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pratyahara

or pra·thya·ha·ra

[pruh-tyah-hahr-uh]
noun
  1. the Yogic practice of turning the mind to introspection by voluntarily shutting out distractions provided by the senses.
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Origin of pratyahara

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