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What is the meaning of Pratyahara in Yoga?

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posted Apr 11 by Akshay Kumar.v

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Pratyahara” means literally “control of ahara,” or “gaining mastery over external influences.” It has been compared to a turtle withdrawing into its shell—the turtle's shell is the mind and the turtle's limbs are the senses. The term is usually translated as “withdrawal from the senses,” but much more is implied.

answer Apr 12 by Ashwini
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