Dharana, or Concentration, Meditation & Absorption / Intro to Backbends, Inversions & Arm Balances

with Goodfounder Flannery Foster

In the practice of concentration (dharana), which precedes meditation, we learn how to slow down the thinking process by concentrating on a single mental object: a specific energetic center in the body, an image of a deity, or the silent repetition of a sound. No easy task!

Meditation or contemplation, the 7th limb, is the uninterrupted flow of concentration. Although concentration (dharana) and meditation (dhyana) may appear to be one and the same, a fine line of distinction exists between these two stages. Where dharana practices one-pointed attention, dhyana is ultimately a state of being keenly aware without focus.

Samadhi, the eighth and final limb of yoga, is sometimes called enlightenment. The meditator merges with his or her point of focus and transcends the Self altogether.


SATURDAY NOV 5, 2016 12-2PM


SUNDAY NOV 6, 2016 12-2PM