Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Carpe Diem #1206 Yoga (especially Tibetan 5 rites Yoga)

Dear Haijin, visitors and travelers,

Welcome at a new episode of our Haiku Kai. This month we are on a virtual journey through Tibet. That wonderful spiritual country in the Himalayans, Recently Hamish pointed it me to the Tibetan Yoga of the five (5) rites, a very strong and powerful way of Yoga in which you can revive yourself to the max. There are even some great results of rejuvenation told. I love to introduce to you this beautiful kind of Yoga.

Tibetan Yoga, the Five Rites
Tibetan Yoga comprises of 5 simple, yet dynamic yogic exercises called 5 Tibetan Rites, meditation, praanayam and positive thinking.
The Five Tibetan Rites is a yoga routine based on a ritual of exercises done by the Tibetan Lamas, which helped them to live very long and healthy life and to stay ever young. (They were developed over centuries in the monasteries of Tibet. In 1930 a retired British army officer, who learnt these from the Lamas, brought them to the west). They are now practiced around the world and are said to prevent aging. The entire routine can be completed in less than 20 minutes. An important part of the Tibetan exercises is a conscious synchronization of breathing while performing physical activity.
They balance the 7 chakras & regulate the hormonal output. They effect our digestive system, cardio vascular system, nervous system and respiratory system.

These low profile yogic secrets of the Lamas will unearth all the energies and an awesome power lying dormant within you, aligning it with the cosmic energy to give you the best of both mind & body.
History of Tibetan Yoga
Tibetan Yoga is the union of mind, body and spirit, & is based on Buddhism. The Godly Tibetan Lamas believe in living each moment to the fullest, i.e. to be consciously and totally present in every moment. These Lamas lived for 100 years and more but looked & felt like they were 50 years old. Their secret of eternal youth & vitality was a set of 5 simple yogic exercises called the ‘5 Rites' which were developed over centuries in the monasteries of Tibet.

What are those five Tibetan Rites? Let me tell you a little bit more about them. In this Tibetan Rites Yoga there are also a 6th and 7th rite, but those I will not bring here.
Tibetan rite 1
Tibetan Rite 1
"Stand erect with arms outstretched, horizontal with the shoulders. Now spin around until you become slightly dizzy. There is only one caution: you must turn from left to right." A tip for this is to look at the end of your right hand as a reference point.
Tibetan rite 2
Tibetan rite 2
"Lie full length on rug or bed. Place the hands flat down alongside of the hips. Fingers should be kept close together with the finger-tips of each hand turned slightly toward one another. Raise the feet until the legs are straight up. If possible, let the feet extend back a bit over the body toward the head, but do not let the knees bend. Hold this position for a moment or two and then slowly lower the feet to the floor, and for the next several moments allow all of the muscles in the entire body to relax completely. Then perform the Rite all over again."
"While the feet and legs are being raised it is a good idea also to raise the head, then while the feet and legs are being lowered to the floor lower the head at the same time."
Tibetan rite 3
Tibetan rite 3
"Kneel on a rug or mat with hands at sides, palms flat against the side of legs. Then lean forward as far as possible, bending at the waist, with head well forward—chin on chest. The second position of this Rite is to lean backward as far as possible. Cause the head to move still further backward. The toes will prevent you from falling over backward. The hands are always kept against the side of the legs. Next come to an erect (kneeling) position, relax as much as possible for a moment, and perform Rite all over again."
Tibetan rite 4
Tibetan rite 4
"Sit erect on rug or carpet with feet stretched out in front. The legs must be perfectly straight -- back of knees must be well down or close to the rug. Place the hands flat on the rug, fingers together, and the hands pointing outward slightly. Chin should be on chest -- head forward."
"Now gently raise the body, at the same time bend the knees so that the legs from the knees down are practically straight up and down. The arms, too, will also be vertical while the body from shoulders to knees will be horizontal. As the body is raised upward allow the head gently to fall backward so that the head hangs backward as far as possible when the body is fully horizontal. Hold this position for a few moments, return to first position, and RELAX for a few moments before performing the Rite again."
"When the body is pressed up to complete horizontal position, tense every muscle in the body."
Tibetan rite 5
Tibetan rite 5
"Place the hands on the floor about two feet apart. Then, with the legs stretched out to the rear with the feet also about two feet apart, push the body, and especially the hips, up as far as possible, rising on the toes and hands. At the same time the head should be brought so far down that the chin comes up against the chest. Next, allow the body to come slowly down to a ‘sagging’ position. Bring the head up, causing it to be drawn as far back as possible."
"The muscles should be tensed for a moment when the body is at the highest point, and again at the lowest point."

There are several claims of participants in these rites that they regained health, strenght and even regained youth. If that's true I don't know, but if it is true than for sure these rites are worth trying.
Isn't it awesome?
regaining youth
through the Tibetan rites
secrets reveiled
© Chèvrefeuille
This episode, sorry for the lenght of it, is open for your submissions tonight at 7:00 PM (CET) and will remain open until June 18th at noon (CET). I will try to publish our next episode, non-resistance, later on. For now ... have fun. Maybe try the rites yourself it takes only 20 minutes to do them all five.

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