Dharana is the sixth stage or limb of Patanjali’s Eight-fold Yoga path. It may be translated as ‘concentration of the mind’ or ‘single focus’. You could define dharana as: ‘the mind thinks about one object and avoids other thoughts’. It is the initial step of deep concentrative meditation. The essential idea is to hold your […]

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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

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