Friday, June 29, 2007

The sleeping posture.

'Nidrasana' is a fundamental yogic posture. It is the posture which we take when we sleep. In this posture, the body is at rest, and like the energy lying in a seed, is preparing to come again to life. Death in that way can be understood as a form of sleep. Death is not a final destruction of the body, but is a condition in which the human vessel returns like the fallen seed to the earth, and lies hidden for a while in the womb of mother earth. Yoga is concerned with re-birth, with a life force that is continually trying to renew the physical world.

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