Body Mind Spirit

This category includes Health and Fitness.

The Five Tibetan Rites

The Five Tibetan Rites, also known as as the “Fountain of Youth”, crossed my way again. I found an excellent introduction at An Intro To The 5 Tibetan Rites & How They Can Boost Heart Health. There is both how-to for each rite and a short text about the health benefits.

They are thought to increase mobility and flexibility and help the body stay nimble as we age. Increased energy and feelings of calmness, mental clarity, greater spinal flexibility, better sleep, weight loss, healthier digestion, and improved libido have also been associated with the practice.

In addition to these benefits, research has also emerged suggesting that the flexibility of our spine predicts the flexibility of our arteries. Therefore, a yoga practice centered on spine flexibility, like the Tibetans, may help keep our arteries in a youthful state.

Some useful videos
The Five Tibetan Rites , 5 minutes
Five Tibetan Rites Explanation and Session | Yoga session with Michaël Bijker, 13 minutes
The 5 Tibetan Rites – Raageshwari, 13 minutes

Be like water

Be like water

Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.
Bruce Lee

One-Moment Meditation

One-Moment Meditation (OMM) is an interesting concept. Many, me too sometimes, claim there’s no time to meditate. OMM is

a simple form of meditation that you can do anywhere, anytime. It begins with an exercise that takes just one minute per day. With practice, this takes less and less time, until it takes no time at all. Then each and every moment gives you a chance to reduce stress, refresh your mind, and open yourself to new possibilities.

The video below turned up in my stream on Facebook. Social media does at times contribute to peace of mind.

Video: One-Moment Meditation

Source YouTube: One-Moment Meditation

Here is basic training in One-Moment Meditation – helping you reduce stress, focus better, and find a bit of peace … quickly.

ChiRunning

Chi Running and Chi Walking is an interesting concept.

In Chi Living, Chi Running and Chi Walking basic principles of T’ai Chi are employed to optimize the flow of energy in your body, to reduce the use of force for moving forward, and thereby reduce the risk of injury, while maximizing the benefits of healthy movement and healthy living.

I’m interested in Eastern philosophies and concepts such as Chi. Mixing principles of Tai Chi with running and walking is something I intend to learn more about.

Video: ChiRunning Simplified!

There’s an interesting statement in the video: Running is a controlled fall.

ChiRunning® (“chee-running”) and ChiWalking® apply simple principles of biomechanics, physics and nature to running and walking … which increase momentum and decrease resistance … for dramatic improvements in energy efficiency while reducing discomfort, recovery, aches/pains and injury. (From eChiFitness)

Source YouTube: ChiRunning Simplified!