History of Tibetan Yoga
Tibetan Yoga is the union of mind, body and spirit, and 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 and felt like they were 50 years old. Their secret of eternal youth and vitality was a set of 5 simple yogic exercises called the ‘5 Rites ‘which were developed over centuries in the monasteries of Tibet.
In 1930 they were brought to the west by a retired British army officer, Corl. Bredford. who lived with the Lamas and practiced the 5 Rites for 3 years and returned looking many years younger. His friend, Peter Kelder, recorded the experiences of Bredford in a book called “The Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth”. Millions of people started doing the 5 Rites with amazing experiences of regaining youth, vitality, and of being cured of depression, arthritis, backache, diabetes, and digestive, respiratory, and heart problems.
Rustam and Razia Patel were introduces to the 5 Rites by a friend who had bounced back to perfect health after suffering from 3 heart attacks.
Impressed by this, Razia went to USA and took classes of Tibetan Yoga and brought back books and video of the 5 Rites.
Then both Razia and Rustam started doing the Rites and within weeks were cured of slip disc and spondilytis. They then started sharing Tibetan Yoga with their friends who also felt positive effect on their physical and mental health.
One lady who got very good benefits of doing the Rites wrote an article in the Times of India paper, and after reading that article 100s of people called wanting to learn the 5 Rites and that is how Razia started doing workshops to teach people Tibetan yogaand meditation.
The feedback that they got from the participants was dramatic….They all felt very energetic, got relief from neck and backache, reduced high blood pressure and diabetes, their concentration and efficiency improved, and they felt more positive.
“It is very heartening to hear ladies share that their husbands are returning home from work feeling fresh and energetic so their family and social life has improved”says Razia.
What is Tibetan Yoga
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 and 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 and body.
Five Tibetan Rites
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 youngand vibrant. They are simple yet highly energizing exercises which anyone of any age can do very easily. An important part of the Tibetan exercises is a conscious synchronization of breathing while performing physical activity.
They were brought to the west early in this century by a retired British army officer who learned them from Lamas and practiced them in a Tibetan lamasery. He himself became many years younger.
They are practiced around the world and very effective to prevent aging.
The Five Tibetans take a minimum of daily time and effort but can dramatically increase physical strength and suppleness as well as mental acuity. Even newcomers to yoga will experience the Five Tibetans’ liberating effect on the innate energetic power of the human body and mind. Regular practice of these exercises relieves muscular tension and nervous stress, improves respiration and digestion, benefits the cardiovascular system and leads to deep relaxation and well-being. The Five Tibetans can be a powerful vehicle not only for enlivening the senses but also for generating and harnessing vital energy for self transformation.</P’>
The entire routine can be completed in less than 20 minutes.
HOW DO “ 5 RITES ” WORK
The 5 Rites attract the universal energy into our body; balancing the 7 Chakras which promote the free flow of prana (chi energy) revitalizing our body and mind.
They activate endocrine glands regulating the hormonal output. 5 Rites work on the nervous, digestive, cardiovascular, and respiratory systems of our body.
Effects and Benefit of Asanas
The results reported by participants who did Tibetan yoga for just 15 days were as follows:
•Feeling very energetic and youthful so can work better and longer time without tiring.
•Concentration and memory improved.
•Felt relaxed and better able to cope with stress.
•Digestion and quality of sleep improved.
•Relief from backache, spondylitis, and arthritis.
•Weight, Blood pressure and diabetics brought under control.
•Great sense of well-being and overall fitness – no more depression.
Benefits of performing the rites
The Five Tibetan Rites have curative powers and that some of the benefits of regular daily practice include:
•Relief from joint pain and arthritis
•Relief from back pain and spondelitis
•Increase in physical strength, energy, endurance and vigor
•Improved physical and mental health
•Increased sense of well-being
•Relief from migraine headaches.
•Rejuvenation and looking and feeling younger.
•Vigor and vitality improves sex life.
Potential Benefits of the Five Rites :looking much younger; sleeping soundly; waking up feeling refreshed and energetic; release from serious medical problems including difficulties with spines; relief from problems with joints; release from pain; better memory; arthritis relief; weight loss; improved vision; youthing instead of aging; greatly improved physical strength, endurance and vigor; improved emotional and mental health; enhanced sense of well being and harmony; and very high overall energy.
For thousands of years, medical practitioners have maintained that the body has seven principal energy centers which correspond to the seven endocrine glands, also known as chakras. Chakras are essentially energies within spinning vortexes. As a vortex is increased, the life force becomes stronger and more directed.
Recent 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 chakras, and get energy moving from your core outward to your extremities. The theory behind the rites is that your kundalini (spiritual energy) is stored and lies at the base of your spine and that these rites access that energy in a very efficient, fast, and safe way.
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. The vortexes spin fast when we are young but as we age or if we are very stressed and don’t exercise, then these vortexes slow down. Slow and abnormal vortexes produces abnormal health, deterioration, and old age. The 5 Rites normalize the speed of the spinning vortexes by keeping them spinning at the same rate and working in harmony.
Acupuncture Meridian Balancing Yoga Techniques
Totally unique to this yoga, are techniques that balance the acupuncture meridians through a series of simple hand movements around your body. They take only a few minutes to do, but it helps you feel fantastic and healthy every day. We’ve actually measured the points with sophisticated scientific equipment, and seen the results (more below). If your meridians get out of balance or you feel drained during the day, you can quickly and easily re-balance yourself (you can even do it quickly in a closet during coffee breaks, or in the bathroom!).
More on Acupuncture Meridian Balancing Yoga Techniques
These energy yoga techniques have been demonstrated to have an effect similar to acupuncture and acupressure techniques, instantly, and without even having to touch the body. It doesn’t replace acupuncture, but once learned, you can effortlessly balance many of your own primary acupuncture meridians in just 2 or 3 minutes.
We aren’t making any health claims, but we’ve seen some amazing changes in micro amperage measurements of acupuncture points (a similar approach is used extensively by MD’s in Germany for both diagnosis and treatment).
For instance, we tested cigarette smokers. Their lung points indicated severe irritation and imbalance (overly high reading on one side, and low on the other). After doing one minute of these techniques, the points were electrically in balance, and calmed down (lower and equal measurements). Here’s another thing to consider – many people now know the dangers of second hand smoke, but did you ever consider second hand meridian imbalance effects? Amazing as it seems, I’ve seen a single-file row of healthy non-smokers lined up, showing healthy readings, but when one smoker with imbalanced measurements came into contact with the last in the row, the measurements of the first person in the line went out! A quick meridian balancing, and it was back to normal again.