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Gymnastics of Tibetan monks «Eye of Rebirth»

To begin with, I strongly recommend reading Peter Calder's book «The Eye of Rebirth» - the ancient secret of Tibetan lamas, published in 1938. It is short, interesting and written in an artistic style (it can be downloaded for free on the Internet).

This book is one of the few invaluable sources that contain information about ancient Tibetan practices that give us the keys to the gates of incomprehensibly long youth, excellent health and inexhaustible vitality. For thousands of years, information about them has been kept in the deepest secrecy by Tibetan monks of a secluded mountain monastery.

 

It is not just about health-improving gymnastics, but about ritual actions that reverse the flow of a person's inner time.

One of the elements of their impact is stretching the body, giving it elasticity and increasing the overall tone of the muscles. And their main goal is to influence the dynamic characteristics of the "vortices of the subtle body".

In young healthy people, the dynamic characteristics of all seven main vortices of the subtle body are the same and harmoniously correlate with the secondary vortices. In a middle-aged man, the main vortices rotate in different ways, the harmony between them is disturbed. Coordination between the main and secondary vortices in this case is out of the question. This is the main cause of disruption of all metabolic processes and aging of the body.

 

Basic rules for conducting gymnastics classes:

 

• Each completed series must include all five exercises, strictly in the appropriate order.

• The daily number of repetitions of each exercise should be twenty-one times. Of course, you cannot stop at twenty-one repetitions, bringing their number to thirty-six or even seventy-two, but there must be a good reason for this, since this will no longer be a concern for health, but the practice of spiritual development.

• Untrained people start doing exercises for three repetitions, and every week adding two repetitions, bringing them up to twenty-one times.

• It is permissible to skip classes no more than once a week, but in no case more. If any reason forces you to interrupt the practice for at least two days, all the results you have achieved may be lost. With a long break, there is a danger that your body will degrade much faster than it was before you started practicing.

• It is best to do gymnastics at sunrise and sunset. However, you can perform the morning series when it is convenient for you - the main thing is that it happens before noon.

• After you practice the «Eye of Rebirth» twenty-one times once a day for more than six months, you can begin to perform the second evening series, starting with three times, adding twice a week.

• In no case should overstrain and overwork be allowed. This can only lead to a negative result. In the beginning, you need to do as it turns out, gradually increasing the number of repetitions and approaching the ideal of performing the whole complex.

• If you are already physically engaged in something else, then the «Eye of Rebirth» will only help you, significantly increasing the effectiveness of your basic training.

• In the intervals between repetitions of exercises, you need to continue breathing in the same rhythm as during their execution.

• If you do not feel physical difficulties, then there is no need to make pauses between repetitions of the same exercise, you should simply repeat the movements in the form of one continuous series. But between each two exercises, a pause is necessary. You need to stand up straight, put your hands on your waist and perform several smooth full breaths, while carefully following the sensations that arise in the body, focusing your attention on the area located inside the abdomen at the navel level. Sooner or later, you will certainly feel the streams of prana (energy) flowing through your body during inhalation. And after a while, the vortices will probably become noticeable to you. Breathing in pauses between exercises, try to relax as much as possible during exhalation and feel how the "spoiled" prana, along with painful blocks, leaves your body.

• When performing water procedures after gymnastics, it is necessary to use only a warm shower. In no case should you pour cold water on yourself! And yet - never (either before classes, or after, or at any other time) takes a cold bath, shower or douche to a state in which the cold penetrates deep into the body, as this significantly disrupts the etheric structure built by the practice of the «Eye of Rebirth».

• It will take you fifteen to twenty minutes to complete all five actions in full. And a well-trained person performs them in ten to twelve minutes.

• It is necessary to believe in what you are doing! For many, the transformation of self-consciousness turns out to be the most difficult task, since it is terribly difficult for most people to break out of the shackles of formed mental attitudes. They don't have enough energy to form an intention.

 

Complex of gymnastic exercises «Eye of rebirth»:

 

Exercise № 1

 

The starting position is standing straight with arms stretched horizontally to the sides at shoulder level. Having accepted it, you need to start rotating around its axis from left to right (clockwise).

Exercise_1

Exercise № 2

 

It is performed in the supine position. It is best to lie on a thick, soft and warm gym mat.

Stretching your arms along your torso and pressing your palms with tightly joined fingers to the floor, you need to raise your head, firmly pressing your chin to the sternum. After that, lift straight legs vertically upwards, while trying not to lift the pelvis off the floor. If you can, then lift your legs even further "on yourself" - until the pelvis begins to lift off the floor. The main thing at the same time is not to bend your knees.

Then slowly lower your head and legs to the floor. Relax all the muscles and then repeat the action.

Coordination of movements with breathing is of great importance. At the very beginning, it is necessary to exhale, completely ridding the lungs of air. During the raising of the head and legs, you should take a smooth, but very deep and full breath, and during the lowering of the head and legs - the same exhalation.

If you are tired and decide to rest a little between repetitions, try to breathe in the same rhythm as during the movements. The deeper the breath, the higher the effectiveness of the practice.

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Exercise № 3

 

The starting position is kneeling. The knees should be placed at a distance of the width of the pelvis from one another, so that the hips are positioned strictly vertically. The palms of the hands lie on the back surface of the thigh muscles, under the buttocks.

Then you should tilt your head forward, pressing your chin to the sternum. Throwing the head back and up, we protrude the chest and bend the spine backwards, leaning with our hands on the hips, after which we return to the original position with the chin pressed against the sternum. After a little rest, if necessary, repeat.

Strict coordination of movements with the rhythm of breathing is required. At the very beginning, you should take a deep and full exhalation. Bending back, you need to inhale, returning to the starting position - exhale.

The depth of breathing is of great importance, because it is the breath that serves as a link between the movements of the physical body and the control of the etheric force. Therefore, it is necessary to breathe as fully and deeply as possible.

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Exercise № 4

 

You need to sit on the mat, stretching straight legs in front of you with feet located shoulder-width apart. Having straightened the spine, place your palms with closed fingers on the floor on the sides of the buttocks. The fingers of the hands should be directed forward. Lower your head forward, pressing your chin to the sternum.

Then tilt your head as far back and up as possible, and then lift your torso forward to a horizontal position. In the final phase, the hips and torso should be in the same horizontal plane, and the shins and arms should be positioned vertically. Having achieved this, you need to strain all the muscles of the body for a few seconds, and then relax and return to the original position.

Breathing is also the key here. First you need to exhale. Rising and throwing back his head - to perform a deep, smooth breath. During the tension of the muscles - hold your breath and going down - exhale.

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Exercise № 5

 

The starting position for him is - the emphasis lying bent. At the same time, the body rests on the palms and pads of the toes. Knees and pelvis do not touch the floor. The hands are oriented strictly forward with the fingers closed together. The distance between the palms and feet is slightly wider than the shoulders.

We start by throwing our head back as far as possible-up. Then we move to a position in which the body resembles an acute angle with the top pointing upwards. At the same time, with a movement of the neck, we press the head with the chin to the chest. At the same time, we try to keep the legs straight, and the straight arms and torso in the same plane. Then the body will appear as if folded in half in the hip joints.

After that, we return to the original position. At the same time, try to bend your back as much as possible, but not at the expense of a marginal fracture in the lower back, but at the expense of straightening your shoulders and maximum deflection in the thoracic region. Do not forget, however, that neither the pelvis nor the knees should touch the floor at the same time.

In addition, pause with the maximum tension of all the muscles of the body in both extreme positions - when bending and when climbing into the "corner".

The breathing pattern is somewhat different. Starting with a full exhalation, lying bent down, you take a deep breath, as far as possible, while "folding" the body in half. It turns out some approximate similarity of the so-called paradoxical breathing. Returning to the point-blank lying bent, you make a full exhalation. Stopping at the extreme points to perform a tense pause, you hold your breath for a few seconds - respectively after inhaling and after exhaling.

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There is also a sixth special element of gymnastics, which is the most important factor for someone who intends to change his appearance and look much younger than his years. He is known in Hindu yoga under the name «Uddiyana-bandha».

Read about him in Peter Calder's book «The Eye of Rebirth» (Chapter 2). The essence of it is to learn how to save sexual energy, concentrate it in the body and "transmute" it, directing it from the second main vortex to all the others, especially to the top two.

Gymnastics of Tibetan monks