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Starting Yoga Practice – Part 4

Simon Borg Olivier Interview Part 4 – Starting Yoga Practice View Part 1 here View Part 2 here View Part 3 here View Part 5 here View Part 6 here Thanks to Chris Johns​ who has kindly filmed and edited these videos

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My best meditation ever – Simon Borg-Olivier

SCIENCE EXPERIMENT: My best meditation ever after first holding my breath in for 6 minutes: My breathing was scientifically tested in a laboratory at RMIT University. I was hooked up to a calorimeter with a gas mask to measure energy use in terms of the oxygen and carbon dioxide levels In my expired air. THE EXPERIMENT: 1. Breathe more than …

How To Meditate

Simon was recently asked by Move123 to record a basic Meditation video. Listen  as he guides you through the basics of meditation through breath-control, relaxation and focus. Visit Move 123 at http://www.move123.com.au/ The Secrets of Meditation: Meditation is where there is ‘stillness in mind’, ‘stillness in breath’, you are totally comfortable, totally alert and there is lots of energy and …

How to Handstand

It may be a surprise to some that the common household ‘triangle posture’ has surprisingly so much in common with how to lift up slowly into a handstand, starting by leaning into the palms with your elbows straight, your shoulders over your fingers, with your heels raised and your toe tips initially on the floor. Some tips to begin both …

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 …

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Hillary is doing yoga!

Hillary is doing yoga! What I said to the SMH about this: I was just interviewed for the Sydney Morning Herald by excellent Journalist Sarah Berry about the story that Hillary Clinton has been doing alternate nostril breathing to calm her. She made a lot of claims about the supposed benefits and a few people have also asked me what …

3 Minute Sequence from Simon Borg-Oliver – Feel Really Good!

This is a 3 minute sequence of posture, movement and breathing that is safe, accessible and effective for most normal adults living in the modern world. It can make you feel really good! More Information All the movements are active and each movement begins at the core (the seat of the enteric nervous system just in front of the L5-S1 …

What you need to know about Shoulder Stands with Simon

  In a shoulder-stand it is best if the neck does not actually touch the floor. This is ideally a type of resistance work. The position is one of having the head ‘downwards’ towards the chest and the neck ‘backwards’ away from the chest. But you should be trying to resist and escape from this position by trying to move …