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Lying Down: the Horizontal Worldview

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Los Angeles Yoga Club

1206 Maple Avenue

Suite 846

Los Angeles, CA 90015

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Relaxation. Lying down. An exploration of consciousness and awareness from the horizontal world-view. This class uses yoga nidra as an aphilosophical and psycho-physical exploration of stillness.

Lying down is a fluid position. Unlike any of the sitting and yogic disciplines, there is no "wrong" way to assume the posture, nor any "incorrect" thing to do while in it. And since no energy is required in maintaining balance against the pull of gravity, any position is possible.

This doesn’t mean that there can be no formal positions, however. Out of the very large number of variations available, we can fix certain forms as friezes, or mudras.

These are divided into four categories:
1. Open to the Sky
2. Open to the Earth
3. Open to the Horizon
4. Opening at Random

While there are things to look for in each variation, none of this should be taken as a formula to be followed. The recommendation is that you find your own way to embody the horizontal.

As Eliot put it, “The only wisdom we can hope to acquire / Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.” And with this comes the final paradox.

For, if the horizon is everywhere and defines everything, when we lie down and enter the horizonwhen we lie down and enter the horizon, then we are everywhere and define everything. Not by climbing higher or probing deeper, but letting ourselves be absorbed into that which is our very ground. It is in the ironic acceptance of the absurdity of having reality shaped by illusion that we mystically transcend the entire show.

Then there is nothing other than living each day, doing what work we must, loving the best we can, and looking upon all that is with a sense of wonder.
Which makes the new paradigm a very old story after all."

—Marco Vassi, Lying Down: The Horizontal Worldview 





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