Pratipaksha Bhavanam

Patañjali uses the word twice in the Yoga Sutra-s. One sutra [2.33] says, “Vitarkabadhane pratipaksha bhavanam.” That’s a very simple sentence. It means that when we have afflicted thinking, then “Pratipaksha bhavanam”: Contemplate and take another view—look at the situation from another perspective. In another sutra [2.34], Patañjali says that if you have negative thinking […]

By Robin Lilly | Viniyoga . Yoga