Have you ever heard about them? If not you should try them as the Five Tibetan Rites are a wonderful workout with which you can get fit in 10 minutes a day. They’re also called The Fountain of Youth.
First a disclaimer, this article is just my opinion as someone who has practiced the Five Tibetan Rites for years, I’m not a Yoga teacher or something like that and as with every Fitness training you must check with your doctor if you can do them safely. You should as they’re are meant to be used by everyone.
Whatever you find on the net everyone in the world, except the author probably, learned the Rites reading the book “The Eye of Revelation” or “The Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth” by Peter Kelder. Everyone in the world. And even if a basic knowledge of Yoga could help it is certainly not needed. If I learned to do them from a book you can certainly do the same. There are also free versions of the Five Tibetan Rites on the net but I strongly advise you to buy the book as there is much more there. Not everything seems real and it must be taken with a grain of salt but it is certainly worth the expense around 15 dollars. Spending more is, well, wrong.
Strictly related to Yoga they are a set of five exercises to be done one after the other daily, even if I usually rest on Sunday. The difference with Yoga is that they are not static positions to be maintained for a set amount of time but dynamic exercises where you start from 3 repetitions each to get to 21. The total time is around ten minutes with 21 repetitions so they are pretty time-friendly and you can get fit at a very acceptable level training for a very short time.
The main benefit of the Five Tibetan Rites, beside the 10 minutes workout, is that they work all the muscles of your body while at the same time improving your flexibility, a kind of stretching fitness workout. It’s also said, and this is the Fountain of Youth part, that they balance all Chakras cleaning meridians and getting you full of energy. I don’t honestly know if this is true, what I do know is that after having done them I feel energized and really well for the rest of the day.
Also they’re really addictive, after a couple of weeks if you don’t do them you’ll feel that something is missing and given that they are very good for your health that’s simply wonderful. You can do the Five Tibetan Rites when you like during the day; I prefer to do them in the morning so that I get a great start, also doing them before going to bed could energize you too much and give problems sleeping.
It’s debated whether they are really from Tibet, if they strengthen your energy, if they make you younger and so on. I don’t know the answer, I do know that they are a good and quick workout mixing strength and flexibility and this should be the reason to do them. Then if they really make you younger it’s even better.
My own suggestions on the Five Tibetan Rites:
- Start with 3 repetitions each and forget about the schedule and reaching the 21 threshold fast. It’s not needed and it could get you to a wrong execution. Take your time, learn them well and follow your rhythm. After having stopped for a while I’m getting benefits with just 7 repetitions, well done obviously.
- The only caution, imho, is with the second exercise. My way of doing it is: raise my head, press my hips to the ground and then raising my legs slightly curved and not straight. Better protect your back at all times and always move slowly.
- Rest on Sunday as one day of stop will bring only benefits.
- With the Rites alone you can get fit up to a very good level but if you feel the need to train a bit more you can add a couple of sets of Crunches one day, Push Ups the other and Leg Presses the next one; then you begin again. This way you use the Five Tibetan Rites six days a week and abs, chest and legs twice a week. And your body will become gorgeous.
That’s it, for the rest read the book as it’s really a great reading but don’t take it word for word and use common sense. And if you have a question on the Fountain of Youth come here and I’ll gladly answer.
So, now that you know how to get fit in 10 minutes with this great set of exercises, are you willing to try the Five Tibetan Rites or not? Any thought?