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Tasmin = that; sati = being acquired; svasa = inhalation; prasvasayor = and
exhalation; gati = movements; vichchhedah = control; pranayamah = pranayama.
That [firm posture] being acquired, the movements of inhalation and exhalation ...
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.
From that point on, the number of pranayamas we do should be increased.
Sometimes people read a one:four:two ratio in a Yoga book and immediately
begin their practice there. This can be unhealthy and dangerous. It's not the ratio
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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