[ pruh-tyah-hahr-uh ]
/ prə tyɑˈhɑr ə /
the Yogic practice of turning the mind to introspection by voluntarily shutting out distractions provided by the senses.
Origin of pratyahara
First recorded in 1880–85, pratyahara is from the Sanskrit word pratyāhāra
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