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Tibetan #6 restricted exercise

The series of Five Tibetan exercises described here can be practiced two or three times a day everyday during the entire lifetime. In contrast, the following exercise, according to Lamas, has a very special purpose and it should be practiced only in circumstances described below. If you are not sure, and do not practice the first five exercises regularly, do not practice this exercise. You have been warned.

The purpose of the Tibetan #6 exercise is to redirect the excess of sexual and reproductive energy, generated by the activity of the base chakra to all higher chakras along the spine, especially to the brow chakra, which activity is related to our spiritual awareness and psychic abilities. According to Lamas this exercise should be practiced only when the excess of the sexual urge is experienced, otherwise this exercise does more harm than good, by draining the energy from the base chakra.

By systematically practising the first five Tibetan exercises it is quite possible to raise the energy of the base chakra so much, that the sexual urge appears and needs to be dealt with. This can happen at any age.

One way to handle the situation is to dissipate this powerful energy in sexual activities. The Tibetan alternative is to transmute it to higher use, to accelerate our spiritual development and rejuvenate the body. Instead of dissipating the reproductive energy you can use it to regenerate cells in your entire body. The choice is yours, you have the free will, as always.

In my opinion, sexual activity without sincere love and a spiritually matched partner is like going to a forest and not seeing trees. Or enrolling at a University just to have lunch in the canteen.

Sexual love should be a spiritual union, bringing experiences and sensations far more profound, pleasurable, longer lasting and beneficial than just a physical act of relief (see The Book).

In the absence of a perfect partner, Tibetan Lamas offer us the alternative, verified over many thousands of years to be not only effective, but also very beneficial to our health, longevity, bio-energy level and most importantly to our spiritual development. They do not try to suppress the powerful energy of the base chakra. Such suppression is destined to fail, much as any act against the Nature. They offer an efficient way to transmute it for the higher purpose.

Tibetan #6 differs in many ways from all of the previously described Tibetan exercises. Firstly, it is one of the easiest to perform from the physical body motion point of view, not requiring any diagram. Secondly, it involves a special breath control, requiring a prolonged holding of the breath, rather than breathing rhythmically. The third difference is that after each cycle of Tibetan #6 several cycles of deep breathing are required. Another difference is that no more than three repeats are recommended for most people.

The sequence of Tibetan #6 is as follows:

  1. Stand straight and breathe out completely
  2. Bend over forward putting your hands on your knees, forcing out the last trace of air
  3. With your lungs empty return to standing straight posture
  4. Put your hands on your waist and push your shoulders up by pressing down with your hands. Pull the abdomen in as much as possible and raise your chest - keeping your lungs empty.
  5. Hold this position as long as you can, with empty lungs
  6. Breathe in slowly through the nose until your lungs are full
  7. Exhale through the mouth, relaxing arms to hang free
  8. Take several deep breaths before the next repetition
© Dr. Tom Chalko. 1997-2013