T5T brings a new appetite for life
It takes only 10 minutes a day and devotees say it's better than a caffeine hit.
The Five Tibetan Exercise and Energy Breathing Program - or T5T - is a new exercise system that takes breathing, yoga and ancient Tibetan exercises and combines them with modern-day exercise philosophies such as core stability.
Once mastered it can be done in as little as 10 minutes a day by anyone, anywhere.
T5T is growing in popularity in the southern States and is catching on in Queensland.
Originally knows as The Five Rites of Rejuvenation - and in more recent years The Five Tibetans - T5T was developed by Sydney practitioner Carolinda Witt.
Witt visited the Gold Coast last weekend and trained with Southport yoga teachers Libby Weston and Dracaena Brunt before heading to New York to promote her book, T5T - The Five Tibetan Exercise Rites and Energy Breathing Program (Penguin).
Weston, a 46-year-old single mother of three, is so addicted to the T5T which she calls it her 'Tibetan caffeine hit'.
After researching and liaising with a number of other teachers, including Barry Hogg who has taught The Five Rites at Camp Eden for 13 years, Weston decided to use Witt's book for her workshops.
"The moves are so simple that anyone can learn them and practice them anywhere, any time they choose, although early in the morning is better as they are quite energising, much like a Tibetan caffeine hit," said Weston.
"It is believed that they work on the endocrine system and so balance the hormones to bring about optimal wellness and longevity - just like the monks.
"I have been practising the Five Rites for about three years myself and have noticed an improvement in my own energy and vitality, as I find it difficult to get to my own practice as I am always teaching others.
"I wanted to share these yoga-based moves with my clients so that they had a home practice to continue with in between their studio classes or when they were unable to get to class."
Witt said the exercises have a noticeable rejuvenation effect as they improve circulation, boost the immune system, improve absorption of nutrients and remove waste.
The moves are also said to massage the internal organs aiding the removal of toxins, as well as improving the respiratory, digestive, endocrine and lymphatic systems.