Tuesday Apr 18, 2023
Tuesday Apr 18, 2023
Strategies for Focus & Concentration ~ Dhāraṇā
The WISDOM podcast Season 3 Episode 99
~ Concentration of the Mind ~
'ask dorothy' Podcast Intro ~ 0-2:22 | An Introduction to Dharana ~ 2:23 | To Enter Deep Concentration ~ 4:12 | Concentration on the Spiritual Eye ~ 7:47 | Recite a Mantra ~ 9:55 | Bring Your Desire for Focusing Your Mind Into All That You Do ~ 14:06 | Podcast Outro ~ 15:03
In this experiential episode, I share three of my favourite (and most simple) daily practices of Dharana.
Dharana is the sustained practice of focused concentration on a single object. This focus is usually the breath, but it can also be the repetition of a mantra, the visualization of a deity, or the contemplation of a deep truth.
When we practice Dharana, the mind becomes peaceful and it softens or stills. We strengthen the mind by focusing on one area and practicing control of the mind. The mind is like a muscle we can train, and it's not beyond our control that the thoughts just come and take us away with them. We are in control, and Dharana is one way we can practice this control.
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Dharana, the Sixth Limb of the Sutras
Pratyahara, the Fifth Limb of the Sutras
Pranayama and Breathing Techniques:
PRANAYAMA ~ Extension of Life Force [The WISDOM Podcast S3 E63]
Asana, the Third Limb of the Yoga Sutras
Asana ~ A State of Being [Podcast Episode S3E61]
The Seat of Meditation ~ Asana ~ 'ask dorothy' [Podcast Episode S3E62]
The Niyamas Series
SAUCHA ~ Purification [Podcast S3 E49] * The Niyamas Series: 1/5
SANTOSHA ~ Contentment [Podcast S3 E51] * The Niyamas Series: 2/5
TAPAS ~ Self-Discipline [Podcast S3 E53] * The Niyamas Series: 3/5
SVADHYAYA ~Self-Study [Podcast S3 E55] * The Niyamas Series: 4/5
ISVARA PRANIDHANA ~ Surrender [Podcast S3 E57] * The Niyamas Series: 5/5
The Yamas Series
APARIGRAHA ~ Non-Attachment [Podcast S3 E47] * The Yamas Series: 5/5
BRAHMACHARYA ~ Non-Excess [Podcast S3 E45] * The Yamas Series: 4/5
ASTEYA ~ Non-Stealing [Podcast S3 E43] * The Yamas Series: 3/5
SATYA ~ Truthfulness [Podcast S3 E41] * The Yamas Series: 2/5
HIMSA ~ Nonviolence [Podcast S3 E39] * The Yamas Series: 1/5
Meditation and Mindfulness
The Five Best '5-Minute' Mindfulness and Meditation Life Hacks [Podcast Episode S1 E15]
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