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From The River Of Heaven
Index

Hindu And Vedic...

The Eternal Teaching Nature's Medicine...
Science Of Light

Social Science...

Sanskrit.. Karma And The Science ..
Universal Forms... Vedic Cosmology..
Dharmic Philosophies The Paths Of Yoga...
The Source Of Teachings

Appendix

Major Sections
Books By David Frawley
Arjuna

Awaken Bharata

From The River Of Heaven How I Became A Hindu
The Myth Of Aryan Invasion Of India

Hinduism : The Eternal Tradition, Sanatana Dharma

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THE PATHS OF YOGA : YOGA
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pratyahara (control of the senses), 

dharana (attention), 

dhyana (meditation) and 

samadhi (absorption). 

Yama and niyama each consists of five parts. The yamas are non-violence, truthfulness, non-stealing, control of sexual energy and non-dependence. The niyamas are purity, contentment, self-discipline, self-study and surrender to the Divine. Asana means posture. It is holding a comfortable posture for the purpose of meditation. 

Pranayama means literally "the expansion of the life-force". It is not simply control of the breath and has nothing to do with the suppression of the breath, which can be dangerous. Our prana is always moving. If we suppress the breath the prana will move into the nervous system and causes various nervous disorders. Pranayama techniques can be anything that connects us up with the cosmic life-force. Pratyahara is the control of the senses, which is withdrawal from distraction. It does not mean the suppression of the senses. Nor is it  a simple matter of closing one's eyes and ears. It means not being moved by the senses, not having the senses and their impressions rule our minds. 

 

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