Patanjali’s Eight-fold path of Yoga

After writing about the first two limbs of Patanjali’s Eight-fold path of yoga, I would like to continue with the other limbs:

–          Asanas (yoga postures)

–          Pranayama (control of the breath)

–          Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses)

–          Dharana (concentration)

–          Dhyana (meditation)

–          Samadhi (absolute bliss)

These limbs are Patanjali’s suggestions or guidelines for living a meaningful and purposeful life through yoga. The eightfold path is called Ashtanga, which literally means “eight limbs” (ashta = eight & anga = limb). The eight limbs are all equally important and are related as parts of a whole. Ideally this Eight-fold path of yoga will lead you to enlightenment.

“mens sana in corpore sano”  or “a healthy body in a health mind”

 

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