The Five Tibetans: Five Dynamic Exercises for Health, Energy, and Personal Power

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By Christopher S. Kilham

Publisher : Inner Traditions/Bear & Company

ABOUT Christopher S. Kilham

Christopher S. Kilham
Chris Kilham has been involved in the field of holistic health as a writer, lecturer, and entrepreneur since 1970. He is the author of The Five Tibetans and The Whole Food Bible, as well as the founder of Medicine Hunter Inc., which specializes in the research and development of plant medi More...



The Five Tibetans is a yogic system of highly energizing postures and exercises that originated in the Himalayas. Liberating and enhancing the innate energetic power of the human body and mind, these five exercises take a minimum of daily time and effort but offer remarkable results in the way of increased physical strength and suppleness as well as mental acuity. In addition, these exercises can be a vehicle for enlivening the senses and generating and harnessing energy for the purpose of self-transformation.

Regular practice of these postures:
Relieves muscular tension and nervous stress
Improves respiration and digestion
Benefits the cardiovascular system
Leads to deep relaxation and well-being
Tunes and energizes the chakras

The Five Tibetans are explained within the context of traditional yoga, providing a foundation for understanding.

Black-and-white photographs and illustrations complement the text and clearly indicate the proper execution of each exercise. 

"Kilham brings to The Five Tibetans nicely written chapters about kundalini, the chakras and an especially insightful instruction on the role of breathing while doing each rite. Excellent and recommended."
Hinduism Today

"This book is packed full of expert information . . . . clear, concise and easy to understand . . . .a wealth of information and advice from many years of teaching and personal experiences. . . . a wonderful way to start or end your day."
Qetesh, TCM Reviews, Dec 2005