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More great podcast info ☺️🙏Generating Energy Inside Your Body for Fitness, Internal Health, Well-being and Longevity:
I am honoured to have been invited to talk about this topic on the “Access Potential Podcast” of the brilliant and very capable John Marsh. John is a highly qualified exercise physiologist, personal trainer and elite athlete amongst other amazing things. We had such a great discussion and you can hear it by clicking on the link below.
In case you haven’t got time to listen to the entire podcast here are some of the topics we were discussing and the times we talk about them.
0:00:00 John Marsh’s introduction
0:03:00 Interview begins
0:05:15 Simon experiences of learning about posture, moving and breathing from childhood to now including the early introduction of breath-holding in free-diving and free-climbing from his father, his training over the next few decades with masters from Tibet, Japan, India, and China, as well as his decades of university studies in human biology and clinical experience as a physiotherapist.
0:22:00 The negative effects of most exercise forms on the immune system, digestive system system, the reproductive system and the unconscious mind and what you need to look for in your exercise to correct for these negative effects.
0:30:00 Energy generation in the body: The importance of increasing blood circulation without needing to increase heart rate: explanations of to use some of the other 12 pumps of blood in the body including the gravitational pump, the musculoskeletal muscle, and the co-activation pump (bandha).
Why muscles need to relax to allow blood flow.
0:34:00 The benefits of building up carbon dioxide, which include bringing more blood to the brain and heart, more oxygen from lungs to blood, calms.
0:36:30 How breathing less than you normally do while exercising improves aerobic metabolism and can give you 19 times more energy.
0:40:50 The elements of natural breathing and the benefits of restoring it; and why we need to breathe less than the equivalent of one full breath per minute in order to do better than nature offers us with our own natural breathing.
0:42:00 Improving internal health by increasing heart rate variability (HRV); why trying to change HRV by controlling your breathing doesn’t work for you unless you can comfortably also be able to breathe less than one full breathe per minute.
0:43:10 Simple postures and movements that increase blood flow and HRV while activating and regulating your muscles of breathing to make you breathe less than normal without causing physiological or mental stress.
0:47:00 Exercises and stress – The 12 bridges between conscious and unconscious; and how to make functional effective exercise that enables you to remain calm and stress-free while exercising.
0:54:00 Pelvic floor exercises; and why it’s more important for most people to relax the pelvic floor rather than over tighten it (unless their is obvious pelvic floor dysfunction such as incontinence).
0:56:30 How much does science say you need to get your heart rate up during your exercise – it’s not as much as most people need.
1:01:15 A simple functional approach to posture, movement and breathing for wellbeing, internal health, fitness and longevity.
1:13:15 How you still use these principles to make safe accessible high intensity exercise.
1:15:15 How even the most seemingly gentle and enjoyable to do exercise can be highly effective all on levels of these principles of posture, movement and breathing are applied.
Thanks to John Marsh for inviting me to his podcast and for stimulating such a great discussion. I can totally recommend checking out Johns website at www.johntmarsh.com/ and there you can access his other brilliant podcasts. It also following his excellent instagram page @johntmarsh
If you private message me I will send you a link to short video practice than can help you achieve some of the things I was discussing in this podcast.
If you would like to learn more here is a list of my forthcoming live and online training.
*** 19-28 July 2019:
Synergy 10 day workshop
Maine, Portland, USA
*** 10-12 August 2019:
Synergy 3 day workshop
*** 1-23 August 2019:
NowHere Yoga TTC 200 hour intensive residential teacher training (Simon teaching the last 100 hours)
Near Barcelona, Spain
*** 24-25 August 2019:
Synergy Weekend Workshop
*** 6-10 September, 2019
Synergy Workshop, Home of Yoga
*** 22 September 2019:
One day Synergy Workshop,
Ihana Yoga Melbourne, Australia
*** 24 September – 27 October 2019:
200/300/100 hour Synergy Intensive TT
Om Hum Retreat, Bali, Indonesia
*** 30 October – 10 November 2019:
Arava Festival and Synergy Workshops,
Israel (various locations)
*** 13-24 November 2019:
10 day Synergy Intensive Retreat
Paradise One Resort, Byron Shire, Australia
*** 26 November – 5 December 2019
64 hour Synergy Intensive training
*** 1-29 February 2020:
200 hour Synergy Intensive TT
Mandala Retreat, Goa, India
Yoga fundamentals / Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga / Therapeutic Applications of Posture, Movement and Breathing
For details please see the YogaSynergy website (www.yogasynergy.com) or private message me …