5 Tibetan Exercises You Should Be Doing Every Day

by in Health, Spirituality May 7, 2017

Most of the health issues we experience and suffer with are not new problems. In fact, most of them have been around for thousands of years.

Working out is great for basically every single part of your body. It works your muscles, strengthens your bones, and even increases your immune system health. There are tons of different ways to workout too. There is always going to the gym and pumping some iron, doing some yoga, or in this case, Tibetan rites.

Tibetan rites are much like yoga, but it is more of a mixture of yoga and aerobic exercise. Many people do Tibetan rites in the morning before starting their day. It can supply you with sufficient energy to get you through the day. Doing these rites will result in a healthier body, improved mood, and better sleep. You’ll never feel better, and they’re super easy to do!

Rite One

Stand with your arms outstretched and horizontal to the floor, palms facing down. Make sure your arms are in line with your shoulders. Your feet should be about hip distance apart. Draw the crown of your head up toward the ceiling. Focus on a spot in front of you so that you can count your rotations. Spin around clockwise until you become a little dizzy.

Rite Two

Lie flat on the floor, 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. Simultaneously lift your legs, knees straight, into a vertical position. If possible, extend your legs over your body toward your head.

Rite Three

Kneel on the floor with your toes curled under. Place your hands on the backs of your thigh muscles, and tuck your chin in toward your chest. Slide your hands down the backs of your thighs as you draw your shoulders back and your head up toward the sky. Keep in mind that you are arching your upper back more than your lower back. Move your head back as if you were drawing a line with your nose on the ceiling. Slowly return to an upright position and repeat.

Rite Four

Sit on the floor with your spine erect, legs straight (a little less than shoulder-width apart), arms to your side, palms down with your fingers together, and your chin tucked against your chest.

While breathing out, raise your buttocks off the floor as you bend your knees and shift your weight to your arms and your legs. Make sure that you continue to raise your buttocks until your trunk and thighs are straight and parallel to the floor. Stretch your head back as far as you comfortably can.

Rite Five

Get down on the floor on your hands and knees (in push-up position), with your hands and legs a little less than shoulder-width apart.

While exhaling, come up on your toes, and shift the weight through your arms. Next, straighten your legs, arch your spine, and tilt your head backwards. Do not let your body touch the ground except for your curled toes and hands during this last exercise of the 5 Tibetan Rites.

While inhaling, bend at the hips, push your buttocks up into the air making an inverted V-shape with your legs and arms straight, while tucking your chin toward your chest and trying to put the soles of your feet flat on the floor.

Then, while exhaling, return to your starting position (arms supporting your weight and head pulled towards your back).

After completing 21 repetitions of the Fifth Rite, lay flat on your stomach on the floor with your arms stretched out from side to side, and tilt her head to one side as you exhale. Feel the sensations in your body. Relax, you’ve earned it.