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) The Yoga Synergy style of yoga, also simply known as YogaSynergy, is traditional hatha yoga with an understanding from exercise based physiotherapy. Our unique style of yoga is very fluid and dynamic and has been developed in Sydney since the 1980’s by Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss. It incorporates all …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Yoga and Smoking – How to reduce your urge to smoke

SIMPLE BREATHING EXERCISES TO COMPENSATE FOR THE NEGATIVE EFFECTS OF SMOKING AND TO REDUCE THE URGE TO SMOKE 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 …

Stretch Dance Move Film Repeat

Have you got it all figured out? We love this video  filmed and edited by Alessandro Sigismondi and featuring Simon Borg Olivier and many other inspiring Yogi’s and Dances. More info: https://sigismondiphotography.com Other Videos

Sharing Good Energy Workshop with Simon Borg-Olivier 14th – 16th June 2019

For our friends near the Byron Shire 6pm – 9pm Friday 14th June – Sharing Good Energy and Loving Information Through Your Body as a Model for Your Life9am – 12pm Saturday 15th June – Energising, Strengthening and Calming 1pm – 4pm Saturday 15th June – Circulating Energy and Information 9am – 12pm Sunday 16th June – Dynamic Rejuvenation and Relaxation 1pm – 4pm Sunday 16th June – …

Controversial Article…Simon’s response

A recent article (cited below), which has already been shared hundreds of times, has sparked so much controversy and discussion, both positive and negative. Please read the article and my response below and let me know what you think. I attach the article link here … https://livehealthy.ae/gymnastics-contortion-yoga/   Posted here is the photo (which headlines the article), showing me in …