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Yoga Sutra 2.54

A little look at the second Yoga Sutra

svaviṣaya-asaṁprayoge cittasya svarūpa-anukāraḥ iva-indriyāṇāṁ pratyāhāraḥ

When disconnected from their usual objects of attention, your senses turn inwards

Here you are encouraged to deepen your practice and become aware of the power of your senses. Your sensory organs are overloaded with various stimuli in modern life. When the senses are the masters of your life, you become a slave to your external experiences.

Through the practice of conscious breathing (prāṇāyāma) your sensory organs cease to be overloaded with various stimuli and they are pulled back into your mind (pratyahara) and you are no longer distracted.

For a detailed guide on the practice of prāṇāyāma see: So what is pranayama? (

Damian Cadman-Jones is an authorised teacher of Prana Vashya Yoga™

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