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Without practice, nothing can be achieved. *2 YOGAS CHITTA VRITTI
NIRODHAH. Yogas — Yoga; chitta — of the mind-stuff; vritti = modifications;
nirodhah = restrain. The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga. In
this sutra ...
When the mind ceases to create thought forms or when the chittam is completely
free from vrittis, it becomes as clear as a still lake and you see your true Self.
Hearing this analogy, you might turn around and ask me, "Does that mean the
According to Patanjali there are three types of pranayamas: the bahya vritti,
abhyantara vritti and stambha vritti — or inhaling, exhaling and retention.
Normally in pranayama we teach only inward retention of the breath which is
easy and safe.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Tobias.Bruell - LibraryThing
This text seems to be a transcript of a series of lectures given by Satchidananda (henceforth called "Commentator") to his students. Each verse of the Yoga-Sutra is first given in various forms ... Read full review
Review: Yoga Sutras of PatanjaliUser Review - Jayme - Goodreads
One of my favourite translations of the Yoga Sutras. It includes the Devanagari and transliteration along with practical and accessible commentary that resonates with the modern reader. My only ... Read full review