RITE NUMBER ONE
It is done for the express purpose of speeding up the vortexes. Children do it
all the time when they're playing. All that you do is stand erect with arms
outstretched, horizontal to the floor. Now, spin around until you become
slightly dizzy. One thing is important: you must spin from left to right. In other words, if you were to put a clock on the floor face-up,
you would turn in the same direction as the clock hands. At first, most adults
will be able to spin around only about half a dozen times before becoming quite dizzy. As a beginner, you
shouldn't attempt to do more. And if you feel like sitting or lying down to
recover from the dizziness, then by all means you should do just that. To begin
with, practice the rite only to the point of slight dizziness. But with time, as
you practice all five rites, you will be able to spin more and more times with
Also, in order to lessen dizziness, you can do what dancers and figure skaters
do. Before you begin to spin, focus your vision on a single point straight ahead.
Asyou begin to turn, continue holding your vision on that point as long as
possible. Eventually, you will have to let it leave your field of vision, so that your head can spin on around with the rest of your
body. As this happens, turn your head around very quickly, and refocus on your
point as soon as you can. This reference point enables you to become less
disoriented and dizzy.
RITE NUMBER TWO
Following rite number one is a second rite which further stimulates the seven
vortexes. It is even simpler to do. In rite number two, one first lies flat on
the floor, face up. It's best to lie on a thick carpet or some sort of padded
surface. The Lamas perform the rites on what Westerners call a prayer rug, about
two feet wide and six feet long. It's fairly thick, and is made from wool and a
kind of vegetable fiber. It is solely for the purpose of insulating the body
from the cold floor. Nevertheless, religious significance is attached to
everything the Lamas do, and hence the name 'prayer rug.'
Once you have stretched out flat on your back, fully extend your arms along your
sides, and place the palms of your hands against the floor, keeping the fingers
close together. Then, raise your head off the floor, tucking the chin against
the chest. As you do this, lift your legs, knees straight, into a vertical
position. If possible, let the legs extend back over the body, toward the head;
but do not let the knees bend. Then, slowly lower both the head and the legs,
knees straight, to the floor. Allow all of the muscles to relax, and then repeat
the rite. With each repetition, establish a breathing rhythm: breathe in deeply
as you lift the legs and head; breathe out fully as you lower them. Between
repetitions, while you're allowing the muscles to relax, continue breathing in
the same rhythm. The more deeply you breathe, the better.
If you are unable to keep the knees perfectly straight, then let them bend as
much as necessary. But as you continue to perform the rite, attempt to
straighten them as much as you possibly can.
RITE NUMBER THREE
The third rite should be practiced immediately after rite number two. It too is
a very simple one. All that you need to do is kneel on the floor with the body
erect. The hands should be placed against the thigh muscles. Now, incline the
head and neck forward, tucking the chin against the chest.
Then, throw the head and neck back as far as they will go, and at the same time
lean backward, arching the spine. As you arch, you will brace your arms and
hands against the thighs for support. After arching, return to the original
position, and start the rite all over again. As with rite number two, you should
establish a rhythmic breathing pattern. Breathe in deeply as you arch the spine.
Breathe out as you return to an erect position. Deep breathing is most
beneficial, so take as much air into your lungs as you possibly can.
RITE NUMBER FOUR
First, sit down on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you and
your feet about 12 inches apart. With the trunk of the body erect, place the
palms of your hands on the floor alongside the buttocks. Then, tuck the chin
forward against the chest. Now, drop the head backward as far as it will go. At
the same time, raise your body so that the knees bend while the arms remain
straight. The trunk of the body will be in a straight line with the upper legs,
horizontal to the floor. And both the arms and lower legs will be straight up
and down, perpendicular to the floor. Then tense every muscle in the body.
Finally, relax your muscles as you return to the original sitting position, and
rest before repeating the procedure. Again, breathing is important to this rite.
Breathe in deeply as you raise up the body. Hold in your breath as f you tense
the muscles. And breathe out completely as you come down. Continue breathing in
the same rhythm as long as you rest between repetitions.
RITE NUMBER FIVE
When you perform the fifth rite, your body will be face-down to the floor. It
will be supported by the hands, palms down against the floor, and the toes in a
flexed position. Throughout this rite, the hands and feet should each be spaced
about two feet apart, and the arms and legs should be kept straight. Start with
your arms perpendicular to the floor, and the spine arched, so that the body is
in a sagging position. Now, throw the head back as far as possible. Then,
bending at the hips, bring the body up into an inverted 'V'. At the same time,
bring the chin forward, tucking it against the chest. That's all there is to it.
Return to the original position, and start the rite all over again.
By the end of the first week, the average person will find this rite one of the
easiest to perform. Once you become proficient at it, let the body drop from the
raised position to a point almost, but not quite, touching the floor. Tense the
muscles for a moment both at the raised point, and at the low point. Follow the
same deep breathing pattern used in the previous rites. Breathe in deeply as you
raise the body. Breathe out fully as you lower it.
Some important remarks
People at first call these rites isometric exercises. It's true that the five
rites are helpful in stretching stiff muscles and joints, and improving muscle
tone. But that is not their primary purpose. 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, say, a strong and healthy man or woman 25 years of age.
In such a person all of the vortexes are spinning at the same rate of speed. On
the other hand, if you could see the seven vortexes of the average middle-aged
man or woman, you would notice right away that some of them had slowed down
greatly. All of them would be spinning at a different rate of speed, and none of
them would be working together in harmony. The slower ones would be causing that
part of the body to deteriorate, while the faster ones would be causing
nervousness, anxiety, and exhaustion. So, it is the abnormal condition of the
vortexes that produces abnormal health, deterioration, and old age.
I suggest that you practice each rite three times a day for the first week. Then
every week that follows, increase the daily repetitions by two, until you are
performing each rite 21 times a day. In other words, the second week perform each rite five times; the third
week perform each rite seven times; the fourth week perform each rite nine times
daily, and so on. In ten weeks' time you'll be doing the full number of 21 rites
If you have difficulty practicing the first rite, the whirling one, as many
times as you do the others, then simply do it as many times as you can without
getting too dizzy. Eventually you'll be able to whirl around the full 21 times.
The rites can be performed either in the morning, or at night, whichever is more
convenient. After you have been practicing the rites for about four months, you
might start performing them the full number of times in the morning, and then at
night perform just three repetitions of each rite. Gradually increase these, as
you did before, until you are performing the full 21. But it isn't necessary to
perform the rites more than 21 times either morning or night, unless you are
truly motivated to do so. Of course you must practice the rites every day in
order to achieve real benefits. You may skip one day a week, but never more than
that. And if you allow a business trip or some other commitment to interrupt
this daily routine, your overall progress will suffer.
The five rites work hand-in-hand with each other, and all are equally important.
After performing the rites for a while, if you find that you are not able to do
all of them the required number of times, try splitting the rites into two
sessions, one in the morning, and one in the evening. If you find it impossible
to do one of the rites at all, omit it and do the other four. Then, after a
period of months, try the one you were having difficulty with again. Results may
come a little more slowly this way, but they will come nevertheless.
Under no circumstances should you ever strain yourself. That would be
counterproductive. Simply do as much as you can handle, and build up gradually.
And never be discouraged. With time and patience there are very few people who
cannot eventually perform all five rites 21 times a day. In attempting to
overcome a difficulty with one of the rites, some people become very inventive.
These rites are so powerful that if one were left out while the other four were
practiced regularly the full number of times, excellent results would still be
experienced. Even one rite alone will do wonders.
There are two more things which would help. The deep rhythmic breathing while
resting between repetitions of the rites. In addition, between each of the rites,
it would be helpful to stand erect with your hands on your hips, breathing
deeply and rhythmically several times. As you breathe out, imagine that any
tension which may be in your body is draining away, allowing you to feel quite
relaxed and at ease. As you breathe in, imagine that you are filling yourself
with a sense of well-being and fulfillment. The other suggestion is to take
either a tepid bath or a cool, but not a cold one after practicing the rites. Go
in go over the body quickly with a wet towel, and then with a dry one is
probably even better. One thing I must caution you against: you must never take
a shower, tub, or wet towel bath which is cold enough to chill you internally.
If you do, you will have undone all of the good you have gained from performing
P.S. If you want to learn more about the described system read the book "The Eye
of Revelation" by Peter Kelder.