Last weekend over a dozen of us Reflexologists met to trade reflexology with each other. One of them shared how he and his wife stretch every morning, including "The 5 Tibetan Rites". So last Monday I started with 3 each. Then 5, 7, 9 10, 11 and built to doing all five 13 times today. The target is to complete 21 of each, every day. I feel like I'm going to get into a habit of this. It only takes 15 to 20 minutes. Then I did 3 rounds of breath of fire to get the lungs and heart engaged even more fully, followed by 21 rounds of humming, which added another 7 minutes to my morning routine. Sometimes this is before meditating. Sometimes this is after meditating. Either way, it's a great way to start the day and get the body open, moving and ready for what's next.
You'll see that some people add Rites 6 and 7. Each person has their own resting pose in their routine. Explore. Experiment. Expand. And see what feels right to you as you get into a consistent morning routine. I add half moon pose and also listen to what poses my body may want each day.
(I've updated this a few weeks into the practice and added a new "favorite video". I missed doing the 5 Tibetan Rites the last 2 days so today I dropped down from 21 back to 15 because that's what my body wants. The year 2024 is about consistency and care. Make sure I take care of a few things, every day, consistently, and have care for myself while doing them, also giving myself some compassion for those days I may miss.)
Let me know what you think. Please share your morning routine with us.
I like this one the best because she gives modifications so ANYONE can do this. I encourage you to watch several before jumping into the practice. Each person brings their own viewpoints and ideas to each rite as well as adjustments to make as you grow more confident, allowing the flow to progress easily.
and this third one is pretty good too
and this one adds a bit of "Youthfulness" to it