Five Tibetan Rites Exercise procedure , benefits and breathing has been explained here. Read this amazing Tibetan Monks Youth Shower technique and stay young forever
If you are a regular reader of this website, then you must have seen that we have provided so many health based home remedies and yoga asana to stay healthier forever.
This article is written to explain to you about a new type of exercise. This exercise is similar to the Yoga , but has some variations as compared to yoga.
What is Five Tibetan Rites
Five Tibetan Rites are simply five positions, which can be done in 20 minutes. If you practice this daily, then it can yield you a healthier life, long lasting youth and better age expectancy.
These 5 Tibetan Rites are practiced by Dalai lama daily without any gap in all these years. And you can see the Dalai Lama is a very healthy and happy man to this world.
Origin of Five Tibetan Rites or Fountain of Youth
Five Tibetan Rites or Fountain of Youth is a form of exercise founded 2500 years ago. We are living in 2020, and we haven’t gained much history details about our civilization, but tibetans have preserved an art form from last 2500 years.
Tibetan Rites was Introduced to West in 1939
A book named Eyes of Revelation written Peter Kilder in 1939 has introduced Tibetan Rites in the west. The writer of the Book claims that when a man traveled to Tibet and spend some time in a Tibetan temple, he came to know this health practice. The lamas (Tibetan Monks) of the temple practice these poses.
The set of movements in yoga are termed as Vinayasa. It is basically as blend of two asanas which when done together and doing both creates it as a dance or Tai Chi like movement.
The man who spends his time in theTibetan Temple has kept his name secret because he doesn’t want him to be called as founder of Tibetan Rites.
A pseudo name is given to the man as Colonel Bradford. He described his journey in Tibet about when he met a Lama who taught him about the rhythmic movements to lead a happy and healthy life for a longer time.
Colonel Bradford has brought the art after World War One. This has been telecasted on various T.V. Shows to make it popular in the west society.
Some Basic Benefits of Five Tibetan Rites
- Creating Detox
- Chakras Balancing
- Slows the Aging Process
- Better Sleep
- Better Memory
- Improves mental and emotional control in the life
- Helps in Joint Pain and its respective diseases
- Increases core strength and coordination
Many Yoga practitioners have supported this exercise form for better life. He says
“Perhaps they come from Nepal or northern India…As the story has it, they were shared by Tibetan lamas; beyond that I know nothing of their history. Personally, I think these exercises are most likely Tibetan in origin. The issue at hand, though, is not the lineage of the Five Tibetans. The point is [!their!] immense potential value for those who will clear 10 minutes a day to practice.”
If a small exercise is helping people in leading a better life, then we do not need to argue in its origin story. The fact is people who did this from years have seen visible improvement in the body and mind.
The Five Rites Exercise Program
If you are interested to practice this at your home or near, then you can do it after reading about the process and precautions related to it.
- If you are naive beginner in the practice of yoga, then you should start with very slow speed.
- Before you start , you must take a suggestion from your doctor , if you are suffering from any serious disease.
- Rite 4 & 5 is very strictly limited to fit people. If you are overweight or an inactive person for a long time, then do not practice Rite 4 & 5.
How To start Tibetan Rites
Instructions before you start
- The maximum repetitions of any exercise must be less than 21.
- Doing more than 21 repetitions can affect your body in negative ways and create and chakra imbalance.
- As you are doing some repetitions less than 21, then you should be ending at an odd number. Ending at odd number helps in chakra balancing.
- Controlling your breath is one of the key factors of this practice. Inhale during the exertion and do exhale during the release.
- If someone is not able to do the exact pose as instructed, then he can do a variation of it to get some benefit.
Rite 1: Tibetan Spin
Follow these steps to practice the Rite 1
- Stand straight with your arms on each side on the floor and palm down.
- Lift your index finger and keep your eyes on it as it spins. It helps in constant body balance.
- Now you can spin your body in any direction you feel suitable. Count your number of rotations and stop with an odd rotation or you can complete 21 rotations, if you like.
Rite 2: Prone To Upward Staff Pose
Rites 2 is to be done as follows
- Lie on the floor on your back and face to the top.
- Put your palms on the floor.
- Now lift your head and touch your chin to the chest.
- During this, raise your legs vertically and straighten your knees.
- Now slowly lower the legs and head to the same position.
- Repeat the process for odd number of repetition or total of 21 times.
Rite 3: Rabbit To Camel Pose
- Kneel on the floor with toes curled and tuck your forehead toward your knees.
- Now bend your back and tuck your belly towards your spine like a rabbit.
- Lift your chest and extend it to your head. Try to tilt your body as much you can.
- This can be extended by placing your palms on the butts top to keep some pressure.
- Now come back to your initial position.
- Repeat the steps for odd repetitions or maximum of 21
Rite 4: Staff To Upward Plank Pose
- Sit on the floor with straight legs and feet should be hip width apart i.e. Staff Pose
- Your palms and fingers must be facing towards the feet.
- Tuck your chin to the chest and put your head back.
- Raise your body and bend knees while the arms should be straight.
- Your body should do an upward plank.
- This pose can be varied as a bridge pose.
- Maximum 21 repetitions should be done or an odd repetition should be practiced.
Breathing must be synched by the pose. Inhale as you rise up in the pose and exhale as you release in the pose.
Rite 5: Upward Dog To Downward Dog
This one is not recommended to people who are new to yoga and do not have much flexibility in their body. Those who have practiced yoga for some time, can do this one.
These poses are
- Upward Dog Pose
- Downward Dog Pose
This is done by inhaling in Ashtanga Namaskar pose and keeping feet a little apart. The legs are stretched out straight and the toes must not be tucked.
The weight of the body is supported by hand with outstretched arms and hips on the ground. The neck and back is tilted and gaze is aligned upwards.
This pose is done by heads down and touching the floor. The body weight is balanced on the palms and feet. Arms are stretched in forward direction and a width equal to the shoulders. Feet must be one foot apart and legs must be straight, Raise the hips as higher as much as you can. .
Safety while doing Tibetan Rites
All exercises comes with an instruction manual. People who are suffering from some serious diseases are limited to the practice of Tibetan Rites.
Stay Alert if you are suffering from any problems specified below.
- If you are suffering from any heart or breathing problems, then you must practice the Tibetan Rites after consulting your doctor.
- People who are suffering from any neurological problem like Alzheimer or Parkinson disease are suggested to not practice this. This can put you in more problems than getting any benefits.
- If your body is more drizzly than normal, then it is strongly recommended not to practice. This can cause you various serious medical injuries like vertigo, circulatory issues and nausea.
- A pregnant woman is not allowed to do such exercise, as it can affect the baby’s health.
- A person who has gone for surgery recently must not practice this.
Five Tibetan Rites can be be useful to the human health , if you practice daily. This has been very popular in the western countries from last few years. If you found this article , useful or you have any query then please comment here. Also share it with your friends.