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Ākāśīdhāraṇā literally means ‘fixing the mind on the ether principle’.
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Ākāśī[[dhāraṇā]] literally means ‘fixing the mind on the ether principle’.
  
 
Ākāśīdhāraṇā is one of five ‘pañcadhāraṇās’ in the works on Hathayoga. Such dhāraṇās help in the conquest of the mind. This again can when properly guided lead to the realization of the Self. Incidentally, certain supernatural powers are also attained in the process.
 
Ākāśīdhāraṇā is one of five ‘pañcadhāraṇās’ in the works on Hathayoga. Such dhāraṇās help in the conquest of the mind. This again can when properly guided lead to the realization of the Self. Incidentally, certain supernatural powers are also attained in the process.
  
Ākāśīdhāraṇā is fixing the mind on the principle of ākāś[[a]] or ether. The color of ākāśa is like that of ocean water. Sadāśiva is its presiding deity. Its [[bija]] (seed) is ‘ha.’ Fixing the mind along with the prāṇ[[a]] on it for five ghaṭikās (one ghaṭikā = 24 minutes) will help the yogi to gain liberation. Neither death nor pralaya (dissolution of the world) can affect him then.
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Ākāśīdhāraṇā is fixing the mind on the principle of ākāś[[a]] or ether. The color of [[Ākāśa|ākāśa]] is like that of ocean water. [[Sadāśiva]] is its presiding deity. Its [[bija]] (seed) is ‘ha.’ Fixing the mind along with the prāṇ[[a]] on it for five ghaṭikās (one ghaṭikā = 24 minutes) will help the yogi to gain liberation. Neither death nor pralaya (dissolution of the world) can affect him then.
  
  

Latest revision as of 13:36, 19 December 2016

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Akasidharana, AkAZIdhAraNA, AAkaashidhaaranaa


Ākāśīdhāraṇā literally means ‘fixing the mind on the ether principle’.

Ākāśīdhāraṇā is one of five ‘pañcadhāraṇās’ in the works on Hathayoga. Such dhāraṇās help in the conquest of the mind. This again can when properly guided lead to the realization of the Self. Incidentally, certain supernatural powers are also attained in the process.

Ākāśīdhāraṇā is fixing the mind on the principle of ākāśa or ether. The color of ākāśa is like that of ocean water. Sadāśiva is its presiding deity. Its bija (seed) is ‘ha.’ Fixing the mind along with the prāṇa on it for five ghaṭikās (one ghaṭikā = 24 minutes) will help the yogi to gain liberation. Neither death nor pralaya (dissolution of the world) can affect him then.


References

  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore