The Five Tibetans are a sequence of 5 yoga movements that are repeated 21 times each. They originate from a remote Himalayan monastery, where the monks practiced them daily for their anti-aging, health and wellbeing benefits. They were discovered in the 1930’s by a retired British army officer who introduced these once-secret movements to the outside world for the very first time.
Today the Rites (as the lamas called them) are practiced by thousands of people all over the world. Because they only take around 10 minutes per day to practice - they are an ideal home-practice to fit into a busy lifestyle.
Carolinda learnt the Rites from another teacher over 6 years ago and has since taught them to thousands of people globally through her workshops, DVD & books “T5T: The Five Tibetan Exercise Rites (Penguin) & “The 10-Minute Rejuvenation Plan” (Random House). She has trained 32 Instructors and recently launched her Distance/Online Teacher Training Program.
With input from physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, Feldenkrais, Pilates NY & occupation health practitioners, Carolinda modified the Rites to make them even more powerful by adding core stability and breathing development.
By creating the step-by-step process to learning the Rites that she calls T5T (abbreviation of The Five Tibetans), Carolinda has made the Rites much more achievable for today’s modern sedentary lifestyle.She makes the point that the monks would have lived a much more active and menial lifestyle than today's largely sedentary one - and probably did the Rites from a very young age too.
Her method ensures correct alignment, posture and control.The deep abdominal muscles are strongly developed ensuring protection for the spine, as well as providing a strong foundation for all other forms of sport and yoga. The breathing exercises gradually expand, deepen and slow your breathing rate.It is also very enjoyable!