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Patanjali has stated this definition of Dharana. The natural meaning of this sutra is "Deshbandh of chitta is Dharana".

Dharana is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Dharana books and related discussion.

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Yagnopaveeta Dharana vidhi
Yagnopaveeta Dharana vidhi
Science of Meditation
Vibhutipada includes dharana, dhyana, and samadhi—these are the internal aspects of while the mind is the medium for dharana, dhyana, and samadhi.
Yagnopaveeta Dharana - Sanskrit
Yagnopaveeta Dharana - Sanskrit. WWW.SUMADHWASEVA.
Towards Dharana
Towards Dharana. Saturday. 5.
Right to food ... incessant struggle Demonstrating for the right to food
the country. A total of 2, 552 of its members, from 20 states, participated in this. Dharana.

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Orissa Teachers to observe Sept 5 as black day
President of teacher and employees association said the teachers would end their ongoing dharana on Saturday but will continue the fight for fulfill their demands.
Ganjam farmers proposed dharana over elephant menace
Report by Manohar Panda; Berhampur: Ganjam District farmers proposed to start an indefinite dharana in front of the Collector, Chatrapur from august 26 demanding to save their crops and life from elephant attack.
Asanas do not make a yogi
Dharana is to concentrate on one point for a considerable length of time. The aim is to still the mind by gently pushing away superfluous thoughts. Dhyana is uninterrupted meditation without an object.
Is Yoga Science or Religion Part V?
It is interesting to analyse the whole format of compilation of his entire aphorisms; Patanjali do not start his “Ashtanga Yoga” until Chapter 2:29 – “yama niyama asana pranayama pratyahara dharana dhyana samadhi ashtau angani”.
Civil society groups in Orissa protest against arrest of Anna Hazare
Hazare today in New Delhi The civil society forum Jagatsinghpur unit on Tuesday resorted peaceful Dharana in front of collector's office here for extending solidarity to the Anna Hazare's proposed endeavor for Lokpal Bill and anti corruption stir.

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Dhāraṇā - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
234) defines Dharana as: "The mind thinks about one object and avoids other thoughts; awareness of the object is still interrupted.
Dharana - Yoga Concentration
Dharana is the 6th stage of yoga. Dharana yoga is the first step into the subtle inner practices of Samyama Yoga.
YOGA POINT - Dharana
Dharana is the 6th step in Patanjal Yoga, it is to prepare the practioner for higher meditational techniques.
Dharana - the Yoga of Concentration by Charles MacInerney
Dharana or Concentration is part of the Eight Fold Path - Raja Yoga essays by Charles MacInerney.
Yoga Sutras of Patanjali 3.1-3.3: Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi, rungs
Dharana: Concentration is the process of holding or fixing the attention of mind onto one object or place. (3.1) (See also 1.

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