Yogasutras : Chapter 3

Vibhuti Pada


Vibhuti or siddhi are special powers that can be attained through the practice of control over the mind. Chapter 3 presents the final 3 limbs of Ashtanga yoga being Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi, the ‘internal’ limbs. When these three are collectively practiced on the same object of meditation, there is direct extraordinary perception of that object, and thus, the special powers or siddhis arise. The siddhis are considered obstacles by the yogi who wishes to reach kaivalyam (the state of permanent peace).

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A. G. Mohan was a student of "the father of modern yoga," Yogacarya Sri T. Krishnamacharya (1888-1989), for eighteen years. He is the author of several books on yoga, including Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind; Yoga Reminder; Yoga Therapy; and Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings.

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