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5 Tibetan Rites: Yoga Secrets to Look Youthful

  • December 10, 2020
  • MKB Team


Learn about The Tibetan rites they have immense benefits such as youthful appearance, lower anxiety, relaxation, increased strength, increased flexibility but the main one is balancing the seven chakras of the body that control the Endocrine system...

What are the 5 Tibetan Rites?

The 5 Tibetan Rites is an ancient form of Tibetan yoga similar to the yoga series that has its origins in India. Whereas Indian yoga focuses on ‘static positions’, the Five Rites and traditional Tibetan yoga lays emphasis on ‘a continuous sequence of movement’. The Rites comprise of a sequence of 5 exercises performed 21 times a day.


How does it work?

The body has seven energy fields, or vortexes. These fields called chakras control parts of the endocrine system, a network of glands and organs regulating many bodily functions, including the aging process. It’s claimed that youth and vigor is achieved when these energy fields spin at the same rate. 



The objective of the first rite is to speed up the chakras. 

Stand up straight. Stretch your arms outward until they’re parallel with the floor. Face your palms down. Slowly spin your body in a clockwise direction (left to right). Without bending your head forward, keep your eyes open and cast toward the ground.

Do 1 to 21 repetitions.

Spin as many times as you can, but stop when you feel slightly dizzy. Remember to bring your finger to the center after you spin and look at it to avoid feeling dizzy. Avoid excessive spinning, as it over stimulates the chakras.

Do Shahshank Asana after this followed by 3 cleansing breaths. 



The practice of deep rhythmic breathing is important. Continue the same breathing pattern in between each repetition. To do this rite, you’ll need a yoga mat or a carpeted floor.

Lie flat on your back. Place your arms at your sides, palms on the floor.

Inhale and lift your head, moving your chin toward your chest. Simultaneously raise your legs straight up, keeping your knees straight.

Exhale and slowly lower your head and legs to the starting position. Relax all your muscles.

Complete 1 to 21 repetitions.

If you have difficulty straightening your knees, bend them as needed. Try to straighten them each time you perform the rite.

Do Shahshank Asana after this followed by 3 cleansing breaths.


The third rite also requires deep rhythmic breathing. 

Kneel on the floor, knees shoulder-width apart and hips aligned over your knees. Straighten your trunk and place your palms on the back of your thighs, below your buttocks.

Inhale and drop your head back, arching your spine to open your chest.

Exhale and drop your head forward, moving your chin toward your chest. Keep your hands on your thighs during the entire rite.

Do 1 to 21 repetitions.

Do Shahshank Asana after this followed by 3 cleansing breaths.



The fourth rite also requires rhythmic breathing. Your hands and heels should stay in place during the entire exercise.

Sit on the floor and extend your legs straight ahead, feet shoulder-width apart. Put your palms on the floor at your sides, fingers facing forward. Straighten your trunk.

Drop your chin toward your chest. Inhale and gently drop your head back. Simultaneously lift your hips and bend your knees until you’re in a tabletop position, with your head gently tilted back. Contract your muscles and hold your breath. Exhale, relax your muscles, and return to starting position.

Complete 1 to 21 repetitions.

Do Shahshank Asana after this followed by 3 cleansing breaths.



The fifth rite requires a steady breathing rhythm and involves both the Downward-Facing Dog and Upward-Facing Dog poses. 

Sit on the floor with your legs crossed. Plant your palms in front of you.

Extend your feet behind you, toes curled and shoulder-width apart. Straighten your arms and arch your spine while keeping the tops of your legs on the ground. Drop your head back into Upward-Facing Dog.

Then, inhale and lift your hips, moving your body into an upside down “V” shape. Move your chin toward your chest and straighten your back into Downward-Facing Dog.

Exhale and move back into Upward-Facing Dog.

Do 1 to 21 repetitions.

To support your lower back, you can bend your knees when moving in between poses.

Do Shahshank Asana after this followed by 3 cleansing breaths.

Note: In the first week, 3 repetitions are advisable for beginners. Move gradually upward towards 21 but keep the repetitions restricted to odd numbers.   

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People also ask

Do the Five Tibetan Rites really work?

With benefits of yoga, breathing exercises, and mediation, the Rites will improve your overall and mental wellbeing. 

How often should you do the 5 Tibetan Rites?

You can begin by practicing each rite 3 times a day on the first week. Continue adding 2 reps per rite each week until you’re doing 21 rounds of each rite every day. 

What is the sixth Tibetan rite?

The Sixth Rite should be practiced only when experiencing an excess of sexual energy.

Stand straight up. Slowly let all the air out of your lungs.

Bend over and put your hands on your knees.

With the lungs empty, return to a straight up posture.

When the lungs are full, exhale through the mouth.


What are the benefits of the Tibetan Rites?

The 5 Tibetan Rites increase strength, vitality and flexibility, realign all 7 chakras, prevent weight gain, balance hormones, improve circulation, provide relief from joint pain and stiffness, reduce anxiety, enable better sleep and provide a youthful appearance. No wonder they are traditionally known as the fountain of youth.

5 Safety tips to practice with the Tibetan Rites

  • Start with gentle movements and a low number of reps.
  • Extra precaution advisable for people with heart or breathing problems. Consult your doctor before exercising. 
  • People with neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis shouldn’t perform these exercises.
  • If you’re prone to dizziness, consult a doctor before attempting these exercises.  
  • Pregnant women and people who have undergone surgery within the last 6 months shouldn’t attempt these exercises.

“Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.”

― Dalai Lama XIV



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