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Yoga Sutra 3.09

A little look at the third Yoga Sutra

vyutthāna-nirodha-saṁskārayoḥ-abhibhava-prādhurbhāvau nirodha-kṣaṇa-citta-anvayaḥ nirodha-pariṇāmaḥ

Mental metamorphosis occurs in the instant of focused clam in the mind, when tendencies for orientation emerge and tendencies for dispersion diminish

Mental metamorphosis occurs when the mind’s tendencies (saṁskāra) go from being scattered and agitated to stable and calm. These moments of mental calmness reflect a change towards inner peace.

Patañjali describes the gradual victory of the forces of attention (nirodha saṁskāra – when the waters of the mind are calmer) over the forces of distraction (vyutthāna saṁskāra – here anxiety and lack of focus prevails).

“citta-anvaya” conveys the idea that the inner peace present in your mind flows through other layers and spreads to all parts of your body.

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

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