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Yoga Sutra 3.01

A little look at the third Yoga Sutra

deśa-bandhaḥ-cittasya dhāraṇā

Concentration is fixing your mind in one place/direction

Concentration (dhāraṇā) can be defined in many ways:

  • You can deliberately choose the direction or object of concentration

  • Your entire attention is focused and maintanind for a certain period pf time

  • During this time, you put aside or rise above any distraction(s) that arise

  • The object of concentration may be gross or subtle, material or spiritual (examples follow in the later Sutra-s).

When you can achieve the above without failing, this level of concentration is the preliminary condition for reaching the next stage.

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

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