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 …

SBO Pranayama

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 …

SBO Figure8 Core Strength

An exercise: Core strength by moving from the core

The exercise I show here is really good for strengthening your abdominal muscles as well as the muscles of your arms, your legs, your neck and your trunk. If practised at your appropriate level you can help relieve pain in your lower back, your upper back and your neck. This can also be especially good for enhancing the health of …

salute to the sun moon

Revisiting the Salute to the Sun and Moon

Here is the broken down version of the ‘Salute to the Sun’ Sequence (Surya namaskars vinyasa). Each of the postures with letters in front of them are the more accessible first stage of each major posture, that should be mastered first, and then the postures with an asterix (*) in front of them are more challenging or more advanced version of the …