In our rediscovery series on health, we examine the benefits of Peter Kelder’s Five Tibetan Rites. As we document our experience and progress, we hope you could observe and benefit from our experiment and review of the five Tibetan Rites. Or maybe learn from our mistakes and hopefully look forward to the results, if we do see them in us!
Got an email from a friend – she saw that we were not following the instructions after reading our blog; we are now back to doing 9 repetitions for this week (four). We should have started out doing 3 repetitions of the Rites and increased it by 2 repetitions every week. So, 3 repetitions on the first week; 5 repetitions on the second week… by the end of 10 weeks we would have reached our target of 21 repetitions. This is now the plan.
Second day of the fourth week went smoothly. I noticed I have to shave more often; my facial hair is growing much faster as compared to before I started doing the 5 Rites.
5 Rites was done without much effort. I over ate today and had difficulties breathing – don’t know if there is any connections with the Rites.
We didn’t have time to do 5 Rites – been too busy lately.
I continued with 9 repetitions of the 5 Rites. I’m loving it. Not too much effort.
If you think about it – the 5 Rites only takes 15 minutes a day to perform and yet I can’t seem to fit it into my schedule. I realized that if I don’t do the 5 Rites in the morning chances are I won’t remember to do it the rest of the day.
I continued with 9 repetitions of the 5 Rites. I’ve learned my lesson I have to do the 5 Rites early in the morning or risk not doing it at all.
After four weeks, having missed so many days we felt we had to re-think the whole exercise again. It is amazing to think; how simple it is to do the 5 Rites everyday – without lapse? The truth is it is much harder than we thought. For the short time we definitely felt the benefit from having consistently done the exercise of the 5 Rites. However, we can’t be sure. We will have to regroup and try this experiment again, soon.