Dhyana (Meditation) the seventh limb of the yogic path, which culminates into samadhi
(Final Liberation/ Pure Consciousness/ Enlightenment)
The first four limbs of yoga yamas (ethics), niyama (self discipline), asana (posture) and pranayama (life-force extension) are external disciplines. the fifth limb pratyahara is the withdrawal of all senses. This withdrawal links the external to the internal.
In the yogic practice, we are learning how to return to, and remain in the present moment—to withdraw the mind from the automatic responses to sense-impressions, from dharana (concentration) to meditation transcending concentration into absorption leading one into a state of perfect equanimity and awareness.
Meditation in the yogic system is designed to reveal the interconnection of everything. the fundamental unity referred to as Advaita. Meditation is the actual experience of union.
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