--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "curtisdeltablues" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > "Really has a lot to do with not knowing what you're doing and using > people as guinea pigs. > > In traditional yogic flying, the entire first stage is from a > standing, bent-knee position and done as a step/jump kinda thing. > Instead of injuring one, it builds strength, stamina and numeorus > yogic benefits." > > Very interesting. It sounds more like martial arts movements.
Are you familiar with the DVD The Yogis of Tibet? Also, there is a VHS of Lama Surya Das teaching the beginning stages of the Tibetan form of "yogic" flying that can be seen on the DVD. Surya Das' tape does neither him nor the actual technique any justice, unfortunately. Mahesh had sent people to India to try to find out what yogis and such knew about the siddhis described in the Yoga Sutras. Apparently he got a lot of misinformation or disinformation. -- But it made his rich, so it did not really matter whether or not it was right or wrong, like the guy saying his mantra backwards and having visions of demons. As a friend in California likes to say "it's all about the money, honey." > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, Vaj <vajranatha@> wrote: > > > > > > On Aug 6, 2006, at 10:01 AM, markmeredith2002 wrote: > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "curtisdeltablues" > > > <curtisdeltablues@> wrote: > > >> One of the first indications that all was not cool in the Emerald > > >> City > > >> was when I was still flying and a chiropractor took my back X- rays > > >> after I had thrown my back out. He said " So how long have you been > > >> jogging?" I explained to him how I was practicing flying and he > > >> explained to me the implications on my vertebrae by sitting in full > > >> lotus and bouncing on my butt, even on foam. He showed me how that > > >> posture actually takes you butt cheeks away from protecting the > > >> spine > > >> during flying so that I was compressing my discs. It was very > > >> visible, my bottom discs were compressed like a marathon runners. He > > >> tried to explain the implications of my behavior but, of course, I > > >> was > > >> too enlightened for his advise at the time. I don't know if discs > > >> can > > >> recover from such a stress but my back is great these days from all > > >> the core training workouts I do so I can't assess if I sustained any > > >> long term damage. What was interesting for me was that I saw my > > >> compressed discs at the time and still continued to practice flying > > >> until I got out of the mindset that I was doing cosmic good for > > >> myself. I remember the sickening feeling that perhaps MMY and his > > >> crew did not understand the implications of his program on people's > > >> backs and I might have set myself up for a very painful old age. > > > > > > Exactly my experience too. > > > > > > Really has a lot to do with not knowing what you're doing and using > > people as guinea pigs. > > > > In traditional yogic flying, the entire first stage is from a > > standing, bent-knee position and done as a step/jump kinda thing. > > Instead of injuring one, it builds strength, stamina and numeorus > > yogic benefits. > > > To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/