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Sutra III-3 When the object of meditation engulfs the meditator, appearing as the subject, self-awareness is lost.  This is samadhi.  The last of the eight limbs of yoga described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras is samadhi, or union. Samadhi is

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Sutra III-2 A steady, continuous flow of attention directed towards the same point or region is meditation (dhyana). The seventh of the eight limbs of yoga described by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras is dhyana or “meditation.” As we noted with the

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  March 2016 – Sutra III-1 Fixing the consciousness on one point or region is concentration (dharana). Patanjali begins the third book of the Yoga Sutras with the sixth of the eight limbs — dharana or “concentration.” With this

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SUTRA II-54 Withdrawing the senses, mind and consciousness from contact with external objects, and then drawing them inwards towards the seer, is pratyahara.     The fifth of the eight limbs of yoga in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is pratyahara,

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January 2016 – Yoga Sutra of the Month SUTRA II-49 Pranayama is the regulation of the incoming and outgoing flow of breath with retention. It is to be practiced only after perfection in asana is attained. The fourth limb of the eight limbs

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