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 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 as the ‘Standing erect posture’ …

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 …

TANTRA – SEX & DRUGS & ROCK’N’ROLL? ? ?

Actually, HATHA YOGA is also known as the RIGHT HANDED PATH OF TANTRA. Are you really practising ASHTANGA YOGA or is it SAPTANGA YOGA 😊 HATHA YOGA = the RIGHT PATH OF TANTRA)? Here is a link to a great chat on these topics I just had with James Gopala on his podcast Gopala Yoga There are TWO SIDES OF …

FREE Air Sequence with Bianca

Even though we all seem to be spending more time sitting and on our screens WE PROMISE that if you get up off your chair and do more Yoga you will gain so many benefits and these difficult times will hold rewards. How does this sound?…. Your core and upper body strength have increased Your shoulders feel stronger, your hamstrings …

Ashtanga Vinyasa Online Course

I’ve got about 30 years of yoga practice with some excellent instructors both live and on-line, but this course (and the really excellent “84 Postures”) advances things to an entirely new level. Also, you can adapt it to your own body and expertise and it’ll protect you from being injured (and if you got hurt in the past you’ll probably …

Warm up with a FREE Online Class

We are practicing the Fire Sequence in class. For our non local friends you can always try our online classes: Purchase your Pass here. Or try a FREE Class below.  Fire Sequence is designed to be a heating dynamic energising practice to benefit you during the cold winter months. Fire is the transformative element!

Working In not Out with Simon Borg-Olivier

“You may hear me say in other posts that it is important to move lovingly, gently, without any sense of stress of stretch or tension and that is exactly what I am doing here. It’s what we should always do, work at our level. What is appropriate for our bodies in the here and now. This was twenty years ago….” …

The secrets to healthy blood flow while staying calm with Simon Borg-Olivier

Here I discuss the two main things that are important for health, happiness and long term health. These are having good blood circulation with a low heart rate and a calm balanced nervous system. It is important therefore to practice in a way that develops and maintains a stable, strong, mobile, functional body while moving good energy (healthy blood circulation) …

FREE Yoga Therapy Session with Simon Borg-Olivier

A new Yoga Synergy Online Workshop.  In this session, Simon Borg-Olivier, Co-Director of Yoga Synergy, will take you through some of the essential basics of yoga therapy. Watch the full session online. If you are sick or injured, we always recommend seeing a specialist, but sometimes, if you can’t get help elsewhere, you may need to help yourself with self-diagnosis …