We tend to throw tons of money away in search of a product to make us youthful and aid with the process of age. The five Tibetan rites are simple and easy exercises that you could do at home without wasting money, as it is also known as the “Fountain of Youth.”
The 5 Tibetan Rites has endless stress-reducing and youth and vitality preserving benefits. It helps to balance your body, clarity of the mind, as well as strengthens and stretches all your main muscles, improving all-round health and emotional well being.
The Rites is recommended to do in the mornings as it boosts your bodies energy flow. It is recommended to ease into the practice so it would be best to start by doing five to ten repetitions of each for about 10 minutes a day and build up to about 21 reps. Be conscious of your body and go slow if necessary.
Should you experience any pain or severe discomfort, you could look for ways to modify the movement or do fewer repetitions until you gain strength and stamina.
Remember to practice breathing during the exercises: Inhale and exhale deeply as you spin.
Rite 1: Sufi Whirling
While standing feet about 3 feet apart and your arms outstretched to the side in line with your shoulders, and palms facing down. Spin clockwise as fast as you can. Should you get a bit dizzy stop or slow down.
Rite 2: Leg Raises
Lay on the floor in a reclining position. Extend your arms on your side with your palms pressing onto the floor on both sides of your hips. Should you suffer from lower back issues, then place your fingers underneath your sacrum.
Inhale deep while lifting your chin to your chest simultaneously lift your legs without bending your knees into a vertical position. Should you wish, you could extend your legs over your body towards your head.
While exhaling lower your legs and head to the floor with straight legs and your feet together and repeat.
This Rite strengthens your abs and stimulates your energy center, which is associated with your pancreas.
Rite 3: Recovery Posture
Kneel on the floor. The upper part of your feet should be facing the floor. Your hips aligned over your knees and your hands touching the backs of your thigh muscles. Tuck your chin towards your chest.
Inhale deep while sliding your hands down on your thigh muscle and lift the top of your rib cage and arch your back with your head and shoulders. Here you should be bending your upper back more than your lower back.
Exhale slowly while returning to an upright position and repeat.
This Rite, opens your heart, throat, and solar plexus, as well it aids with cleansing and balancing your emotions.
Rite 4: Table Top Posture
Sit on the floor in a seated position with your legs extended straight out in front of you, feet about 12 inches apart with your spine erect and palms flat on the floor next to you on either side. Fingers should point towards your feet.
Inhale deep while dropping your head back gently and raise your torso. Bend your knees, and your arms should remain straight to come up in a tabletop position.
Exhale and return to your sitting position and repeat.
This Rite increases energy to your sacral region, which will strengthen your thighs and glutes.
Rite 5: Inverted-V
From the tabletop position, you can walk a good few inches and then tuck your toes under you so that you are on the balls of your feet and your arms outstretched.
Inhale while straightening your legs, arch your back and lean your head backward and your rib cage forward into the V-shape position. Try not to touch the ground with any part of your body, except for your hands and toes.
While exhaling move into Downward-Facing Dog pose by bending at the waist into an inverted V-shape. Straighten your arms and legs while tucking your chin towards your chest.
This Rite revitalizes the energy centers of your body.
Once you have completed the Rites, close your eyes, and let your blood circulate through your body. Do this in a neutral position on your back. Alternatively lay on your stomach with your arms stretched out shoulder length and your chin on the ground.
Once your breathing returns to normal, you can begin your daily routine.
Never push yourself to the point of exhaustion. Take it slow and building up your reps daily.
Did you know:
The Tibetans consider 21 a sacred number. Hence the exercises are in repetitions of 21. Apparently, The 5 Tibetan Rites is more than 2,500 years old and is a form of yoga similar to the yoga series which originated in India. It’s believed that The Rites have circulated amongst yogis for decades.