The last three limbs of yoga practice, dharana, dhyana, and samadhi, can be seen as gradations of the same endeavor. Dharana (prescribed in sutra 3.1 in the previous episode) begins the process with the inward turning of mental focus towards an object, a place. Having established a base upon which to concentrate, we then try to remain in that place (tatra). This steadiness of concentration is dhyana (from dhya: thinking, meditation).
Dhyana is described not just as concentration, but as concentration without interruption. The thoughts turn continually to the object of meditation.
Our concentration without interruption will be all SUTRA 3.2 today, DHYANA, meditation all around.
- dhyānam Translates to… In that place (of deep concentration, Sutra 3.1), is the basis of one continuous, uninterrupted meditation (dhyana). And further in plain English… Once the student can fixate the mind continuously, without any interruption, (again, that sutra 3.1 and 6th limb of YOGa explained in last weeks episode, – that DARANYA needs to happen and be practiced first, before… )deep meditation is achieved. This state of meditation is called Dhyana. It is important to understand that there are many different states and types of meditation. Dhyana, however, is the deepest state of meditation. The mind is relaxed as there is no effort, and any thoughts are rather observed than engaged in and are calm and peaceful. Dhyana is described not just as concentration, but as concentration without interruption. The thoughts turn continually to the object of meditation.***VENUSfrequency a pop|culture way of the Yoga, Meditation, holistic Body Wisdom and Soul ARTistry lifestyle, together we rise in support of a more mindful, co-creating, accepting, healing and loving world.broadcasting frequencies and supporting energy waves that vibrate bright, lucid and clear, that nourish the powerful feminine aspects of all things creation
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