The Five Tibetan Rites – The Secret of Rejuvenation and Longevity

by Hagenz

If you wish to keep your body young, feel good and strengthen your immune system, every day you should spend a little time with the 5 Tibetans.

"Everyone wants a long life, but nobody wants to be old." (Jonathan Swift)

A youthful appearance and a powerful health can help us to enjoy our lives to the fullest even at an advanced age. With a little time and a certain amount of discipline, you can trick the wheel of time; it will not stop completely, but you can slow it down considerably.

 Forever young

"Who" are the Five Tibetans?

The  Five Tibetans are a series of simple yoga exercises that can rejuvenate the body, reinforce the immune system and above all regulate the hormonal system. Each of the five exercises consists of three components:

Movement - Execution of physical activity

Relaxation - Resting after exercise

Meditation - Affirmations that are repeated during the exercise and relaxation parts


Who can benefit from the Five Tibetans?

These easy yoga exercises are suitable for people of all ages. Individuals whose fitness level is not very high (yet!), can begin their program with 3-5 repetitions, and then slowly work their way up to a maximum of 21 repetitions.

This is no rush, the journey is the reward! Already three repetitions of the Five Tibetans in the morning before breakfast and at night before supper can significantly improve your overall well-being and boost your energy levels - in less than 10 minutes a day!

What impact do the Five Tibetan Rites have on the human body?

Anyone who regularly practices the Five Tibetans will soon experience a whole new life:

  • More energy
  • Improved circulation and digestion
  • Regulation of the endocrine system
  • Stretching and strengthening of the muscles

Short guideline to the Five Tibetans

Caution: Please note that this is only a general description of the single yoga exercises. In the book tips and links below you will find all useful and necessary information to practice the Five Tibetans safely and effectively.

The First Tibetan

Stand upright and spread out your arms to both sides. Now, slowly turn clockwise, around your own axis. Repeat the affirmation: "My energy flows freely and openly."

After the chosen number of repetitions, fold your hands in front of your chest and focuses on the thumbs, to wind down and relax.

The Second Tibetan

Lie down on your back and prop up your legs. The arms are loose on the ground. When inhaling, raise your chin and your legs upward. On the exhale, return to the starting position. Repeat the affirmation: "I'm aware of my center."

For relaxation, lie on the ground, stretch out and breathe deeply in and out.

The Third Tibetan

Kneel on the floor with your toes standing on the ground. When inhaling, put your hands on the kidneys and move your head back. On the exhale, return to the starting position. Repeat the affirmation: "I open myself to the beauty of life."

For relaxation curl your body into the foetal position.

The Forth Tibetan

Sit down on the floor and stretch out your legs. Your hands lie loosely on the floor. When inhaling, lift your pelvis, straighten your arms and move your head back. On the exhale, return to the starting position. Repeat the affirmation: "I am strong and alive."

For relaxation, sit up cross-legged and bend slightly forward.

The Fifth Tibetan

Lie flat on your stomach. When inhaling, raise your upper body, straighten your arms and put your head back (Cobra Posture). In this position, breathe out and relax. Inhale again, move your pelvis upward and your head down (Downward-facing Dog). On the exhale, return to the starting position. Repeat the affirmation: "I feel and enjoy my vitality."

For relaxation lie down on your stomach and slightly bend the right leg and the right elbow.

Curious? Then have a look at the useful links and interesting books on the topic "The Five Tibetans".

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Updated: 03/26/2012, Hagenz
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