..."I attended a non-T5T workshop to learn the 5 Tibetan Rites and the teacher rushed through the Rites without giving consideration to technique or to performing the Rites safely. I was disappointed as I learnt nothing and therefore wasted my money. Not giving up hope, I searched the Web for books or DVD’s on the Rites. Fortunately I found Carolinda Witt’s T5T. All the safety aspects and different fitness levels are addressed. If you are looking to learn the 5 Tibetan Rites, look no further – this is everything you need to gain an understanding of the Rites and perform them effectively. "...
Anni Casey - Accredited Natural Therapist
Experienced practitioner and Five Tibetan Rites Teacher, Carolinda Witt initially taught the original movements exactly as described by Peter Kelder in his 1939 book The Eye of Revelation which you can download on this website for free.
Through careful observation of her students, she realised that the very basic instructions given by the monks were insufficient - & that due to our typical sedentary lifestyle some modifications would be necessary. Let’s face it; we are simply not as active as the monks who developed the 5 Tibetan Rites - and they probably practiced them from a very young age.
In consultation with other health practitioners like chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists, yoga & Pilates Instructors, she picked the Rites apart bit by bit, looking for ways to retain their integrity – but make them safer for everyone to practice (fit or unfit).
After experimenting with these ideas in the living laboratory of her classrooms, a method of learning the Tibetan Rites in a series of steps from beginner through to intermediate and advanced level evolved. She called this method 'T5T®' (her abbreviation for The Five Tibetan Rites).
- The T5T step-by-step sequence develops strength from the inside out – ensuring that people are ready to perform the original version of the postures - with a focus on corrrect technique and the development of strong core muscles to protect the lower back and neck.
- T5T’s next most significant improvement is the incorporation of core stability with the Rites to protect your lower back and neck. Core muscles (the deepest muscles closest to the spine) when activated correctly - wrap around and protect the spine like a natural weight belt or corset -preventing back strain or injury. Strong core muscles provide us with a sense of balance and strength. They help counteract the effects of gravity on the elimination organs as well as stimulate the reproductive glands.
- Carolinda added breathing to the Rites. A number of clinical studies have proven that “how well you breathe literally dictates how long you live”. T5T teaches you how to breathe slower, deeper, fuller and with less tension. This includes how to breathe whilst performing the movements and our ‘Energy Breathing Technique’ completed 3 times between each Rite. Animals that breathe the slowest, live the longest – think of tortoises, whales etc.
Rudimentary instructions were given in the original 1939 booklet, but now you can learn from the experience of thousands of students. T5T provides you with all the tips, secrets, modifications, common problems & solutions in depth. Now you can be sure you are doing the postures correctly
Click here to download the original 1939 book for FREE.
To see how well you breathe, try completing T5T's breathing consultant, Michael Grant White’s free breathing tests online