Yoga Sutras – Samadhi

Please Note: This is part of a series of related topics. Use the quick menu above to navigate within this section.

Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we examine the eighth limb of the Eight Limbs of Yoga, samadhi (absorption).


Become familiar with the meaning and technical descriptions of samadhi and how wisdom teachers describe it.


Define samadhi. Detail how it relates to — and is different from — dharana and dhyana. Explain the relationship of subject and object in samadhi and how samadhi relates to the self / ego / self-identity. Understand why samadhi can’t be practiced and what practice may lead to samadhi.

To view this page and thousands more, we invite you to join Yoga Teacher Central, serving teachers since 2012.

You'll get instant access to a massive, organized library of practical and time-tested lessons, plans, and support for yoga teachers and trainers.

The entire site is member-supported and ad-free.

Be the finest yoga teacher you can be.

Select below to learn more, sign up, or log in.

© 2024 Yoga Teacher Central • All rights reserved • Terms of service • Privacy policy