5Mind functions on 3 levels Antarang YogaMind functions on 3 levelsMind keeps constant contact between the sense organs & intellect in the presentMind remains busy with memories in the pastMind remains busy in imagining the futureThe object of Pratyahara is to eliminate (I) completely sothat the connection of the external world will be totallycut off.
6Antarang Yoga THE MIND BECOMES FREE FOR ADVANCED STUDY CUTTING OFF THE EXTERNAL DISTURBANCESYama: Helps to cut off disturbances due tointeraction with other peopleNiyama: Helps to eliminate disturbances due to body & mindAsanas: Helps to eliminate disturbances due to limbs of the bodyPranayama: Helps to eliminate disturbances caused by the irregular or insufficient flow of the vital force in Pranic sheathPratyahara: Helps to eliminate disturbances caused through the five sense organsTHE MIND BECOMES FREE FOR ADVANCED STUDY
7Antarang Yoga ANTARANG YOGA Dharana Dhyana Samadhi Concentration Meditation UnionDHARANA“Desh bandhaha chittasya dharana” ||3:11||Meaning: Limiting the activities of the mind to within the limited sphere allowed by the object
8Antarang Yoga DHYANA “Tatra pratya ekatanata dhyananam” ||3:2|| Meaning: Further, in the process of Dhyanathe mind should concentrate pin pointedly on anyone aspect of the object, instead of the many variedaspects focused on in Dharana.Dhyana is the advanced stage of Dharana.
9This is the last state of Ashtanga Yoga Antarang YogaSAMADHI“Tadev arthmatra nirbhasa swaroopshonayam eva Samadhihi” ||3:3||Meaning: In the process of Dhyana nothing else butthe pratyaya of the object is present & the identity ofthe consciousness is dissolved into it completely.This is the last state of Ashtanga Yoga
10Antarang Yoga Ordinary Thinking… Dharana… Dhyana…Samadhi… A S D E R T O H K L N Y – Ordinary ThinkingA3 A2 A4 D1 A1 A7 A3 W3 - Interrupted DharanaA2 A4 A3 A4 A8 A6 A7 A5 - Perfect DharanaA5 A5 A5 A3 A5 A5 A5 A7 - Interrupted DhyanaA5 A5 A5 A5 A5 A5 A5 A5 - Perfect DhyanaA5 A5 A5 A5 A5 A5 A5 A5 - Interrupted SamadhiA5 A5 A5 A5 A5 A5 A5 A5 - Perfect SamadhiUnderlined letters indicate the presence of self i.e. “I”
11Antarang Yoga “Trayam ekatra Samyama” ||4-4|| Meaning: All the three practices noted are samyama“Tat jayat Pradnyalokaha” ||4-5||Meaning: After mastering the Samyama, one is enlightened by the Pradnya.