About five years ago I stumbled onto a book in a second hand bookstore called “Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth” by Peter Kelder and the forward by Dr Bernie Siegel.
The story is quite fascinating. A man from New York meets a man from London in Central Park. They became friends over the months that followed, even enjoying playing checkers together. About two years after they meet, the man from London tells his friend from New York that he can no longer wait, he had to go off to seek the Fountain of Youth.
The man from London had arthritis so bad he had to walk with a cane. He was hunched over and his hair had turned all white.
Two years later the man from New York heard a knock at his door. When he opened the door to a man who seemed a perfect stranger, he asked what he could do to help him.
“You don’t recognize your old friend?” the man asked?
“I’m sorry, I would never have recognized you!” he replied as he grabbed his London friend in a hug.
The man from London returned from his quest with hair now black, standing up strait as a young man and no cane to aid him.
After hours of conversation where spent catching up with each other. They finally came around to the miraculous discovery he had come across in Tibet.
There are six exercises he was instructed to do every day:
Rite Number 1
Standing with your arms outstretched, palms facing downward, spin around in clockwise, left to right direction.
Start with 6 – 12 360 degree turns. Increase the number of times you spin until you can do at least 20. This actually reverses your age clock.
Keep your focus on one point to help minimize the dizziness.
Rite Number 2
This further stimulates the seven vortexes. Place the palms of your hands against the floor, keeping your fingers close together. Then raise your head off the floor, tucking your chin against your chest. At the same time, life your legs, knees straight, into a vertical position. If possible extend your leggs over your bod toward your head without your knees bending.
Repeat at least 20 times while breathing deeply.
Rite Number 3
Kneel on the floor keeping both knees bent and the trunk of your body erect.
Bend your head and neck forward tucking your chin against your chest. Gently move your head and neck backward as far as they will go while leaning backward arching your spine. As you arch your back brace your arms and hands against you thighs for support. Then return to the original position and repeat at least twenty times.
Rite Number 4
Sit on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you with your feet placed apart about the width of your shoulders. With the trunk of your body erect, place the palms of your hands on the floor alongside your buttocks, fingers pointing toward your toes. Then tuck your chin forward against your chest.
Let you head fall backward as far as it will go while raising your body so that your knees bend while your arms remain straight. The
trunk of your body will be in a straight line and your upper legs horizontal to the floor. Both your arms and lower legs will be straight up and down, perpendicular to the floor. Then tense every muscle in your body. Finally relax your muscles as you return to the original sitting position and rest before repeating the procedure.
Breathing is important to this rite. Breath in deeply as you raise your body. Hold in your breath as you tense your muscles. And breathe out completely as you come down. While you rest between repetitions, continue breathing in the same rhythm.
Lie face down on the floor. Your hands should be positioned palms down to the floor and your feet should be in a flexed position, toes down to the floor. Bother feet and hands should be spaced apart about the width of your shoulders and your arms and legs should be kept straight.
With your back arched, gently move your head backwards as far as possible. Then bend your hips bringing your body up into an inverted V position.
At the same time, bring your chin forward, tucking it against your chest. Return to the original position.
Remember, each Rite should be done 20 times minimum. The real benefit of the rites is to normalize the speed of the spinning vortexes. It starts them spinning at a speed which is right for a strong and healthy man or woman 25 years of age.