WELLNESS & FITNESS TALK
Tibetan Five Rites~Fountain of Youth
The story goes that Tibetan Buddhist monks in a remote and isolated monastery in the Himalayas have practiced these five exercises for thousands of years to help them live long and healthy lives.
The five exercises are easy to do and produce an alert feeling in both body and mind. You are advised to start gently, doing only what is easy and comfortable for you, and to build up the number of repetitions of each exercise gradually. The process should normally take 2- 3 weeks in order to accustom the body to these movements.
Performing the five rites with 21 repetitions each will take you from 10 to 20 minutes.
A good time to practice the rites is in the morning, after of before taking a shower. You will find that practicing the five Tibetans in the morning will make you feel more energetic and fresh during the rest of the day. You will also experience greater mental alertness during your daily activities.
It is best to do all five exercises one after the other in the order given below. And to practice them every day.
An important part of the Tibetan exercises is a conscious synchronization of breathing while performing physical activity. Before beginning the exercises, practice the basic
4 - stage breathing technique.
Hold filled lungs.
Hold empty lungs.
Remember: Do the exercises with JOY!
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