The Joyous Meditation Teachings of Lorin Roche


Layasana-Melting, merriness


I propose layasana as a replacement for savasana or shavasana. There is no getting around what sava is - śava, mn. (ifc. f(ā). ; prob. fr. √1. śū , or śvi and orig. = " swollen ") a corpse , dead body. Sure the ancient yogis meditated in graveyards and went around coated in the cremation ashes of the dead.

layasana

Laya -
rest , repose
place of rest , residence , house , dwelling W.
[mental inactivity , spiritual indifference Kap. Veda7ntas.
sport , diversion , merriness Va1s.
[delight in anything Harav.
an embrace L.






laya
(H1) laya [p= 897,3] [L=181584] layana &c » [p= 903,2].
(H2) laya [p= 903,2] [L=182754] m. the act of sticking or clinging to (loc.) , S3is. ?? (layaṃ √ gā with loc. , " to become attached to any one " Kuval. )
[L=182755] lying down , cowering MBh.
[L=182756] melting , dissolution , disappearance or absorption in (loc. or comp.) Up. Kap. &c (layaṃ √ gam or yā " to disappear , be dissolved or absorbed " ; layaṃ saṃ- √gam , " to hide or conceal one's self ")
[L=182757] extinction , destruction , death MBh. Ka1v. &c (layaṃ √ yā , " to be destroyed , perish ")
[L=182758] rest , repose S3is3. BhP. (cf. a-laya)
[L=182759] place of rest , residence , house , dwelling W.
[L=182760] mental inactivity , spiritual indifference Kap. Veda7ntas.
[L=182761] sport , diversion , merriness Va1s.
[L=182762] delight in anything Harav.
[L=182763] an embrace L.
[L=182764] (in music) time (regarded as of 3 kinds , viz. druta , " quick " , madhya , " mean or moderate " , and vilambita , " slow ") , Ka1lid. Das3ar. Pan5cat. &c
[L=182765] a kind of measure Sam2gi1t.
[L=182766] the union of song , dance and instrumental music L.
[L=182767] a pause MW.
[L=182768] a partic. agricultural implement (perhaps a sort of harrow or hoe) VS.
[L=182769] a swoon L.
[L=182770] the quick (downward) movement of an arrow L.
(H2B) laya [L=182772] n. the root of Andropogon Muricatus Bhpr.
(H2B) laya [L=182773] mfn. making the mind inactive or indifferent BhP.