by Melissa Downes
The Dalai Lama is into it and so is Uma Thurman’s dad.
If someone had told me I’d spin around in circles in a bid to grow younger I’d have laughed out loud. But the money-back guarantee that it would change my life intrigued me. So, here I am practising my “spin”, the first Rite in an ancient technique called The Five Tibetans.
The five postures require a minimum amount of daily effort but work by balancing and squeezing the body’s seven endocrine glands (the endocrine regulates the organs and has been linked to aging) and rebalancing the seven energy centres, also known as chakras.
“Like any exercise routine, if you haven’t been exercising you’ll go through a bit of muscular discomfort”, says Carolinda Witt, who teaches the Five Tibetans in Sydney.
So, how long does it take to get them down pat? “It took me three weeks to feel really confident in doing them”, Witt says.