Yama – self restraint Niyama – social mores Asana – postures Pranayama – breathing Dharana – concentration Dhyana – meditation Pratyahara – withdrawing from attachment to senses Samadhi – transcendence
Laziness Doubt, Dullness, Cravings, Wrong perceptions, Disease, Procrastination, Inability to achieve the refinement, Instability
Patanjali talks about asanas in only 3 sutras: 46. A sitting posture should be steady and comfortable, 47. This is achieved through the relaxation of exertion, and making contact with the unlimited; 48. Then there is no further affliction from the dualities of existence. Patanjali does not refer to specific postures or sequences of movements […]
By samyama gain power of intuitive perception 3.37. Tatah pratibhasravanavedanadarsasvadavartta jayante, Tatah-therefrom Pratibha-the faculty of superior consciousness Sravana-the faculty of hearing Vedana-touch consciousness Darsa-visulization Asvada-faculty of taste Vartta-the olfactory faculty Jayante-are produced By applying samyama gain power of intuitive perception, therefrom are produced transcendental audition, sensation, perception, taste and olfactory knowledge.
What is Samadhi or superconsciousness? 3.3.Tadevarthamatranirbhasaà svarupasunyamiva samadhih| Tadeva-the same Artha-the object of dhayana Matra-only Nirbhasam-appearing Svarüpa-one own form Sunyam-empty Iva-as if Samadhih-trance Samadhi is called, when there is only the object appearing without the consciousness of ones own self.
Patanjali Yoga Sutra – Vibhuti Pada – Psychic powers are obstacles in path of Yoga 3.38. Te samadhvupasarga vyutthane siddhayah| Te-they Samadhau-in samadhi Upasarga-obstacles Vyuttane-in the state of the consciousness of the world Siddhayah-psychics powers These psychic powers or siddhis are hindrances in path of samadhi, but in the state of consciousness of the world […]
Mastery over prakriti 3.49. Tato manojavitvam vikaranabhavah pradhanajayascha| Tatah-therefrom Manojavitvam-speed of mind Vikaranabhavah-freedom from sense organs Pradhanajayah-conquest of prakriti Cha-and Therefrom follows speed like that of mind, independent from any medium of instrumentality and mastery of the limitations of prakriti.
Gain universal state of mind 3.44. Bahirakalpita vrttirmahavideha tatah prakasavaranaksayah| Bahih-external Akalpita-unimaginable Vrttih-state of mind Mahavideha-existence wihout body Tatah-therefrom Prakasa-light Avarana-covering Ksayah-distraction In the state of, existence without body, the vrittis are inconceivable and outside the scope of the body, whereby the covering of light is destroyed.
Causes of downfall in spiritual path 3.52. Sthanyupanimantrane sangasmayakaranam punanistaprasangat| Sthani-gods Upanimantrane-on being respectfully Sanga-attachment Smaya-pride Akaranam-by not Punah-once again Anista-undesirable Prasangat-by revival On being invited by the gods there should be no attachment and pride, because of the possibility of revival of the undesirable.
By samyama transcendental knowledge 3.55. Tarakam sarvavisayam sarvatha visayamakramam cheti vivekajam jnanam| Tarakam-transcendental Sarvavisayam-all subjects sarvatha visayam-object of every place akramam-beyond the order of successon cha-and iti-that is all vivekajam jnanam- knowledge born of viveka Transcendental knowledge includes the knowledge of all objects beyond all orders of succession and is born of discrimintaion.