Tibetan Rites

The Fountain of Youth by Peter Kelder

The body has 7 energy centres, which, in English would be called vortexes. In Hindu they are known as chakras. They are powerful electrical fields, invisible to the eye, but quite real nonetheless. Each of these 7 vortexes centres on one of the 7 ductless glands in the body's endocrine system and it functions in stimulating the gland's hormonal output. It is these hormones that regulate all of the body's functions, including the process of ageing.

In a healthy body, each of these vortexes revolves at great speed, permitting vital life energy, also called prana or etheric energy, to flow upward through the endocrine system. But if one or more of these vortexes begins to slow down, the flow of vital energy is inhibited or blocked, and this is another name for ageing and ill health.

These spinning vortexes extend outward from the body in a healthy individual, but in the old, weak and sickly, they hardly reach the surface. The quickest way to regain youth, health and vitality is to start these energy centres spinning normally again. Always work within your own comfort zones and never over extend yourself. You may experience detoxification with these exercises. Begin by doing 3 of each for a week and then increase by 2 new repetitions each week. Do not overexert, these are very powerful exercises. For a more detailed description read the book by Peter Kelder: 'Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth'.

Begin with 1-5 repetitions of each exercise. Add 2 repetitions each week or as you feel ready to. Work up to a total of 21 repetitions of each exercise. For best results perform daily.

Rite Number One
Standing with your arms outstretched, palms facing downward, spin around in a clockwise direction. Do not attempt to spin too many times and get dizzy.

Rite Number Two
Lie flat on your back, with your arms at your sides, palms facing downward. Bring your chin to your chest. Lift your legs to a vertical position. Slowly lower both legs and head to the floor, keeping your legs straight. Bend your legs if you are unable to keep them straight. Breathe in as you lift your legs and out as you lower them.

Rite Number Three
Kneel on the floor with your body upright, bending your toes backward, so that they keep contact with floor. Bring your chin to your chest. Arch your spine as you gently move your head backward as far as it will go. Breathe in deeply as you arch your spine and out as you return to the upright position.

Rite Number Four
Sit on the floor with your legs outstretched, your feet shoulder width apart and your hands flat next to you, palms down. Bring your chin to your chest. Let your head sink back as far as it will go. Keeping your arms straight, your hands and feet in place, bend your knees and raise the trunk of your body to a horizontal position. Tense your muscles, then relax. Breathe in deeply as you raise your body. Hold in the breath as you tense your muscles and breathe out completely as you come down.

Rite Number Five
Support your body in a sagging position with your arms straight, your hands planted on the floor and your toes curled under. Gently move your head back as far as it will go. Keeping your hands and feet in place, bend at the hips and bring your body into an inverted V position. Bring your chin forward to your chest. Tense your muscles for a moment both at the raised point and at the lowered point. Breathe in as you raise your body and breathe out as you lower it.

The exercises do help to stretch stiff muscles, joints and improve muscle tone.  However their main benefit is to normalise the spinning of the vortexes to that of a strong and healthy man or woman of 25 years of age.

PRECAUTIONS: Seek your doctor's advice before beginning if you have any of the following conditions - pregnancy, recent abdominal surgery, unmediated high blood pressure, hiatus hernia, hernia, hyperthyroidism, vertigo, seizure disorder, severe arthritis of the spine, lower back pain, neck pain, weak abdominal muscles, shoulder or leg stiffness or weakness, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, fibromyositis, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome.