Observation of the five senses: guided meditation

Pratyahara, or withdrawal of the senses, is the fifth limb of yoga. In my experience, everyone states that, and then skips over it. There is usually not a lot of information about how to do that, and I’ve never found it to be instinctual myself.

As a first step, this guided meditation will help you learn to observe sensory information without reacting to it. The image, from Pixabay.com, is for you to reflect upon, if you choose. Click the “play” arrow on the mp3 to listen to the guided meditation.

What is your experience with pratyahara?