So, after much silence, I started a new project.
I started the project at 185lbs and 27 days later, I ended at 160lbs. My only “exercise” was the Five Rites at 21 reps (and I slacked and didn’t do them everyday).
Check it out.
Also, about to start offering classes to the Public. I may offer them Free to a select few. Still thinking on it.
Enjoy the pics!
There are thousands of Five Rites practitioners and hundreds of Five Rites teachers across the globe.
There are quite a few things that are, unfortunately, overlooked by would-be practitioners of the Five Tibetan Rites (as well as many self-proclaimed teachers of the art) that leave most of these ‘youth seekers’ with nothing but sore bones and muscles.
This series of articles is to bring awareness to some serious points which are overlooked, even by the best of us. (In fact, many of these things were brought to my attention by my ‘Master’.)
A handful of readers will already recognize these things, which is fantastic. While others will learn something new although it is written clearly in the text.
Everything in this article can be verified by reviewing the 1939 and/or 1946 versions of The Eye Of Revelation. I will even site the actual passages from the text (using the 1946 edition).
So let’s begin, shall we:
This is chosen as the first factoid because so many people complain about pains in their backs, necks, joints, etc.
You see, one of the biggest problems is that most people practice the Five Rites on either the floor or a thin yoga mat and there have been many horror stories all over the web about injuries from doing the Five Rites.
The Eye Of Revelation clearly outlines that a the Five Rites (except for Rite 1) should be done either in bed or on the floor with a ‘prayer rug’ or blanket folded several times!
Most Yoga Mats are not even a good 1/2-inch thick, while the ‘prayer rugs’ described in The Eye Of Revelation are “fairly thick” and made of “wool and a kind of vegetable fiber”.
Now, most of us do not have these types of ‘prayer rugs’, but the exercises can be done in bed!
Once my Master pointed this out to me, a light bulb came on. Many of my students felt pain, especially on the 2nd Rite due to the hard floor on their spine.
After switching to small mattresses (got some cheap at IKEA) and thick blankets (folded several times), these same students experienced a tremendous change and could now do the Rites pain free and made advances much quicker than before.
So, if you are one of the many people suffering from pain during the Five Rites, you can experiment with this immediately and see a vast improvement instantly.
As promised, here is the excerpt from the book:
“one first lies flat on his back on the floor or on
the bed. If practiced on the floor one should use a rug or
blanket under him, folded several times in order that the
body will not come into contact with the cold floor. The
Lamas have what in English might be called a ‘prayer rug’.
It is about two feet wide and fully six feet long. It is fairly
thick and is made from wool and a kind of vegetable fibre.”
(These articles are a preview of the upcoming super commentary on the Five Rites, “Youthing Magic – The Five Tibetan Rites Decoded”.)
The post you are about to read is from an email that I sent to my good pal Jerry Watt over at Jerry’s Rare Books concerning the breathing technique that I mentioned in an earlier post.
I was going through my emails and realized that I missed yours.
In reading and re-reading and experimenting and researching, I began to notice some clues that led me to the “proper” breathing.
Now, when I say there is a proper way, I don’t mean that it is the same rate for all.
The rate of breathing will be quite unique for each person which may be why breathing was scarcely touched upon.
There are quite a few other clues as well.
The exercises are specifically said to be different from “physical culture” exercises. “Physical Culture” exercises are akin to our current ideas of muscle building and cardio work.
These exercises share the characteristic of heavy breathing during a “good workout”. This heavy breathing is from a loss of breath control, as is expressed by people saying, “I need to catch my breath”.
The Rites, on the other hand, are specifically called Rites to differentiate themselves from Physical Culture’s more strenuous exercises.
In EoR, there is a demonstration done showing that Colonel Bradford could perform Rite 4 a total of 50 times with NO strain.
As, you may know, doing 50 reps of the 4th Rite at the high speeds that some “gurus” teach would result in some serious strain and leave the practitioner gasping for air.
The advice to “allow the breath to lead the speed” is given because the Rites should be a more meditative practice. A ritual (rite) to increase the vital energy.
If all the vital energy is vibrated away due to hard breathing, the work is less effective. Silent, controlled breathing allows the practitioner to absorb the maximum energy during the Rites.
The 1939 EoR, also advises that one should take a deep breath or 2 between each Rite. This is often neglected by many “gurus”.
Bradford provided a plan of progression from 3 reps to 21 reps to allow the practitioner to build their way up and allow the body to become more and more accustomed to the increased work to keep the breath controlled.
It is amazing that people would sacrifice getting the full benefits of the Rites, just because it may take a little more than the 10 minutes to do it in a relaxed fashion.
I seriously doubt that Tibetan monks were clocking the speed at which they finished the Rites and instead proceeded with the Rites calmly and blissfully.
With that being said, one that does the Rites as described will still be able to complete them in about 10 minutes, but this should not be the goal. The goal rejuvenation. It is not a race.
As I mentioned before, anyone that tests this method will see the truth in it.
Breathe in complete controlled breaths through the nose (from belly on up)
Breathe out through nose (preferably) or mouth (as long as controlled and silent)(from top to belly)
Keep the breath silent.
Start at 3 reps and work up each week to 21.
Breathe between Rites.
After 10 weeks, you will see and feel a most magnificent difference.
Best of Luck to You.
In the Original Eye Of Revelation, there are very clear instructions to pause and SQUEEZE every muscle during some of the Rites.
I’ll tell you this. You may notice on the Videos of most so-called Experts that they do not pause at all during the reps.
As a matter of fact, most of these “gurus” try to teach you that you should blast through the Rites at high speed as if it were a race to Rejuvenation.
Well, when you re-read the Original text, you may find yourself questioning these so-called experts because the original text clearly outline Pauses and moments where you tighten all the muscles for a second.
These seemingly minor things are crucial to optimal results with the Rites.
Test for yourself and then decide if the teachers you are following are following the text or if they have created their own thing.
Soon, you’ll receive even more info on what these “Gurus” are doing wrong on the Rites and they are costing you valuable results.
Recently I posted this at an online group that I visit now and then.
It outlines the re-discovered technique for proper breathing during the Five Rites.
Man, I caught a lot of flack for this for various reasons. I suggest you simply test it out for yourself and see the benefits before you decide if it is right for you.
Here is the post in full. It was in reply to a guy named Norman, a 71 year old man seeking info on how to do the Rites right.
Unfortunately, this group has become very quiet lately.
You mentioned that your wife passed recently and you have been diagnosed with
cancer yourself which means that you are obviously looking to improve your
health and hopefully prolong your life.
Now get this Norman, if you really want to live longer and healthier, you will
need to realize that there IS a right way and a wrong way to do the Rites.
Now, this is an unpopular truth because most folks do not know the Rite way and
settle for the easy answer and say “whatever feels right”.
Are you kidding?
Whatever feels right is the main reason most people are messed up as it is.
I’ll tell you something Norman, most people smoke because it makes them “feel
right”. Others drink (my bad habit) because it makes them “feel right”. People
perform a list of bad habits because it “feels right”.
Now let’s be real. Most of these things that “feel right” are dead wrong.
Now, based on this same logic, just doing the Rites in a way that “feels right”
will not reap the results you seek.
With that being said, I will seemingly contradict myself and say that the
“right” way may differ slightly for each person, in the beginning.
What do I mean by that?
Well starting off, a 71 year old person, like yourself, may need to perform the
Rites even slower than a person of age 33 like me.
The form should be about the same, but the rate that the Rites are performed
will be different.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of 5
Rites practitioners and 98% of them are doing the Rites TOO FAST and thus will
not get the full benefits from them.
The Rites are to be done at a very slow pace and there is a certain way to
determine with 100% accuracy if you are doing the Rites at the right speed.
Pay close attention here, you (and anyone else with an open mind reading this)
are about to receive the secret of secrets of the 5 Rites.
The way you know if you are doing the Rites at the right pace is by listening to
But wait a minute!
Here’s the secret: You should not be able to hear your breath at all.
Your movements should be so slow that you do not even hear the in and out of
You should be resting in between each and every rep enough to keep your breath
This is why the book has you start at such small reps and work your way up
Here’s all I’m going to ask you to do: Start over at 3 reps and practice a an
extremely slow pace so that you are always in control of your breath and it
remains quiet through your entire practice.
I’m not kidding. All those people that get injured and hurt during the rites
are doing them TOO FAST.. Slow it Down and you will reap the benefits.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Most people still need instruction on this because it
is a tricky concept. This is why Kelder and Bradford started the Himalaya Club
to teach hands on.
I teach a handful of students personally and will be releasing a book and DVD in
the future to help the true seekers.
There are a number of reasons why this works, but I will not go into the science
behind it. Just do it and see what happens. If you can silence your breath,
let me know and maybe I can give further, more personalized instruction.
One more thing before I go. Remember that the 5 Rites are only the beginning.
The 6th Rite and the other things like eating habits, water consumption, etc.,
all play a part in truly reversing age.
I’ll put it like this. If the person giving the advice doesn’t look like they
are getting the results you want, then you may want to seek other advice.
For example, I don’t take financial advice from my friends that struggle with
money. I don’t take marital advice from my single friends. You get the point.
I am 33 and before I was married again, young 21 year olds were trying to date
me. LOL. One lady even said she thought I was “her age”. HA!
Anyway Norman, Best of Luck and I hope you will give this a go. If you have
difficulty, let me know.
I’ll be young forever.
I have found the Key.
It is up to you,
if you will come with me
And unlock the door