|Mt. Baker and the first rays of the sun
I have been doing the Five Tibetan Rites for more than two years now, and there are several things that may or may not be attributed to the practice. Since there is only one of me, it's impossible to say whether doing these exercises make any difference at all. But I took high blood pressure medication for more than a decade, and recently I began to notice that even a small dose of the prescription meds seemed to be causing my blood pressure to be too low. With my doctor's blessing, I gradually began taking less and less of it, all the while monitoring my BP closely, and now that I've been off it for several months, my BP is still staying low. Could it be the Rites? I have no way of knowing.
Still, something has changed. My weight has stayed the same (or even up a little), and I did start doing yoga twice a week in January of this year, so... who knows? Anyway, it's a positive change.
Also, it's awfully nice to get up in the morning and work out the kinks with these exercises. My upcoming week will have some new wrinkles in it, as I leave on Wednesday for my fifth annual reunion with my blogging buddies! Right now things are looking good from here.