Sutra Discussion Sunday October 13

We’ll be meeting at 10:00-11:30 on Sunday October 13 in the “blue room” at YiY. Bring your translations as usual.

We plan to discuss sutra 2.50, the second sutra about the fourth limb of Ashtanga Yoga, pranayama:

bahya abhyantara stambha vrittih desha kala sankhyabhih paridrishtah dirgha sukshmah

Pranayama involves the regulation of the exhalation, the inhalation, and the suspension of the breath. The regulation of these three processes is achieved by modulating their length and maintaining this modulation for a period of time, as well as directing the mind into the process. These components of breathing must be both long and uniform. 

 Translation and interpretation by TKV Desikachar

You can hear our previous discussion on the first sutra 2.49 at

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