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Top Ten Principles for a Long and Happy Life
Living for God/higher power/spiritual life
Loving neighbor and self (all living beings) karma
Non-resistance or surrender
Be in control of thoughts and positive thinking
Prosperity and abundance consciousness
Emotional balance-keeping an even keel, not too up, not too down..
And while you’re enjoying aka Level Seven music, try the following rejuvenation exercises and stay flexible, healthy and on your way to living a long, happy life.
Tibetan Rejuvenation Exercise Movement #1
Sufi Whirling, Whirling Dervish, Memories of the Grateful Dead in Concert, Having fun like a 3 year old
Rite 1: Stand upright, extend your arms at shoulder level away from your body and spin clockwise (if looking at a clock face on the floor). Keep your eyes looking directly in front of you, do not focus on any one point, let your vision blur as you spin. Turn up to 21 times or until you feel unstable or dizzy.
Breathing: breath in and out of your stomach. An opera singer, stage actor/actress or yogi experiences the benefit of breathing from this point of the body. When you stop spinning, breath even more deeply from your stomach until your head stops spinning and your balance returns to normal.
Tips and Recommendations: Work your way up to 21 spins. Speed is not so important, just try to spin 21 times and stop.
Tibetan Rejuvenation Exercise Movement #2
Leg Raises, Bending at the Waist, Tummy Tucks
Rite 2: Lay down on your back with your arms to your side, palms up, keep your legs straight, begin your inhalation, raise your legs off the ground until as high as possible and pick your head off the ground, bending your neck with your chin falling toward your chest. Begin your exhalation and return to laying flat on the ground. Repeat up to 21 times.
Breath In: Raising your legs and head Breath Out: Lowering your legs and head
Tips and Recommendations: When starting out, bend your legs until your stomach strengthens. If your feel discomfort, place your hands (palms facing down) under your buttocks to support your lower spine. As you progress, straighten your legs and try to raise and lower them at the same speed. Once you have worked up to 21 repetitions, try to move at a nice steady rhythm without stopping.
Tibetan Rejuvenation Exercise Movement #3
Morning Neck Warm-up, Camel Asana in Yoga
Rite 3: Kneel with your legs together, arms extended, palms of your hands on the side of your thighs, drop your chin to your chest, begin your inhalation, raise your head and lean back, move your hands to the back of your thighs and let them drop lower and support your weight, crane your head and neck backward, relax your lower spine. Begin your exhalation, start to come forward back to kneeling position with your head back up in the straight position. Repeat up to 21 times.
Breath In: Going backward Breath Out: Coming forward
Tips and Recommendations: When you start this exercise, use the weight of your head to come forward instead of forcing your chin to your chest with your muscles. When you lean back, avoid craning your neck, simply let it drop with its own weight. Eventually, you can bring your shoulder blades towards each other when you’re in the back position. Keep a steady movement while going backward and forward. Keep your eyes open to maintain balance. Later, try the movement with your eyes closed to feel the difference and see if you can relax even more in the backward position.
Tibetan Rejuvenation Exercise Movement #4
Table Posture, Wrist warm-up and Neck agility Rite 4: Sit on the floor, legs a little less than shoulder width apart, arms to your sides with hands extended flat on the ground and fingers pointed forward, drop your head toward your chest, begin your inhalation, raise your buttocks off the ground while bending your knees, shift your weight to your arms/hands and legs/feet, continue to raise your buttocks until your trunck and thighs are parallel to the ground, let your head fall back. Begin your exhalation and return to sitting position with your head dropped forward. Repeat up to 21 times.
Breath In: Raising off the ground Breath Out: Returning back to sitting position
Tips and Recommendations: When you begin this exercise, just try to get from the starting to ending posture. It’s easier to do it than read about it. In the beginning, you might not be used to your body weight on your wrists. Doing some wrist warm-ups before you begin can prevent discomfort. Once you have worked your way up to 21 repetitions, try to perform the movements without stopping.
Tibetan Rejuvenation Exercise Movement #5
Inverted-V, Yoga Cobra to Downward Dog
Rite 5: Get down on the floor on your hands and knees (in push-up position) with hands and legs a little less than shoulder width apart. Begin your inhalation, come up on your toes with weight in your arms, straighten your legs, arch your back, lean your head back, do not let any of your body touch the ground except for your toes and hands (Cobra in Yoga). Begin your exhalation, bend at the waist, bend your knees, push your buttocks up into the air, make an inverted V shape with your legs and arms straight, tuck your chin toward your chest (Downward Dog in Yoga), try to put your feet flat on the ground. Begin your next inhalation and repeat up to 21 times.
Breath In: Raising hips up into an ^ shape – downward dog. Breath Out: Hips down & head coming up into cobra.
Tips and Recommendations: In the beginning, you will need to find where to place your hands and feet to make a complete inverted-V shape. You may do this exercise for years and never get your feet flat on the ground (a symptom of western living and always sitting in a chair). Once you’ve worked your way up to 21 repetitions, work on keeping a steady rhythm while going in and out of each position.
Finishing Posture Recommendation After Exercise 5, lay flat on your stomach with your arms stretched out from side to side like Christ position. Keep your chin on the ground and close your eyes. Feel you heart pumping and blood circulating through your body. Wait until your hearth beat and breath returns to normal. Turn your head to one side and take a few deep breaths. Relax for 1 minute.
Begin your day or continue with your morning yoga routine or physical work out. You should have more than enough energy to get you jump started. If you perform the 5 Tibetans before bed, make sure you have 30 or 45 minutes to relax after Rejuvenation your energy. I’ve spent time laying in bed afterward and felt like I had drank a pot of coffee.
The physical movement of each Rite is a metaphor for what we are trying to achieve mentally.
1. The Spin takes the element of energy, and the vortex that the movements create allows you to replenish your body from the larger energy all around us.
2. Tabletop (Rite 4) focuses on stability, foundation and balance – giving you a solid base from which to form new ideas.
Spin = Energy (I am full of energy)
Leg-Raise = Air (My mind is clear and calm)
Kneeling Backbend = Water (I am flexible and receptive)
Tabletop = Earth (I am strong and balanced)
Upward/Downward Dog = Fire (I am positive and motivated)
How Do the five Rites Work?
There (in the Himalayas), Colonel Bradford said he found a group of Lamas, who didn,t seem to age the same way that Westerners do. They constantly kept their strength and vitality. The secrets to the fountain of youth was apparently a set of simple exercises that they performed every day, along with a frugal existence away from the worries of the modern world. But the most important thing was their understanding of the Vortexes.
The Lamas explained to Colonel Bradford that the vortexes, also called chakras, are powerful energy centers that govern the endocrine system of the body, which, in turn, regulates the process of aging. There are 7 vortexes or chakras, and anyone that has studied yoga is familiar with them. In a healthy person, the chakras are spinning at a normal speed, permitting the prana, or vital life energy, to flow through the body. What happens is that at some point, one or more of these chakras slows down, and then the flow of prana is inhibited, and that’s when aging starts. So the key to eternal, or at least greatly prolonged youth, is to keep the chakras spinning full spine, and one of the ways to do this is to practice the five Tibetans Rites every day.
He wrote: The only difference between youth and vigor, and old age and poor health is simply the rate of speed at which the vortexes are spinning. Normalize the rate of speed, and the old person becomes like new again.
For thousands of years Eastern mystics have maintained that the body has
seven principal energy centers corresponding to the seven endocrine glands. The hormones produced by these glands regulate all of our bodily functions. Medical research has recently uncovered convincing evidence that even the aging process is hormone regulated. It appears that the pituitary gland begins producing a “death hormone” at the onset of puberty.
This “death hormone” apparently interferes with the ability of cells to utilize beneficial hormones, such as growth hormone. As a result, our cells and organs gradually deteriorate, and finally die. In other words, the aging process takes its toll. If the five rites do indeed normalize imbalance in the body’s seven energy centers, as Mr. Kelder maintains, perhaps as a consequence hormonal imbalance is normalized also. This could make it possible for our cells to replicate and prosper as they did when we were very young. We could indeed see and feel ourselves growing “younger” day by day.
Daya Devi-Doolin is an Ordained Unity Minister and Director of The Doolin Healing Sanctuary. She is a Spiritual Counselor, International Speaker, Award-Winning Author and Singer/songwriter and is known as the Thought Doctor. She is a Radio/TV Personality, Talk Show Host, Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, Matrix Energetics Practitioner, Registered Hatha Yoga Alliance Instructor, Conscious Connected Breathworker.
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