Are The Tibetan Five Rites A Fountain Of Youth?
By Kristin S. Alexander
It was about ten years ago that I was wandering through a thrift store when I came upon a beat up little book. It was entitled "The Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth" by a man named Peter Kelder. As I thumbed through it, I saw phrases like "fountain of youth", "super health and vitality" and "ancient secrets". Well, who doesn't love a good fountain of youth book? So I happily bought it for a quarter and took it home. Little did I know that from that day forward I would make this daily practice a constant part of my life, and that I would be rewarded so wonderfully with a pain free body, a youthful countenance and continued good health.
Though practically nothing is known about the author, Peter Kelder, in this little book he had quite a story to tell! While Mr. Kelder was stationed in India in the early part of the last century he claimed to know of a British army officer that he called Colonel Bradford. This is a pseudonym and who this person really is remains a mystery. The Colonel told a story about a group of Lamas (Tibetan priests) who had discovered the "Fountain of Youth." These Lamas told him of old men who inexplicably became healthy, strong, and full of vigor and virility after entering a particular Lamasery. The Colonel eventually found and entered this Lamasery where he lived for several years and was transformed back to his youth. He was taught five basic exercises which they called "rites". According to the booklet the Lamas describe seven spinning, psychic vortexes also known as chakras within the body. As we grow older, the spin rate of the vortexes diminishes, resulting in ill-health. However, the spin rate of these vortexes can be restored by performing The Five Rites daily, with the results being improved health and vitality.
The Five Rites are a form of Yoga, but they are more, much more than just yoga stretching exercises, or done just for the purpose of looking young, although to look young is a wonderful benefit. They are a daily discipline that incorporates the benefits of yoga stretching exercises with the amazing benefits of deep breathing.
So that is the story in a nutshell of the Five Rites, also known as The Tibetan Five Rites, The Five Tibetan Rites and The Five Tibetans. Much has been written about them, people all over the world have incorporated them into their lives and I can say from personal experience how priceless they are. Why not take a deep breath and experience them for yourself? Everyone deserves 20 minutes a day to themselves. Especially for something that can do so much.
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