The key aspects of the meditative state

This is one of my favourite postures to practice on the beach. My legs are in the lotus posture so it’s quite hard to balance on the knees alone. But in the sand it can sometimes make it a bit easier. On the hard ground I mostly have to move my knees back and forth to stay balanced. Here on …

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 …

Yoga Synergy Scholarship for Abhishek Maurya

Please donate and help the wonderful Abhishek Maurya fulfil his dream to attend an internationally certified teacher training with Yoga Synergy in February 2020, India. Yoga Synergy is offering Abhishek a two-third tuition scholarship worth AUD$2574 / USD$1737). We are raising funds to cover his travel, food and accommodation. Any donation (large or small) will be very much appreciated. Our …

Training in Bali…..foot massage included!

We have an incredible group training with us in Bali right now!! We are honoured to bring together these dedicated Yogis from literally all over the world. Namaste. 🙏💓 Meanwhile at our teacher training in Bali… anyone for a foot massage?

Breathe new life into your Yoga practice

We are practicing the Air sequence in class. Join us! Air is the fourth of the 5 sequences, designed to lighten the body and spirit as we move out of the winter and into the spring. In Ayurvedic terms, Air (Vaayu ), the wind, is “backdrop” of our environment (the surroundings that we may not always notice). Air is the …

Simple Spinal Movements for Health and Wellbeing

* Appropriate movement can regulate breathing and enhanced circulation with profound calmness. * These simple combined spinal movements create synchronised patterns of expansion and contraction within the body that regulates your breathing provided you are relaxed. * If you simply allow the air to come in and out as you move through these 4 main linked positions you will notice …

8 SAFE, ACCESSIBLE & EFFECTIVE, TRUNK MOVEMENTS

Here are 8 SAFE, ACCESSIBLE & EFFECTIVE, TRUNK MOVEMENTS. This SPINAL SYNERGY is what we use as the basis for all our posture, movement and breathing. Please try and practice this. It can really help almost everyone on so many levels. Here are some instructions. (1) REST & RELAX THE TRUNK (2) LENGTHEN THE TRUNK/SPINE (3) LENGTHEN THE BACK TRUNK/SPINE …

Preparing for a Handstand

In this video I am practicing a simple combination of 6 spinal-trunk movements of (forward bending/backwards bending, lengthening/shortening, and expanding/contracting). These spinal wavelike movements are enough to keep me energised, strong and flexible. The handstand I do after these movements is simply just a byproduct at the end that I can choose to do when I wish. During the handstand …

Important for all Yoga Teachers

Yoga Teachers! Improve your yoga teaching and get CPD points – Alignment and Adjustment with Bianca Machliss. This is a must-do course for anyone teaching yoga! As you know, this aspect of teaching takes years to master so if you feel you need a refresher, I’d love to see you there. Book online What will you learn? The 7 key …

Control your tongue!

* I love doing tongue exercises. They are beneficial for you in so many ways. * The tongue is like the diaphragm in a special way. It is a ‘bridge’ between conscious and unconscious. * The tongue is also the end of the acupuncture meridians for the kidney. * It is often said that your ‘breathing’ can be a link …