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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Benefits of The 5 Tibetan Rites

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Grow Young Guide Ellen Wood demonstrates the RIGHT way to practice the Five Tibetan Rites.
The Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation are exercises developed about 2500 years ago by lamas in Tibet. They were kept secret in monasteries for centuries because they were considered to be a path to higher consciousness, ONLY for the initiated.
The Tibetan Rites, also called The Five Tibetans, were introduced to the Western world by author Peter Kelder and first published in 1939. Kelder had met a retired British army colonel in southern California in the 1930s who told him stories of his travels and the discovery of the Tibetan Rites of Rejuvenation. The author published The Eye of Revelation based on his conversations with the colonel.
Kelder makes it clear that these are not physical fitness exercises. The Five Tibetans affect the body, mind and emotions and activate key energy centers in the body. These seven energy centers are similar to the seven chakras many of us are familiar with, but not exactly the same. There are two in the head, one at the base of the throat, one in the right side at the waist, one in the sexual center and one in each knee. The whole purpose for doing the Tibetan Rites is to get those seven energy centers, or vortexes, all spinning at the same rate of speed – the rate for a robust 25-year-old. That's how they work to make us grow younger.
I first learned about the Tibetan Rites in 2004 and I have been practicing the Five Tibetans daily since then. Recently I discovered a new edition of Kelder’sThe Eye of Revelation, edited by W.J. Watt and published in 2008 in hardback and 2009 in paperback. This book, based on a recently discovered manuscript of Kelder’s from the 1940s, gives additional detail and information on the correct way to do the exercises and their benefits.
One of the details is that they should be performed VERY SLOWLY. What a difference that makes! I had easily worked up to 21 of each of the rites doing them the old way but when I slowed down, I had to cut back to just six a day of each and my muscles were sore! Now I'm back up to 21 of each and no soreness. I plan to produce an instructional DVD on how to properly practice the Tibetans. Watch for more information on this in my blog, and please do not attempt these exercises unless you first get a doctor's permission.
Rights to Kelder's book were purchased in the 1970s by Harbor Press, publisher of a revised version titled Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth. In 1999 Doubleday published Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth: Book 2, which provides a great deal of useful information along with photos illustrating the exercises, and has a foreword by Bernie Siegel, MD. The newer book edited by J.W. Watt is much more detailed and thorough in its instructions on how to do the Five Tibetans. I highly recommend both books.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Meditation's Healing Power

It’s hard to believe some still question whether meditation can have a positive effect on mind and body. A very selective research review recently raised the question, leading to headlines (such as one in The Wall Street Journal) that said the benefits are limited.
As a physician and scientist, I’ve been researching effects of meditation on health for 30 years, and have found it has compelling benefits. Over the past year, I’ve been invited by doctors in medical schools and major health centers on four continents to instruct them on the scientific basis of mind-body medicine andmeditation in prevention and treatment of disease, especially cardiovascular disease.
Research on Transcendental Meditation, for example, has found reduced blood pressure, stress and insulin resistance (useful for preventing diabetes), slowing of biological aging, and even a 48% reduction in the rates of heart attack, stroke, and death. I would consider those to be benefits. And so does the American Heart Association, which last year released a statement saying that decades of research indicates TM lowers blood pressure, and may be considered by clinicians as a treatment for high BP.
Research on meditation has shown a wide range of psychological benefits. For example, a 2012 review of 163 studies that was published by the American Psychological Association concluded that the Transcendental Meditation technique had relatively strong effects in reducing anxiety, negative emotions, trait anxiety, and neuroticism, while aiding learning, memory, and self-realization. Mindfulness meditation showed effects in reducing negative personality traits and stress, and in improving attention and mindfulness. The review concluded, “The effects found in the current analyses show that meditation affects people in important ways.”
Why, then, did the recent review published in a specialty journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA Internal Medicine) conclude there were limited benefits, with mindfulness meditation showing only moderate or low evidence for specific stress-related conditions such as anxiety?
That review was narrowly focused on research on meditation for certain types of psychological stress, so objective benefits such as reduced blood pressure and heart disease were outside its scope. In addition, that review only looked at studies in which the subjects had been diagnosed with a medical or psychiatric conditions. The authors excluded studies of otherwise normal individuals with anxiety or stress, as well as any study that wasn’t on adults.
These limited selection criteria resulted in the omission of many rigorous studies, which, when taken as a whole, show that at least some forms of meditation are beneficial for reducing stress and anxiety. A 2013 meta-analysis (a type of rigorous review) of 16 controlled studies among 1295 participants (10 of which matched the JAMA Internal Medicine criteria for active controls) found that the Transcendental Meditation technique significantly reduced anxiety, the most common form of stress. And the greater the starting level of anxiety in the test subjects, the greater the reduction with meditation.
In a commentary that accompanied the article published by the AMA, Allan Goroll, MD, states, “The modest benefit found in the study by Goyal et al begs the question of why, in the absence of strong scientifically vetted evidence, meditation in particular and complementary measures in general have become so popular, especially among the influential and well educated.”
I can answer that. Complementary and alternative approaches (now called integrative medicine) have indeed been shown in rigorous scientific studies to have some major effects on mind and body health. But, equally important, people who use natural approaches are taking a more active role in their health. This is called self-empowerment. This is what medical professionals should desire for their patients and themselves. This is the grail. We want people to adopt healthier behaviors and outlooks and attitudes, to take more responsibility, to use their own inner healing abilities. The US Centers for Disease Control and Preventionestimates that the majority of chronic diseases could be prevented by healthy behaviors. That is, by people managing their own stress and lifestyle.
In addition, think for a moment about acupuncture. There’s been extensive research on its effectiveness in treating pain. Some of that research shows it to be better than a placebo; much of it shows it to be about the same as a placebo. But most of the research shows that it’s better than no treatment. It's astounding that people can reduce their own pain, yet medical journals are typically gripped by the fact that it’s often no better than a placebo.
Finally, people meditate because it can fundamentally change their self-perceptions and sense of suffering. And, yes, research also supports this. In studies on long-term and even short-term practitioners of Transcendental Meditation, subjects report the experience of a deep level of unity and wholeness in their awareness. This gives them a profound experience of peace, connectedness, and relief from stress. EEG and brain imaging research confirmsthat meditators’ brains actually function differently than those who haven’t learned the technique.
So to Dr. Goroll and all those who wonder why anyone would meditate, my observation, based on decades of published peer-reviewed scientific research, is that at least certain forms of meditation may greatly contribute to a healthy, balanced mind and body. To ignore the evidence is ignoring the scientific basis of medicine.
As can be seen in the presentations on meditation at the recent world economic summit in Davos, Switzerland and the cover story in the February 2 issue of TIMEmagazine, the benefits of meditation are coming to be widely accepted by health professionals, business leaders, and the media. It’s now time for the medical profession to catch up and provide this information to those who depend on them for the most advanced knowledge and technologies for mind and body health.
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The popularity of meditation is a wonderful thing. What could be better than a more peaceful and mindful planet!? But there's also a lot of confusion going around about how to practice. In response to some of the most common questions I'm asked about meditation, I've created this list of tips for anyone looking to get started. 
1. Make it a formal practice.
We hear a lot about living more mindfully, and it’s true that we benefit from bringing more awareness to our daily activities but if you want to experience the real benefits of meditation, then you’ll also need to set aside a specific time to practice in stillness every single day.
2. Start with the breath.
The breath is the intersection point for the mind and body. Breathing deeply and fully slows the heart rate, activates the parasympathetic nervous system and invites your mind to relax.
Give yourself a few minutes to transition from what you were doing before closing your eyes. If you’re finding it difficult to sit down and meditate, start slowing things down 15 minutes before you begin. Become aware of your breath, body and mind. The breath is also a wonderful anchor or focus point for your meditation practice.
3. Find a teacher.
Meditation is ultimately a very personal journey but it’s incredibly helpful to have the guidance of a teacher, especially when you’re starting out. Read a book (or two) on meditation and research teachers and courses in your area.
4. Think of meditation as "becoming aware" rather than "turning off the mind."
We often hear that the purpose of meditation is to "quiet the mind," but it’s perhaps better understood as a way of entering into the quiet that is already resides there. Similarly, beginner meditators often think that the goal of meditation is to focus without become distracted. A more useful goal of the practice is actually becoming aware of when your mind has drifted, or aim to be able to redirect your attention back to your point of focus without criticizing yourself.
5. Do not expect your mind to be quiet.
One of the biggest (and most unhelpful) meditation myths is that when you meditate, you should try to stop all of your thoughts. This one is simply not true, according to traditional texts of meditation and even modern science.
The goal of meditation is not to stop all thinking, but to change your relationship to your thoughts so that you’re not so caught up in them and swept away by them. We now have myriad studies that demonstrate the healing power of meditation — that people are less affected by negative and unhelpful thinking — but it’s never been the case that thinking actually stops.
If you begin meditation with the aim of stopping all thoughts, then you’re going to be very disappointed. You’re also going to have a pretty unpleasant time in doing so and you’ll likely give up.
6. Be comfortable.
The most important rule as it relates to posture is to be comfortable. Don’t punish yourself with an unpleasant posture that simply doesn’t work for your body. Mind and body are intertwined. If your body is well-balanced, your mind will also be in balance.
7. Rest your attention effortlessly.
While it takes effort to create the time and space to meditate, your practice should be completely effortless. Let go of trying and striving and allow whatever is happening to do so with the least resistance. By gently resting your attention on your breath or mantra, your brain and mind will naturally drop into the more expansive state of meditative awareness.
8. Smile.
A gentle smile will enhance your practice, a furrowed brow will not. Turn up the corners of your mouth and smooth out your brow. If you find yourself drifting off or focusing too sternly on your meditation, gently loosen your neck and shoulders, reset your posture and smile once again.
9. Start small.
When you’re starting out, even just a few minutes can feel like an incredibly long time. Meditation is not an endurance test, set a reasonable time frame for you and diligently follow it. It’s also important to banish all-or-nothing thinking — if you’d like to meditate for 20 minutes, but you only have 10 minutes available, then dive in and enjoy those 10 minutes to their fullest. Don’t avoid your practice altogether because you don’t have the "ideal" time frame or environment.
10. Be realistic in your expectations.
Meditation is a technique for training the mind, and this skill is developed over a lifetime. Sure, there are some immediate benefits to be found, but some take longer than others. If expectations are too high, then you may well feel disappointed and demotivated, causing you to give up. So just take one day at a time and focus on building a slow and steady practice.