A centring technique; a spiritual exercise that leads one to the experience of God within.
Means, “focused attention.” The sixth limb of the eight limbs of yoga from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Dharana is the first stage of meditation, and also of samyama, when the attention is focused in a particular way on either a mantra or a sutra.
Maintaining mental focus. One of the eight limbs of yoga.
Dharana is the sixth of the eight steps of Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga.
Fixity of the mind on one Goal.
This Sanskrit word means absorbing information into the memory and reproducing the same.