The Five Rites

Tibetan Yoga is a term and style used by many Buddhists. Not much is known about this practice in the West and classes may be difficult to find. Several of the classes at our studio incorporate this ancient yoga practice. It consists of meditation and breathing, with the physical practice focusing on a sequence of poses of Tibetan origin called “The Five Rites of Rejuvenation.” Today they are also known as the “The Five Tibetans” or simply “The Five Rites.”  These five Tibetan Yoga poses are designed to flow in movement, exercising your whole body, while promoting health and energy. Beginning yogis may start with 10-12 repetitions of each, working their way up to the goal of 21 repetitions for the complete routine. This is a great maintenance sequence for your home practice.