Pratyahara is the fifth element among the Eight stages of Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga. Patañjali ( Devanāgarī पतञ्जलि (fl 150 BCE or 2nd c At this stage, the consciousness of the individual is internalized in order that the sensations from the senses of taste, touch, sight, hearing and smell don't reach their respective centers in the brain. Senses are the physiological methods of Perception. The senses and their operation classification and theory are overlapping topics studied by a variety of fields It is also termed as the 'withdrawal of the senses'. With this, the Sadhaka, or disciple, is free to meditate without distractions. A sadhaka ( Sanskrit) is a practitioner of a particular Sadhana. DISCiPLE, Miles Gordon Technology 's first product was a Floppy disk interface for the Sinclair ZX Spectrum home computer Meditation is a mental discipline by which one attempts to get beyond the conditioned "thinking" mind into a deeper state of relaxation or awareness
At the advanced levels, the electrical currents which pulsate through the nerves and even the involuntary muscles are turned off by the practitioners. This is accomplished through Pranayama or breath-control. Pranayama (Sanskrit prāṇāyāma) is a Sanskrit word meaning "lengthening of the prana or breath"
Apart from Pranayama, another device that is used to aid in the development of Pratyahara is to concentrate on the point between the eyebrows. This location is known as Ajna Chakra or the third eye. Ajna (Sanskrit आज्ञा Ājña, aʤɲʌ meaning 'command' is the sixth primary Chakra according to Hindu tradition Chakra ( Pali: chakka Tibetan: khorlo Malay: cakera is a Sanskrit term meaning Circle or Wheel