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
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
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,
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
Sutras II – 46, 47, and 48 Asana is perfect firmness of body, steadiness of intelligence and benevolence of spirit. Perfection in an asana is achieved when the effort to perform it becomes effortless and the infinite being within is
Sutra of the Month: October 2015 Sutra II-30/31 30. Non-violence, truth, abstention from stealing, continence, and absence of greed for possessions beyond one’s need are the five pillars of yama. 31. Yamas are the great, mighty, universal vows,
Sutra of the Month: September 2015 Sutra II-29 Moral injunctions (yama), fixed observances (niyama), posture (asana), regulation of breath (pranayama), internalization of the senses towards their source (pratyahara), concentraton (dharana),
Through the unbroken flow of discriminative awareness, one gains perfect knowledge which has 7 spheres.