I’ve been one of those “health nuts” since 1968. Back in the mid 80’s I came across an article entitled “The Fountain of Youth” (which I STILL have!) and practiced the 7 Tibetan Rites as brought back from Tibet by Col. Bradford. I was in my mid-40’s and in EXCELLENT physical shape from working hard all my life, particularly since 1976 when I got into the ironworkers (as a single mom raising a daughter). After practicing the 7 Tibetan Rites I experienced lower back and neck pains… so I quit doing them so often… and still the pain persisted whenever I DID the exercises – so I stopped!
Fast forward 25 years… I retired from ironworking in 2002 and began working in an office, sitting at a desk 8-12 hours a day. Flabby muscles just don’t get it… so I searched for simple exercises … and ran across the T5T website because of a breathing comment by Mike White at Breathing.com), who trained me as an Optimal Breathing Development Specialist.
I began an email dialogue with Carolinda Witt about T5T, and learned it’s something I tried 20 years earlier, revised and improved to strengthen the back and neck as you do the postures. I was eager to learn T5T because it’s EASY, EFFECTIVE and only takes 10-15 minutes a day to keep in shape and consistently FEEL GOOD! Carolinda’s book (and especially the DVD) makes it so easy to follow and learn – ANYONE can use it.
I like the way you start slowly, building strength up gradually and focusing on developing core strength to protect the spine. To my absolute delight, I discovered I CAN do these exercises. I also like the daily focus on breathing – the explanations in the book are really informative and clear. As a breathing coach, I know how incredibly important it is to breath correctly and Carolinda’s book will certainly help most people breathe deeper, slower and fuller. Starting slowly and building up repetitions helped me gain back physical strength, personal satisfaction and a feeling of well-being and satisfaction with my life once again!
It’s wonderful, in my mid-60’s, to find something to be ENTHUSIASTIC about that utilizes much of what I teach in Optimal Breathing. And it only takes 10-15 minutes a day! My classes now include T5T, Optimal Breathing, Emotional Freedom Technique and WELLthy Living. Everyone from 3 to 103 can learn to stay or get HEALTHY. It’s EASY, inexpensive, FUN and effective! Jan Jenson, OBDS, The Wellth Coach, Optimal Breathing Development Specialist @ www.wellthychoices.net and check out the T5T website too: www.T5T.com Tell Carolinda I sent you!