pratyahara

or pra·thya·ha·ra

[pruh-tyah-hahr-uh]

noun

the Yogic practice of turning the mind to introspection by voluntarily shutting out distractions provided by the senses.

Nearby words

  1. prato,
  2. pratt,
  3. pratt, edwin john,
  4. prattle,
  5. prattville,
  6. pratyeka,
  7. prau,
  8. prausnitz-küstner reaction,
  9. pravda,
  10. pravity

Origin of pratyahara

First recorded in 1880–85, pratyahara is from the Sanskrit word pratyāhāra

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