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Eight Limbs of Yoga Series - DHARANA

6. DHARANA - Focused Concentration Dharana means ‘focused concentration’. Dha means ‘holding or maintaining’, and Ana means ‘other’ or ‘something else’. Closely linked to the previous two limbs; dharana and pratyahara are essential parts of the same aspect.
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Eight Limbs of Yoga Series - DHARANA

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06 Jun 2020, 14:00 – 16:30
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Patanjali's eight-fold path offers guidelines for a meaningful and purposeful life. Delve into this prescription for moral and ethical conduct and self-discipline.

In Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, the eightfold path is called ashtanga, which literally means "eight limbs" (ashta=eight, anga=limb). These eight steps basically act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. They serve as a prescription for moral and ethical conduct and self-discipline; they direct attention toward one's health; and they help us to acknowledge the spiritual aspects of our nature.

6. DHARANA - Focused Concentration

Dharana  means ‘focused concentration’. Dha means ‘holding or maintaining’, and Ana means ‘other’ or ‘something else’. Closely linked to the previous two limbs; dharana and pratyahara are essential parts of the same aspect. In order to focus on something, the senses must withdraw so that all attention is put on that point of concentration, and in order to draw our senses in, we must focus and concentrate intently.  Tratak (candle gazing), visualisation, and focusing on the breath are all practices of dharana, and it’s this stage many of us get to when we think we’re ‘meditating’.    

 

*** Dates for all the "limbs"***:

 

YAMA - 8 FEBRUARY 10 - 12.30pm

NIYAMA - 29 FEBRUARY 2 - 4.30pm (afternoon time)

ASANA - 21 MARCH 10 - 12.30pm

PRANAYAMA - 4 APRIL - 2 - 4.30pm (afternoon time)

PRATYAHARA - 16 MAY - 10 - 12.30pm

DHARANA - 6 JUNE - 2 - 4.30pm (afternoon time)

DHYANA - 18 JULY 2 - 4.30pm (afternoon time)

SAMADI - 19 JULY 10 - 12.30pm

All workshops will include:

- yoga practice (relevant to the limb), breathing, meditation and discussions about the particular limb.   

Any questions please ring 0121 679 6055.

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