Savasana Yoga Synergy Blog

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 …

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 …

Yoga synergy Blog headstands

Preparations and pre-requisites for headstand

In traditional yoga teaching you could only progress to a more advanced posture after you had satisfactorily demonstrated to your teacher that you could do the postures that have come before it. This guarantees that the new more advanced posture can be performed safely. To be adequately prepared for the Headstand (Sirsasana) you have to have first mastered  the ‘Shoulderstand posture’ (Salamba …

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 …