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Yoga-Sutra

The second Chapter of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras - contains instructions for our Practice - Sadhana Pada.

Sadhana-Pada

Sentence 51

bahya-abhyantara vishaya-aksepi chaturthah ||51||

बाह्याअभ्यन्तर विषयाक्षेपी चतुर्थः ॥५१॥

bāhya-ābhyantara viṣaya-akṣepī caturthaḥ ॥51॥

The fourth pranayama technique ultimately transcends breath retention after exhaling or inhaling. ||51||


bāhya = external
abhyantara = internal
viṣayā = region; sphere
bāhya-ābhyantra = external retention; breath retention after exhalation
abhyantra-viṣayā = breath retention after inhaling
ākṣepī = going beyond; surpassing
caturthaḥ = (nom. from caturtha) the fourth