The Happy Yoga Podcast

Withdrawal of the senses (Pratyahara): How Yoga can help us "switch off".

November 22, 2022 Jo Hutton
Withdrawal of the senses (Pratyahara): How Yoga can help us "switch off".
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The Happy Yoga Podcast
Withdrawal of the senses (Pratyahara): How Yoga can help us "switch off".
Nov 22, 2022
Jo Hutton

Withdrawal of the senses (Pratyahara) is the fifth of the eight limbs of Yoga

It is advisable to listen to "The Yoga Sutras" episode before you listen to this one.

When we withdraw the senses, we're not trying to switch the senses off, we are just becoming attuned to the subtle. Easier said than done in this over-stimulating world we live in because there's so much information being fed to our brains all day, every day.

In this episode Jo explores why we sometimes feel discomfort when we try to withdraw our senses.  It takes practice to "switch off" and ground yourself.


● Happy Yoga online community
● Jo’s Instagram
● Join the Facebook group here
● Happy Yoga Newcastle website
● Newcastle Yoga School website

Show Notes

Withdrawal of the senses (Pratyahara) is the fifth of the eight limbs of Yoga

It is advisable to listen to "The Yoga Sutras" episode before you listen to this one.

When we withdraw the senses, we're not trying to switch the senses off, we are just becoming attuned to the subtle. Easier said than done in this over-stimulating world we live in because there's so much information being fed to our brains all day, every day.

In this episode Jo explores why we sometimes feel discomfort when we try to withdraw our senses.  It takes practice to "switch off" and ground yourself.


● Happy Yoga online community
● Jo’s Instagram
● Join the Facebook group here
● Happy Yoga Newcastle website
● Newcastle Yoga School website