Morning ritual # 2: The Five Tibetan rites

20150609-2015-06-09 18.19.59Now that the ritual #1 has been consolidated in our morning routine,  and we are all enjoying its benefits, we are ready to proceed to the next step to fight morning moodiness and fatigue.

You will need:

  • some free space;
  • a mat;
  • a little bit of patience.

Yes: this second step to boost to your mornings requires a small physical effort. The “Five Tibetans rites” are five simple exercises of the ancient Tibetan tradition that move the energy of all the chakras providing an immediate feeling of warmth and giving strength. The chakras (or “vortices”) are the seven energy centers of our body, electric fields centred on endocrine glands that rotate at high speed when the body is healthy and in good harmony.

We strongly recommend you to:

  • Start with 3 repetitions of each rite for the first week, then add 2 every following week until you get to 21.
  • Also, these exercises have a powerful toning action: do not practice them in the evening and be careful in case of dizziness, low blood pressure and balance problems.

Let’s get started:

Rite 1: standing, spread your arms parallel to the floor, palms facing down. Turn clockwise without moving from the point you started and try to go back with the sight on the same fixed point completing a full circle. The purpose of this exercise is to accelerate the speed of vortices.

Rite 2: lie down on your back, arms extended on your sides and palms on the floor, with fingers pointing to the feet; Inhaling, raise your head and legs (keeping them straight) from the ground, tucking your chin toward your chest; exhale back to the starting position

Rite 3: Kneel on the floor, with your back straight. Keep your arms at the sides of your body and hands on your thighs. Inhale, tilt your head forward tucking your chin toward your chest; exhale, gently tilt your head back arching your spine as much as you can.

Rite 4: Sitting on the ground, legs stretched and aligned with your shoulders, palms on the ground aligned with your bottom, fingers pointing toward the feet; inhale, tuck chin to your chest; exhale, tilt your head back to the maximum, pushing up with your arms raise your hips, bending your knees and keeping your torso and thighs in a parallel line to the floor. Keep hands and feet on the same spot. Hold on for a few second, and inhale to starting position.

Rite 5: support your body from the floor, with flexed feet and hands; exhale bringing your weight forward, legs straight, keeping your body off the floor with your arms straight while arching your back and tilting gently your head backwards; inhale and shift the weight back and upwards, bringing your pelvis up and your chin toward your chest, in a shape of a upside down V.

If you want to know something more about the Five Tibetan Rites, read “Ancient secret of the Fountain of Youth” by Peter Kelder.

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