27-Day Five Tibetan Rites Challenge
Five Tibetan Rites The 3rd Rite The Kneeling Back Bend How To
Five Tibetan Rites The 3rd Rite The Kneeling Back Bend How To. Develop core strength. Open hip flexors. Balance energy.
TIPS for the 3rd Rite
- Imagine you are reaching up and over a beach ball, so you don’t compress your lumbar spine.
- Separate your legs hip’s-width apart. Make loose fists and place the thumbs sides next to each other to measure hip’s-width.
- Breathe for the entire time it takes you to raise the legs, and exhale for the time it takes you to lower the legs. If controlling your breath is too difficult, breathe gently through your nose.
HEALTH BENEFITS of the 3rd Rite
From the yogic perspective, you are speeding up energetic vortexes, particularly in the throat, waist, and reproductive areas.
From a TCM perspective, opening meridians lines along the front and back of the hips and torso. The movement also pumps qi and blood. Breathing deeply throughout the exercise also allows you to take in more air qi, which you need to make essential qi. Essential qi keeps you young and healthy.
From a western perspective, the exercise continues to work on core strength. It also strengthens your quadriceps muscles and improves spinal flexibility.