Sakala Pramatribhava

Definition - What does Sakala Pramatribhava mean?

Sakala pramatribhava is a state within a meditation practice in which an individual is also aware of the outside world. From Sanskrit, sakala means “total,” “complete” or “consisting of all parts”; and pramatribhava refers to different meditative states.

Within a yoga practice, the goal is to unlock energy and enter deeper states of awareness of the self and the universe (or outside world) through asana, pranayama, chanting and meditation.

Yogapedia explains Sakala Pramatribhava

Meditation is the process of quieting the mind in order to spend time in thought for relaxation or religious/spiritual purposes. The goal is to attain an inner state of awareness and intensify personal and spiritual growth. In practice, meditation involves concentrated focus on something such as a sound, image or feeling.

In Kundalini yoga, the practice of meditation and chanting helps to raise kundalini energy within the body, and is usually completed after warming up the body and spine with an asana practice. When the state of sakala pramatribhava is reached through meditation, yogis are going deeper into meditation while also still being aware of the world around them.

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