The Sad Passing of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

Posted on our facebook site by Simon Borg-Olivier on May 20, 2009 at 6:59am In case you had not heard two days ago Sri K. Pattabhi Jois passed away. He was such an great man and has such influence on most people doing some sort of hatha yoga in the world ...
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Yoga and Nutrition

Posted on our facebook site by Naomi Nina Silove on March 31, 2009 at 4:39pm Dear Bianca, Simon and others involved in the creation of this group, Thank you so much for putting time into this wonderful resource.  I am wondering whether you advocate particular nutritional principles that you find complementary ...
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Use of props – useful? a tool for bettering the foundation of a pose? a way to avoid injury?

Posted on our facebook site by Danielle Anagnostaras on March 17, 2009 at 9:33pm What are thoughts, theories and beliefs about straps, blocks, bolsters, blankets? Posted on our facebook site by Simon Borg-Olivier March 18, 2009 at 9:34pm Hi Danielle, Thank you for your question. It is a good one. Props ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to use simple yoga to compensate for the negative effects of smoking without actually trying to give up.

Written by Simon Borg-Olivier, 10th March 2009 If you are smoker and don’t want to actually give up right now here are some simple things you can do to address some of the negative effects of smoking. The essence of yoga is ‘balance’ and ‘mental flexibility’. I feel that in ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to do the Upward Facing Dog Pose Correctly and Safely: Video instruction by Simon Borg-Olivier

As physiotherapists and long time yoga teachers Bianca and I believe that incorrectly performed upward facing dog poses are the cause of many lower back and neck problems in yoga. We also feel that most people do not perform this quite difficult posture safely or effectively, and although when practiced ...
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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 ...
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