Spinal Movements Sequence (Part 6): Lengthening the Spine and Bending Backwards (Spinal Extension)

This video is Part 6 of a YogaSynergy Spinal Movements Sequence taught by physiotherapist and Director of Yoga Synergy, Simon Borg-Olivier, which he teaches in person in courses throughout the world as well as Online in courses at RMIT University  and Online in courses at YogaSynergy called Yoga Fundamentals and Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga. Video Transcript: “Now I deepen the movements using hips and armpit muscles. Pushing the …

Spinal Movements Sequence (Part 16): Vinyasa – balancing forward bending with backward bending

This video is Part 16 of a YogaSynergy Spinal Movements Sequence taught by physiotherapist and Director of Yoga Synergy, Simon Borg-Olivier, which he teaches in person in courses throughout the world as well as Online in courses at RMIT University  and Online in courses at YogaSynergy called Yoga Fundamentals and Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga. Video Transcript: Each extension movement is followed by a flexion movement of the spine. …

Practical Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga Courses by Simon Borg-Olivier

Article By Simon Borg-Olivier: ‘Using your diaphragm to simultaneously enhance power, core stabilisation, relaxation, digestion, immunity and sexual function’: The diaphragm is a major muscle that is the key to internal power, as well as an often forgotten but very important contributor to core stabilisation. In addition, the diaphragm has important neurological control over the autonomic nervous system. Diaphragmatic breathing is …

Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Core Stabilisation

This is a beautiful video of Derek Ireland, who was an advanced Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga practitioner and a very noble man. Derek inspired many people in this world i think. When I went for my first trip to Mysore in the 1980’s to meet with Pattabhi Jois Derek was the first person I saw practice in the old Shala. He …

Surfing Kids Yoga: Do you let your kids walk all over you?

I have two passions in my life, family and yoga. What is better than joining them together. Playing with the kids while doing your yoga practice and they get a bit of exercise yoga at the same time. The video (best is to play it large so you get music) is of our son Eric (aged 3) playing on my …

How to move your arms and shoulders easily into bound lotus postures

The following two minute video is an extract from one of our lectures from our 120 hour Online Course ‘ The Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga’ showing how you can practically use theoretical information to make your yoga practice better. Essentially the video shows you how to make it easier to for a relatively stiff person to get into …