Listing testimonials for category Strength/Flexibility
Testimonial by Branko Kristevic - Chiropractor & Osteopath D.C, D
"The movements in T5T will improve your flexibility and strengthen your body. Coupled with correct full breathing, they help to delay aging by improving circulation, flushing out toxins and strengthening your immune system. T5T stimulates the flow of chi throughout the body increasing energy, releasing stress and providing you with a remarkable sense of well-being. As Carolinda’s Chiropractor for the last 13 years, I have seen first hand the enormous physical and mental benefits she and others have gained from T5T."
"T5T is a simple and invigorating set of exercises which improve physical and mental wellbeing. The very nature of the exercises and the teaching will enable anyone to increase their physical strength and joint mobility. The inclusion of breathing exercises not only assists in the movement of qi and meridian (life) energy but also in stress reduction and quieting the mind. The end result is daily balance and stability – the best combination for health and wellbeing. "
Testimonial by Jillian Naidu - Registered T5T® Instructor, Master Practitioner NLP, Sign Language Interpreter
"'Prior to discovering T5T I had suffered from long term back pain due to an injury. I had attended physiotherapy, Pilates and hydrotherapy for several years and yet was unable to recover fully from my back weakness. Now not only has my physical strength and flexibility improved greatly, I also find the breathing to be energizing and rejuvenating allowing me to embrace challenges and function at an optimal level. ’T5T is more than a simple and effective combination of exercises. This daily sequence is simple and easy to remember providing me with the vitality, clarity, energy and motivation needed to survive a high powered city existence. "
Testimonial by Helene Ludwig, BA Hon. MA. Dip. Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Massage, Bowen, NLP, Solution Oriented Hypnotherapy and Counselling, Reiki 1 & 2, Cert. T5T Teacher
""Fitness and wellbeing have always been important to me. I had been going to the gym and swimming pool for a number of years and, as much as I enjoyed that, I started to feel restricted and stressed by a schedule influenced by avoidance of crowd and traffic. When I heard Carolinda Witt talking about "just 10 minutes a day for health, vitality and wellbeing", I was absolutely delighted and decided to learn T5T. Since then, my lower back has greatly improved, my bowel movement is more regular, my bladder is better controlled. I somewhat get the feeling that my spine is defying gravity!"
Testimonial by Bryn Wackett – Registered T5T® Instructor. Dancer
"Being a full time dancer for the past 15 years, I have chosen to use a variety of yoga methods as well as Pilates & Feldenkrais method towards injury prevention & sustaining strength & flexibility throughout my career. I came across T5T in 2004 via my chiropractor, Kathrine Harrison, who suggested I learn to teach it so I could then teach her patients that were in need of learning it. What a lovely surprise it has been to find that I can do this regularly on my own without my huge ongoing costs of yoga & Pilates classes or the disappointment experienced if my schedule didn’t fit in with class times! I still go to yoga & Pilate’s classes occasionally and I haven’t had any injuries since doing T5T!"
Testimonial by Di Mace - Registered T5T® Instructor. Marketing Consultant, Former Fitness Instructor
'Having taught fitness for nearly 20 years, when I first saw T5T I clearly recognized it as the next wave of exercise – with enormous potential for improved physical health and remedial core stability work. In my first 2 hour lesson of T5T I also had the sense of knowing that T5T could provide an essential touchstone in people’s lives, and a powerful change-tool. It’s the holistic aspects of T5T that make it a modern way of exercise for living now. It’s a life-skill that you learn today, and use for life. But at its fundamental core, the power of T5T is its simplicity and suitability for everyone, any-age.’
Testimonial by Othmay Razs
"The centrifugal effect of and the weight bearing exercises contribute to a better stronger body, naturally. Its only been 40 days but I feel younger. i have lost weight and people have commented positively. I also respond to people more emphatically than before. There is marked difference between the days i do the exercises and the days that I missed.I am currently experimenting the effect of combining these exercises with some briskwalking. Wish me luck. "
Testimonial by Averil Coe
" The T5T is going very well. I am taking it very slowly and just doing what my body is ready for. I am now up to 7 reps of each rite though some are still fairly modified. Because I have done so much of this sort of thing over the years it is very easy to get into the routine. I get up 10 minutes earlier each week day and shower and then do the warm up and the rites. Already I am noticing a difference in my energy levels - both physically and emotionally which is very exciting - given that I am spending so little time on the activities.
I think the biggest thing for me with the T5T program is that it has given me permission to take things in very small increments and to also radically modify the positions to allow for various current body weaknesses, whilst still being able to maintain the overall integrity of the Rites. Before I felt like I had to climb a huge mountain with a weak and unprepared body which was very discouraging. I also realize and appreciate all the yoga and other spiritual practice that I have done in the past - so much of it naturally comes into play now that I am doing the T5T.
I have started taking my small yoga group again and had a very interesting experience - the first day I found that (naturally) my body was more limber and flexible and I did quite a thorough session - felt great. But the next day I felt dreadful. Naturally as I feel more energized I am tending to take a bit better care of myself - eating well, incorporating flax seed oil into my diet, taking the natural calcium supplement etc. "
Testimonial by Brian Fogerty - Airline Pilot from Ireland
..."I am about a month into the T5T program and a quick thank you too you and yours for putting together an excellent package. I work as an Airline pilot and finding the benefits both from core muscle development and breathing exercises."...
Testimonial by Robyn Gilbey - Publicist
"I was in a head-on collision when I was fifteen years old. Four of the seven vertebrae in my neck were affected as a result of the accident. I spent the next twenty plus years visiting, chiropractors, osteopaths, masseurs and physiotherapists on a regular basis to help ease the pain I suffered and the inflexibility of movement.
Over the years I attended yoga and gym lessons in addition to aerobics and power-walking classes to strengthen my body and enable me to keep reasonably fit and manage the pain. Carolinda and I had been friends for many years and when she started The 5 Tibetan yoga, I noticed a significant change in her ability to cope with stress and how she just seemed to be more focused and content. It was enough for me to commit to a class and give it a go.
I have now been practicing T5T for three years and couldn’t imagine my life without this programme. I have increased my overall flexibility and haven’t had a neck problem at all during this time. I rarely visit my Osteopath because there is little need. He was also amazed at the turnaround my body took from doing a small number of exercises over a relatively short period of time. I noticed changes within weeks.
Other benefits for me personally have been to do with the breathing, also taught in the class. I breathe better than I ever have and through that, I have improved my relationship with my family, which includes a calmness I’d not really experienced before. I cannot recommend this programme highly enough, and as it only takes me ten minutes a day, it is hardly a sacrifice of my time. "
Testimonial by Christine Gardner – Meals on Wheels Co-ordinator – Southern Cross Care
"T5T has made a great impact on my life. It has given me extra energy. My strength has improved and I feel more motivated. I am currently on a weight loss program and needed a good exercise program and feel T5T suits my needs. I totally enjoy T5T, which is amazing as I am not usually the type to exercise. I feel it is a way of life, which I will continue forever. "
Testimonial by Tess Creevey (85 years)
"I am 85 years old and totally blind. I have been doing T5T for 6 weeks now, have purchased the CD and love the feeling of wellbeing I get. It's given me a lot of motivation and I feel my body getting better and stronger. "
Testimonial by Lynda Santich – Pre-School Teacher, Entrepreneur Natural Health Industry, Registered T5T Instructor (& mother of three children)
"My chiropractor recommended that I learn T5T to improve my health. I used to experience a feeling that I couldn't breathe before learning the Energy Breathing method in T5T. The very first moment I started practising it, I felt that I could at last draw a full breath. This was a very rewarding experience for me. Within 3 months of practising T5T I was able to give up my use of Ventolin. My constant neck pain has completely cleared up and I feel stronger physically and mentally than I have for years. Being involved in the health industry has enabled me to seek out many alternatives to improve my health and wellbeing, but none have been as profound as practising T5T daily. The health benefits for me personally have been enormous; increased flexibility, stronger neck, back and abdominals, huge improvements in my breathing patterns, and increased mental clarity and focus. I believe T5T is the perfect complement to any health care system that people may have already chosen. "
Testimonial by D. Braithwaite - Learning and Performance Specialist
"I have found the journey very interesting so far. In fact it is the first time in my life that I have found daily exercise enjoyable. …I have not missed one day and now it's a familiar part of my morning ritual! Truly a record for me. I have definitely improved my flexibility and ability to concentrate. The way I describe it, I feel grounded and centred. There has been some weight loss and a definite improvement in upper body strength."
Testimonial by I. van Dyk from Frenchs Forest, Sydney
I've been practicing T5T since Sept 2002. Since then this routine is usually an envigorating start to my day. If I'm unable to do it first thing in the morning it's quite easy to fit in at any other time. No need for a gym and independent of the weather.
Not being a young person I initially had my doubts whether I could reach that magic number. By increasing the number of movements slowly over several weeks I had no problem reaching 21 of each and I find them easy to do. I also feel that breathing in and out during each movement is important for the supply of energy. It makes lasting the distance easier.
My wrist used to hurt in the beginning but got stronger very quickly. Arm and tummy muscles are now nice and firm too. And I find that keeping my weight down is not a problem anymore. So, it's really well worth spending 15 minutes each day. The Five Tibetans have become so much part of my routine that I can't imagine not doing them any more.
Testimonial by Penelope Ward, Kinesiologist
I have been doing the 5 Tibetans now for 6 months, and I have noticed a few changes. My stamina is builidng slowly, and consequently I have more endurance than before; I am getting more strength in my arms, shoulders and wrists which had a weakness before; my body shape has changed and is more defined.. Two other important things I have learnt is that by doing them everyday, it has taught me consistency and discipline which I have managed to apply to other areas of my life. Also in the early days I did them very quickly and strained myself, so it has taught me to take things a little more slowly and by not necessarily doing the whole 21 in one go ( I do 8 - 10 in the am and pm) I am nurturing and honouring my body better.
Testimonial by Carolyn Tyrer, Natural Health Practitioner from NSW, Australia
..."I have practiced yoga on and off for over thirty years, but more often than not I find I cannot find the hour or so I need to do a daily practice. What I love about T5T is that it is a very achievable programme to perform daily. Once I start I know I will complete the whole routine within about fifteen minutes. Being a busy working mother I love that I can incorporate this routine in my life.
It is a gratifying way to start the day as it fires up all my engines and makes me mindful of my body. I recently underwent surgery in on my left wrist having a steel plate inserted to screw all my bones back in place. Performing the rites every day has certainly improved the flexibility of my wrist in record breaking time,and also the rest of my body.
I enjoyed the information Carolinda passed on whilst teaching us the rites and her care in making sure we were all in the perfect postures whilst staying mindful to the direction of our breathing."...
Testimonial by I. van Dyk from Sydney, Australia
"...I've been practicing the Five Tibetans since Sept. 2002. Since then this routine is usually an envigorating start to my day. But if I'm unable to do it first thing in the morning it's quite easy to fit in at any other time. No need for a gym and independent of the weather.
Not being a young person I initially had my doubts wether I could reach that magic number. By increasing the number of movements slowly over several weeks I had no problem reaching 21 of each and I find them easy to do. I also feel that breathing in and out during each movement is important for the supply of energy. It makes lasting the distance easier.
My wrists used to hurt in the beginning but got stronger very quickly. Arm and tummy muscles are now nice and firm, too. And I find that keeping my weight down is not a problem anymore. So, it's really well worth spending 15 minutes each day. The Five Tibetans have become so much part of my routine that I can't imagine not doing them any more."...
Testimonial by Susie Lapin - Physiotherapist from Sydney, Australia
"Users of this book will build up strength and flexibility if they follow Carolinda’s graded step to step plan – with mastery of each stage an essential goal before moving on to the next level of difficulty. The sections on breathing and core stability are a vital part of this program. The instructions are very clear and the use of many photographs makes this book easy to follow and a pleasure to use. "
Testimonial by Libby Ross - Registered Osteopath & Registered T5T Instructor
‘As an osteopath I was looking for an exercise routine that incorporated mind, body and spirit - something that was going to give me energy, strength and flexibility. I spend a lot of time bending over a bench and need good core stability to support my lower back, and T5T has given me this. As an osteopath I see many people injure themselves doing exercise they are not in condition for. However, what I like about T5T is that it is a gradual step by step program, taught safely and under close supervision. This enables gradual strength, flexibility, and core stability to develop - thereby minimising the risk of injury. The breathing and relaxation techniques compliment the rites and provide a solid platform for increased body and mind connection. These benefits combined with the ancient wisdom make T5T a powerful daily ritual and I recommend it to all my patients and anyone who wants improved health and vitality.’
Testimonial by John Gray author of "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus"
..."T5T is an incredible and powerful program. It turns back the clock. It increases your energy, mental clarity and focus. It reduces stress, and improves strength and flexibility. It is capable of restoring your passion and zest for life if you let it. I highly recommend it for anyone willing to improve their life."...
Testimonial by Susan Hayward - Author of “A Guide for the Advanced Soul"
"I have practised yoga for many years but after having a baby (my third child) I needed some exercise that would put me back in shape and that took as little time as possible to do! T5T has been exactly what I needed. Now If I miss a day or two, I feel unbalanced, uncentred and low energy. They are so simple, yet so powerful in their effect. Thank you Carolinda!"
Testimonial by Richard Meikle, Master Personal Trainer & Registered T5T Instructor
"I thought I had enough things to do to maintain my health without adding yoga to my routine. Then I tried T5T. It's amazingly simple, time effective and powerful. I noticed increased energy, greater flexibility and mental clarity. For me, the whole system including the energy breathing, really feels like it's having a big impact on my internal health. Now T5T is the first thing I do every day. That says it all."
Testimonial by Anita Boser - author of "Relieve Stiffness and Feel Young Again with Undulation"
"When I read the Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth years ago I was intrigued by the incredible results that readers achieved. However, the exercises were too difficult for me and I hurt my shoulder doing the fourth and fifth ones. Fast forward five years and I come across T5T: The 10-Minute Rejuvenation Plan. From day one, I was able to follow the plan from the book and do the exercises every day. I feel great!
Not only does the author break the exercises into steps that reduce the risk of injury, she includes core strength and breathing exercises that make the movements accessible to people who live in an industrial society. After all, we don't have the lifestyle of Tibetan monks. I also like the warm up exercises in the book, which help me prepare for hiking and jogging.
While these are exercises for the body and they do add strength and flexibility, the biggest impact is on my energy level. I get a sense of jubilation and feeling of being carefree that lasts through the day.
I highly recommend this book for people of all activity levels. If you are too tired, this plan will give you energy. If you already are active, this is a wonderful complement to any exercise program.
Testimonial by Rajendar Menen from Bombay, Author "Karma Sutra - Essays From The Margin", Journalist from Bombay, India
"I have been doing The Five Tibetans for 20 years or so. I have always been athletic and worked out regularly but after starting T5T the changes to my body and soul have been fantastic. I wish to share them and I hope more and more people benefit from T5T.
For one, it takes very little time. You can easily squeeze it into a busy urban executive existence. All you need is 15 minutes a day. You need no equipment, no special clothes, and need very little space. I do it in hotel rooms when I travel. You can also do T5T any time, more than once if you want to every day, as long as you do it on an empty stomach. It becomes a spiritual practice over time. it is easy, inexpensive, thankfully addictive and highly beneficial on all counts. You can't wait to do it the next day.
Two, your body gets incredibly strong. You even get muscular.
Three, all the chakras are optimised and you are radiant and filled with energy. There is no room for depression and loneliness and the feelings of a 'vacuum' that afflicts a lot of mankind.
Four, you automatically hit on 'healthy' food and so your health gets even better.
Five, your heart chakra gets optimised and you get less violent and more loving and kind.
Six, whatever your age (I have shared notes), your sexual energy doesn't dilute. I mention this because this is the age of viagra and sexual enhancement. Why buy expensive and damaging chemicals when T5T does the job?!
Seven, if done slowly and with awareness, T5T leads to great spiritual journeys. You are enveloped by bliss.
Eight, you get more disciplined and your output at work and play multiplies. Life is precious and very short and you realise it and enjoy it more. You also want to share the joys of 'existence'.
I was aiming at a short testimonial!!!
Happy T5Ting. "
Testimonial by Dr. John F. Demartini - "The Secret" Teacher - Bestselling author of The Breakthrough Experience - A Revolutionary New Approach to Personal Transformation
"T5T is simple, practical, effective and certainly mind/body altering. If you would love to become rejuvenated, remain calm, feel more vitality, be more flexible and simply look your absolute best, then now there is a new way to experience a greater state of wellbeing that takes just minutes a day, but lasts a lifetime."
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