There Are Lots Of Health Claims For The Five Tibetans - Are They All True?
Claims for the benefits of performing the Rites have proliferated over the web, becoming increasingly exaggerated to a point where they have been made to sound like a 'miracle cure' – an ancient, secret snake oil medicine!
People are led to believe that the Rites will completely halt their aging, help them lose enormous amounts of weight; fix their cancer, heart disease, fibroid cysts, and numerous other serious health conditions. As a result their expectations are set incredibly high before they even begin to practice. Anything short of a miracle therefore could be seen as rather ‘ho hum!’
..."The body has seven centres, which, in English, could be called Vortexes. These are kind of magnetic centres. They revolve at great speed in the healthy body, but when slowed down – well that is just another name for old age, ill health and senility. The quickest way to regain health, youth, and vitality is to start these magnetic centres spinning again. There are but five practices that will do this. Any one of them will be helpful, but all five are required to get glowing results. These five exercises are really not exercises at all, in the physical culture sense. The Lamas think of them as ‘Rites’ and so instead of calling them exercises or practices, we too, shall call them ‘Rites."...
And here is what most people experience (in varying degrees of intensity). There are some people whose health improves dramatically and their Testimonials are clearly listed on this website.
This list of benefits is gathered from the direct teaching experience of me and my instructors - in teaching the many thousands of students who attended our workshops, received private tuition, or learned through our books, DVD’s etc. We compiled this information from our workshop/private tuition feedback forms, correspondence, discussions, testimonials and completed questionnaires:
A significant increase in energy - more the endurance type of energy as opposed to the revved up caffeine type of energy. You feel like you can keep going and going.
Feel calmer and less stressed - your buttons simply don't get pushed as easily anymore.
Develop significant mental clarity with a razor sharp focus.
Feel stronger, more flexible and less stiff
Enjoy seeing muscles appear on your arms, stomachs, hips, legs and backs. Good for toning flabby arms and tightening the abdomen
Sleep better. Some people have more vivid dreams
Overall improvement in your health, don't seem to catch colds etc as often
Helps with depression and anxiety - lifts mood and improves well-being
More centered and at peace
Improved self discipline and sense of purpose
Feel younger and more powerful
Improved breathing - deeper, slower & more conscious
Increased levels of Qi (chi, ki, prana, life-energy)
Develops good core strength, which provides a strong foundation for any other form of exercise or modern living
Some people lose weight, most find it easier to control weight and desire healthier foods
Improved digestion and elimination
Helps with the transition and symptoms of menopause