Is there any way I can reduce the pressure in my head during headstand?

I have been asked the following question about inverted postures and headstand in particular. Here is my short general answer: QUESTION: Is there any way I can reduce the pressure in my head during headstand? MY ANSWER: Headstand is an advanced posture and should not be attempted by most people. It requires adequate neck and upper body strength, adaptation to …

Mobilise your spine with the Salute to the moon sequence

Salute to the moon with Simon Borg-Olivier from Yoga Synergy on Vimeo. The ‘Salute-to-the-moon Sequence’ (Candra namaskara vinyâsa) is a very effective exercise to build arm strength while mobilising the spine and releasing your psoas muscle. *** Instructions and notes on how to execute the ‘Salute-to-the-moon Sequence’ (Candra namaskara vinyâsa): • Stand in the ‘Mountain posture’ which is also known …

Yoga Therapy for Hip Problems

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-50181155 The link above is an article from the BBC that is reporting a high incidence of hip injuries in many yoga practitioners and teachers. Our Synergy Teacher and Journalist in the UK, Eva Kincsei has written the following after reading this article … “Simply contorting your body into fancy postures does not give you yoga. Especially, if your yoga …

BOOK NOW FOR ONLINE TEACHER TRAINING

We have adapted our highly acclaimed 200 hr Teacher Training program into an Online Teaching program for the current circumstances. Due to changed rules during this COVID-19 pandemic, Yoga Alliance have  allowed our online Teacher Training courses to be certified. Learn a scientifically based method for practicing Yoga and for Yoga teacher training called the ‘Yoga Synergy Method’. Develop a …

FREE Class with Simon Borg-Olivier March 3rd

REGISTER HERE Safe, Accessible & Effective Ashtanga Vinyasa Practice Register online here. https://bit.ly/3dGqXGB Amongst other things Simon will be showing you ways of relieving knee problems preventing and recovering from hamstring tears and strains, and avoiding and healing from lower back pain. Hi I’m Simon Borg-Olivier, Physiotherapist and Co-Director of Yoga Synergy. After 35 years teaching experience and my in …

NEW Online Course – Ashtanga Vinyasa

NEW ONLINE COURSE from Yoga Synergy. Try a FREE Lecture. Asthanga Vinyasa Whether a novice, advanced practitioner or long-time teacher, you will benefit greatly from this online course. You will have 16 weeks access to the course material. You will learn: In depth explanation and instructions on how to use 18 different bandhas in your practice to improve strength, flexibility …

Get ready for Summer with the Ether sequence

Join Bianca, Eriko, Tamara and Catherine for Yoga at Newtown. We’re running 8 week pre-booked courses. BOOK ONLINE We welcome newcomers and have different levels of class. With this system you will be working on one sequence for the 8 weeks, building up to a silent flow through practice together to music! We have a COVID-19 Safety Plan, so there’s …

Online Teacher Training now approved by Yoga Alliance

Due to changed rules during this COVID-19 pandemic, Yoga Alliance have  allowed our online Teacher Training courses to be certified. We have adapted our highly acclaimed 200 hr Teacher Training program for the current circumstances. Join us for your ONLINE 200h Training. More information here. ONLINE COURSES FOR 24/7 ACCESS Start your Yoga teaching journey with our highly acclaimed online courses …

Air Sequence Starts 3rd August in Newtown

Join us for Air sequence – starting on in Newtown on Monday 3 August. The sequence will go for 9 weeks (teachers, times and booking link below). Students and teachers are loving our return to the original Synergy course format. The energy and focus with the one consistent group is a really special thing so come along and experience it …

3 linked postures to improve strength and flexibility

3 linked postures to improve strength and flexibility of your arms, legs and core that are great at relieving back and knee pain and giving great energy. In this sequence you can see me rolling my spine and trunk in a way that strengthens my core and regulates my breath for enhanced heart rate variability for enhanced energy and internal …