Laya yoga is one of the directions of
Laya means disappearance, dissolution of oneself in the Harmony of the
Absolute. This implies turning off the mind, which resides in the head
chakra ajna, — so that the organism may begin to act not under mind’s commands but under the control of
God. An example of this is spontaneous dance performed in the state of the
latihan meditation, which is the most typical example of training in laya yoga.
There are other methods. For example, one can “yield to laya” his or her hand holding a dowsing rod and with the help of this rod to discover something that cannot be seen by eyes or heard by ears: to get answers about ore deposits or about underground communication lines, to perform medical diagnostics, and do many other things. Dowsing is also laya yoga, its particular case.
In the same way, one can learn to paint when his or her hand as if by itself draws a pencil or a brush. In the same way, one can learn to write texts… In all such cases, the hand is controlled by some spirit, and if the man deserves it, then it can be the Holy Spirit.
As for the spontaneous dance, there are special methods that can help to learn to yield the body to laya. For example, if the arms are raised, then it is easier for the body to begin moving, for the backbone to bend. On the contrary, if the arms hang down, then it is difficult to begin dancing in this state.
It is the same with any direction of art where we want to apply the principle of laya: one has to know the basic methods, to be an expert in this area to some degree. For example, in order to paint, one has to know how to mix dyes, to apply them on the canvas or paper. Of course, in order to dance one has to know the principles of plasticity of the body. Of course, one has to be able to hold a pen to write with it.
In regard to laya, we have to have a critical attitude toward what we do in this state. The loss of critical attitude can easily make us a laughing stock. This happens when one violates the ethical principles, because the ethics is the foundation of Harmony. On the contrary, if everything is all right with ethics, then Harmony with everything and everyone including God can become perfect.