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HEALTH / YOGA The Five Tibetans are a yogic system of simple yet highly energizing exercises that originated in the Himalayas. Also known as the Five Rites of Rejuvenation, they were brought to the West early in this century by a retired British army officer who learned them in a Tibetan lamasery. Since 1978 Christopher S. Kilham has taught these exercises to thousands of HEALTH / YOGA The Five Tibetans are a yogic system of simple yet highly energizing exercises that originated in the Himalayas. Also known as the Five Rites of Rejuvenation, they were brought to the West early in this century by a retired British army officer who learned them in a Tibetan lamasery. Since 1978 Christopher S. Kilham has taught these exercises to thousands of people seeking a healthier lifestyle. The Five Tibetans take a minimum of daily time and effort but can dramatically increase physical strength and suppleness as well as mental acuity. Even newcomers to yoga will experience the Five Tibetans’ liberating effect on the innate energetic power of the human body and mind. Regular practice of these exercises relieves muscular tension and nervous stress, improves respiration and digestion, benefits the cardiovascular system, and leads to deep relaxation and well-being. The Five Tibetans can be a powerful vehicle not only for enlivening the senses but also for generating and harnessing vital energy for selftransformation. CHRISTOPHER S. KILHAM has taught yoga, meditation, and natural health for more than twenty years, lecturing and appearing on radio and television programs throughout the United States. He is the author of many magazine articles and several books, including In Search of the New Age , Take Charge of Your Health, Inner Power , and The Bread and Circus Whole Food Bible About The Author: Christopher S. Kilham has taught yoga, meditation, and natural health since 1978. Known for his appearances as the Medicine Hunter on the Dr. Oz Show, CNN Health, and FOX News Health, he has conducted medicinal research in more than 30 countries across 5 continents and the South Pacific. The author of many articles and several books, including Hot Plants , The Five Tibetans , Kava: Medicine Hunting in Paradise , and The Whole Food Bible , he lives in Leverett, Massachusetts. Table Of Contents: Acknowledgments Preface 1. About the Five Tibetans 2.


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HEALTH / YOGA The Five Tibetans are a yogic system of simple yet highly energizing exercises that originated in the Himalayas. Also known as the Five Rites of Rejuvenation, they were brought to the West early in this century by a retired British army officer who learned them in a Tibetan lamasery. Since 1978 Christopher S. Kilham has taught these exercises to thousands of HEALTH / YOGA The Five Tibetans are a yogic system of simple yet highly energizing exercises that originated in the Himalayas. Also known as the Five Rites of Rejuvenation, they were brought to the West early in this century by a retired British army officer who learned them in a Tibetan lamasery. Since 1978 Christopher S. Kilham has taught these exercises to thousands of people seeking a healthier lifestyle. The Five Tibetans take a minimum of daily time and effort but can dramatically increase physical strength and suppleness as well as mental acuity. Even newcomers to yoga will experience the Five Tibetans’ liberating effect on the innate energetic power of the human body and mind. Regular practice of these exercises relieves muscular tension and nervous stress, improves respiration and digestion, benefits the cardiovascular system, and leads to deep relaxation and well-being. The Five Tibetans can be a powerful vehicle not only for enlivening the senses but also for generating and harnessing vital energy for selftransformation. CHRISTOPHER S. KILHAM has taught yoga, meditation, and natural health for more than twenty years, lecturing and appearing on radio and television programs throughout the United States. He is the author of many magazine articles and several books, including In Search of the New Age , Take Charge of Your Health, Inner Power , and The Bread and Circus Whole Food Bible About The Author: Christopher S. Kilham has taught yoga, meditation, and natural health since 1978. Known for his appearances as the Medicine Hunter on the Dr. Oz Show, CNN Health, and FOX News Health, he has conducted medicinal research in more than 30 countries across 5 continents and the South Pacific. The author of many articles and several books, including Hot Plants , The Five Tibetans , Kava: Medicine Hunting in Paradise , and The Whole Food Bible , he lives in Leverett, Massachusetts. Table Of Contents: Acknowledgments Preface 1. About the Five Tibetans 2.

30 review for The Five Tibetans: Five Dynamic Exercises for Health, Energy, and Personal Power

  1. 5 out of 5

    Karel Baloun

    Excellent summary of pranayama, kundalini, chakras and a subset of yoga for modern westerners. Under 100 short pages, every paragraph contains dense value. Over 3 decades, I’ve done enough yoga to appreciate these simple yet powerful exercises. If I had to choose a 5-10 minute daily routine, this would not be a bad one, and might be better than other common vinyasana combinations like the sun salutation. Kilham didn’t get to where he is, healthy and vibrant at 65, just with this sequence though. Excellent summary of pranayama, kundalini, chakras and a subset of yoga for modern westerners. Under 100 short pages, every paragraph contains dense value. Over 3 decades, I’ve done enough yoga to appreciate these simple yet powerful exercises. If I had to choose a 5-10 minute daily routine, this would not be a bad one, and might be better than other common vinyasana combinations like the sun salutation. Kilham didn’t get to where he is, healthy and vibrant at 65, just with this sequence though. His routine 1-2 hrs of yoga per day and other attributes of healthy living are likely larger factors. I can’t comment on the more esoteric experiences Kilham claims to report from personal experience. I’d expect he is being fully honest, but I would not know. Some areas are speculative, such as “grounding/earthing”, and they’d be better off being left in an afterword or separate area, since they discredit the main thesis. I know very little about kundalini or mindfulness meditation, and I found these practical introductions useful.. if unitary in their perspective. First I felt this book could change lives.. now a few weeks later having tried the sequence about 7 times, I feel I may revisit aspects of it later, and just maintain an open mind to it. If I were in prison or trapped in a monastery, with no access to external wisdom or stimulation, then this book would be a very useful guide to how I could productively grow and occupy my time. Without committing more to his style of practice (far beyond 5-10min/day) I can’t really judge any more deeply.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Matt

    These exercises require only 10 - 15 minutes to complete, but the rewards are phenomenal. I came across these on YouTube initially while searching for ways to manage my health, and stumbled upon this in a bookstore shortly thereafter. The breathing methods and exercises, along with the philosophy and information on the chakra and energetic body system make this book essential for anyone who wants to maintain and improve their health, strengthen their body, or supplement and infuse into mystic or These exercises require only 10 - 15 minutes to complete, but the rewards are phenomenal. I came across these on YouTube initially while searching for ways to manage my health, and stumbled upon this in a bookstore shortly thereafter. The breathing methods and exercises, along with the philosophy and information on the chakra and energetic body system make this book essential for anyone who wants to maintain and improve their health, strengthen their body, or supplement and infuse into mystic or magical practice. Indispensable.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Zaubin Z

    This book was OK. I mean, there are only five exercises. It seems like making a big deal about fairly little. Some of the exercises seem useful, in terms of getting the body in shape. Having done these exercises consistently for years (before having read this book), I have yet to find the purpose to two of them, which have no apparent physical benefit at all. Of course, the point is that they benefit you on a "spiritual" level. But in exactly what way is never said. It is all very vague. I would This book was OK. I mean, there are only five exercises. It seems like making a big deal about fairly little. Some of the exercises seem useful, in terms of getting the body in shape. Having done these exercises consistently for years (before having read this book), I have yet to find the purpose to two of them, which have no apparent physical benefit at all. Of course, the point is that they benefit you on a "spiritual" level. But in exactly what way is never said. It is all very vague. I would like to know- what does each exercise do? Why are the movements in such a way? Are they dealing with chakras, or something else? If chakras, which chakras? Are different movements for specific chakras? The only claim that I can figure is that they give you longevity. Which is, of course, nearly impossible to prove. The other claim is that you will feel better in general (again with the vagueness). But this is true of nearly any regular exercise. I haven't noticed any obvious results from doing them. But, if you are interested in these "rites", this book is a very good description of them.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    If you are looking for more in-depth study of the Tibetans this is not it. The information is very limited. In fact, there was nothing I didn't already know. It is written by an experienced Yogi but the information about the yogic principles and techniques is very concise so I didn't get much out of that either. I'm skeptical about his claims of being blissed out on kundalini for up to six weeks at a time. But whatever... He was coming into his practice in the 70s right? If you are looking for more in-depth study of the Tibetans this is not it. The information is very limited. In fact, there was nothing I didn't already know. It is written by an experienced Yogi but the information about the yogic principles and techniques is very concise so I didn't get much out of that either. I'm skeptical about his claims of being blissed out on kundalini for up to six weeks at a time. But whatever... He was coming into his practice in the 70s right?

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kerin Gale

    Powerful detailed enough to follow exercises and meditations to experience life changing effects. I'd recommend this if you want to go down the path to enlightenment with a simple guide that anyone can follow. Powerful detailed enough to follow exercises and meditations to experience life changing effects. I'd recommend this if you want to go down the path to enlightenment with a simple guide that anyone can follow.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    A good, concise guide to the Five Tibetans and meditation.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Lynne Thompson

    This little book is an all-in-one practice for fitness; physically, mentally, and spiritually. The practice is rooted in the five exercises (plus an optional sixth) that make up the Five Tibetans, simple exercises that are a challenge to do. Combining movement and breathing, all parts of the body are exercised and energized; I promise, you'll feel wonderful after completing the set. The author also includes chapters on yoga nidra (deep relaxation) and kundalini meditation. If you spend some time This little book is an all-in-one practice for fitness; physically, mentally, and spiritually. The practice is rooted in the five exercises (plus an optional sixth) that make up the Five Tibetans, simple exercises that are a challenge to do. Combining movement and breathing, all parts of the body are exercised and energized; I promise, you'll feel wonderful after completing the set. The author also includes chapters on yoga nidra (deep relaxation) and kundalini meditation. If you spend some time with all three, you will build a spiritual practice for yourself that can last a lifetime. I particularly like the meditation presented here; it's safe (as long as you don't suffer from mental illness) and I don't find it as boring as the mindfulness meditations that are so common these days. As I mentioned earlier, the Five Tibetans is a challenging practice. I haven't been doing them for very long, and while I can do the exercises as prescribed, I can only do 5 or 6 repetitions of each (you work towards 21 repetitions). It's important to not be discouraged and to take it slow, so you don't injure yourself. There are YouTube videos out there, and adaptations to the exercises if you find the information in the book isn't enough, and/or you can't do the exercises as written. Who should do them? If you go to yoga class, I would encourage you to give these a try. I don't go to class as often as I would like, but I can find the time to do a few exercises every day. These fit the bill. On their own, the Five Tibetans are probably not enough. The author says that the exercises are part of a much longer yoga practice he does daily. My own practice consists of the 4 exercise Japanese Makko-ho system, then the Five Tibetans. I add in a Chinese qigong form a couple of times a week, plus I take walks almost daily. The Five Tibetans have been around for a long time, and Christopher Kilham's book contains the best instruction, in my opinion. I encourage everyone to give them a try. You just might get hooked!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    This is more of a manual than a book; the simple correct execution of the Five Tibetans or five key exercises to help restore the balance between one's energy centers or Chakras. While the author does explain the method well, he also goes into great depth about what Chakras really are, and even more basically, what the energy system is that exists within all of us and how we can come to understand and use that system to our own benefit. The Five Tibetans are a fantastic, fast daily practice that i This is more of a manual than a book; the simple correct execution of the Five Tibetans or five key exercises to help restore the balance between one's energy centers or Chakras. While the author does explain the method well, he also goes into great depth about what Chakras really are, and even more basically, what the energy system is that exists within all of us and how we can come to understand and use that system to our own benefit. The Five Tibetans are a fantastic, fast daily practice that is the perfect introduction to the art and science of yoga and energy movement. I found them to be very challenging at first, so I'm looking forward to getting stronger physically and energetically as I progress. Equally as important as the actual exercises, this book covers the essentials of proper breathing and meditation, both vital additions to any spiritual, energetic practice.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Chiok

    It is a short book with clear explanation on the 5 Tibetans poses. The author also taught us through the other meditation methods briefly which I have not come across in others. I wish he spends more time explaining these methods fully. Overall, I complementing this book with YouTube videos on Five Tibetans to make sure I got the position and breathing correct as I plan to add the Five Tibetans workout to my existing morning workout.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Felipe

    A very interesting method. Somehow it feels like a mix of classical Yoga with a more physical approach, aiming to build strength and improve energy, just like we see in schools of Qi Gong like Wu Dang - although here we won't find reference to acupuncture points and meridians, but a tantric kind of meditation aligned with a short set of postures. As a Yoga teacher, I am certainly going to adopt it for a more accurate evaluation of the method. A very interesting method. Somehow it feels like a mix of classical Yoga with a more physical approach, aiming to build strength and improve energy, just like we see in schools of Qi Gong like Wu Dang - although here we won't find reference to acupuncture points and meridians, but a tantric kind of meditation aligned with a short set of postures. As a Yoga teacher, I am certainly going to adopt it for a more accurate evaluation of the method.

  11. 4 out of 5

    James Robert Clark

    This book is indispensable to those exploring Yoga for health. Unlike most Yoga systems which involve holding an asana these are performed in an active calisthenic manner which is very invigorating. The author also covers Yoga Nidra & meditation. This book is definitely worth reading by serious Occultists, Yoga practitioners, & Fitness Enthusiasts.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Stuart Pope

    I didn’t understand a word in this book and unless you know about the subject you want understand it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Stargazer

    Don't try if you have back/neck problems. Easy enough for the fit and healthy. Don't try if you have back/neck problems. Easy enough for the fit and healthy.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Cozette

    Perfect little book to give you just enough insight to keep practicing!!!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Julia Schulenburg

    Quick and Easy guide to do at home.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jp

    I love it Short and concise explanation of yoga with these 5 exercices that connect you directly into a very understable practice. But no so easy to do.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    I like the idea of the rituals but it wasn't as nice of a read as I thought it would be. I like the idea of the rituals but it wasn't as nice of a read as I thought it would be.

  18. 4 out of 5

    RN_Hpesoj

    Great book. Short and inspiring. It's all about yoga, energy, and meditation. Super helpful and pragmatic advice. It's clear and easy to understand. Great book. Short and inspiring. It's all about yoga, energy, and meditation. Super helpful and pragmatic advice. It's clear and easy to understand.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Paul Bard

    Short clear guide to the topic, with a course on kundalini yoga at the end. Very good.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Leticia

    For over 35 years, author Christopher S. Kilham has been practicing The Five Tibetans and in this book shares his experiences with these simple, but powerful exercises and reveals how you will benefit from their youth-enhancing properties. In easy-to-follow instructions and images, the author describes how the exercises are performed. I saw the author perform The Five Tibetans at a book signing at a local bookstore, and can verify that they are easy to perform. In addition, you can go to his webs For over 35 years, author Christopher S. Kilham has been practicing The Five Tibetans and in this book shares his experiences with these simple, but powerful exercises and reveals how you will benefit from their youth-enhancing properties. In easy-to-follow instructions and images, the author describes how the exercises are performed. I saw the author perform The Five Tibetans at a book signing at a local bookstore, and can verify that they are easy to perform. In addition, you can go to his website to see a video demonstration of the exercises. They require no special equipment and can be done in only 10 minutes a day either as a stand-alone practice or added to an existing yoga routine. The author states that “The purpose of practicing The Five Tibetans is to influence the chakras so they can function at peak activity and condition, in balance and harmony with each other.”

  21. 4 out of 5

    Sonia

    A great little intro to these exercises. I haven't been practising them long enough to report on physical/spiritual progress, but the explanations are clear and the pictures are a perfect complement. Insightful enough for being such a small and easy read. I recommend it as a starting point or to yoga beginners. A great little intro to these exercises. I haven't been practising them long enough to report on physical/spiritual progress, but the explanations are clear and the pictures are a perfect complement. Insightful enough for being such a small and easy read. I recommend it as a starting point or to yoga beginners.

  22. 5 out of 5

    bad

    series of five sets of yoga postures, as well as basic breathing, and helpful meditations. watch out, he's wearing a speed-o.. series of five sets of yoga postures, as well as basic breathing, and helpful meditations. watch out, he's wearing a speed-o..

  23. 5 out of 5

    Staci

    Has better pictures for the exercises than Fountain of Youth but I like Fountain of Youth better.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Dani

    I still do these five exercises, fifteen years later, relieving lower back pain....

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    The information is put forth clearly and succinctly. I have yet to try what I read about, but plan to start immediately. It makes a practice that could be daunting seem within reach, with practice.

  26. 5 out of 5

    David Shechtman

    Incredible. Exactly what I've been looking for all these years. Incredible. Exactly what I've been looking for all these years.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sally

    I found this book interesting. Not as insightful as I had hoped.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Elaine

    Five exercises for health. Can be done in ten minutes.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Cristina

    Simple and effective.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dan Gabree

    OK. Lots of background. The Yoga positions are good and certainly can be learned and done from the book. Not much more.

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