The fifth stage or limb of yoga as defined by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras and is the practice of drawing inside of oneself by training the mind to shift awareness away from the external world, resting instead on what is going on within. It is the withdrawal of the mind from the senses in order to still the mind and is an essential first step in meditation.
withdrawal (specially of senses from external objects).
withdrawal of the senses (sense-urges).
Internalisation of the senses
The practice of withdrawing the senses and focusing inward. This true healing meditation (working on one's self) if practiced properly, can rid deeply rooted emotional scars. Through practice one ultimately becomes more and more optimistic about life in general no matter what theri situation. Anger, pessimism, in turn, becomes a rare emotion.
yogic technique of withdrawal of sense experience
Withdrawal of the senses. The fifth limb of raja yoga. See ashtanga yoga.
In the ashtanga-yoga system, the practice of withdrawing the senses.
Means, “withdrawal.” Withdrawal of the primary focus of attention on the external senses. This is caused by the expansion of inner sensuality due to yoga practices and the awakening of ecstatic conductivity. The attention is naturally drawn inward to more enjoyable levels of inner experience. Over time, inner sensuality expands back out into sensory perception of the everyday world. Pratyahara (the withdrawal) is the first step on the journey of attention going inward toward divine perception, and then back outward again to divine perception everywhere.
one of the "eight limbs of yoga" that refers to a withdrawing of the senses
yogic control of mind and senses
withdrawal`. The withdrawing of sensory activity away from objects as a means of turning the awareness inwards. The fifth of the angas or limbs of ashtanga yoga.
Withdrawal and emancipation of the mind from the domination of the senses and sensual objects. The fifth stage of yoga.
The fifth limb of ashtanga yoga. The withdrawal of the senses, turning the mind and attention to the breath, following the sound of the breath and maintaining your drishti. With this pratyahara manifests.
Withdrawal of the mind from the objects of senses.
Turning the senses inwards, so as to detect the subtle currents and centers within the body.
abstraction or withdrawal of the senses
sense withdrawal; first stage of concentrating on the mind during meditation
Withdrawal and liberation of the mind for senses and objects (5th stage of yoga)
drawing the senses from the external world to the internal self
Withdrawing the senses from objects.
Abstraction of senses; fifth step in Raja Yoga.
Withdrawing the senses in order to still the mind as in meditation.
("withdrawal"): sensory inhibition, the fifth limb (anga) of Patanjali's eightfold path
Pratyahara is the fifth element among the Eight stages of Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga. At this stage, the consciousness of the individual is internalized in order that the sensations from the senses of taste, touch, sight, hearing and smell don't reach their respective centres in the brain. With this, the Sadhaka, or disciple, is free to meditate without distractions.