“The Five Tibetan Rites”, “The Five Tibetans” or “The Five Rites of Rejuvenation”, were first written about by Peter Kelder in a 1939, as “The Eye of Revelation”. In the book he describes how the exercises came to the West by a retired British army officer, who learned them in the Himalayas. The purpose of these exercises is to work on the Chakras and to bring them into their correct frequency of vibration. These Rites are very similar to some early forms of Yoga and are likely to have originated from a system of Kum Nye which date back 2,500 years.
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 through out the body”.
Energy flows from the Universal Energy Field through the Chakras into the energy systems within our bodies, including the Meridian System. Our bodies contain Seven Major Chakras or energy centers and 122 Minor Chakras.
The lowest Major Chakra, red-ray or Root Chakra maintains our etheric body out of which the physical body is precipitated. It relates to the adrenal glands, the kidneys and the spine.
The second, orange-ray, Sacral Chakra or Sexual Chakra works with vital or life-force energy. It corresponds to our individualized nature, our body feelings and emotions, to the gonads and the reproductive system.
The third, yellow-ray or Solar Plexus Chakra corresponds to our emotions at a social level, in relationship to others. It relates to the pancreas, liver, gall bladder, stomach and nervous system.
The fourth, green-ray or Heart Chakra corresponds to our higher or spiritual feelings and emotions, in particular to compassion and unconditional love. It relates to the thymus, heart, blood and circulatory system.
The fifth, blue-ray or Throat Chakra corresponds to open and honest communication, wisdom, the ability to create, and the formation of a light body. It is the first master level. In the body it relates to the thyroid, the vocal cords and lungs.
The sixth, indigo-ray, Brow or Third Eye Chakra corresponds to the full integration of unconditional love with wisdom. It is the density level of the High Self. In the body it relates to the pituitary gland.
The seventh, violet ray or Crown Chakra corresponds to the pineal gland, to inflowing divine energy and to the density level of preparing to merge with the Divine.
These Chakras are linked together with all other energy systems in the body and various layers of the auras. The speed of the Chakra spin is a key to vibrant health. The other keys to vibrant health that relates to the Chakra is ensuring they are clear of negative energy and that they are perfectly shaped and not distorted. The Five Rites speed up the spinning of the Chakras, coordinate their spin so they are complete.
Let’s talk a little more about the lowest Major Chakra, Root Chakra. It maintains our etheric body level and has the strongest energies affecting our biological body. All these energies need to be in reasonable balance or the body will disintegrate. Most important are the electric forces. Unbalanced polarities will show up as the body becoming too acid or too alkaline. If it is too acid we develop inflammations and become oversensitive to pain, emotions and psychic influences. The opposite happens when we are too alkaline. To work properly at the emotional level it is essential that we keep our body in a reasonable acid-alkaline balance or at an appropriate pH level.
We will not make much progress if we are over-emotional or with greatly fluctuating emotions, or if we are non-feeling, unemotional. The main causes of over acidity at present are Candida overgrowth as commonly caused by antibiotics, and junk food, and especially the combination of both. The main cause of being too alkaline is calcification with advancing age.
Candida and related microbes damage the intestinal wall, causing leaky gut syndrome. This not only causes nutritional deficiencies and low energy, but also allergies, and allows fungal toxins to accumulate in the brain. This is the main underlying cause of mental and emotional diseases and instability, including fragile emotions, the autism-hyperactivity spectrum, depression, bipolar disease, schizophrenia, and can allow negative astral entities to gain control over the individual. Therefore it is obvious that emotions cannot be balanced unless Candida and related microbes are kept under control.
Another important aspect is the energy flow in our Acupuncture Meridians. This depends largely on the health of the organs or body systems related to the various meridians, and to muscle tensions, scar tissues and other obstructions in the course of meridians.
So, like we see, the Tibetan exercises can be great for everyone because they stretch and stimulate every major meridian system in the body, enhance and boost our metabolism, and balance and harmonize the chakra energy centers These exercises rejuvenate the hormonal system, every organ and gland, increase muscle mass, carve curves, reduce or eliminate double chins, bulging midriff and stomach and slack upper arm muscles.
There is a short description of the “Five Tibetan Rites”:In the original “The Eye of Revelation” book Kelder suggests standing erect between each of the Five Rites with hands on hips and taking one or two deep breaths; he neither implies nor suggests that specific breathing patterns should be adopted while performing the movements. Nevertheless, subsequent publications pertaining to the Rites contain edits by others which recommend and detail specific instructions for breathing while performing the exercises. Some practitioners also recommend taking caution prior to performing the Rites due to the possibility of aggravating certain health conditions. Kelder cautions that when performing the First Rite, spinning must always be performed in a clockwise direction. He also states that Bradford clearly recalled that the Maulawiyah, otherwise known as “Whirling Dervishes”, always spun from left to right, in a clockwise direction. No mention is made of the orientation of the palms, although the original illustration of the Rite in the 1939 edition of “The Eye of Revelation” clearly depicts both palms as facing toward the ground. Here arises a point of contention: the Whirling Dervishes spin in the counter-clockwise direction, with the left palm facing down, towards the earth, and the right palm facing up, towards heaven. However, this discrepancy may find partial resolution in the fact that Tibetan Buddhist yoga regards clockwise rotation to be favorable, whereas counter-clockwise rotation is considered to be unfavorable.
Beginning the “Five Rites” Exercise Program
- For the first week, and only if your are relatively healthy and fit, do each exercise three times.
- If you are inactive, overweight, or have health problems begin these exercises doing one of the first three each day, and only if you feel totally comfortable doing this. Later in this article I will describe exercises you can do to help yourself strengthen so you can begin to do the “Five Rites”. If you have any concerns whatsoever, please consult with your physician. Individuals on serious medications should consult with their physicians.
- If you are overweight do not do Rites #4 and #5 until you have developed some strength and endurance. Do the substitutes for #4 and #5 until you yourself feel ready to begin doing #4 and #5 of the “Five Rites”.
- Do only what you feel comfortable doing. That may be only one of each exercise for the first week. Build up to two of each exercise the second week, three of each exercise the third week, etc. or at a faster pace only if your body does not hurt when you do these exercises.
- 21 is the maximum of each exercise you should ever do. If you want to enhance your program, do the exercises at a faster pace, but do not so more than 21 of each exercise each day. Doing more than 21 repetitions of each exercise in any day will affect your chakras negatively and can create imbalances in your body.
- The “Five Rites” may stimulate detoxification and often creates many unpleasant physical symptoms. This is why it’s recommended to increase the number of each exercise gradually on a weekly basis.
- If you have not exercised for some time, prepare to begin your “Five Rites” exercise program by walking daily, for a half hour each day if possible. Another alternative in preparation for the Five Rites is a stretching program with a gradual increase in the types of stretching exercises and the duration of this program.
- A sugar free and low fat diet is an important support when integrating the “Five Rites” exercise program into your life. Also check for Digestive Food Sensitivities and eliminate all foods you do not digest easily.
- Do the Five Rites exercises every day. The maximum you should skip is one day each week. If the exercises are done less than six days each week, the results will be greatly reduced.
- If on certain days your time is limited, do 3 repetitions of each exercise. This takes less than five minutes.
- For maximum benefit, do the exercises before breakfast in the morning, if at all possible. If this is not possible do them anytime during the day.
Detoxification comes in many forms and refers to many different programmers that cleanse the body of toxins. Today, the environment is toxic and the foods that humans eat, even the air humans breathe and the water humans drink is laden with chemicals foreign to the human system. Detoxification is a process that assists to clean out the physical and energetic body toxins or poisons that have accumulated in your physical cells, organs, systems and in your energetic systems (auras, Chakras, meridian system and all electromagnetic, magnetic and electric systems). It is strongly recommended that people beginning the “Five Rites” exercise program undertake a detoxification program either before or as they begin these exercises. If you have not ever detoxified before, you will probably have many poisons accumulated in your body and energetic systems. A full detoxification program will eliminate all toxins. A 3 to 5 day water fast is the most superb way to release toxins. A moderate fast cleanses the body of excess mucous, old fecal matter, trapped cellular matter and non-food wastes. It cleans out the pipes as the make-up of the cells are renewed and changed. Fasting is a process of self-digestion. The body decomposes diseased and damaged substances such as excess fat deposits and wastes. Elimination from the liver, kidneys, lungs and skin is accelerated by drinking only water and are capable of attracting dead matter and carrying it away.
The release of toxins may cause brief periods of discomfort: fatigue, body odor, bad breath, diarrhea or mouth sores, but the benefits are long lasting. Digestion improves and the release of hormone secretions stimulate the immune system, encouraging a disease-preventing environment. Typically after a cleansing fast energy levels rise, and one’s outlook and attitude is greatly enhanced.
Warning: Considering all of the above, the most important factor that a person is capable of doing for his or her general health is to begin immediately on a program of detoxification which, in our opinion, ought to be done under the supervision of an experienced physician practicing nutritional medicine.
Claimed benefits of performing the rites
According to Kelder, Bradford’s stay in the lamasery transformed him from a stooped, old gentleman with a cane to a tall and straight young man in the prime of his life. Additionally, he reported that Bradford’s hair had grown back, without a trace of gray. The revised publications of “The Eye of Revelation” entitled “Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth” also contain numerous testimonials by practitioners of the Rites, claiming that they yield positive medical effects such as improved eyesight, memory, potency, hair growth, restoration of full color to completely gray hair, and anti-aging. However, claims as to the benefits of the Rites are often exaggerated, resulting in unrealistic expectations. The benefits most likely to be achieved are increased energy, stress reduction, and an enhanced sense of calm, clarity of thought, increased strength and flexibility, resulting in an overall improvement in health and well-being.
In the end of this article I present the “Tibetan Rejuvenation” Rite 6 – restricted exercise
The series of Five Tibetan exercises described above is capable of being practiced two or three times a day every day during the entire life time. In contrast, the following exercise, according to the Tibetan Lamas, has a very special purpose and it ought to be practiced only in circumstances described below. If you are not sure, and do not practice the first five exercises regularly, do not practice this exercise.
The deemed purpose of the Tibetan #6 exercise is to redirect the excess of sexual and reproductive energy, generated by the activity of the what is perceived of as being the Base Chakra (also referred to as vortexes) to all higher chakras along the spine, especially to the Brow Chakra, which activity is related to our spiritual awareness and psychic abilities.
According to Lamas this exercise ought to be practiced only when the excess of the sexual urge is experienced, otherwise this exercise does more harm than benefit, by draining the energy from the Base Chakra.
By systematically practicing the first five Tibetan exercises it is quite possible to raise the energy of the Base Chakra so much, that the sexual urge appears and requires to be dealt with. This is capable of happening at any age. One way to handle the situation is to dissipate this powerful energy in sexual activities. The Tibetan alternative is to transmute it to higher use, to accelerate your spiritual development and rejuvenate the physical body. Instead of dissipating the reproductive energy you may choose to use it to regenerate cells in your entire physical body. The choice is yours; you have the free choice, as always. Sometimes one may find in their lives that sexual activity without sincere love and a spiritually matched partner is similar to going to a forest and not seeing trees. Sexual love in its clearest form brings about a spiritual union, bringing experiences and sensations far more profound, pleasurable, longer lasting and beneficial than just a physical act of relief. In the absence of a partner that you are capable of achieving this with, Tibetan Lamas offer you the alternative, verified over many thousands of years to be not only effective, but also very beneficial to your total health, longevity, bio-energy level, Aura and most importantly to your spiritual development. They do not attempt to suppress the powerful energy of the Base Chakra. Such suppression is destined to fail, much as any act against Nature. They offer an efficient way to transmute it for higher purpose.
Colonel Bradford himself cautions “In The Eye of Revelation”:…”Please understand that in order to perform Rite Number Six it is absolutely necessary that a man have full masculine virility. He couldn’t possibly raise up and transmute procreative energy if there were little or none to transmute. It is absolutely impossible for an impotent man or the one with little virility to perform this Rite. He shouldn’t even attempt it, because it would only lead to discouragement, which might do him great harm. Instead he should first practice the other five Rites until he has full masculine power, and this regardless of how young or how old he may be. Then when the first “full bloom of youth” is experienced within him, he may then go on to the business of being a SUPERMAN.” …“Again I say, let no man concern himself with the upturning of the sex currents until he is thoroughly satisfied in his own mind and heart that he truly desires to lead the life of the MYSTIC; then let him make the step forward, and success will crown his every effort.”…
Anyway, Tibetan #6 differs in many ways from all of the previously described Tibetan exercises.
1st – it is one of the easiest to perform from the physical body motion point of view, hardly requiring any diagram.
2nd – it involves a special breath control, requiring a prolonged holding of the breath, rather than breathing rhythmically.
3rd – after each cycle of Tibetan #6 several cycles of deep breathing are required. Another difference is that no more than three repeats are recommended for most people.
The sequence of Tibetan #6 is as follows:
1. Stand straight and breathe out completely
2. Bend over forward putting your hands on your knees, forcing out the last trace of air
3. With your lungs empty return to standing straight posture
4. Put your hands on your waist and push your shoulders up by pressing down with your hands. Pull the abdomen in as much as possible and raise your chest, keeping your lungs empty.
5. Hold this position as long as you are capable, with empty lungs
6. Breathe in through the nose until your lungs are full
7. Exhale through the mouth, relaxing arms to hang free
8. Take several deep breaths before the next repetition.
Be healthy and happy!