The Five Tibetan Rites: for Healing, Longevity and Rejuvenation.
The five Rites of Rejuvenation are described extensively in the book ‘Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth’ (1985) by Peter Kelder or in ‘The Eye of Revelation’, as it was originally known (1939). The original “The Eye of Revelation” contains, not only, the original manuscript contents and drawings, but also the Sixth Rite. Buy the eBook or Download.
Tibetan Buddhist monks who lived in a remote and isolated monastery in the Himalayas practiced these five exercises for thousands of years to help them live long and healthy lives… longer than most people can imagine living. The Tibetan Rites can be described as a modified Yoga program. As we know, Yoga is a science that unites body, mind and spirit. Therefore, the rites work on all 3 dimensions of our being… healing body, emotions and mind. They activate and stimulate the seven Chakras (auric body) that in turn stimulate all the glands of the endocrine system (physical body) which is responsible for the body’s overall functioning and aging process. The rites, when performed regularly and on a daily basis, with proper breathing, stimulate the circulation of essential life force energy throughout the body. These rites promote ultimate well-being… a wonderful way to keep your physical body in shape and awaken your mind to experience greater mental alertness during your daily activities.
The benefits of these Tibetan Rites, as stated in the book, include looking much younger; sleeping soundly; feeling refreshed and energized; release from serious medical problems including difficulties with spines; relief from joint problems; release from pain; better memory; arthritis relief; weight loss; improved vision; greatly improved physical strength, endurance and vigor; improved emotional and mental health; enhanced sense of well being and harmony; and very high overall energy.
The Tibetan Rites are easy to do and will take you 10 to 20 minutes. Each of the five movements can be performed from one to 21 times, not more. Find a quiet place, wear comfortable clothes that don’t restrict your movement. Depending on your fitness level, you are advised to start gently, doing only what is easy and comfortable for you (about 3 repetitions of each rite) and then build up the number of repetitions gradually till you reach the maximum number for each rite, 21. The process normally takes 2- 3 weeks in order to accustom the body to these movements.
Do the Five Rites exercises every day. The maximum you should skip is one day each week. If the exercises are done less than six days each week, the results will be greatly reduced. For maximum benefit, do the exercises before breakfast in the morning, if at all possible. If this is not possible do them anytime during the day. A sugar free and low fat diet is an important support when integrating the “Five Rites” exercise program into your life. Check for Digestive Food Sensitivities and eliminate all foods you do not digest easily.
Important Note: 21 is the maximum of each exercise you should ever do. If you want to enhance your program, do the exercises at a faster pace, but do not do more than 21 of each exercise per day. Doing more than 21 repetitions of each exercise in any given day will affect your chakras negatively and can create imbalances in your body.
Below, you will find written descriptions of how to perform each Rite, along with the correct breathing technique. Also, i have included pictures to assist with each rite, along with a youtube video. Enjoy your rejuvenation!
Rite 1: Stand upright with your arms outstretched, horizontal to the floor, palms facing down. Your arms should be in line with your shoulders. Spin clockwise. Keep your eyes looking directly in front of you, do not focus on any one point, let your vision blur as you spin. . Gradually increase number of spins from 1 spin to 21 spins.
Breathing: Inhale and exhale deeply out of your stomach as you do the spins.
As you inhale, your stomach should blow up as if blowing up a balloon. As you exhale, breathe out all the air from your stomach, it should be void of air. Check “The art of Breathing”. When you stop spinning, breath even more deeply from your stomach until your head stops spinning and your balance returns to normal.
Rite 2: Lay down on your back with your arms to your side, palms down, keep your legs straight, flex your feet. Begin your inhalation, raise your head off the floor tucking your chin to your chest. Lift your legs, knees straight, into a vertical position. Begin your exhalation and slowly lower the legs and head to the floor, always keeping the knees straight. Repeat up to 21 times. Move at a nice steady rhythm without stopping.
Breath In: Raising your legs and head
Breath Out: Lowering your legs and head
Rite 3: Kneel with your legs together, arms extended down by your thighs, palms on the inside of your thighs, tuck your chin to your chest. Begin your inhalation, move the head and neck backward, arching the spine. Your toes should be curled under through this exercise. As you arch, brace your arms and hands against the thighs for support. Begin your exhalation, start to come forward back to kneeling position with your head back up in the straight position. Repeat up to 21 times.
Breath In: Going backward
Breath Out: Coming forward
Rite 4: Sit on the floor, legs straight out in front of you, a little less than shoulder width apart, arms down by your sides with hands extended flat on the ground and fingers pointed forward. Tuck your chin forward to your chest. Begin your inhalation, raise your body off the ground while bending your knees, arms remain straight. Continue to raise your buttocks until your trunk and thighs are parallel to the ground, drop your head back then tense every muscle in your body. Begin your exhalation and return to sitting position with your head dropped forward.
Breath In: Raising off the ground
Breath Out: Returning back to sitting position
Rite 5: Lie down with your face down to the . You will be supported by palms down against the floor and the toes in the flexed position (push-up position). Begin your inhalation, Start with your arms perpendicular to the Floor, and the spine arched, so that the body Is in cobra position. Lean your head back, do not let any of your body touch the ground except for your toes and hands. Begin your exhalation, bend at the hips, bring the body up into an inverted “V”. At the same time, bring the chin forward, tucking it into the chest (Downward facing Dog ). Try to put your feet flat on the ground. Begin your next inhalation and repeat up to 21 times. Throughout this rite, the hands and feet should be kept straight.
Breath In: Raising hips up into an ^ shape – downward dog.
Breath Out: Hips down & head coming up into cobra.