ISKCON OF BERGEN COUNTY

in New Jersey

8.12
00:00 / 01:04

sarva-dvārāṇi saṁyamya
mano hṛdi nirudhya ca
mūrdhny ādhāyātmanaḥ prāṇam
āsthito yoga-dhāraṇām

sarva-dvārāṇi — all the doors of the body; saṁyamya — controlling; manaḥ — the mind; hṛdi — in the heart; nirudhya — confining; ca — also; mūrdhni — on the head; ādhāya — fixing; ātmanaḥ — of the soul; prāṇam — the life air; āsthitaḥ — situated in; yoga-dhāraṇām — the yogic situation.

The yogic situation is that of detachment from all sensual engagements. Closing all the doors of the senses and fixing the mind on the heart and the life air at the top of the head, one establishes himself in yoga.

Synonyms

Translation

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सर्वद्वाराणि संयम्य मनो हृदि निरुध्य च ।
मूध्‍न्‍‍र्याधायात्मन: प्राणमास्थितो योगधारणाम् ॥ १२ ॥