Yoga Sutras – Dhyana Philosophy & Theory

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we examine the seventh limb of the Eight Limbs of Yoga, dhyana (meditation).


Become familiar with the meaning and deeper philosophical perspectives of dhyana (meditation) and how its meaning in the Yoga Sutras is different from common usage of the term “meditation.”


Define dhyana and describe how common usage of the term meditation is different from how it’s used in the Yoga Sutras. Explain the distinctions between dhyana and dharana and between dhyana and pratyahara.

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