Yoga Sutras – Samadhi

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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.

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