The morning presentation explores dharana and dhyana through the philosophy of Patanjali, the Yoga Yajnavalkya and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Part two discusses the six virtues and how through them we overcome illusion.


“That fitness arise from the practice of Pranayama. This Sutra confirms the former statement that by exhaling and restraining the breath fixity of the mind can be established” 

The Yoga Yajnavalkya describes 5 types of Dharana

Shat sampat


Dharana is said to be of 5 types. Listen to them all one by one. The Dharana on the 5 deities (Devas or representations of the divine) in the regions.

 The Yoga Yajnavalkya on Dharana Chapter 9: Verse 2: The two types of Dhyana

1. Saguna – with attributes

2. Niguna – without attributes

This presentation explores the six-fold virtues (shat sampat) through sutras:

1:13 Exertion to acquire sthiti or a tranquil state of mind devoid of fluctuations is called practice

1:14 That practice when continued for a long time without break and with devotion becomes firm in foundation

1:15 When the mind loses all desire for objects seen or described in the scriptures it acquires a state of utter desirelessness  


and Sutra 1:31

Sorrow, dejection, restlessness of body, inhalation and exhalation arise from (previous distractions)

“The natural process of inhalation and exhalation is being referred to here. When this is done unconsciously or unwillingly it is detrimental to concentration. But the regulated breathing, i.e., controlled inhalation and exhalation which is practiced for bringing about concentration through pranayama, is not likely to produce disturbances or obstacles”

Shat sampat Workshop event program

  • 08:30 Pranayama & meditation
  • 10:00 Asana practice
  • 11:30 Presentation: Dharana, dhyana & samadhi
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 13:30 Presentation: Samavritti internal & external restraint
  • 15:00 Break
  • 15:20 Dhyana mudra 
  • 16:00 Close
  • Includes detailed course notes and a certificate of attendance

Shat sampat Workshop event date 12/11/22

Flexible Courses

These events are flexible and online. Attend the whole day, or choose just the presentation elements.

Workshops and CPD Prices

We are committed to offering high quality events at an affordable price.

  • Cost for a whole day is £45
  • Cost for main presentations only is £35

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