Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Yogic Flying

Have you heard about this? The director David Lynch mentions it in lectures, as he crosses the nation gathering donations for Transcendental Meditation.

In TM, evidently you can be a yogic flyer. It is an advanced technique, but from the sounds of it, worthy of the effort.

Folks meditating sit lotus-style in a circle. Slowly they begin hopping in unison. They begin hopping faster. Still hopping, they begin moving so fast that in fact they begin to hover. Presently the entire circle is mid-air, like a human flying saucer.

That's yogic flying.

And people wonder where David Lynch gets his ideas from

1 comment:

John M. Knapp, LMSW said...

I'm sure you write with the best of intentions. However, your understanding of "Yogic Flying" is somewhat mistaken. No one has ever been documented to "hover." In fact, this is simply physical exercise -- and a form of group delusion. People do indeed "lift off," but they do so by using their leg and buttock muscles. I was a 23+ year TM Governor and yogic flyer. "Yogic Flying" is simply a scam. Check out the blog, TM-Free Blog for alternative views on the Transcendental Meditation Movement, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, and even David Lynch.