Samadhi

Building upon the practice of meditation to merge the self with the universe.

 The achievement of samadhi is a difficult task. For this reason the Yoga Sutra suggests the practice of asanas and pranayama as preparation for dharana, because these influence mental activities and create space in the crowded schedule of the mind.

Once dharana has occurred, dhyana and samadhi can follow.

Samadhi, where there is experience of full consciousness and supreme joy, where the yogi merges with the Maker of the Universe and feels what he can never express – yet cannot entirely conceal. Words fail to convey the experience adequately, for the mind cannot find words with which to describe it.

It is a feeling of that peace which passeth all understanding.

Source: Light on Yoga B.K.S. Iyengar


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