A few years ago I read a great little book called Fountain Of Youth. You can get it cheap used at Amazon.

This book in story form tells us about 5 Tibetan exercises that are easy to do and have tons of testimonials backing them up. I’ll add mine. For someone who sits in front of a computer too much I find these exercises easy to do and spiritually helpful.

All sorts of people recommend the program outlined in the book like Dr. Bernie Siegel, M. D. author of Love, Medicine and Miracles, John Gray author of, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, actor Martin Sheen and many, many others.

As a gift from me to you for the holidays I am presenting the exercises to you over the next several days. If you are looking for a reason to start some sort of program – here is something that I highly recommend – not only for physical health but for your emotional and spiritual health as well.

The Fountain Of Youth
adapted from the book by Peter Kelder

The Colonel begins his story…
The next day, after having lunch together, we repaired to the Colonel’s room in a nearby hotel, and there at last he told me about The Fountain of Youth.

“The first important thing I was taught after entering the Lamasery,” he began, “was this. The body has seven centers which, in English, could be called Vortexes. These are kind of magnetic centers. They revolve at great speed in the healthy body, but when slowed down-well that is just another name for old age, ill-health, and senility.”

“There are two of these Vortexes in the brain; one at the base of the throat; another in the right side of the body in the region of the liver; one in the sexual center; and one in each knee. “These spinning centers of activity extend beyond the flesh in the healthy individual, but in the old, weak, senile person they hardly reach the surface, except in the knees.”

“The quickest way to regain health, youth, and vitality is to start these magnetic centers spinning again. There are but five practices that will do this. Any one of them will be helpful, but all five are required to get glowing results. These five exercises are really not exercises at all, in the physical culture sense. The Lamas think of them as ‘Rites,’ and so instead of calling them exercises or practices, we too, shall call them Rites.”

The seven psychic vortexes
“There are seven Psychic Vortexes in the body. Vortex A is located within the forehead; Vortex B is located in the posterior part of the brain; Vortex C is in the region of the throat at the base of the neck; Vortex D is located in the right side of the body above the waist line; Vortex E is located in the reproductive anatomy, and it is directly connected with Vortex C in the throat. Vortexes F and G are located one in either knee.”
“These Psychic Vortexes revolve at great speed. When all are revolving at high speed and at the same rate of speed the body is in perfect health. When one or more of them slow down, old age, loss of power, and senility set in.” The Colonel paused and looked at me. “Do you understand?” I nodded. “Yes, I think so.”

To Be Continued Tomorrow…
The Colonel tells how to do Rite One