The following is a series called the 5 Tibetan Rites for health and longevity:

The 5 Tibetan Rites

a complete life path. Yoga is a way of life. It has been the undercurrent of my life. I discovered it at about age 17, through the determination and kindness of my brother. It was not a fad then, especially in Indiana, and any teacher at that time had direct contact with some real yogi or yogini, and my initial teacher happened to be a senior teacher who had been studying directly with Iyengar. Iyengar was my building block, and since then I have had a multitude of teachers, and the equivalent of 2 certifications in this life. I finally started to teach, when at a class I was attending on Fire Island the teacher had to leave unexpectedly. She asked if I would take over for the summer. Of course I moved into the position, and didn’t stop. Back in the East Village I developed classes then upstate to Woodstock where I did more of the same.

My own practice kept expanding. I was ready for the next step which I found by being in an environment where I was learning Vedantic teachings. I learned more Ayurveda and Pranayama. Now, everywhere I turn teachings are becoming available direct from Rishi’s. Getting up early, practicing and facing the day by being in tune. So much support has come from the grace of master teachings. Always expanding the practice, staying fluid and available for the next step. Continuously pointing to our own mastery.

OM Shantih

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