The body has seven energy centers, which in English could be called vortexes (chakras). These seven vortexes govern the seven ductless glands in the body’s endocrine system, and the endocrine glands, in turn, regulate all of the body’s functions, including the process of aging.
In a healthy body, each of these vortexes revolves at great speed, permitting vital life energy (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–well, that’s just another name for aging and ill health.
These spinning vortexes extend outward from the flesh 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 centers spinning normally again. There are five simple exercise that will accomplish this. Any one of them alone is helpful, but all five are required to get best results. The Tibetan lamas call these exercises ‘rites’.