Can you inhale 1 minute then exhale for 1 minute?

“It is only if you can somehow reduce your resting minute ventilation to less that one full breath per minute (or ideally one full breath every two or more minutes) that the benefits of this type of practice really begin to show up.” Simon Borg-Olivier. My regular morning breath-control sequence for the last few years is to very slowly breathe …

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 …

SBO Pranayama

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 …

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 …

Don’t Lock Your Core … Move From Your Core

Be firm but calm. Move from your ‘core’. Breathe from your ‘core’. Open your ‘heart’ from your ‘core’. In this blog we discuss how to move towards advanced postures safely and effectively. More importantly, we discuss how, if you learn to move in the way described here, you don’t need to do advanced postures to get the main benefits of yoga on …

Why After Ten Years of Teaching Yoga We Became Physiotherapists

By Simon Borg-Olivier Fit, healthy and natural people move easily without the heart racing and while hardly breathing and move without sensations of  stretching or tensing muscles as they move easily during their activities. This is what defines them as fit and healthy and also is part of what allows them to feel connected physically and energetically in a state we could call ‘yoga’ (union). However, …