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Five Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation

Potential Benefits of the Five Rites
The authors provide many examples of the benefits of the "Five Tibetan Rites" including the following: looking much younger; sleeping soundly; waking up feeling refreshed and energetic; release from serious medical problems including difficulties with spines; relief from problems with joints; release from pain; better memory; arthritis relief; weight loss; improved vision; youthing instead of aging; greatly improved physical strength, endurance and vigor; improved emotional and mental health; enhanced sense of well being and harmony; and very high overall energy. Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation, a series of exercises developed over centuries in the monasteries of Tibet and credited by thousands for everything from increased energy to better memory, weight loss, and just looking and feeling younger.

How the Five Rites Work
Medical professions explain the benefits based on their personal perspective and I suggest you read the entire two books (see links below) for a broad overview. However, the majority share the view that the rites represent a system of exercise that affects the body, emotions and mind. The Tibetans claim that these exercises activate and stimulate the seven key chakras that in turn stimulate all the glands of the endocrine system. The endocrine system is responsible for the body's overall functioning and aging process. This means that the Five Rites will affect the functioning of all your organs and systems, including the physical and energetic systems and that includes the aging process. The man who brought these Five Rights out of Tibet stated that "performing the Five Rites stimulates the circulation of essential life energy throughout the body".

How to Practice the Five Rites
Begin with 1-5 repetitions of each exercise. Add 2 repetitions each week or as you feel ready to. Work up to a total of 21 repetitions of each exercise. For best results perform daily.


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1st Exercise - Extend arms out to the sides, palms down. Relax shoulders, and bring arms in line with shoulders. Turn in place in a clockwise direction. Focus your vision on a single point straight ahead to avoid dizziness. After the exercise take 3 deeps breaths. With hands together, raise arms over heard on the inhale. Exhaling, lower arms out to the sides and down.

Fountain of Youth Exercises
Tibetan Rites

2nd Exercise - Lie flat with arms extended alongside the body. Palms down. Breathe in through the nose and raise head off the floor. At the same time lift legs off the ground, keeping legs straight. Exhaling, lower head and legs back down, keeping legs straight as you go down. Relax muscles for a moment and then repeat. Once complete, take 3 deep breaths while lying flat with hands placed over lower abdomen.

3rd Exercise - Kneel with knees under hips and toes tucked under. Breathing out, lower chin toward chest. Breathing in arch back, dropping head back. Hands on buttocks or thighs for support. When complete, take 3 deep breaths while kneeling or lying flat. Hands over lower abdomen.

Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation
Fountain of Youth

4th Exercise - Sit with legs extended in front of you, feet hip width apart. Palms are placed alongside body, fingers pointing forward. Breathe out and tuck chin in toward chest. While slowing breathing in, raise torso off the ground and drop head back. While holding position, hold breath and tighten every muscle in the body. Breathing out, slower lower back down to starting position. Rest a moment, then repeat. When complete, lie flat and take 3 deep breaths to relax.

5th Exercise - Start in table position with hands shoulder width apart and knees directly under hips. Inhaling, lift tailbone up and press heels down into an inverted V position. Chin tucks in toward chest. Exhaling, lower body forward and down. Arch the back and tilt head back to look up. Shoulders remain broad and toes are tucked under. When complete lie flat and take 3 deep breaths to relax.

Fountain of Youth Exercises
PRECAUTIONS: Seek your doctor's advice before beginning if you have any of the following conditions - pregnancy, recent abdominal surgery, unmedicated high blood pressure, hiatal hernia, hernia, hyperthyroidism, vertigo, seizure disorder, severe arthritis of the spine, lower back pain, neck pain, weak abdominal muscles, shoulder or leg stiffness or weakness, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, fibromyositis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome.


Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth: Book 2
Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth: Book 1
by Peter Kelder
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Legend has it that hidden in the remote reaches of the Himalayan mountains lies a secret that would have saved Ponce de Leon from years of fruitless searching. There, generations of Tibetan monks have passed down a series of exercises with mystical, age-reversing properties. Known as the Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation or the Five Rites, these once-secret exercises are now available to Westerners in Ancient Secret of the Fountain Of Youth. Peter Kelder's book begins with an account of his own introduction to the rites by way of Colonel Bradford, a mysterious retired British army officer who learned of the rites while journeying high up in the Himalayas. Fountain of Youth then offers practical instructions for each of the five rites, which resemble yoga postures. Taking just minutes a day to perform, the benefits for practitioners have included increased energy, weight loss, better memory, new hair growth, pain relief, better digestion, and just feeling younger.

Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth: Book 2
Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth: Book 2
by Peter Kelder
List Price: $16.95
Your Price: $13.57


Finally, the exciting and long-awaited sequel to one of the biggest health and healing best-sellers of all time has arrived. When Peter Kelder's Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth was released by Harbor Press in 1985, it immediately touched off an incredible sales phenomenon rivaled only by The Celestine Prophecy and Conversations with God. In this book, readers were introduced to the Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation, a series of exercises developed over centuries in the monasteries of Tibet and credited by thousands for everything from increased energy to better memory, weight loss, and just looking and feeling younger. Almost as quickly as the books filtered across the globe, letters began to pour in to Harbor Press requesting more information on these mysterious rites. Now, more than ten years and two million books later, comes a comprehensive companion volume that addresses the unanswered questions of so many readers. Picking up where Kelder's book left off, Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth, Book 2 provides the complete Fountain of Youth health program, with detailed information on a variety of topics discussed only fleetingly in the original best-seller: the history and origins of the Five Rites, valuable insights about how the Rites work, diet suggestions, and easy-to-follow exercises. Illustrated with fifty black-and-white photographs, this guide will help turn back the hands of time, invigorating and energizing readers' lives as never before.

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