Five Tibetan Rites For Healthy Weight Loss
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History Of Five Tibetan Rites
The five tibetan rites is a unique set of exercises that was discovered in the early 1900's by a British army colonel, Colonel Bradford. He lived in Himalayan monastery and had learned it from Tibetan monks.
Today they are practiced around the world and are claimed to preserve youth, balance hormones and keep your body fit and healthy.
In 1939, Peter Kelder published "The Original Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation," with detailed instructions on how to perform the exercises. Mr. Kelder has since updated the book to "The Eye of Revelation - The Original Five Rites of Rejuvenation."
Benefits Of Five Tibetan Rites
The most important feature of Five Tibetan Rites is that they help you maintain your hormones in balance. This in turn ensures that you have proper metabolic exchange and healthy body weight.
In addition, medical research has uncovered convincing evidence that the aging process is hormone-regulated. The five ancient Tibetan rites are said to normalize hormonal imbalances in the body, thereby holding the key to lasting youth, health, and vitality.
The rites stimulate the energy system in the body, wake up the endocrine glands, and get energy moving from your core outward to your extremities.
The theory behind the rites is that your energy is stored and lies at the base of your glands and that these rites access that energy in a very efficient, fast, and user-friendly way.
The Five Tibetans create complete energy distribution to all organs, nerves and glands. For thousands of years, medical practitioners believed that the body has seven essential energy centers which correspond to the seven endocrine glands, that are in charge of producing hormones.
In Hinduism endocrine glands also called chakras.
Energy, Hormones and Seven Chakras
The first chakra is Muladhara chakra and it is responsible for adrenal gland. It is located at the base of the spine, beneath the sacrum.
The second chakra is Swadhisthana chakra. It is located at the tailbone slightly above the Muladhara chakra and it represents ovaries in females or testes in males.
The third chakra is Manipura chakra and it is located at a navel region. It represents pancreas.
The forth is Anahata chakra or thymus. It is positioned at the heart region.
The fifth chakra is Vishuddha chakra or thyroid. It is positioned at the neck region.
The sixth chakra is Ajna chakra; it is located at the eyebrow region and represents pituitary gland or hypophysis.
The seventh chakra is Sahasrara chakra; it is located at the top of the head or even a little above it and represents pineal gland or epiphysis.
How To Perform The Five Tibetan Rites
The Five Tibetan rites are comprised of five different exercises. Many practitioners add the sixth exercise that is aimed at bringing your sexual energy to harmony with the rest of your body.
Each Tibetan rite is focused at distributing energy to a certain endocrine gland. However, you will fully stimulate each gland only if you perform rites in combination with each other.
Each exercise may be performed up to 21 times. It is not necessary to repeat it more than 21 times because this is enough to reach a perfect energy flow through the body.
You may start with as little as 3 repetitions of each exercise and gradually increase the repetition. You will begin feeling energized even before you reach 21 repetitions. The entire routine can be completed in 5-10 minutes.
How To Breath During The Exercises
An important part of the Tibetan exercises is a conscious synchronization of breathing while performing physical activity. Before beginning the exercises, learn the basic breathing technique:
Inhale deep through your nose. Put your hand on your belly to feel your body filling with oxygen.
Hold filled lungs for a few moments.
Exhale long. Ideally your exhale should be twice as long. Keep your hand on your belly to feel how it descents
Hold empty lungs.
When you inhale try filling the lower part of your lungs with oxygen first and do same when you exhale. If you do it right your breathing will feel like a wave.
Try breathing through your nose, but if it is too hard start from inhaling through your nose and exhaling through the mouth.
No exercise should be so intense that it makes you feel exhausted. For example, if you are "loosing your breath", it indicates that your body is in an anaerobic (low oxygen) condition and that you should slow down.
When performing the rites, the main emphasis should be on breath synchronization with exercising and proficiency, rather than on speed and number of repetitions.
Some rites will seem easier than the others and you will be able to do them much faster.
Some call these rites isometric exercises. Although they are helpful in stretching muscles and joints and improving muscle tone, this is not their primary purpose.
Poor endocrine glands performance causes your body either to deteriorate, or it makes you feel anxious and exhausted. Hormonal imbalances produce abnormal health, deterioration, and old age.
The rites normalize endocrine glands functioning by keeping them working in harmony with each other and the rest of your body organs.
Watch the following video to learn how to perform the rites:
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