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Dharana

Dhāraṇā is the sixth limb of Patajali’s yoga sutras. The word Dhāraṇā means concentration on a single area. This can be something internal or external. Dhāraṇā is a very important aspect of yoga because without

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Practice of the month: Dharana

Dharana

By Eva Ugolini In the first sloka of the third book of Yoga Sutras, “Deshbandhas chittasya dharana”, Patanjali gave this definition of Dharana: “Concentration (dharana) is the process of holding

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Pratyahara

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Pratyahara is the fifth limb of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. The word Pratyahara means withdrawal of the senses. Our senses are sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell; why would we want to withdraw

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Practice of the month: Yoni Mudra

Yoni Mudra

By Kevin Sahaj Yoni Mudra is a practice for developing Pratyahara; it creates an inward direction of our consciousness and refreshes our senses. Yoni means ‘source’ or ‘womb’ and Mudra means

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Pranayama

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Pranayama – the 4th limb of yoga ‘Tasmin sati åvâsa-praåvâsayor gati-vicchedaï prâñâyâmaï’ ‘With effort relaxing, the flow of inhalation and exhalation can be brought to a standstill; this is called breath regulation’. The

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