Introducing 84 Postures for Strength, Flexibility, Fitness and Longevity
Achieve body-mind unity with Simon Borg-Olivier, through his multidisciplinary approach and his physiotherapy-enhanced take on 84 key yoga postures that are commonly taught and practised in most modern yoga classes, fitness classes, and as many gymnastics, martial arts and dance classes. These practices result in strength, flexibility, fitness, internal health, well-being and longevity.
Simon Explains What He Is Doing In This Course
(Which was filmed in front of a live audience over a 24-hour set of sessions over 3 days)
- Anatomical precision for each of the 84 main postures & their many variations
- Physiological precision – Guiding principles for an efficient practice on a physiological level (eg. internal organs, immune system, hormones etc.) to enhance health, wellness & longevity
- Knowledge of opposing muscle co-activation (bandhas) – to protect your joints & control the flow of energy in your body
- Body alignment tailored for individual needs and overall safety in each posture
- Detailed instructions on how to work with each main joint complex (ankles, knees, hips, waist/lower back, chest/upper back, neck, shoulders, elbows & wrists) to enhance strength, flexibility & fitness
What You’ll Learn In 84 Postures for Strength, Flexibility, Fitness and Longevity
- the purpose of yoga
- practice guidelines
- the applied anatomy & physiology of yoga
- 18 bandhas (co-activations of opposing muscles around each joint complex)
- basic postures involving bending forward
- standing postures
- abdominal postures
- postures involving bending backwards
- postures with forward bending & backward bending components
- salute to the sun postures & movements
- floor postures
- inversions, preparations & effective neck releasing postures
- seated finishing postures
- seated meditation & supine relaxation
- led-practice session of simple postures
- demonstration of advanced postures
About Simon Borg-Olivier
Simon Borg-Olivier, MScBAppSc (Physiotherapy) APAM c-IAYT, has been practising traditional forms of posture, movement, breathing, and mental control for 50 years. He has been teaching for 38 years and has been a registered physiotherapist for 23 years.
Simon also works as a research scientist and a University lecturer. He has been regularly invited to teach about lifestyle, posture, movement, breathing and meditation at conferences, festivals and intensive teacher training courses internationally since 1990.
He is also co-director of YogaSynergy, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected yoga schools, which has a style based on a deep understanding of modern medical science and traditional forms of exercise and therapy from all over the world.
Simon has studied with great traditional masters from Tibet, Japan, India and China. Along with his business partner and fellow physiotherapist, Bianca Machliss, Simon has co-authored many books and scientific articles including ‘Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga’, which is the textbook for two undergraduate and postgraduate courses they teach at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.
Currently, Simon conducts intensive training courses in India, Bali, Europe and Australia. He also teaches many online courses on the applications of posture, movement and breathing and mental control, for fitness, internal health, wellbeing and longevity.
Whether a novice, advanced practitioner or long-time teacher, you will benefit greatly from this online course.