Yoga Sutra Teaching Tools: Pratyahara Philosophy & Considerations

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce pratyahara, sensory withdrawal.


Become familiar with pratyahara and the key role it plays in the 8 limbs.


Define pratyahara and describe the key role it plays in the 8 limbs. Explain how pratyahara is related to concentration and meditation. Describe where the senses are being directed in pratyahara practice.

Questions Answered Here

  1. What is pratyahara?
  2. In the 8 limbs, pratyahara plays a key role. What is that?
  3. How is pratyahara related to concentration and meditation?
  4. Where are the senses being directed in pratyahara?

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