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The Five Tibetan Rites
first publicized by Peter Kelder in a 1939 publication entitled The Eye of Revelation. In the 1930s,
Kelder claims to have met a retired British army colonel who claimed that while stationed in India,
he heard a story about a group of lamas who had apparently discovered a
"Fountain of Youth."
The "wandering natives," as he called them, told him of old men who inexplicably became healthy,
strong and full of "vigor and virility" after entering a particular lamasery. After retiring, the Colonel went
on to discover the lamasery and lived with the lamas, where they taught him five exercises,
which they called "Rites."
According to the booklet, the lamas describe seven spinning, "psychic vortexes" within the body.
As people grow older, the spin rate of the vortexes diminishes, resulting in "ill-health." However,
the spin rate of these vortexes can be restored by performing the Five Rites daily,
resulting in improved health.
The Colonel also reveals information on the importance of what foods one should eat,
proper food combinations and the correct method of eating.
Even though the historic lineage of the Rites prior to the publication of Kelder's booklet remains to
be ascertained, they have nevertheless been affirmed by a lama and scholar of the Sa skya tradition
of Tibetan Buddhism as being "a genuine form of yoga." However, the importance is not the lineage
of the Five Tibetans. The point is they are of immense potential value for
anyone who will set aside 10 minutes each morning to practice.
The Five Tibetan Rites are also referred to as "The Five Rites,"
"The Five Tibetans and "The Five Rites of Rejuvenation."
Relieves muscular tension
Aids in relaxation
Enhances cardiovascular system
Tightens abdominal muscles
Revitalizes the endocrine glands
Oxygenates the body
Prevents bone loss
Enhances muscle tone
Creates an overall sense of well-being
Assists lymphatic system
Increases strength and flexibility
Energizes the body
Clarity of thought
Increases blood and spinal fluid flow
Decreases rate of aging
Improves total body function
Restores some memory loss
Assists in repairing some injuries
Aids digestion and elimination
Increases range of motion
Tones internal organs
Supports every cell in the body
Creates emotional well-being
Aligns Self with Spirit
Stimulates flow of kundalini
Improves overall health and well-being
Performing the Five Rites
Below is a brief overview of the Five Rites.
You should consult your health care practitioner before starting any
new exercise regime, which can aggravate certain
Ready to begin?
Take a few moments to relax and let go of the concerns of the day.
Fill your mind with thoughts of gratitude for all the blessings in your life.
Visualize yourself being radiantly healthy and mentally alert.
Inhale deeply through your nose and exhale out your mouth,
then exhale slowly through your mouth, letting your breath out completely.
Repeat two more times.
For each of the Rites, attempt to do 7 repetitions, eventually building
to 21 repetitions.
After your last repetition, lower your knees to the floor. Rest your buttocks against your heels,
leaving your arms outstretched in front of you.
Take a few moments to center yourself, feeling grateful for everything in your life before resuming your daily activities.