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^Q YAMA NIYAMASANA PRArjIAYAMA PRATYA- * -J • HARA DHARANA
DHYANA SAMADHAYO STAV AISIGANI. Yama = abstinence; niyama =
observance; asana = posture; pranayama = breath control; pratyahara =
withdrawal of senses; ...
Desabandhah = binding to one place; chittasya = of the mind; dharana =
concentration. Dharana is the binding of the mind to one place, object or idea.
When the chittam or sum-total of mind is being bound by one thing or bound in
one place, ...
These three [dharana, dhyana and samadhi] are more internal than the
preceding five limbs. In the Ashtanga Yoga, dharana, dhyana and samadhi are
the more antaranga or inner practices. Even to practice yama and niyama, you
need the ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - yogiclarebear - LibraryThing
A must read for anyone who wants to know yoga deeper than the poses. Keep your highlighter handy and mark what moves you. Then practice it, and then read the Sutras again and see what else pops out at you. This is an excellent reference. Read full review