Dharana : concentration darshan – mind focus pointedness of mind

In raja yoga, Dharana (Concentration) means one pointedness of the mind according to the will of individual. It can also be translated as “holding steady”.

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It is the initial step of deep meditation, sadhak has to choose some target upon which he can concentrate. It helps sadhak to weld his attention upon. A target may be anything that give tranquility and serenity to the mind eg. A photograph of any deity, A point on the wall, etc…

There are many methods of practicing Dharana, here we will do dharana on the picture of Om. Om is a bija mantra, these Mantras are handed down since ancient times by religious seers who had attained self- realization by chanting them, mantras are words or syllables in Sanskrit which when repeated in meditation helps you transcend into a higher state of consciousness. As sound energies that have always existed the universe, they cannot be created or destroyed and command the power to heal you physically & spiritually. At the very basic level mantras help you to concentrate in meditation. And once you enter its auspicious circle, the mind instantly gets focused.


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Sit in comfortable position such as Padmasan, Swatikasan or Siddhasan.

You should be comfortable and stable

Breathe deeply for 5 times that will calm you down.

Now fix your eyes on the picture of Om in front of you. The picture should be at the eye level and placed under sufficient light. Whenever the eyes try to avert itself beyond the picture, an effort should be made to lock it on the picture again. The mind generally follows the eyesight, so fixing of the gaze will result in locking the mind too.

Now be relaxed and gently begin the Japa of Om. It’s pronunciation is “ooohmmm” or  “aaaaummm”. It is better to know proper pronunciation (consult any expert).

In this practice sensory organs i.e. the eyes, the tongue and the ears concentrate on only one subject of Om, so the mind that chases the sensory perceptions, gets firmly engaged on Om. As the tongue is engaged in the japa of Om, the mind will follow the tongue and will restrict its movement towards Om. The japa is automatically heard by the ears and as such again felt by the mind.

Dharana has a lot of benefits,

It is a soothing, pleasurable stage giving intense satisfaction and peace of mind.

By acquiring this power, the individual becomes master of his own mind and control his mental fluctuations.

The daily practice of dharana reduces the wavering attitude of mind and a different kind of peace can be observed throughout the day. The mental strength increases. With such habitual concentration, the work is done effectively and efficiently.

The involvement of mind becomes selective and for some desirable purpose. Meaningless and workless attachment is cut out. When this power of concentration is achieved through proper training, it has a grate curative effect over the conditions of mental sickness.

Concentration on External Points

Concentration on Internal Points



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Memory Loss – Yoga Cure

Human has a brain, which has gigantic power and capacity. This small brain can contain numerous gigabytes and terabytes of computer elements.

We hardly make use of one or two percent of the same. If we can properly and by heart understand the limitless capability and control contained in our head, we can with the least effort tap great source of power.

What is memory?

Memory is the capacity to save and recall information about past and present incidents. Memory capacity is the ability to analyze and synthesize the assimilated information and not information storage alone. Memory power varies between individuals.

Yoga and Memory

This faculty of memory or remembrance power does the job of storing a thought process about on object or subject in a subtle way and when necessary it does the work of supplying the desired information. Yoga assists in improving the memory power, with yogic techniques of concentration and meditation. The brain functions of attention, cognition, processing of sensory information and visual perception are sharpened up with yogic practices. Yoga calms the mind and improves concentration by increasing the circulation of blood to the brain through its asanas, pranayama, meditation and Om chanting. Memory lapses can also be prevented through yogic practices that enhance the power of recall. One can access the gigantic power of the mind with regular yoga practice. Yoga also helps to achieve clarity of the mind, which transforms into good comprehensive health.

Yoga Treatment for Memory improvement

Meditation on the third eye or on the point between the eyebrows helps to activate the brain and develop memory power.

OM chanting: –

                        AUM – Utterance of A stimulates the spinal cord.
                                  Utterance of U stimulates the thyroid glands.
                                  Utterance of M stimulates the brain and its centers.

Sitting in Siddhasana or Swastikasana, Vajrasana or simple cross-legged posture, keeping back and spinal column vertically straight, promotes the blood flow to stomach, heart and head. Thereby the nervous and infor­mation system of the head gets stron­ger. Practice of Shirshasana and Sarvangasana makes a man highly intelli­gent. In both these Asanas whole body gets into an over­turned (inverted) posture, thereby with the least efforts heart can pump blood towards the head. The inverted postures nourish the brain with increased blood supply and supply of oxygen to the cells that help in developing memory.

Deep breathing in pranayama increases the flow of life force and oxygen to the parts of body and the brain, enhancing memory power Excessive thinking drains the mental energy of a person. Meditation clears the mind of unwanted thoughts keeping the mind calm and free of tension. The vibration of Om recharges the cells and organs of the body with energy. Om chanting helps to rejuvenate our consciousness and improve memory power.

Therapeutics Yoganidra

YogaNidra is a state of conscious Deep Sleep. YogaNidra brings an incredible calmness, quietness and clarity. It has great Therapeutics values.


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