Note: Each of the 5 exercises are to be done with the same repetition count. Start with say 7 of each and build up as you get used to the exercises. In between each rite sit or stand and do 3 deep breaths, inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth quickly as you force the breath out.
The Five Tibetan Rites Rite 1 Stand erect with arms outstretched horizontal to the floor, palms facing down. Your arms should be in line with your shoulders.
Spin around clockwise until you become slightly dizzy. Gradually increase number of spins from 1 spin to 21 spins. Breathing: Inhale and exhale deeply as you do the spins.
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Rite 2 Lie flat on the floor, face up. Fully extend your arms Along your sides and place the palms of your hands against the floor, keeping fingers close together. Then raise your head off the floor tucking your chin into your chest. As you do this, lift your legs, knees straight, into a vertical position. If possible, extend the legs over the body towards your head. Do not let the knees bend. Then slowly lower the legs and head to the floor, always Keeping the knees straight. Allow the muscles to relax, and repeat. Breathing: Breathe in deeply as you lift your head and legs and exhale as you lower your head and legs.
Rite 3 Kneel on the floor with the body erect. The hands should be placed on the backs of your thigh muscles. Incline the head and neck forward, tucking your chin in against your chest. Then throw the head and neck backward, arching the spine.
Your toes should be curled under through this exercise. As you arch, you will brace your arms and hands against the thighs for support. After the arching return your body to an erect position and begin the rite all over again. Breathing: Inhale as you arch the spine and exhale as you return to an erect position. Rite 4 Sit down on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you and your feet about 12" apart.
With the trunk of the body erect, place the palms of your hands on the floor alongside your buttocks. Stand erect with arms strong, outstretched and horizontal with the shoulders. Now spin around in a clockwise direction, focus on a spot in front of you so that you can count your rotations.
You can employ a ballet-like technique of keeping your eyes on one spot and then returning to that spot when you turn your head in a full revolution. To loose the dizzy feeling when finished, I close my eyes and visualise while moving my arms, gathering up earth energy, taking a long slow breath in and.
One or two breaths doing this does the trick. Lie flat on your back on the floor. I lie on a towel folded over a few times to cushion my back. Fully extend your arms along your sides and place the palms of your hands against the floor. If you have lower back issues, place your fingers underneath your sacrum. As you inhale, raise your head off the floor, tucking your chin into your chest.
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Simultaneously lift your legs, knees straight, into a vertical position. If possible, extend your legs over your body toward your head. Then slowly exhale, lowering your legs and head to the floor, keeping your knees straight and your big toes together.
Kneel on the floor with the body erect. Again I use a towel folded to kneel on. The hands should be placed on the backs of your thigh muscles. Incline the head and neck forward, tucking your chin in against your chest.
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Then fold the the head and neck backward, arching the spine. Your toes should be curled under through this exercise. As you arch, you will brace your arms and hands against the thighs for support. After the arching return your body to an erect position and begin the rite all over again. Sit down on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you and your feet about 12 inches apart. Place your palms on the floor alongside your sit bones. I experiment with hands facing forwards, out or backwards, you will also feel different stretches in your wrists As you gently drop your head back, raise your torso so that your knees bend while your arms remain straight.
You are basically in a table-top position.
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Slowly return to your original sitting position. Rest for a few seconds before repeating this rite. Breathing: Breathe in as you rise up into the pose, hold your breath as you tense your muscles, and breathe out fully as you come down. Kinda like downward dog. Lie down on your belly with your palms face down and in line with your chest. Press up into an upward-facing dog by curling your toes under, lifting your heart, and drawing your shoulders back.
Your arms should be straight. Look straight ahead of you, or if you are a little more flexible, gently draw your head back, taking your eyes toward the sky. Then draw your hips up and back, extending your spine, into downward-facing dog pose. Repeat by moving back and forth between downward- and upward-facing dog.