yoga …

Yoga for Low-Back Pain: Complementary Medicine Journal Article

Simple yoga stretches and exercises can help alleviate one of the highest causes of sick leave, say physiotherapists Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss. Simon Borg-Olivier, MScBAppSc(Physiotherapy), and Bianca Machliss, BScBAppSc(Physiotherapy), are the directors of Yoga Synergy. These are diagrams from their 2005 article in the Journal of Complementary Medicine. Click on the diagrams to get the full enlarged views, or …