Yoga-Sutra 1 – Samadhi Pada: about enlightenment

The first chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras is about enlightenment - Samadhi Pada.

Yoga-Sutra

Samadhi (समाधि, Samādhi) = Enlightenment
Pada (पाद, Pāda) = ChapterThe first chapter of the Yoga Sutra by Patanjali

Samadhi-Pada

Sentence 34

prachchhardana-vidharana-abhyam va pranasya ||34||

प्रच्छर्दनविधारणाअभ्यां वा प्राणस्य ॥३४॥

pracchardana-vidhāraṇa-ābhyāṁ vā prāṇasya ॥34॥

The goal can be attained through breathing exercises involving holding your breath before exhaling. ||34||


pracchardana = exhale; discharge; eject
vidhāraṇa = hold in; hold back
ābhya = both, and
= or (The state of yoga can also be reached by...)
prāṇasya = breath or prana; vital energy

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