With our busy lifestyles it can be difficult to find the time to stay in shape or at the very least stretch our muscles. In the morning I have trouble finding the time to properly floss let alone find time to make it to the gym before work; however, I still want to feel good about myself. It wasn’t until I found out about the Five Tibetans that I started waking up just 10 minutes early to create a whole new reenergized me.
Though I am involved in various exercise programs, such as Zumba, I still yearned for a fresh start to my day and a healthier lifestyle (not just regarding my eating habits). The Five Tibetans helped me do this. I don’t just recommend you take my word for it, I recommend you give it a try yourself.
Here are some concepts I looked at before choosing to routinely partake in the practice of the Five Tibetans:
I wanted to know…
What is the Five Tibetans?
It was incredible to learn that the Five Tibetans date back to 1939. It was founded by Peter Kelder who wrote a book called “The Original Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation.” In this book, Peter gave five rites to rejuvenation (with a sixth rite added later). Since the Tibetans deem twenty-one as a mystical and perfect number, Peter has each rite repeated twently-one times. (It is recommended that one starts at a lower repetition and works their way to the full twenty-one.)
I personally chose to start off doing each rite five times. After a week I was doing each rite twenty-one times. I even timed it. It took me approximately eight minutes to finish the original five rites. When adding the sixth rite, It took almost ten minutes.
What are the five rites?
- Head and Leg Raises
- Upward and Downward Dog
- *Deep Breathing
Take a look at the rites in action:
Give it a try! Let me know how you feel after practicing the Five Tibetans.