27-Day Five Tibetan Rites Challenge
Five Tibetan Rites The 5th Rite The Pendulum How To
Five Tibetan Rites The 5th Rite The Pendulum. Increase flexibility along the back of your legs and front of the spine. Continue to strengthen the wrists, arms, shoulder, and core muscles
TIPS for the 5th Rite
- Focus on placing the weight on your thumb and index finger of each hand to protect your wrists.
- Keep your arms straight throughout the movement.
- Use the modifications until you build up your arm and hand strength.
- Breathe as you press up into upward dog, and exhale for the time it takes you to bring your hips up into downward dog. If controlling your breath is too difficult, breathe gently through your nose.
For extra instruction on how to use your core, click here.
HEALTH BENEFITS of the 5th Rite
From the yogic perspective, you are continuing to speed up the energetic vortexes, but you are also bringing them into balance and normalizing their energy.
From a TCM perspective, you are continuing to increase the flow of qi in the Belt Meridian and improve the ability of your lungs to absorbe air qi as you breathe deeply. Coming into upward dog, you open important acupressure points on the front of the torso. Moving into downward dog, you open yang meridian lines along the back of your body.
From a western perspective, you increase flexibility along the back of your legs and front of the spine. You continue to strengthen the wrists, arms, shoulder, and core muscles as well.