Pratyahara - The Forgotten Limb of Ashtanga Yoga - Anand Gupta - E-Book

Pratyahara - The Forgotten Limb of Ashtanga Yoga E-Book

Anand Gupta

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Many, many people enjoy the benefits of Ashtanga Yoga the world over, maybe even you. Yet practicing Yoga is much more than just mastering some poses, or Asanas. Yoga, at its core, is an all-encompassing practice that seeps into every facet of your life - physically, mentally and spiritually. Yoga is not just about gaining peace of mind, it is also about going beyond your physical existence and understanding the true and deeper meaning of life. Fully embracing Yoga will help you discover the full range of benefits this ancient practice can offer, starting with understanding - and implementing - the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, including Pratyahara. Pratyahara is the fifth leg of Ashtanga Yoga, and while arguably one of the most important, it is often overlooked. This limb works closely with the Asana limb, or the part of Ashtanga Yoga that focuses on the poses and Pranayama, otherwise known as the breath of Yoga. Pratyhara is the next limb, one that leads to self-realization and builds the blocks that become the life and soul of Yoga. This limb pulls the entire practice together and galvanizes Ashtanga Yoga to the beneficial heights we all know it can reach. This comprehensive guide takes a close look at this fifth limb, exploring its meaning and vital importance to the practice of Ashtanga Yoga. If you want to take your Yoga practice to the next level, this series is for you.

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Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction

Understanding Ashtanga Yoga

Asanas and Pranayama: Way To Pratyahara

Why You Need Pratyahara Now, More Than Ever

Pratyahara: The Forgotten Fifth Limb of Ashtanga Yoga

Pratyahara: Getting Started

Indriya Pratyahara: The Most Important Form of Pratyahara

The Other Forms Of Pratyahara

Pratyahara: A Way of Life

Introduction

Ashtanga yoga, as we know, is an ancient physical, mental, and spiritual discipline which was introduced to the world by Patanjali. He was a great scholar who was renowned for his knowledge of the human mind, body, and soul. He wrote about different yoga asanas and pranayams some thousands of years ago, but, even today people are still practicing yoga. This art form is not just popular in India, but it has also found ardent followers all across the globe. People practice yoga to gain peace of mind and to get relief from stress. If you have ever practiced yoga, you might already know about the powerful, positive effect that yoga can have on your body and mind.

Nowadays people practice yoga without really knowing the true meaning of yoga. You might have come across people who tell you that they practice yoga, but all they do in reality is some asanas. There is a huge difference between practicing asanas and truly incorporating yoga in your life. Getting the asanas correct is a whole new ball game. Most people see yoga as a medium through which they can lose weight and tone their body. While it’s true that yoga has the power to do so, but it’s definitely limited to this alone. Yoga has the capability to completely alter the way you perceive life. If it was just another kind of exercise, millions of people wouldn’t be dedicating their lives towards understanding this great discipline.

If you have been interested in yoga for a long time now and would like to learn more about this art form, then you should start by first understanding what yoga means and how it works on your body, mind, and soul. This book will not just familiarise you with the greatness of yoga, but will also tell you why pratyahara is one of the most crucial stages of Ashtanga yoga. This book is dedicated towards enlightening yoga enthusiasts, like you, about the importance of pratyahara and how it can change the way you have live life until now. Like we said before, yoga is a whole world of possibilities that’s just waiting for you. It’s not just about gaining peace of mind, but it’s also about going beyond your physical existence and understanding the true and deeper meaning of life.

Pratyahara is that stage of yoga which will take you one step closer to enlightenment. It will show the path towards self-realisation and you will be surprised to learn how much you have been missing out until now. This fascinating practice will make you value your life and also free you from worldly worries. If you haven’t appreciated the magic of yoga, then we are sure after reading this book, you will want to go out there and learn all that you can about yoga.

Here’s an exhaustive explanation about pratyahara and how it can help you find your inner self. Read on to know about this forgotten fifth element of Ashtanga yoga.

Understanding Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga yoga, as the name implies, means eight-limbed yoga. There are many other forms of yoga but Patanjali was of the belief that if a human wants to fully understand his existence in the world, then he has to first master these 8 steps of yoga. These eight steps will ultimately lead you to a state of mind where you will have inner peace and will become a part of this huge universe.