Apr 9 2023
PRATYAHARA ~ Mastery of the Senses | The WISDOM podcast | S3 E96
Pratyahara ~ Mastery of the Senses
The WISDOM podcast Season 3 Episode 96
~ You can always go inward for your answers, your wisdom, your truth. ~
In pratyahara the attention is directed inwards. It is to practice engaging in the world within.
Through the practice of asana and pranayama one turns the mind’s attention within, being totally aware of where the impulse to breathe in and breathe out arises.
Total attention and awareness of that is itself pratyahara, or drawing one’s attention into and within oneself.
One of my favourites and perhaps considered the most important – pratyahara is the veil between the first four limbs which rein mind and body and the final three limbs –dharana, dhyana, and samadhi, are the universal or natural states of yoga, and represent the inner journey.
Pratyahara is the withdrawing of the senses, mind, and consciousness from contact with external objects, and then drawing them inward towards the soul.
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Resources: The Yoga Book: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Self-Realization by Stephen Sturgess
More on Pratyahara...
Pratyahara ~ Awareness of the Senses | The Fifth Limb | S3 E65
Pratyahara ~ Freedom of the Senses | 'ask dorothy' S3 E66
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Why Taking A Deep Breath Feels Good ~ The Self-Healing Benefits of Deep Breathing: What You Need to Know [The WISDOM BLOG]
PRANAYAMA ~ Extension of Life Force [The WISDOM Podcast S3 E63]
Asana ~ A State of Being [Podcast Episode S3E61]
The Seat of Meditation ~ Asana ~ 'ask dorothy' [Podcast Episode S3E62]
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SVADHYAYA ~Self-Study [Podcast S3 E55] * The Niyamas Series: 4/5
ISVARA PRANIDHANA ~ Surrender [Podcast S3 E57] * The Niyamas Series: 5/5
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APARIGRAHA ~ Non-Attachment [Podcast S3 E47] * The Yamas Series: 5/5
BRAHMACHARYA ~ Non-Excess [Podcast S3 E45] * The Yamas Series: 4/5
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