“Happiness is not at the end of the way. It is in the way.”
The advantage of the Five Tibetan Rites is that you can practise them on your own or in a group. There are places all over the UK where you can do yoga. You don’t need to have studied for 200 hours to put together a yoga session, you can do it yourself.
So how do you plan a yoga session around the Five Tibetan Rites? What are the key points to remember?
In this article, we’ve got some advice for you on how to get the most out of the Five Tibetan Rites.
Learn the Five Tibetan Rites Off by Heart
Before you can do a session with the Five Tibetan Rites, you need to learn what they are. As you may have guessed, there are five of them!
- Tibetan Spin
- Prone To Upward Staff Pose
- Rabbit To Camel Pose
- Staff To Upward Plank Pose
- Upward Dog To Downward Dog
Each of these poses works on your chakras, which are responsible for your internal balance. There are 7 main chakras around our body. By practising a Tibetan Rite, you can activate these chakras which influence your body, mind, and spirit.
- The first Tibetan Rite focuses on equilibrium and balancing your energy through magnetism.
- The Prone to Upward Staff Pose allows you to focus on your solar plexus chakra and strengthen your muscles.
- The Rabbit to Camel Pose moves the energy towards your heart.
- The Fourth Tibetan Rite stimulates several parts of the body, including the neck and bottom of the torso. This can wake up your entire body.
- The last Tibetan Rite, Upward Dog to Downward Dog, involves flexibility and breathing and helps the energy circulate around your body. This isn’t an easy one to master at first.
Each of the poses involves controlled breathing.
You should know that when practising these poses independently they won’t have the same effect as doing them all together in the proper order. This is why you also need to learn the order of them in addition to learning what each of them is.
Mastering these poses will allow you to better plan your yoga session.
Get Better at Yoga by Practising Regularly
The Five Tibetan Rites aren’t particularly intense poses but rather gentle gymnastic poses that work on your entire body. Regularly doing all five parts of the ritual will help you to get more familiar with them and understand how they affect your mindfulness.
You should put together a plan for your yoga session focusing on the Five Tibetan Rites. More precisely, each one of your sessions needs to make the Five Tibetan Rites the centre point of them.
Do you really need to do a yoga session alongside the Five Tibetan Rites?
Not really. You can always do the Five Tibetan Rites on their several times throughout the day. On the other hand, when you’re not doing them, you can always go back to a more traditional yoga session.
Remember that regularly doing the Five Tibetan Rites is important and that you should:
- Do the Five Tibetan Rites regularly throughout the week.
- Repeat the five rites between 3 and 21 times each session.
- Make it either part of your morning or evening routine.
- Focus on your breathing during each pose.
A yoga session based around the Five Tibetan Rites will have one thing in mind: progressing. You need to think about progressing gradually; start gently and gradually increase the difficulty. For example, 85% of beginners won’t be able to do the Upward Dog to Downward Dog or the Rabbit to Camel Pose but after several sessions, they’ll get there.
You need to be patient and plan your sessions around your objectives and what you’re capable of. Plan on doing 3 sets, then 5 sets, then 7, 11, etc. until you reach 21 sets. Don’t run before you can walk.
Think about putting together a calendar to keep track of your progression so you can better plan your sessions around the Five Tibetan Rites.
So how can you plan a session around the Five Tibetan Rites?
By getting advice from professionals, of course!
Find out more about how to do the Five Tibetan Rites.
Finding a Yoga Poses Guide or Specialist
Yoga isn’t easy, but everyone can do it. It takes a lot of concentration and personal investment. But it’s worth it because it’s good your body, mind, and spirit. Controlling your movement, mastering the Five Tibetan Rites, breathing correctly, etc. can all be a challenge, especially for beginners. In this case, you might need to get help from a professional.
There are professionals with hundreds of hours of training, workshops abroad, and hours of personal development. You can’t make up yoga as you go along and the same is true for your life force energy and the Five Tibetan Rites.
So who can give you advice on yoga poses?
Before you look for a spirit guide or join a yoga club, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I know enough about the Five Tibetan Rites?
- Have I already tried to teach myself about them?
- Do I know what my strengths and weaknesses are?
- What type of support am I looking for?
Once you’ve done this, you’ll know what types of resources you’ll need to look for:
- Online yoga websites by yogis or personal trainers.
- Yoga learning resources.
- Yoga teachers on social media websites like Instagram.
Look at different sources of information and you’ll soon see that you can plan your session involving the Five Tibetan Rites. But before that, you can always attend a group yoga session!
For more personalised advice, you might want to get in touch with a private yoga tutor on Superprof.
Discover the benefits of the Five Tibetan Rites.
Some Advice for Organising a Yoga Session
There are several types of yoga and the Five Tibetan Rites don’t belong to any of them. This means you’re free to organise your yoga session as you see fit.
Finally, to get the most out of your yoga session, don’t forget to split your session into three main parts.
- The introduction, where you will focus on mindfulness.
- The poses, where you’ll focus on breathing.
- The meditation and conclusion, where you’ll benefit from the earlier parts of the session.
The meditation part can take different forms: stretches, deep breathing, reflection. It depends on how you feel. That’s the magic of yoga!
If you decide to meditate, you should opt for yoga poses that work well with it:
- The Corpse Pose
- The Lotus Pose
- The Half Lotus Pose
- The Burmese Position
- The Egyptian Pose
Keep in the mind the objective of the Five Tibetan Rites; to improve the flow of your life force energy. To do this, you need to be fully invested in achieving mindfulness.
Whether you do yoga at home, work, or a leisure centre, the journey is within yourself. You don’t need to go very far to feel more energetic. However, it is recommended that you do the ritual either in the morning or evening since it’s easier to achieve mindfulness then than in the middle of the day.
So when is your next yoga session?
If you need more help with balancing your body and mind, you could always get in touch with a yoga teacher on Superprof. While there aren't plenty of Tibetan monks are the platform, you can always find a yoga teacher who can put together a personalised yoga class for you and talk you through the Five Tibetan Rites. With hatha yoga, kundalini yoga, vinyasa yoga, Tibetan yoga, etc. there are yoga styles for everyone and your tutor can work out which is best for you.
There are three main types of tutorial available: face-to-face tutorials, online tutorials, and group tutorials.
Face-to-face tutorials are personalised sessions with a single student and the most cost-effective type of tutorial available. However, they tend to be the most expensive, too.
Online tutorials take place over webcam using video conferencing software and allow you to get tutorials from anywhere with a decent internet connection at any time of the day. With fewer overheads, these tend to be cheaper per hour than the face-to-face tutorials.
Finally, group tutorials include several students and are useful for those needing to share the cost of private tutorials. If you and some friends are interested in yoga, you should consider giving it a go! Of course, you won't get as much one-on-one time with the tutor.