Pratyahara

ravishes-heartPratyahara (प्रत्याहार) the 5th aspect of Patanjali’s Kriya-Yoga is ‘withdrawal of the senses’, not ‘withdrawal from the senses’.
It is not about refusing, blocking, closing, rejecting, or disallowing of the senses, because that would be PratyAkhyAti (प्रत्याख्याति).
Pratyahara is to bring senses back to the Heart, for the preparation of inner-journey.
“That which produces bliss should be included in the worship since it ravishes the Heart.” ~ Tantraloka

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