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

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