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Pratyahara: Gateway To Stillness

Pratyahara is the 5th limb of the 8-fold path of yoga and is considered to be the bridge between the external and the internal. This important stage could be perceived as a portal to inner realms, preparing the yogi for Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi.

Pratyahara is defined in the Yoga Sutras as the withdrawal of the senses from external objects back to the mind field from which those senses originally arose, thus enabling the mind to focus on its true nature.

Pratyahara practices lead to a state of deep relaxation, expanded awareness and inner stability.

The class will focus on:

  • Reflecting on the meaning of Pratyahara
  • Working with asanas and pranayama with emphasis on Pratyahara
  • Looking at techniques of Pratyahara
  • Exploring other disciplines, such as Mindfulness, which bring about Pratyahara
  • Moving towards Dharana and Dhyana
  • Appreciating the importance of Pratyahara in our practice.

Session Information

Date: Friday 29 Apr 2022 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Room: Hansom Category/s: Asana, Chanting, Meditation, Philosophy, Pranayama, Relaxation, Sound, Level/s: Suitable for All, Place/s Available: 1