Dangerous yoga

Posted on our facebook site by Simon Borg-Olivier on March 13, 2009 at 5:14pm I write this post in respons to Rick Bull’s post below – it is an interesting topic that I hope will generate discussion. I actually tried to pos it but facebook said the wall was unavailable to post – so that is another good reason to post …

A day in the life of a yoga mum – A balancing act

Vanita Connery interviewed me for Australian Natural Health Magazine – maybe some of you can relate to the balancing act of having munchkins and working! A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A YOGA MUM – A Balancing Act Written by Vanita Connery, Published in Australian Natural Health Magazine Feb 2009 A co-director of YogaSynergy, Bianca Machliss manages to run a …

Munchkin Yoga – kids at home

Posted on our facebook site  by Vitoria Borg-Olivier on March 10, 2009 at 8:54am The other day my little almost 2 year old munchkin Eric, heard me say “monkey” in a sentence not directed to him and then proceeded to lunge around the house for the next 5 minutes with his little arms in the air holding the branch (as …

Bandha questions

Posted on our facebook site by Peter Satitpunwaycha on March 5, 2009 at 12:22am Hi Simon, I was wondering if you could answer a couple of questions regarding bandhas. Please feel free to take you time as I know you’re quite busy! – When I watch you do various asanas in the advance sequence, you apply a lot of uddiyana bandha. …

Getting started

Posted on our facebook site by Genevieve Godwin on February 18, 2009 at 3:14pm I’m a bit of an outsider because I’ve only seen Simon doing a demonstration: I haven’t actually attended any classes (I live in regional NSW). I attend a weekly Ashtunga class and do as much as my rather short hamstrings will allow. I’d like to buy a …

Yoga Synergy: traditional hatha yoga with an understanding from yoga anatomy, yoga physiology and exercise-based physiotherapy

  by Simon Borg-Olivier MSc BAppSc(Physiotherapy)and Bianca Machliss BSc BAppSc(Physiotherapy) (A similar earlier version of this article has been published by ‘Australian Natural Health Magazine’) Below is an extract of  the first part of the complete article Click here to view/download a file (PDF) of the entire article with photos  The Yoga Synergy style of yoga, also simply known as …

Anatomy of Yoga

Read the article below for a simple to understand article by Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss written for Well Being Magazine on The Anatomy of Yoga. It explains the four main things you can do in a yoga pose around the nine main joint complexes in the body. This concept is elaborated in the YogaSynergy Text Book ‘Applied Anatomy and Physiology of …

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 …